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3-21-11: Bird Droppings - Lockout talk, Bulger, someone wants Kolb

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Again, not really a lot of Cardinals news out there besides another Bulger to Arizona link, I do have a SBN mock draft, news on one team willing to offer a 1st round pick for Kevin Kolb, a nice win by the Suns against the Clippers where Steve Nash almost had a Triple Double, a loss by the Coyotes, a controversial win by the U of A Wildcats that gets them into the Sweet 16, news on at Coyotes ownership debate, and more.

2011 NFL Mock Draft: Cam Newton Remains No. 1 Pick Over Blaine Gabbert -
There's a lot of buzz around Blaine Gabbert after a rock solid pro day, but many are not yet convinced that he's done enough to supplant Cam Newton as the front-runner to be the No. 1 pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

Ravens Insider: Bulger a good fit in Arizona? - Baltimore Ravens news, schedule, analysis and opinion -
It’s expected that Marc Bulger will leave the Ravens after one uneventful season to become a starting quarterback somewhere in the league. A former teammate said Bulger would do well with the Arizona Cardinals.

NFL: Proposed rule change could reduce the number of kickoff returns - ESPN
Special teams or special kickers? That's the football debate that will heat up Monday and Tuesday in New Orleans as coaches, general managers and owners discuss a rule change that would move the kickoff from the 30- to the 35-yard line. The debate is whether this Bourbon Street discussion will make touchbacks too much of a "Big Easy" for kickers. The answer is yes.

Report: One team willing to offer first-round pick for Kolb | ProFootballTalk
Even though the Eagles can’t actually trade Kevin Kolb anytime soon, they are busy creating a market for him. We have noted that Eagles coach Andy Reid and G.M. Howie Roseman have made it clear lately that Kolb is available. SI’s Peter King reports one team has already said they are willing to trade a first-round pick for him.

Steve Nash in All-Star form in Phoenix Suns' win over Los Angeles Clippers
The Suns offense was four of a kind Sunday. It posted 27 points in each of the four quarters against the Clippers. But the defense was like a royal flush, topping the revival of Steve Nash and the second-half shooting performance of Channing Frye. The defensive effort prevented the Suns' goal of reaching the playoffs from moving out of sight and helped preserve a 108-99 victory at Staples Center, where they play again Tuesday against the Lakers.

Michael Vick returns to prison, lockout update, Kevin Kolb rumors - Peter King -
Michael Vick joined Tony Dungy on a spiritual mission into a Florida prison Quarterback rumors, including where Carson Palmer and Marc Bulger may land Quotes of the Week, Tweets of the Week and Ten Things I Think I Think

Derrick Williams lifts Arizona past Texas and into Sweet 16
Derrick Williams is now 2-for-2 in game-saving plays in the NCAA tournament. The Arizona sophomore and Pac-10 Player of the Year made his second in as many tournament games Sunday night, completing a three-point play with 9.6 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats to a 70-69 win over Texas.

Power plays sting Phoenix Coyotes in 2-1 loss to Chicago Blackhawks
Hold it! That's the message Coyotes coach Dave Tippett sent to the referee after a late holding call against Shane Doan changed the complexion of the game. The Blackhawks took advantage of the penalty to score their second power-play goal en route to a 2-1 win over the Coyotes in front of 17,328 on Sunday night at Arena.

Phoenix Coyotes buyer offers to guarantee payments to Glendale
Glendale's deal to keep the Phoenix Coyotes gained political firepower from Sen. John McCain on Sunday and a guarantee from the team buyer aimed at bringing the professional hockey club's sale to a close. "It is to the greater good of the state of Arizona that the Coyotes stay here," McCain told "Fox Sports Arizona" during the Coyotes game Sunday night.

Phoenix Suns' Zabian Dowdell steps in for suspended Aaron Brooks
Third-string Suns point guard Zabian Dowdell learned his pro career's biggest moment was coming two hours before it happened. Dowdell was on the bus to Staples Center on Sunday morning when he was told Aaron Brooks had been suspended by the NBA for the game against the Clippers, setting up the rookie for his most-important basketball minutes since the 2007 NCAA Tournament.

Top Five: NBA Players That Were Shadows Of Their Former Greatness With The Phoenix Suns - SB Nation Arizona
The Phoenix Suns have had a number of players come to the team after enjoying great careers with other teams - here are the top 5.