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6-20-11: Bird Droppings - Whiz On QBs

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For our main story today, an update from Whiz on what he is looking for with whoever the new Quarterback is. Fans of Kolb and Orton, you will probably be pleased by what he has to say.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Whisenhunt hints at Kolb or Orton -
Most talk pertaining to the Arizona Cardinals quarterback position has come from people with no actual say in the matter (like us). Monday someone whose job security is directly connected to the move weighed in on the matter. Cards head coach Ken Whisenhunt joined the SiriusXM NFL Radio show the Blitz and had some interesting comments about just what direction the Cardinals will head when the lockout is lifted.

Breaking down wide receivers: Arizona - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the wide receivers of each NFC West team. Today: Arizona Cardinals.

Another analyst thinks Kolb makes Cards contenders -
It's hard to believe that the Arizona Cardinals will be worse this year than they were last. If they are, something has gone horribly wrong The notion of the Cards being bad if they acquire Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback Kevin Kolb hasn't crossed the minds of many in the media. In fact, it caused one analyst to lose his mind, claiming that the signal caller could instantly make them Super Bowl contenders. blogs - Kent Somers - Yes, Arizona Cardinals still looking for QB
Apparently Ken Whisenhunt did not receive a new starting quarterback for Father's Day. Whisenhunt appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio Monday morning with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon and had this to say about acquiring a QB: "If you can get a young player who can be a winner for a decade, you go get him."

Albertsons Delivers For Cards
Grocery chain donates $10,000 for good causes in Cards' name

'Baby Bear' brings players pain, results - NFL - Yahoo! Canada Sports
The big man sits inside his parked Escalade for a good 30 minutes, speakers thumping, eyes hidden beneath designer shades. Is Darnell Dockett, the Arizona Cardinals’ Pro Bowl defensive tackle, psyching himself up for another grueling workout, the likes of which he and many of his current and prospective NFL peers are enduring on a regular and unrelenting basis during this highly unusual offseason? Inside Future of Fitness, the studio co-owned and founded by strength-and-conditioning trainer Mac James, Dockett’s partners-in-grind aren’t so convinced.

Whisenhunt on SiriusXM NFL Radio
Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt joined Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Monday, June 20.

Arizona Sports News:

Chicago White Sox break away from Diamondbacks late
Early on, it appeared as if Sunday's finale between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox would be a quick affair. Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter was mowing through the White Sox order, and his counterpart, Phil Humber, was keeping pace, routinely sending the Diamondbacks back to the dugout with nothing to show for their efforts in the batter's box. But as the White Sox saw more and more of Collmenter, they started to connect with pitches and tagged him with three runs and that, coupled with a largely stagnant Diamondbacks offense, was enough for the White Sox to cruise to an 8-2 win in front of 39,538 at Chase Field and take the three-game series.

Phoenix Mercury beat Indiana Fever for first win of 2011
A little bit more hustle. A little bit more fight. Just a little bit more of both earned the Mercury their first win of the season. The Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 93-89 in overtime Sunday. It was a win they needed for their own psyche after starting the season 0-3. A win they needed for their fans, including the 7,701 at US Airways Center. And a win they needed before embarking on a four-game, eight-day road trip.

Are fans to blame for ASU's struggles? -
Fans often blame coaches and players for the lack of success the ASU football program has experienced, however fans never seem to point the fingers at themselves. While fans may not think they have an impact on the game because they do not call plays like coaches or score touchdowns like players, they do have an impact on the type of player that comes to Arizona State. When recruits visit a school, they want a sold-out stadium and electric atmosphere, something ASU is rarely able to offer.

NFL News:

The rookie wage scale issue continues to loom | ProFootballTalk
As the NFL and the NFLPA* gear up for what could be a pivotal stretch of negotiations — if nine owners don’t band together and knock the talks of track on Tuesday and/or Wednesday — the primary issue continues to be the manner in which the money will be shared by teams and the players. But the extent to which money will be shared with players entering the league via the top of the draft continues to be a collateral issue that could potentially derail a deal.

Roger Goodell's role in Chicago meetings; Tiki Barber to Steelers? - Peter King -
Tuesday's meeting in Chicago will give every owner the chance to have his say Which team makes the most sense for Tiki Barber's shot at redemption Quotes of the Week, Stat of the Week, 10 Things I Think I Think and more

Gene Frenette: NFL should waive blackout rule in early games as gesture to fans |
In the 38 years since Congress initiated the NFL television blackout rule, every team has had to sell out its non-premium seats 72 hours before kickoff to assure home games being shown in their local markets.