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10-2-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Good morning, again I'm posting this early because I want to focus all of my attention on the College games today.

And partially because I went to the Homecoming game for my old High School, and it went to overtime because what would have been the game winning kick was blocked by the other team, and then my school couldn't pound it in from 4th and 1 on the freakin' 1 millimeter line! The other team already scored a TD, and since High School games use the same overtime system as college, the game was over.

So, here are some links. Read them.

Wrapping up Friday’s work
A little late putting out today’s post-practice report, but I needed go see my son give a presentation at school, so if anyone wants to know about Theseus and the Minotaur, let me know. I’ll fill you in (at least on a third-grade level). In any case …

Friday before the Chargers
I enjoy San Diego. I have been there many times, and had some good family vacations there. Given that the freaking temperature here in the Valley continues to boggle us at around 105 degrees now that we’ve reached October, 36 hours in San Diego sounds good.

Leaning On A Tight End
Patrick could make bigger impact; Lenon playing well blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Friday walk-through
The next two weeks are going to tell us a lot about where the Cardinals are as a team. Despite their injuries, San Diego is still a good team, and the Saints are the defending Super Bowl champions. After that, the Cardinals have an off week and then go to Seattle. If they enter the Seattle game 2-3, a victory there becomes much more important. A win in the next two weeks would be a huge boost for the Cardinals. - Rookie Stephen Williams ready to make an impact
Stephen Williams was one of the surprises of the preseason.

Arizona Cardinals' Roberts ready for something good to happen
Long after his teammates left to enjoy air conditioning and Gatorade, one Cardinals player stayed on the practice field each day this week, catching punts in the broiling afternoon sun. Rookie Andre Roberts needed the extra work. But what he needs more is for something good to happen to him in Sunday's game at San Diego.

Report: Cards bench 1st round pick for being overweight | National Football Post
The Arizona Cardinals have sent a pretty clear message to rookie first-round draft pick Dan Williams in the fourth week of his NFL career.

12 Things to know about the Week Four injury report |
The Week Four injury report includes seemingly countless game-time decisions. Let's have a look at the most crucial situations: - Change for Cardinals? Not at QB
What most fans perceived to be an experienced and disciplined defense, has allowed 77 points through just three games. Injuries have decimated the offense; Larry Fitzgerald, Early Doucet, Steve Breaston and Beanie Wells have all either missed games or been less than effective due to injury. The offensive line, which evidently had been massively upgraded in the offseason with the addition of Alan Faneca, has been less than stellar.

Cardinals won't have two of their top wideouts |
It's official. When the Cardinals travel to San Diego on Sunday, they won't have two of their top receivers. Steve Breaston recently underwent knee surgery, and Early Doucet has a groin injury.

Dan Williams out for Cardinals due to weight, not injury |
Cardinals nose tackle Dan Williams doesn't appear on the injury report, but he won't be playing on Sunday. While he hasn't broken any bones, he apparently has broken a scale.

Larry Fitzgerald to meet with fans in Glendale
Arizona Cardinals fans can meet wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald on Tuesday at Arrowhead Towne Center, near 75th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale.

First Look - The Ken Whisenhunt Show - Week 4

Mailbag: 49ers' new coordinator upstairs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Patrick from San Jose, Calif., writes: Can you tell me what is so different about punt returns and kick returns that teams typically don't use the same guy? I ask this cause I've wondered with the Cardinals needing a punt return and them having a good kick returner in LaRod Stephens-Howling, why don't they use him on punts?

Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Cardinals' shaky standing. The Cardinals have held or shared the NFC West lead for 31 of the past 36 regular-season weeks dating to the beginning of the 2008 season. Arizona will remain no worse than tied atop the division if the Seahawks lose in St. Louis. But if Seattle wins and the Cardinals fall in San Diego, the Cardinals will be looking up at Seattle in the standings for the first time since after Week 1 last season. And with a game against New Orleans looming on the schedule in Week 5 -- Seattle has a bye -- the Cardinals could fall further behind than they've been accustomed.

Charles Barkley On LeBron James, Race, And ESPN - From Our Editors -
Let's just hand the baton to Charles Barkley. Do they give Nobel Prizes for Excellence in Sports Radio? His thoughts after the jump.