The Arizona Cardinals touched down in Jacksonville Friday night. The Friday Cardinals news cycle had injury reports, talk of Larry Fitzgerald and Darnell Dockett, more discussion of Rashard Mendenhall and how the offense wants to get to 30 points.
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"In this league, you have to overcome injuries, problems, coaches getting fired," Tillman spouted. "Nobody cares (about excuses). Don’t tell me about the pain, show me the baby. We’re not showing the baby right now, we’re just bitching about the pain."
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"I know he's not healthy," Rapoport began. "He still looks like the same guy. It's just, when you're a guy who runs for a living and you have hamstring issues, you're not going to get 100 percent, because he's just not fully healthy and he might not be this season."
"To play with really one of his close friends, Bruce Arians, a guy where's he had the most success and is familiar with the system," Rapoport said. "To me, that'd be a perfect situation for all parties.
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