9-28 Arizona Cardinals news: Getting ready for the Bucs

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A Saturday roundup of Cardinals and NFL stories on the eve of Arizona's Week 4 contest.

The week of practice is over. Gameday is tomorrow. Catch up on the latest here.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | The week in Sarasota just about done
"The adversity kind of helped make it more focused," coach Bruce Arians said. "It was something we needed this week."

Cardinals Blogs | Friday before the Buccaneers
"I don’t have any good memories from this stadium at all," Fitzgerald said.

Lining up the Buccaneers
Get to know the offensive and defensive starters for Tampa Bay

Friday Five: Cardinals At Bucs
A glance at five top storylines for Sunday’s Cardinals-Buccaneers game in Tampa:

With Dan Williams Out, Alameda Ta'amu Steps Up
Notebook: Rashad Johnson could play Sunday; Cardinals try to cut out youthful mistakes

Cardinals adjusting on D, not changing - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said the Cardinals will stay in a 3-4 as their primary defense, despite the lack of experienced linebackers to properly execute his scheme.

Larry Fitzgerald's absence at practice muddled offense - ESPN
Bruce Arians isn’t big on excuses, but he did offer a possible explanation for part of the Cardinals’ recent offensive woes.

Dontay Moch breaks through with Arizona Cardinals - ESPN
The Dontay Moch that Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles knows on the Cardinals practice squad has been flying by the first-team offensive line.

Bucs bench Freeman, will start rookie Glennon vs. Cardinals
Buccaneers bench quarterback Josh Freeman, will start rookie Mike Glennon against Cardinals.

Cardinals must overcome injuries, absences in Tampa
Decimated by injuries, absences, Cardinals must overcome against Buccaneers, rookie QB Glennon.

Cardinals' defensive line to attend funeral for Dan Williams' father ArizonaSports.com
"Dan is doing pretty good, relatively speaking for what he's going through," Campbell said. "Dan is probably my best friend in the whole NFL. I see him as a brother and got to know his family over the years, and he knows my family pretty well.

ESPN's Jaworski: Hope still for Bucs' Freeman, Cardinals possible destination ArizonaSports.com
Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620's Burns and Gambo Friday that he believes Freeman is a talented quarterback who needs a new situation to succeed.

NFL:

The NFL's '5-tool' players - SBNation.com
They're an offensive coordinator's best friend, and a defensive coordinator's worst nightmare. Speedy, versatile players like Jamaal Charles, Darren Sproles and Golden Tate are changing the game.

Slice by slice: Getting to the truth about the Nate Burleson pizza incident - SBNation.com
We know that Nate Burleson's season is delayed because of a pizza-related car accident. The rest of the story is still becoming clear

Know the score, Week 4: Wild kingdom - SBNation.com
Atlanta's birds of prey will be back on the hunt this week against the Patriots. Know the score takes closer look at that game and the rest of the action happening in the wilds of the NFL this week.

Joe Thomas' six years in Cleveland - SBNation.com
As the rock-steady left tackle gets ready to make his 100th consecutive start this Sunday, we look back on what has changed in Cleveland in the six-plus years since his first snap.

Can Matt Cassel find redemption against the Steelers? - SBNation.com
Matt Cassel will get his shot to redeem himself Sunday after an ugly career downturn in Kansas City. History suggests odds are against him..

Fantasy failball: Early MVPs, busts and waiver wire gold - SBNation.com
Failball is good for the soul, mostly because you get to root against the Steelers.

Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, cousin indicted by grand jury - SBNation.com
Shayana Jenkins, Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, and Tanya Singleton, his cousin, were indicted by a grand jury Friday in connection with the ongoing investigation into the homicide of Odin Lloyd.

49ers vs. Rams 2013 injury report: T.J. McDonald breaks leg, Joe Staley okay - SBNation.com
To make matters worse for the Rams, they lost rookie safety T.J. McDonald to a broken leg during Thursday night's loss to the 49ers. The team is now scrambling for depth in the secondary.

Breaking Madden: Let's bring Brian Hoyer down a peg - SBNation.com
In this installment of Breaking Madden, we replace all of Brian Hoyer's receivers with kickers and his running backs with 7-foot-tall beanpoles who possess literally zero skills. Let's see what happens!

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