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Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: Kurt Warner's Popular In AZ

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Shh, don't tell anyone ... I have a secret: people in Arizona like Kurt Warner. QUIET. It's on the dee-ell. Oh, and: Rex Hadnot hurt himself (not seriously) in voluntary workouts and the Cardinals' center can kick field goals fairly well. Take THAT, Jay Feely. Mention SB1070 again and you'll be snapping the ball this season! | Readers' Choice: Best Sports Figure
Kurt Warner: Horatio Alger at his corniest would never have written a story based on Warner's life. | Readers' Choice: Best Local Hero
Kurt Warner: Now that he's retired from football, he is devoting even more time to his charities, where he has long been an MVP. | Tim Hightower is Arizona Cardinals' No. 1 running back, so far
In June, NFL depth charts are written very lightly in pencil, as if coaches were starting to fill out a crossword puzzle. One constant for the Cardinals this off-season, however, has been Tim Hightower as the No. 1 running back. Hightower started all last season over Beanie Wells, although Wells became the team's primary ball carrier in the latter half of the season. blogs - Kent Somers | Hadnot tweaks a knee
The upside of off-season practices is that the base schemes are already in place when the team opens training camp in July. The downside is that injuries can occur.

Word From the Birds Blog | On the eighth day, the center kicked
The highlight of Wednesday? How could it not be center Lyle Sendlein booting a field goal — the only player among the 10 that tried — to "win" the day’s competition for the offense at the end of today’s OTA? | Regaining An NFL Foothold
Finding work in the NFL isn’t easy to begin with. When it’s suddenly taken away, it makes the steps to regain a foothold that much more difficult. | Cardinals coach talks up his quarterback
In an offseason that has featured rumblings from Arizona regarding discontent with new starting quarterback Matt Leinart, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt now says that the 10th overall pick in the 2006 draft is moving in the right direction. | QB Leinart improving, confident
As the third week of Organized Team Activities began Tuesday, Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt was again pleased with the participation. - All Sports. All Phoenix. | Seasons That Satisfied, Disappointed, And Sometimes Both
I have been completely satisfied by some seasons, I have been satisfied but disappointed by other seasons, and a few seasons have just left me disappointed. Examples, you ask? Here is how some of the seasons (for all my teams) turned out for me.

NFC West Blog - ESPN | Sticker shock: Overvalued in the NFC West
Levi Brown, Cardinals left tackle. Brown's base salary jumps from less than $700,000 last season to $3.225 million this season. He also receives a $3.675 million roster bonus for the third year in a row. The compensation isn't out of line for a starting left tackle, but Brown hasn't performed to his draft status. He committed 10 penalties last season, an inexcusable total regardless of salary.

NFC West Blog - ESPN | Bargain bin: Undervalued in the NFC West
Cardinals DE Calais Campbell, RB Tim Hightower, and center Lyle Sendlein are all, according to ESPN's Mike Sando, bang-for-your-buck players in the NFC West.