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Again, almost every story out there right now is about Max Hall taking over for Anderson. Oh, and Warner is back in town for when he does commentary for the game on Sunday. There is also some talk about Brett Favre sending pictures of Little Brett to some lady that isn't his wife.

Arizona Cardinals may have the next Kurt Warner in quarterback Max Hall - Peter King - SI.com
Sometime around 1 p.m. this afternoon, Phoenix time, two quarterbacks will meet at the Arizona Cardinals' training facility. Kurt Warner, doing color for the Saints-Cardinals game on Sunday in a delicious bit of TV gerrymandering, will stand and shake hands with the man he used to be. And Max Hall, probably, will blush a little bit.

KTAR.com - Theme surrounding Hall is confidence, leadership
Since Max Hall signed with the Arizona Cardinals as an undrafted free agent the word "confidence" has been attached to his name quite often.

Offensive Line Plows Ahead
Sendlein said unit has "gut-check"; Whisenhunt happy with Branch

Whisenhunt Talks About Correcting Mistakes

azcentral.com blogs - Dan Bickley - DanBickley - Mad Max to the rescue?
Max Hall is a polarizing figure. Some think he's the next Joe Montana. Some think he's incapable of taming NFL defenses. Debate is pointless, for the truth is coming. Once Hall became the Cardinals' starting quarterback, it didn't take long for his replica jerseys to hit the shelves. And it's almost fitting that Hall's first NFL start will come Sunday, at home, against the defending Super Bowl champions, against a malicious defensive coordinator, against the team that eliminated the Cardinals in the playoffs, against a defense that sealed Kurt Warner's thoughts on retirement.

Arizona Cardinals' Alan Branch moving steadily forward
On a defense that yielded 34 points and 180 rushing yards, it's hard to find a player worthy of praise. But end Alan Branch, a backup, played well enough Sunday against the Chargers to earn more time this week, coach Ken Whisenhunt said.

Cardinals Coach, RB Look Forward To Saints
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and RB Beanie Wells conducted conference calls with the New Orleans media today. Whisenhunt discussed the play of his defense, his decision to insert QB Max Hall into the starting lineup on Sunday against New Orleans and the difficulties of repeating as experienced when the Cardinals made Super Bowl XLIII as well as when he was a Super Bowl championship offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh. Wells discussed the quarterback change as well as what his unit has been doing to be more productive.

Dockett: Play, not talk, does the talking
Darnell Dockett hasn’t had much to say recently — he has barely posted on Twitter and has avoided interviews — because right now, he doesn’t see a reason to talk.

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner cha-chas into broadcast booth
Whether it's a rib shot or the fox trot, Kurt Warner is adept at handling difficult situations. His mettle will be tested again Sunday when he steps into the announcers' booth at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Arizona Cardinals' Max Hall: Undrafted to NFL starter
A whole lot of undrafted quarterbacks have made an impact in the NFL, from former Cardinals and Rams star Kurt Warner to Tony Romo to Hall of Famer Warren Moon. But few have had a chance to make an impact as quickly as Max Hall, the Cardinals rookie from Mesa Mountain View High and Brigham Young, who will be in the starting lineup Sunday in his fifth game as a pro.

The Big Red Rage with guest Clark Haggans
Cards LB joins the Big Red Rage with Adrian Wilson to talk about the loss at SD and the upcoming game vs NO.

Beanie’s figure and a Cards’ car
Locally-based McFarlane Toys is the most prominent manufacturer of sports action figures, and they’ve done their share of Cardinals. Anquan Boldin was featured a couple of times, as has been Matt Leinart, Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner. Now, it’s Beanie’s turn.

NFC West Penalty Watch: Week 4 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Only the Detroit Lions (44) and Tennessee Titans (42) have committed more penalties than the Arizona Cardinals (39) this season. Only the Oakland Raiders have committed more (443 to 436) than Arizona since 2007.

Final Word: NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 5:

2010 NFL Draft: NFC West player updates - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals: First-round nose tackle Dan Williams was named inactive Sunday after failing to make weight requirements. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Williams got the message. Arizona has drafted its share of disappointing nose tackles. It's too early to know whether Williams will break the trend.

KTAR.com - Struggling defense gets no break against the Saints
To say the Cardinals defense has struggled in the team's two losses would be an understatement.

Quick Reaction: Why The Cards Did The Right Thing In Going With Max Hall | Bleacher Report
QB change is seen way too often in today's NFL. Other than the Cardinals, three teams have already changed their starting quarterback based on performance (Philadelphia, Oakland and Buffalo). Two others have had different quarterbacks due to injuries and suspensions (Pittsburgh and Detroit) and one actually probably would've made a change if the backup hadn't gotten hurt (Jacksonville).

Matt Leinart Must Be Turning In His Career Grave - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Imagine what it must be like right now for Matt Leinart. In the span of a couple of weeks, he went from the Cardinals QB1 to the Houston Texans' inactive list.

