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1-7-11: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Andrew Luck has decided to return to Stanford, chaos ensues. Billy Davis is fired, the township rejoices.

Davis Relieved Of Duties
Ken Whisenhunt promised change, and the Cardinals made a major one Thursday, when defensive coordinator Bill Davis was let go.

Whisenhunt must get next hire right - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The 2010 Arizona Cardinals struggled badly on both sides of the ball. They'll address those problems, at least in part, by seeking a new quarterback and a new defensive coordinator. The team fired Bill Davis, its coordinator the past two seasons, in a move announced Thursday. blogs - Kent Somers - Mulling staff changes
Coach Ken Whisenhunt faces critical and complicated decisions when it comes to determining the makeup of his staff for 2011.

Cardinals Begin Offseason Changes, Fire Bill Davis As Defensive Coordinator - SB Nation Arizona
After their 5-11 campaign, Ken Whisenhunt has promised changes. They have already begun.

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Andrew Luck’s Decision Affects The Arizona Cardinals - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Andrew Luck’s Decision Affects The Arizona Cardinals

2010 Season-wrap Live Chat - NFC West coaching grades
PFW's coaching report card assigns grades to all NFC West head coaches in 2010.

Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash not interested in trade
Phoenix Suns, Steve Nash not interested in trade, The more the Suns lose, the more they have to hear speculation about Steve Nash leaving even though neither wants to part ways.

Phoenix Coyotes shut out Colorado Avalanche 2-0
Phoenix Coyotes shut out Colorado Avalanche 2-0, The Phoenix Coyotes won 2-0 behind backup goalie Jason LaBarbera's 34 saves.

Stanford's Andrew Luck to remain in school
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck has decided to stay in college to get his degree instead of immediately cashing in on the riches of being the likely No. 1 pick in the NFL draft.

Seattle Coach Pete Carroll: Seahawks Only Need 3 Losses To Reach Super Bowl | The Onion Sports Network
Just a day after Seattle became the first team with a losing record to make the playoffs, a jubilant and confident head coach Pete Carroll announced that the Seahawks were only three losses away from reaching the Super Bowl.

Arizona Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Bill Davis
Arizona Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Bill Davis, Bill Davis was relieved of his duties Thursday, the first coaching change for the Cardinals this season.

Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Bill Davis after 2 years - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals fired defensive coordinator Bill Davis after a 5-11 season.

DC Bill Davis let go
Ken Whisenhunt has fired defensive coordinator Bill Davis this afternoon. No names on possible replacements, although Whiz did say he will not come from the existing staff nor does he have a timetable. - Cardinals fire defensive coordinator Bill Davis
A 5-11 season will cause a team to make changes, and the Arizona Cardinals made their first Thursday with the firing of defensive coordinator Bill Davis.

How Luck's decision affects NFC West - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Three thoughts on Andrew Luck's decision to remain at Stanford and how it affects the NFC West:

Andrew Luck skipping NFL draft, will return to Stanford Cardinal - ESPN
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the odds-on favorite to be the No. 1 pick in this spring's NFL draft, announced Thursday that he will stay in school and play his redshirt junior season. "I am committed to earning my degree in architectural design from Stanford University and am on track to accomplish this at the completion of the spring quarter of 2012," Luck said in a statement. The school announced that Luck wouldn't be made available for comment.

Andrew Luck to return to Stanford | ProFootballTalk
The Carolina Panthers just lost again. The value of their No. 1 overall pick plummeted Thursday after Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck surprisingly announced that he would return to school to pursue his degree. Luck was a redshirt sophomore and is on track to graduate in 2012.

The Kansas City Chiefs have the makings of the 2010 playoffs' 'sleeper' team - ESPN
A key to Arizona's recent Super Bowl run, coach likes chances to repeat feat leading KC

How much money, if any, did Andrew Luck leave on the table? - Shutdown Corner - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Depending on what happens with the upcoming college bargaining agreement negotiations, Andrew Luck either left $40 million on the table by returning to Stanford or nothing at all.

Source: Miami Dolphins sticking with Tony Sparano as coach - ESPN
The Miami Dolphins will retain head coach Tony Sparano, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Thursday night.