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1-19-11: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Again, there isn't much Cardinals news to report right now. I don't get why everything is moving so slowly. blogs - Kent Somers - No news is..?
There were two major surprises resulting from my few days off: I actually accomplished a couple of things around the house, and the Cardinals made no big news.

Kiper mock 1.0: Thoughts on Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Mel Kiper's first mock draft for 2011 serves as a good conversation starter for NFC West fans looking forward to April. I'll start with a look at his plans for the Arizona Cardinals, who hold the No. 5 overall choice.

Sifting through a transformational Tuesday - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona's inactivity is conspicuous. The Cardinals need a defensive coordinator. They are not, by all accounts, interviewing candidates at this time. That suggests they're waiting for a candidate from a team still in the playoffs. Coach Ken Whisenhunt's connections to Pittsburgh suggest the Steelers might be that team. Hiring the right coordinator is what matters. The timing is a secondary issue. But if this process doesn't go well for Whisenhunt, it's a significant setback for him and for the team.

Arizona Cardinals: 10 Free Agents The Cardinals Should Target | Bleacher Report
One of the most exciting things in the offseason (other than the non-stop mock drafts up until April) is free agency. And for teams like the Cardinals, who lost a lot in free agency last season, they really need to make a splash this offseason.

Phoenix Coyotes fall to Nashville Predators
Phoenix Coyotes fall to Nashville Predators, J.P. Dumont, who had six goals entering the game, had a hat trick after two periods, and the Nashville Predators decked the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night in front 8,236 at Arena.

St. Louis Rams hire Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator - ESPN
The Rams hired Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator Tuesday, the team announced on its Twitter feed, OneRamsWay, on Tuesday.

Hue Jackson wants to make Oakland Raiders a 'bully' - ESPN
Hue Jackson began his Oakland Raiders coaching career with the same sort of bravado that made him so popular in his one season as the team's offensive coordinator.

Al Davis takes aim at Tom Cable | ProFootballTalk
Raiders owner Al Davis is now two-for-two when it comes to public takedowns of a fired head coach. In September 2008, it was Lane Kiffin. In January 2011, it’s Tom Cable.

Ten more highlights from the epic Al Davis press conference | ProFootballTalk
We need more Al Davis press conferences in our lives. For all the jokes made at his expense lately, he’s one of the 5-10 most important figures in American professional football history. He doesn’t speak often, but he’s absolutely fascinating when he does.

Tom Cable gives Seahawks' OL an identity - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The St. Louis Rams announced Josh McDaniels' hiring as offensive coordinator just as the Seattle Seahawks were announcing Tom Cable's addition as offensive line coach.

The Year Of No Quarterbacks: Why The 2011 Draft Class Is Underwhelming | Bleacher Report
ESPN may have had poor timing in dubbing 2011 "Year of the Quarterback."

Super Bowl XLV: NFL selling outside party plaza tickets for $200 - ESPN Dallas
NFL offers limited $200 tickets for fans to sit on the grass and watch Super Bowl XLV on TV outside Cowboys Stadium.