New Orleans Saints just quietly keep marching on
If any team deserves to show a little swagger in this matchup, it's definitely the Saints and not the Cardinals (2-2).

Bidwill Honored By GPEC
Team president honored for efforts in local business community

NFL Videos: Week 5: Saints vs. Cardinals Preview
Drew Brees and the Saints travel to Arizona to take on the struggling Cardinals.

Alex Smith has company on the deep ball - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Alex Smith ranked among the NFL's more productive deep passers last season. He ranks among the very least productive through four games season. The difference?

Larry Fitzgerald's future could be tied to Max Hall | ProFootballTalk.com
We mentioned earlier Friday that undrafted rookie Cardinals quarterback Max Hall is under unique pressure as he readies for his first NFL start. Here's another factor to consider: Hall's success may ultimately be a huge factor in determining where Larry Fitzgerald signs his next contract.

Max Hall Is Not Your Typical Rookie - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
People are excited about his accuracy, but mostly it is the intangible part, the "it factor." Kurt Warner had it. When he played, everyone around him felt obligated to play better. What is the "it" that Hall has? It's hard to pinpoint, but one local radio guy (Ron Wolfley) defines it as knowing that in his head Hall can't be successful but feeling in his heart that he can be.

NFL Week 5: New Orleans Saints At Arizona Cardinals, Sunday 1:05 P.M. AZT - SB Nation Arizona
So here we are. Home town Max Hall, undrafted rookie quarterback, under center against the defending Super Bowl champs. Is this the start of a new era of Cardinals football, or just another game the team will probably lose?

Let The Max Hall Era Begin: A Look At The Valley’s Football Weekend - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Let's assume for a moment, that you, the intrepid sports fan, absolutely loves to root for a team that wins. The thrill that comes with the taste of victory is all you need to satisfy that inner, primal hunger. Now I know this is a far-fetched scenario, but maybe, just maybe, there is somebody out there that understands this sentiment. Well, then perhaps Arizona isn't your best option. Apparently, we don't believe in that kind of hoodoo-voodoo trash around here. ‘Win', ‘Victory'; those are just words. Who needs ‘em, right?

KTAR.com - QB just 1 of the avalanche of woes for Cardinals
Sure, the Cardinals miss Kurt Warner. Everybody knows that.

KTAR.com - Burns: Manage your expectations
If you're a Cardinals fan who has decided that Max Hall is football's version of penicillin, let me pose this question to you: If 49ers Mike Singletary decided to start an undrafted rookie at quarterback, how would you react? You'd laugh, that's what you'd do. You'd shake your head in some kind of stunned wonderment while asking yourself…what exactly is going on up there? It's a reasonable reaction.

Brett Favre Scandal: NFL Looking Into Allegations Of Sex Texts
The NFL is reviewing allegations involving the Vikings' Brett Favre, who the website Deadspin says sent racy messages and photos to a former sideline reporter while he quarterbacked for the Jets in 2008.

What They're Saying About Brett Favre's ***** Today
Certain outlets have taken this story and run with it; others have refused to touch it with a four-inch pole. Here's how the media is, erm, handling Brett Favre's junk.

NFL confirms review of Brett Favre-Jenn Sterger matter | ProFootballTalk.com
The NFL has confirmed that it is reviewing allegations that Brett Favre sent inappropriate photos to Jenn Sterger when he was a player on the Jets and she worked for the team.

Glen Coffee, Former San Francisco Running Back, Arrested For Carrying 'Cocked' Automatic Pistol: Report
Glen Coffee, former San Francisco 49ers running back who retired in August, was arrested today in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. for illegally carrying a "cocked" automatic pistol in his car, according to TMZ.

1985 Chicago Bears still take the cake for most compelling team - Jeff Pearlman - SI.com
They come along every decade or so, and we initially fall for the bait.

NFL Picks, Lines, And Odds For Week 5: Do We Bet ON Randy Moss, Or AGAINST Brett Favre? - SBNation.com
The first edition of our NFL picks went well, so we're back with another installment for Week 5. Can the Chiefs shock the world in Indy? What's the deal with Washington? And is it possible to bet against Favre and for Moss at the same time?

NFL Picks, Grades - CBSSports.com Football
CBSSports.com Senior Writer Pete Prisco predicts the score of each NFL game every week.

NFL.com news: Intriguing Vikings-Jets tilt headlines strange Week 5
I'd love to discern some common theme for Week 5, and perhaps with the assistance of some computer program and a team of scientists I might. But this seems like about as random a collection of games as there is possible. There's only one divisional game on the docket and few games with any other rivalries, geographic or otherwise. Regardless, though, there are some intriguing plotlines, and we should see plenty of good football.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Playbook picks: Could be good week for winless teams "
There are four teams that have yet to enjoy a victory so far this season. Three of those clubs will get off the schneid this weekend, according to Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger.