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11-3-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Getty Images - Cardinals have no QB, so there's no controversy
There is not a quarterback controversy in Arizona.

The Benefit Of Breaston
He’s not Randy Moss. He’s not Anquan Boldin. Steve Breaston has become a pretty good wide receiver, however. Good enough to make sure the Cards wouldn’t even think twice about chasing Moss via waivers Tuesday, good enough to feel confident enough to trade Boldin this past offseason. - Fitzgerald wants to stay in AZ, likes Max Hall
Larry Fitzgerald would like to send a message to Arizona Cardinals fans. He's not going anywhere.

Arizona Cardinals running back duo sputtering
Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells were supposed to form a dynamic running-back duo for the Cardinals, a devastating one-two punch of diverse skills. Through seven games, however, the duo has been pedestrian. Hightower lost the starting job a week ago after his third fumble of the season. After bemoaning his lack of carries three weeks ago, Wells has gained 139 yards on 50 attempts, a 2.78-yard average.

Whisenhunt needs to start Anderson
It's not like he is choosing between steak or lobster, but Ken Whisenhunt has a choice to make. Max Hall or Derek Anderson. - Hall remains confident despite struggles
Most undrafted rookie quarterbacks in the NFL who threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns by the defense would be more than rattled. Not Max Hall.

NFC West injury picture favors Arizona - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Injury trends are following a familiar pattern in the NFC West. Whether by luck or superior training or whatever the reason might be, the Arizona Cardinals continue to suffer fewer season-ending injuries than other NFC West teams.

Arizona Cardinals' Derek Anderson to start vs. Minnesota Vikings
Derek Anderson will start at quarterback Sunday for the Arizona Cardinals at Minnesota, coach Ken Whisenhunt announced Wednesday morning.

Arizona Cardinals: Five Changes To Save Their 2010 NFL Season | Bleacher Report
This past Sunday's game had to be one of the most bittersweet games I've ever seen. Forget it being a game. It was a roller coaster. The Cardinals go down big. They get the lead. They lose. They have a quarterback. They don't. They do. They don't. Anyone else sick of it?

Arizona Cardinals' Alan Faneca outside the huddle
Arizona Cardinals' Alan Faneca outside the huddle, Outside the huddle: LG Alan Faneca on which is harder - being a father or trying to fend off a 290-pound defensive end.

Cardinals Underground Podcast (MIN Preview)
Paul Calvisi and Darren Urban take a look at the upcoming match-up with Minnesota and more!

The Way I See It - Joey Porter - Whisenhunt names Anderson starter
Arizona Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt has made a decision on who his starting quarterback will be against the Minnesota Vikings.

Derek Anderson to start, but who finishes? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals have played more than one quarterback in each of their last four games. Coach Ken Whisenhunt declared veteran Derek Anderson the starter at Minnesota in Week 9, a move that makes sense on merit and because Anderson has more experience than Max Hall in handling hostile environments. But the announcement Wednesday answers little regarding the Cardinals' quarterback situation.

Derek Anderson gets the call for Cardinals |
Brett Favre was surprisingly upbeat at Wednesday's press conference, but wouldn't say the Vikings season has hit bottom because "it can always get worse." A loss to the Cardinals Sunday at the Metrodome would qualify as much worse.

DWTS Week 7: The Results Are In, Kurt To Dance Around For Another Week - SB Nation Arizona
On election night, America looked at Kurt, then at Rick Fox, then back at Kurt and decided the Lakers suck. Take that, L.A. Rick, take your giant suave teeth and go home. The good sadly realistic news is that Kurt continues to star on a bloated reality show while Cardinals fans fall deeper into the pit of quarterback despair (whisper that last part).

Fitzgerald: 'Unfair' to write off Max Hall - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ron Jaworski's unflattering take on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall's NFL prospects drew this response from receiver Larry Fitzgerald via KTAR radio in Phoenix

Kurt Warner makes it to the top 5 on 'Dancing', Fox gets eliminated
Kurt Warner's made it to the top five on "Dancing with the Stars". That's right, the top 5!

Warner: Cutler struggling with new system - NFL -
The way he's getting battered around, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler could probably use some survival tips. Kurt Warner has a few.

Minnesota Vikings mired in Moss mess
Brad Childress and the Minnesota Vikings have another big mess on their hands.

How long before Brett Favre is out of operation?
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is 41, he's taken a beating for 20 NFL seasons and yet he keeps coming back for more. Despite being knocked out of a loss to the Patriots on Sunday, Favre is expected to extend his record consecutive-games-started streak to 293 against the Cardinals.

NFC West Report, Week 8: London Calls Niners Back Into Race - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Following NFL Week 8, the only thing that became more clear about the NFC West race is that it may be even uglier than any of us imagined.

The 10 most disappointing NFL teams of 2010 - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
Comprehensive National Football League news, scores, standings, fantasy games, rumors, and more

Derek Anderson will start at QB for Cardinals in Week 9 - NFL -
Derek Anderson will be back at starting quarterback for Arizona when the Cardinals play the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday.

JaMarcus weighs 286, J.P. Losman also meets with Redskins |
If you're already sick of hearing about the Redskins' quarterback situation, don't worry: Tomorrow Randy Moss and Shawne Merriman will be on new teams, and we'll probably hear more about them than about Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman.

Moss Hysteria! The Vikings Cut Randy Moss, And We All Ask What Went Wrong -
The Minnesota Vikings shocked the sports world Monday went the cut ties with Randy Moss just four weeks after trading for him. And just like that, Moss is an outcast again, and the rest of us are left to ask, "What is wrong with Randy Moss?"

Redskins have long-term concerns about Donovan McNabb - Peter King -
Mailbag questions on the NFL Top 100, Mark Sanchez and Brett Favre

There are many awful NFL rules. The sliding one might be worst. - Shutdown Corner - NFL  - Yahoo! Sports
NFL defenders have it tough. Get a good rush on the quarterback and all he has to do is get out of the pocket to throw the ball away. Try to make a hard hit on a player, get fined and publicly reprimanded by Roger Goodell and his front office henchmen. Roll into the quarterback on an active play, get a 15-yard penalty.

Mike Singletary wants better leadership from quarterback position |
As we mentioned Monday, it looks like Troy Smith will get an extended chance to stick as the 49ers starting quarterback. Coach Mike Singletary told Smith after the team's win against the Broncos, "Let's not be a one-game guy."

Randy Moss waiver update: Titans put in claim; Rams interested, too - NFL -
Where's Waldo has nothing on the new guessing game that's burning up the back channels of the NFL on this Wednesday afternoon: Whither Randy? As in which teams might have claimed or intend to claim ex-Vikings receiver Randy Moss on waivers, and which lucky (or unlucky?) club will be awarded the future Hall of Fame talent when the 4 p.m. ET deadline expires?

NFL Power Rankings for Week 9 has Patriots rising to No. 1 - Don Banks -
For the first two months of this rather unconventional NFL season, we've been frantically searching for a little reliability as the week to week results rolled in. But sometimes, patience is required and you just have to wait awhile for order to be restored to the universe. Eventually, the fog lifts, clarity returns and our perception improves.

Randy Moss trade blows up in face of Brad Childress, Vikings - Don Banks -
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest the latest unexpected twist in the 13-year soap opera known as Randy Moss's NFL career...