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9-8-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

Now that the Matt Leinart/Derek Anderson story is done, there isn't as much news about us (unless Anderson plays poorly, then there will probably be a ton of "We want Max Hall!" stories...).

So, on to the links.

Fitzgerald Ready To Roll
Knee injury and time away makes Pro Bowl receiver anxious for Rams' game

Despite early weight concerns, Arizona Cardinals right guard Deuce Lutui gets start in opener
Guard Deuce Lutui wasn't offended this summer when his waist-line became a major storyline for the Cardinals.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Playbook picks: Texans over Colts in Week 1? "
Without further ado, take a look at all of their Week 1 picks:

Onion Sports 2010 NFL Team-By-Team Guide | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
Now that the NFL season is upon us, staying informed is more important than ever. This in-depth Onion Sports guide places all the vital information about this years' teams at your fingertips. Don't watch a single game without this useful tool!

Owner rankings, Part 1: Brown makes 'em laugh - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
27. Arizona Cardinals – Bill Bidwill (Michael Bidwill)

NFL.com | NFL Top 100 | Tracker
#90 Kurt Warner QB

Undrafted

Career: 12 seasons, 125 games

Notes: Though undrafted out of Northern Iowa, Warner went on to pass for 32,344 yards and 208 TDs in a stellar career. He was a two-time NFL MVP, including 1999, when he led the Rams to victory in Super Bowl XXXIV.

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell talks about life off the field
Outside The Huddle. Each week, The Republic spotlights a Cardinals player for a series of on-the-spot, off-beat questions.

Is It Time To Cancel Your Cable Subscription, Sports Fans? - SB Nation Arizona
Among the greatest cons foisted upon the American people is the devious notion that one should pay for something otherwise damned-near free. Bottled water? Brilliant.

Cards odds to Division, Conference and SB
They’re courtesy of Bodog, www.Bodog.com. Included below are the first 2011 Super Bowl line, regular season win totals, odds on every team to make the playoffs, which division will have the best cumulative record, awards odds, stats odds, player performance odds, and much more.

The roster and other thoughts
Veteran linebacker Clark Haggans came off the field Monday exhausted. It was pretty hot and humid, and given the dearth of linebackers — the Cards that day had just three outside ‘backers, since newcomer Cyril Obiozor had yet to arrive and practice squaders Pago Togafau and Curtis Gatewood weren’t there yet either — the 33-year-old Haggans was basically taking every rep. No one on the team is in better shape than Haggans, but he still joked that "I was looking for rookies to take my place and he’s out there next to me," referring to Daryl Washington.

Arizona Cardinals lineman Tom Pestock fighting for NFL shot
Long after the final preseason game had ended, Tom Pestock took his mother on the field. He still was in uniform. They snapped pictures for posterity, for proof.

Battling perceptions in the NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
KTAR radio's Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley just finished grilling me medium rare over the far-flung (to them) notion that the San Francisco 49ers should be favored in the NFC West this season.

Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell poised for breakout season - Phoenix arizona cardinals | Examiner.com
Entering his third NFL season, many observers are tabbing DE Calais Campbell as the Cardinals player most ready to have a breakout season. A regular in the Cardinals weight room and at workouts during the offseason, Campbell is ready to build on his impressive 2009 season, his first as a full-time starter.

Definitive look at NFC West turnover - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Roster turnover is a leading topic for discussion in Seattle following the release of T.J. Houshmandzadeh in particular. I've addressed the subject in depth across the division -- first May 26 and again July 30 -- and it's worth another look now that teams have reduced to 53 players for the regular season.

NFP Power Rankings | National Football Post
Each week, the National Football Post will bring you our NFL Power Rankings: a rundown of how we stack up the league.

How Long Before Max ‘Power’ Hall Starts A Game For The Cards? - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Coach Whiz is trying his best to hide his respect for undrafted rookie Max Hall, but he's having some trouble with it. Whiz hates to give unqualified praise - or even qualified praise most times - to rookie players, but he's been fairly generous in stating his pleasure with Hall.

The Way I See It - Greg Toler

Most Overrated and Underrated Players On The Arizona Cardinals | Bleacher Report
I mean, you've probably said this to your friends: "He's so overrated." Now, it's time to put it into writing.

NFL.com news: It takes conviction to avoid drafting quarterback busts
I was in the airport the other day in Philadelphia when a nice older gentlemen strolled over to me and asked politely, "How come scouts in the NFL can't evaluate quarterbacks?"

Leinart already making history in Houston - Houston Houston Texans | Examiner.com
It's been less than 24 hours since the Texans announced the signing of Matt Leinart and the new backup quarterback is wasting no time making his mark in the Texans record books. Nick Scurfield of houstontexans.com (@NickScurfield on Twitter) reported earlier today that Leinart will wear #9, becoming the first Texans player to officially wear that number.