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10-9-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Cardinals tomorrow, some College games today, and my old High School SUCKED last night.

On to the links.

Cardinals turn to Max Hall early, real early - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
You can put together an illustrious list of quarterbacks who have reached stardom in the NFL and were never drafted in the NFL.

Blog: Raise the white flag, Cardinals season is over!
The Cardinals season is over! Coach Ken Whisenhunt is all but raising the white flag and sadly, that's all he can do!

Cardinals report (10.08): Hall gets high marks for leadership
Rookie QB Max Hall will get the first start of his young NFL career on Sunday. Hall will be the first undrafted rookie to play in his initial season since 2007, when Matt Moore of the Carolina Panthers was pressed into action.

Cardinals-Saints preview: Hall of a first test
Chris Miller understands the expression "trial by fire." The Cardinals quarterbacks coach was a rookie QB for the Atlanta Falcons when he made his first NFL start on Dec. 20, 1987, against the San Francisco 49ers.

Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints - scouting report
Kent Somers breaks down the Cardinals' home matchup against the defending Super Bowl champions.

Arizona Cardinals right tackle Brandon Keith earns coaches' support despite struggles
Right tackle Brandon Keith's job seemed on the line earlier this week when coach Ken Whisenhunt hinted that quarterback wasn't the only position that could undergo personnel changes. - Wolf: Max Hall and faith
I am a notorious optimist and humanist. This seems to be a contradiction in terms and it is. I see the glass half-full when I know the glass is broke. You should know this. I am about to step out on the rim of that glass, about to step out in faith and write things I know I shouldn't. - Dockett thinks the talk needs to stop
Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett said it's time for the team to stop talking and start making plays on the football field.

Lack of leadership killing the Cardinals " NFL Gridiron Gab
I get a sick feeling of nostalgia every time a broadcast of a 2010 Cardinals game shows highlights of Kurt Warner zipping passes between three defenders right into the chest of Anquan Boldin or Larry Fitzgerald. It’s just as discomforting, however, knowing what Warner is no longer bringing to the locker room; a steady hand, an example of a guy who’s been to the top of the mountain, a humble, hard worker.

Kurt Warner feels "a little responsible" for Cardinals situation |
The Cardinals offense is a mess, and their former quarterback feels guilty.

NFL Videos: Playbook: Saints vs. Cardinals
The Saints head to Arizona in Week 5 to take on the Cardinals. Who will come out on top? Playbook discusses. blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Friday notebook
Coach Ken Whisenhunt has sent a few messages to his team this week, including that the club's better players need to play better. "It's been discussed," Whisenhunt said. "Our best players have to play better than they've played in order for us to be successful. There's no ambiguity in that message."

First Look - The Ken Whisenhunt Show - Week 5

NFC Worst: It's a weakly struggle
Cardinals free safety Kerry Rhodes was asked to evaluate the NFC West. First he smiled. Then he laughed. "I’m trying to think of the right word," Rhodes said. "A nice word. "Let’s just say it’s wide open."

Saints Vs. Cardinals: Beanie Wells and Tim Hightower Against Saints Run "D" | Bleacher Report
The Arizona Cardinals were built in the same fashion as the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Football Week 5 Predictions: It's Going To Be A Long Day For The Arizona Cardinals - SB Nation Arizona
SB Nation Arizona predicts the fantasy performances of the Cardinals' top five offensive players as they battle the defending champion Saints in Week 5. news: Fantasy enemies are spoiling a good football marriage
I don't want to make this only about me, though. If you've owned even one fantasy team, you know my pain. So on behalf of the fantasy universe, for everyone who's suffered betrayal at the hands of an underperforming first-round pick, I present to you my inaugural (and no doubt partial) list of Fantasy Enemies.

Protection problems threaten to bring down three teams - NFL - Sporting News
The O-lines certainly have contributed to the protection problems for the Bears, Eagles and Cardinals. But they aren’t the only culprits.

No power teams in NFL 2010 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Pretty soon the 1972 Miami Dolphins can relax, a whole lot earlier than last year. One month into the season, there are no threats to their perfect season.

Cheat Sheet: Detroit ready to turn corner? - NFL News - FOX Sports on MSN
I've been struggling coming to terms with the bizarre nature of the first four weeks of the NFL season. Of the 32 teams in the league, only one remains unbeaten. That squad? The Kansas City Chiefs, a team that’s averaged 3.3 wins over the past three seasons. Kyle Orton — he of legendary neck beards and wounded duck passes — leads the NFL in passing, two players from one team are currently ranked first and second in the league receptions and the Rams — a franchise that’s gone 6-42 over the past three seasons — are comfortably perched atop the NFC West, tied for first place.

Week Five Friday 10-pack |
And so this week's edition of the Friday 10-pack puts a little extra focus on the Monday night game.

Ben Roethlisberger: "I contemplated not playing any more" |
The upset of the week? The return of Ben Roethlisberger to Steelers practice hasn't been a huge national story.

Sources: Two More Women Who Worked With Jets Received Lewd Texts From Favre
This is about to get worse. It appears Jenn Sterger wasn't the only woman who received unwanted and inappropriate text messages from Brett Favre while he played for the Jets. Favre also pursued two team massage therapists, according to one of the women.