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8-30-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Well now, we finally have some news besides who will the starting Quarterback be? Shortly before I decided to post this thing, the Cardinals traded 6th round draft pick Jorrick Calvin to the Eagles for fullback Charles Scott (also a 5th round pick) after the ACL injury to Nehemiah Broughton. Best of luck to Calvin with the Eagles. We also have some roster cuts...

Calvin traded for fullback UDPATE with cuts
The Eagles have announced that the Cards have traded cornerback Jorrick Calvin to Philly for fullback Charles Scott.

UPDATE: The trade has now been announced by the Cards. The team also has released TE Dominique Byrd, and OL Casey Knips and David Moosman. They also brought in WR Isaiah Williams. That’s the extent of the moves coming today; the Cards have until tomorrow to make three more moves to get the roster to 75. - Cardinals' quarterbacks battle for starting job
The Arizona Cardinals went into the all important third preseason game with numerous questions at the quarterback position trying to find out who would be their starter in Week 1 against the St. Louis Rams.

Arizona Cardinals' Matt Leinart vs. Derek Anderson: Valley gets another QB controversy
Remember when Sam Keller and Rudy Carpenter were involved in that quarterback controversy at Arizona State and then-coach Dirk Koetter pulled that mind-boggling last-second switcheroo?

Cardinals-Bears one-liners |

NFL Injury Updates: Cardinals Lose FB Nehemiah Broughton, Trade For Charles Scott - SB Nation Arizona
Latest Arizona Cardinals injury updates: FB Nehemiah Broughton out with a torn ACL, Cards trade rookie CB Jorrick Calvin to the Eagles for rookie FB Charles Scott.

Arizona Cardinals trade for fullback from Philadelphia Eagles
The Arizona Cardinals traded cornerback Jorrick Calvin, their sixth-round pick last April, to the Philadelphia Eagles for fullback Charles Scott, also a sixth round pick.

Thoughts on Cardinals' trade for fullback - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL teams hope to use draft choices for the best available talent.

Arizona Cardinals to consider intangibles when picking starting QB
There is plenty of tangible evidence for Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and his staff to consult as they pick a quarterback to start the regular season. - Cardinal QBs improve, Whisenhunt not set on starter
The Arizona Cardinals were much more productive on the offensive side of the ball Saturday night in their 14-9 preseason win over the Chicago Bears.

NFL Preseason: Top 10 Guys Who Have Put Their Starting Gigs In Danger | Bleacher Report
The third week of the NFL preseason, the most important week when it comes to starters seeing playing time, is behind us. Yet, there are still starters jockeying, who do not have their respective jobs set in stone. These starters are working to hold off teammates from splitting time or taking their jobs outright.

Arizona Bears Down: 10 Lessons From Arizona's Win | Bleacher Report
If this was a dress rehearsal for the Cardinals, they looked pretty good.

Clock Running for Ken Whisenhunt's Decision on Cardinals' Starting QB -- NFL FanHouse
It was hard to watch the Cardinals play the Bears Saturday night without thinking of the storyline of the Arizona quarterbacks – Matt Leinart coming off the bench after Derek Anderson supplanted him for the start against Chicago.

Arizona Cardinals: Are the Starters Bird Feed or Birds of Prey? | Bleacher Report
Matt Leinart went from college superstar to NFL bust, and now he is fighting for a starting job at QB.

Is Derek Anderson a Pro Bowl Quarterback? | Bleacher Report
Over the past year there’s been plenty of debate about who should be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, either Derek Anderson or Brady Quinn. One of the biggest defenses of Anderson and his credibility as a starter is that he was a Pro Bowler in 2007.

Searching for Kurt Warner Replacements In The World Of Cinema - SB Nation Arizona
Kurt Warner is long gone, while Matt Leinart and Derek Anderson haven't distinguished themselves. Since we've covered the QB situation from every conceivable traditional angle, Scott Howard has turned the search over to the world of movies.

Whisenhunt will rely on chemistry, not numbers to make quarterback decision |
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt won't say who his starting quarterback is, but he's giving out some strong hints.

The Silence of Matt Leinart's Arizona Cardinal Teammates Speaks Volumes - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Ken Whisenhunt hasn't made an official decision as to who will be the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback on Sept. 12. His players aren't sharing their opinions, either.

Team Reports | NFL at
The relationship between coach Ken Whisenhunt and quarterback Matt Leinart has always been an arranged marriage.

Cardinals camp report: It's Breaston's chance to seize the day - NFL - Football
Did you hear? They're filling a big spot in the Arizona Cardinals starting lineup, a spot that will be key to their offense, one that will be spotlighted all season long.

Offensive Line Leaves Quarterbacks Scrambling | Raising Zona | An Arizona Cardinals Blog
The offensive line performance continues to disappoint. On Saturday evening against the Chicago Bears, the offensive line again was creating ways to have Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks Derek Anderson, Matt Leinart, and John Skelton running and ducking every which way.

Cards quarterbacks both don't look totally awful -
Before Saturday, the Cardinals didn’t have a great option at starting quarterback. Matt Leinart seemingly had lost his job – or had fallen far enough to make him even with backup Derek Anderson – and Anderson hadn’t been overly impressive in trying to take Leinart’s job from him. Basically, it was not an ideal situation for Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Anderson Should Buy Lottery Tickets | Bleacher Report
Arizona Cardinals QB Derek Anderson's NFL career imay be summed up best by the late Dean Martin with one simple question: "How lucky can one guy be?" His stats resemble that of a journeyman backup QB, with career totals of 46 TDs to 45 interceptions, 21 fumbles (8 lost), a pedestrian 52.9 percent completion rate, only 7,093 yards, and a woeful QB rating of 69.7. Yet somehow, he appears poised to begin the 2010 season as the starting QB for the Arizona Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals confident in Matt Leinart at training camp - Jim Trotter -
"QB Matt Leinart is in no danger of losing the starting job to newcomer Derek Anderson. There has been a lot of handwringing among Cardinals fans about how Leinart will fare following the retirement of Kurt Warner, but the 2006 first-round pick has outperformed Anderson and will have to fall on his face to be pulled from the lineup. That's not going to happen. Coaches and teammates say Leinart had a good offseason and has picked up where he left off."

Oh how things change.... (Yes I know this is almost a month old, just interesting to look back at it, then look at what is going on now).

Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts worry new NFL rule will slow down hurry-up offense - Peter King -
I agree with Manning

Great Debate: Raiders win NFC West? - NFL Nation Blog - ESPN
The NFC West is accustomed to catching its share of grief, and then some.

(Not happening, the Cardinals and the 49ers would still have a better record than them).

Shanahan: McNabb may not play in Week 1 - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
The Washington Redskins may be without their splashiest offseason acquisition when they open the regular season in two weeks. Donovan McNabb(notes) has been battling a left ankle sprain, and coach Mike Shanahan told the Associated Press his starting quarterback's status for Week 1 game against archrival Dallas is up in the air.

Signs continue to point to Bradford starting for the Rams |
Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo has yet to name Sam Bradford the team's starting quarterback in the wake of his impressive performance against the Patriots on Thursday night. But all signs continue to point toward Bradford getting the nod as the Week One starter for St. Louis.

(After sacking Cutler 4 times, the defense is going to be licking their chops for Bradford).

"Enhancement" of season will lead to more meaningless games late in the year |
In any sport, an increase in the number of games played increases the separation from the best teams and the worst. In baseball, for example, the Baltimore Orioles have fallen 32 games behind the Yankees after 130 games.


As soon as I can find more updates on the roster cuts, they will be posted.