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6-14-11: Bird Droppings - A-Dub Interview, Lockout Update

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Time for some more links. Today, we look at an interview Adrian Wilson did yesterday, a list looking at who the most overrated and underrated players with the Cardinals and the other 31 teams in the NFL are and a list showcasing the worst ten games of last season, featuring one that the Cardinals played in (here's a hint, it was one of the five games they won).

Also, for those of you who don't know, I found out that former Cardinal Anquan Boldin is on Twitter if you want to follow him.

Cardinals News:

Adrian Wilson: Cards' scheme about team - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A few highlights from Arizona Cardinals' strong safety Adrian Wilson's conversation with Mike Jurecki on XTRA910 radio in Phoenix:

Word From the Birds Blog - A-Dub emerges, and some other stuff
Figures on a day where I escaped up to Flagstaff with family to visit a life-long friend, there have been a smattering of news and notes from the Cards that I feel the need to string together in a post:

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - Adrian Wilson speaks up
Strong safety Adrian Wilson did a long interview with Mike Jurecki of XTRA-910. Thanks to produceer Mike Bauer for expediting the audio to the web.

Team checklist: Arizona Cardinals | ProFootballTalk
Losing Kurt Warner hurt. Saying goodbye to Anquan Boldin, Antrel Rolle, and Karlos Dansby only made it worse. The Cardinals have a lot to fix on their roster, and the draft only started the process. Here’s our to-do list for the Cardinals after the lockout ends.

Fitzgerald and other big names will be on the field this July - ArizonaSports.com
Sources have confirmed to ArizonaSports.com that Larry Fitzgerald will be on the field this July. Too bad it will be of the softball variety and not the football one.

The price is right ... to cut Joey Porter - ArizonaSports.com
Joey Porter's stay in the desert could be a short one. After a disappointing 2010 season, the veteran linebacker may be cut by the Arizona Cardinals when the lockout is lifted. That's because the price is right. As part of a piece on FoxSports.com, NFL Analyst Adam Caplan drops an interesting bit of information about Porter's contract situation with the club.

Arizona Sports News:

Miguel Montero powers Arizona Diamondbacks over Florida Marlins
Kirk Gibson didn't even want to try to make sense of it, and he wasn't about to consider any of the frustrating aspects of Monday night's 12-9 win over the Florida Marlins. It was a win, which is all that matters.

Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall doubts team would switch leagues
A report in USA Today said the D-Backs could be the ''most likely'' team to switch leagues if baseball implements realignment, but Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall said Monday night he doubts his club would have to make the move.

NFL News:

NFL lockout: League, players meeting once again, sources say - ESPN
The lead negotiating teams for the NFL and NFL Players Association have gathered Tuesday at an undisclosed location in the Washington, D.C., area in an effort to end the 91-day lockout, according to sources.

NFL's best: Troy Polamalu and the top 10 safeties of 2011 - USATODAY.com
The position is still called safety, a throwback to bygone football times when those who played it primarily were safety nets, rear guards and last lines of defense. But in today's NFL, the demands of the job go way beyond that.

(Adrian Wilson is #5))

Overrated-underrated: Polamalu can't cover; Pack's Williams can - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
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Overrated: DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. He has the tools to be a star. But he lacks the consistency. He needs to be more focused.

Underrated: S Kerry Rhodes. He came over from the Jets and played better than Adrian Wilson, the more-heralded Cardinals safety, did in 2010. Rhodes was a nice addition.

NFL.com news: Photo essay: The 10 worst games of 2010
Hope some of you out there enjoyed the Top 20 Games of 2010. If you didn't, it's probably because it wasn't very well written. So now that we established that the "Miracle at New Meadowlands" rocked, and I took a real risk shouting from the rooftops that the Jaguars played some exciting football last season, it's time to flip the script: the worst games of 2010.

(Features Cardinals/Broncos)

What history expects from Alex Smith - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Alex Smith's candidacy as the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback heading into 2011 sent me searching for some context.