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6-24-11: Bird Droppings - DRC For Kolb?

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Time for some more links looking at the possible trade of DRC for Kolb along with some other stuff.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Word From the Birds Blog - The DRC speculation
So the latest speculation — because again, that’s all that’s available right now — is that the Cardinals could end up with Kevin Kolb as their quarterback by trading not a draft pick but cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. That was the talk a couple of days ago on Philadelphia radio station WIP (H/T to Paul Calvisi and Dave Burns on Sports 620 KTAR for the heads-up) and frankly, it’s not the first time DRC’s name has come up in such speculation. Around the draft, people were spitballing the idea the Cards would send Patrick Peterson to Philly for Kolb, and that morphed into DRC.

Some cold water on the Kolb-for-Rodgers-Cromartie trade talk | ProFootballTalk
We’ve seen a number of NFL news sources speculating that the Cardinals could trade cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to the Eagles for quarterback Kevin Kolb when the lockout ends. But one source close to the Cardinals doesn’t see it happening. blogs - Kent Somers - Trade speculation: DRC for Kolb
Each day seems to bring more speculation about what the Cardinals will be willing to give up in exchange for the Eagles Kevin Kolb. ESPN's Sal Paolantonio recently said the Eagles want to get a player who contribute immediately, not a draft pick, in exchange for Kolb.

DRC for Kolb: Better the devil you know -
That the Arizona Cardinals need a quarterback is not news. That the Arizona Cardinals are interested in Philadelphia's Kevin Kolb is not news. That the Arizona Cardinals may trade Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in exchange for Kevin Kolb? Now that's news. It's also a bad idea.

Kolb for Rodgers-Cromartie is a no-brainer -
What's more important in a car, the engine or the rear-view mirror? When watching a movie do you care more about the camera man or the main actor? In the Jackson 5 who was a more integral part of their success, Michael or Tito? For ESPN is SportsCenter or Erin Andrews more important? In all of those situations each part is meaningful to the whole, but only one is a true difference maker. It's the same with the Kevin Kolb for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie rumors that emerged -- or is that re-emerged -- Thursday. One is a nice piece, the other one can change the course of a franchise.

Word From the Birds Blog - Revisionist History: Whiz’s arrival
Despite the results of 2010, the Cards are still in the midst of their best stretch of football since moving to Arizona – which, of course, coincided with the hire of Ken Whisenhunt as head coach.

Steve Breaston's poem a good example for NFL players
When times get tough, everyone needs an outlet to relieve some stress. For you, it might be taking a brisk walk or a jog around the block. For The Heat Index, it usually involves a trip to our favorite watering hole. For Steve Breaston, it's writing poetry.

Wilson, Lenon, Adams among league leaders in stops -
The goal of a defense is to stop the opposing team from advancing the ball, and ultimately from scoring. While the job of stopping the offense rests on the defense as a whole, it is up to specific individuals to make tackles on players. As is the case in all walks of life, some are better at it than others.

Calais Campbell among league's most efficient -
While Calais Campbell may not be as household name, he is one of the most productive pass rushers in the NFL, and has been for the past three years. A recent study by discovered that Campbell was the 17th most efficient pass rusher last season and the 14th most efficient over the past three seasons. Pro football focus determined a productivity rating by taking sacks, hits and hurries and dividing that by the number of snaps spent rushing the passer.

Word From the Birds Blog - Scheduling a look back for a look ahead
Our own Jim Omohundro will be putting together a series of web videos starting today that highlight the Cards’ 2011 schedule by looking back at a few of the highlights from games against that team in recent years past. For instance, Jim’s first piece is about the Cards and Panthers, who will visit University of Phoenix Stadium Sept. 11 to open the 2011 season (and yes, I am staying optimistic it happens). On the video are looking at three Panthers’ games of the past — wins in Carolina in 2001 and 2002 (Jake Plummer! Pat Tillman! Freddie Jones!) along with the game no one will forget, the playoff road trip against Carolina after the 2008 season. That game, of course, brings up one of the best quotes ever — Panthers coach John Fox about QB Jake Delhomme, after the Cards forced Delhomme into six turnovers. "He picked a bad day to have a bad day."

Series History - Carolina Panthers
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Tillman Foundation Names New CEO
Retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Kwinn, Jr. has been selected President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pat Tillman Foundation, it was announced Thursday.

Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft WarRoom - Mocking The Draft
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Arizona Sports News:

Diamondbacks complete sweep of Royals on road
Daniel Hudson pitched 7 strong innings to win his ninth game, and Miguel Montero and Juan Miranda each homered to lead the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

Phoenix Suns draft Kansas forward Markieff Morris
The Suns have talked about improving their size, defense and rebounding since the season and backed it up Thursday night by drafting Kansas power forward Markieff Morris with the 13th pick.

NFL News:

NFL owners, players meet; more talks planned - ESPN
Round 4 of the "secret" negotiations is over. Round 5 is coming soon -- perhaps to a suburban locale near you. NFL owners and players met for the second straight day in Hull, Mass., 18 miles south of Boston, as they attempt to close in on a collective bargaining agreement.

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

Breaking down WRs: San Francisco - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson breaks down the wide receivers of each NFC West team. Today: San Francisco 49ers. news: To our experts, 16 games -- not 18 -- seem just right
Should the NFL expand from its current 16-game regular season to an 18-game regular season (with two fewer preseason games)?