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4-2-11: Bird Droppings - Tillman, Miller Criticism, NFC West WR Production

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Not much for today since news seems to slow down on the weekends, but here are links about Pat Tillman, some criticism of Von Miller, production of NFC West receivers besides Fitz, QB movement in the Draft and wins by the D-Backs and Suns followed with a loss by the Coyotes.

Tillman Time Of Year
Draft time brings up memories of former Card who joined military

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - A voice of dissent on Von Miller
I've read many evaluations of Texas A&M outside linebacker Von Miller, and only one has been negative. So I called Dave Razzano, an NFL scout for 22 years with the 49ers, Rams and Cardinals, to ask him what he didn't see when he watched Miller on tape. First, Razzano acknowledges he has a unique opinion. "I'm alone on Von Miller." While many analysts think Miller is as close to a sure thing as there is in this draft. Razzano doesn't see it.

Mailbag: Steven Jackson's shelf life - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ryan from Florence, Ariz., wants to know which NFC West wide receiver other than Larry Fitzgerald has been most productive over the course of his career.

Word From the Birds Blog - It only takes one
Yesterday, I had a Twitter follower by the name of Mykael C. Wright ask me to explain the confusing aspect of all this drafting-a-quarterback talk. “Is game film (20%), pro day (30%), & potential (50%) to put #’s on draft grade? I don’t get qb movement NOW.” he wrote.

Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Colorado Rockies in 11 innings in season opener
Justin Upton and the D-Backs won their season opener against Rockies on the road Friday, 7-6.

Phoenix Suns beat Los Angeles Clippers to avoid elimination
The fall is certain and imminent, but the Suns avoided playoff elimination Friday, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 111-98 without Steve Nash.

Phoenix Coyotes fall in shootout to Colorado Avalanche
The Phoenix Coyotes went scoreless in the shootout and dropped a 4-3 decision to the Colorado Avalanche at Jobing.com Arena.

Cowboys worried about Dez, but unable to help him | ProFootballTalk
From the moment the lockout started, one of the biggest practical consequences became clear. Teams no longer would be able to help players who need it.

NFL Videos: Draft stock up/down
Who's on the rise, and who's on the way down? Charley Casserly has the answers.