3/21 Arizona Cardinals news: Bruce Arians talks QBs, OL and hats

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Here is your Thursday morning news roundup for Cardinals and NFL stories.

Bruce Arians ate breakfast with the media. He talked a lot. There was offensive line talk, quarterback talk, hat talk and more. In the NFL, they made some changes. Maybe you heard. Read on!

Cardinals:

Owners Pass Crown Rule
"So you protect yourself and when you lower your shoulder and depending on the flexibility of your neck is how high you can get your head. The only problem I have with the rule is putting it in the hands of the officials is (choosing) who ducked their head."

Arians A One Quarterback Coach
Cards want to name starter sooner rather than later, and Stanton the early favorite

Word From the Birds Blog | Why Cribbs could fit
"I’d be anxious to look at his skill set as a receiver," Arians said. "What could he do to get into our receiver mix?"

Word From the Birds Blog | Don’t you use that word
"Never use that word. Never use that word," Bruce Arians said Wednesday morning. "We are reloading not rebuilding."

Word From the Birds Blog | Arians talks QBs, Cribbs and other stuff over breakfast
The NFC coaches breakfast was this morning — bright and early at 7:15 a.m. — here at the NFL coaches meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. That meant an hour hanging out with Cardinals coach Bruce Arians.

One reason Cardinals moved on from Kevin Kolb - ESPN
Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' first-year head coach, said limitations imposed by the 2011 labor agreement prevented him from getting a good enough feel for Kolb to consider continuing the relationship.

Bruce Arians undaunted by tough NFC West | Insiders
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians isn’t cowering in fear. For him, it’s business as usual.

Arizona Cardinals' Bruce Arians doesn't believe in lingering quarterback competitions
"We don’t want different factions in the locker room politicking for guys. I’ve always been a one-quarterback guy. If we’re out there competing to see who the quarterback is, we’ve got problems."

Cardinals coach Arians seeks 'high motor' players ArizonaSports.com
"It's just adding good players to the mix with high motors. Everybody that we sign has a very high motor," said Arians on Monday at the annual NFC Coaches Breakfast. "It's just going to create good competition and with competition you usually have success."

Paulie Pigskin sits down with Bruce Arians at NFC Coaches Breakfast ArizonaSports.com
Enough of that, I had a chance to chat for a few minutes with Bruce Arians. So, let's run the no-huddle Q&A with the Cardinals new head coach.

Arizona Cardinals Drew Stanton " TSHQ
Seth takes a look at the Arizona Cardinals Drew Stanton. Is he the answer to the Cardinals quarterback problems?

NFL:

NFL free-agent news: Brian Urlacher, Elvis Dumervil, Ed Reed and more - SBNation.com
The NFL is approaching a second round of free agency, and while there hasn't been a ton of signings, things will pick up soon.

March Madness 2013: NFL touchdown tournament - SBNation.com
Don't worry desperate NFL fans, we've got some red hot tournament action for you too. We took the best touchdowns from the 2012 season and stuck it in a bracket, to let you decide the winner.

Brian Urlacher update: Bears legend will not return to Chicago in 2013 - Windy City Gridiron
The end of the Brian Urlacher Era has come... He will not be returning to the Chicago Bears.

NFL rule changes: The internet responds to Roger Goodell - SBNation.com
NFL owners passed a handful of rule changes this week, and the internet isn't too pleased with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

2013 NFL Draft: Beware of Pac-12 pass rushers - SBNation.com
The Pac-12 has some of the most productive pass rushers in college football, but the numbers show a big drop for those players in the NFL.

Ed Reed agrees to terms with Texans, per report - SBNation.com
The Houston Texans have landed free-agent safety Ed Reed on a two-year deal.

Utah pro day results: Star Lotulelei posts impressive numbers - SBNation.com
The Utah defensive tackle could be rising up draft boards soon after an impressive performance at the Utes' pro day.

Buccaneers' Joel Glazer stresses patience with team leadership - SBNation.com
Buccaneers owner Joel Glazer spoke candidly Tuesday about the disappointment of the 2012 season. When prodded, however, he put the blame on himself.

Aldon Smith injury update: 49ers star will be back for training camp - SBNation.com
Aldon Smith is recovering from labrum surgery, but the injury isn't likely to linger into next season.

Roger Goodell talks Pro Bowl, Los Angeles, Rooney Rule and more - SBNation.com
Changes to the Pro Bowl and Rooney Rule were among the topics tackled by the NFL's most powerful man during his press conference Wednesday.

Victor Cruz rumors: Eli Manning hopes receiver is back with Giants - SBNation.com
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes that Victor Cruz will be with the Giants in 2013, and is already planning work outs with the former UMass receiver.

NFL Draft 2013: Eagles schedule private workout with E.J. Manuel - SBNation.com
The Philadelphia Eagles will hold a private workout for Florida State's E.J. Manuel next week. Just how serious is Chip Kelly about finding his quarterback?

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam helps Jim Brown make peace with franchise - SBNation.com
Jim Brown will soon have a new role with Cleveland after owner Jimmy Haslam helped reconcile with the Hall of Fame running back.

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