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6-4-11: Bird Droppings - Peterson's Confidence, Drawing Up Plays, All-Time QB's

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As we go into the first weekend of June, the links for today focus on the confidence of Patrick Peterson, how the Coach Whisenhunt draws up plays, the all time best Quarterbacks for the Cardinals. and more.

Cardinals News:

Drawing Up The Perfect Play
The creative process is always ongoing for structuring the offense

Video: Patrick Peterson's confidence - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson cracked a smile when asked whether he had any regrets about coming out of LSU early, given the NFL labor situation. Sounds like Peterson has had his eye on the NFL for a while. The video features Peterson saying he patterns himself after Charles Woodson (style of play), Deion Sanders (swagger) and Rod Woodson (tenacity). Think the Cardinals could use that combination?

Word From the Birds Blog - One perspective on Cards’ all-time QBs
Football Outsiders has put together a list of the top five quarterbacks all-time for each of the four NFC West teams. Here is their list for the Cardinals:

Mailbag: Lynch, Crabtree, Kendricks, etc. - NFC West Blog - ESPN
jandkolepsycho thinks the Arizona Cardinals will be much better off on offense now that they appear serious about incorporating a receiving tight end into their plans.

Arizona Sports News:

Josh Collmenter pitches Diamondbacks past Nationals
The way Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson puts it, he wants his players adding tools to their tool chest. Whether it's a move to first or the ability to bunt, he has insisted since the beginning of spring training that his team is a work in progress. Some of those attributes that Gibson wants to define his club already have made their way into games, just as one did in a big moment of Friday night's 4-0 victory against the Washington Nationals at Chase Field.

Joey DeMichele leads ASU baseball to walkoff win over New Mexico in NCAA Tempe Regional
The Arizona State baseball team overcame runner's interference in the ninth inning Friday night to beat New Mexico 4-2 on Joey DeMichele's three-run walk-off home run. Top-seeded ASU (40-16) survived in its NCAA regional opener to move into a winner's bracket game at 7 p.m. Saturday against No. 3 Charlotte (43-14), which upset Arkansas 3-2 in the first game at Packard Stadium.

Annie Lockwood's single lifts ASU softball past Florida
Annie Lockwood hit a single down the line that skipped off Florida third baseman Kasey Fagan's glove to drive in the winning run in Arizona State's dramatic 6-5 victory Friday night at the Women's College World Series. ASU (57-6) will play at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, needing a win to advance to the championship series.

Arizona Wildcats baseball shut out by Seton Hall
The University of Arizona baseball team entered Friday's NCAA regional boasting two dominant starters, the Pac-10's best offense and a hot streak as impressive as any in college baseball. The Wildcats left quietly, their season in jeopardy.

Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila thrives on structured offense
Last year, when Nick Davila broke Rattlers records for passing yards (4,858) and touchdowns (102) in a season, he wasn't completely satisfied. There were the 18 interceptions and that first-round playoff loss at Spokane. Through 11 games this year, there has been little the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Davila can find wrong.

Fans not yet on board with Arizona Diamondbacks' resurgence
What? No peanut, no Cracker Jack cravings? No root, root, root for the home team in your blood? Are you ready to jump on the Diamondbacks' bandwagon? Odds are high you'll see a return on your investment. Fans preoccupied by the destination forget how rewarding the journey can be. For a team that is one of the better stories in baseball, attendance has been lousy. The Diamondbacks entered Friday's game against the Washington Nationals ranked 18th out of 30 major-league clubs. After they briefly took over first place in the National League West, two of the next three games attracted fewer than 18,000 fans.

NFL News:

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell: Recent labor talks 'a positive sign' - ESPN
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will spend the weekend preparing for the next set of negotiations, energized by this week's secret talks that he believes show both sides are committed to ending the labor dispute.

NFL.com news: Recent standouts among top 100 undrafted free agents
If you're a smart head coach or general manager, then for the last five weeks, since the NFL draft reached its conclusion, you've been studying or, at the very least, pondering your next move. Because your're not finished trying to find the next crop of talent for your franchise. Typically, the draft comes to an end, and almost instantly it triggers the run on undrafted free agents. This year, teams have had time to think it over, with the lockout putting business as usual on hold. The goal is still the same, though: You hope to find yourself the next Kurt Warner, or the next Warren Moon, or the next John Randle.