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1-25-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Haley Again?

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Time for some more links, as all of the changing details of the QB coach search becomes even more of a kerfuffle.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Hawaii Peterson's Destination
Pro Bowler as return man, rookie wants trip as cornerback

Todd Haley meeting with Cardinals today | ProFootballTalk
When we last looked at the status of former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, it appeared unlikely that there was a place for him on the Cardinals’ coaching staff. But that may no longer be the case.

Beanie Wells undergoes knee surgery -
It was long thought that Beanie Wells, once the season was over, would have surgery done on his ailing right knee. Well, the operation is done.

Two more Cardinals going under the knife -
Two more members of the Arizona Cardinals are having offseason surgery on Tuesday.

Steelers OC Bruce Arians talks with Cardinals -
The Cardinals have one vacant spot on the coaching staff that needs to be filled -- QB coach -- and the names that keep popping up for the job are fairly impressive. Former head coaches Todd Haley and Hue Jackson have been linked to the Cards, and now Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians has seen his name come up in the conversation.

Sizing up Peyton Manning's potential landing spots -
Welcome to a second straight Arizona Cardinals' offseason that will be dominated by quarterback talk.

Word From the Birds Blog - Beanie has surgery, and a coach candidate UPDATE
While Beanie Wells said the day after the season he wasn’t sure he would need surgery to repair his gimpy knee, it seemed more likely than not, and this morning, the running back tweeted out what looked like a surgical announcement: "Time to go under the knife wish me luck !!! These Meds are gonna be lovely lol." blogs - Kent Somers - Pursuing an assistant coach
Most head coaches I've known like to fill staff positions before they head to Mobile, Ala., to scout prospects in the Senior Bowl. That's because the event is a job fair as well as an all-star game. Unemployed coaches attend, hoping to finagle interviews and jobs. Head coaches can be inundated by potential candidates. It's an awkward situation for everyone. So I'm sure Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has been approached by more than one coach looking for a job. Whisenhunt has one opening on his staff, quarterbacks coach, and is expected to interview some candidates while at the Senior Bowl. Those candidates include former Raiders head coach Hue Jackson. Several news outlets have reported that the Cardinals have also made contact with former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Arizona Sports News:

Phoenix Coyotes snap 3-game skid going into All-Star break
The Coyotes' mantra was a recurring one: end this home-ice funk and go into the All-Star break on a winning note. Twice holding two-goal margins, only to see them sliced to one, the Coyotes hung on to defeat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night at Arena. The win broke a three-game losing streak and finally got their home record over .500 (10-9-4).

Phoenix Suns winning streak vs. Toronto Raptors snapped
US Airways Center officially has been declared a disaster area. Add the Toronto Raptors to a list of losing teams that includes the New Orleans Hornets, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Jersey Nets that have beaten the Suns on their own floor, threatening to leave a season in rubble. The Raptors held off a torrid rally that came too late from the Suns to win 99-96 Tuesday night, dropping the Suns to 6-11 in a shortened season that doesn't leave much time to clean up the mess.

NFL News:

Raiders Hire Dennis Allen, According To Reports -
The Oakland Raiders have hired Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as the team's new head coach, according to reports from ESPN's Adam Schefter and Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.

Super Bowl 2012 Prediction: Will Patriots Avenge Their XLII Loss Against Giants? -
The Giants will meet the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI just four years after New York delivered a massive upset over New England in Super Bowl XLII. Who's the early pick to win the game?

Peyton Manning's Interview On Future With Colts -
Super Bowl XLVI will feature Peyton Manning's biggest rival (Tom Brady) as well as his little brother (Eli Manning) which means we'll be talking plenty about the Indianapolis Colts QB over the next two weeks. But the larger issue surrounding Manning is his health, his $28 million roster bonus due in March and his future with the Colts organization. Manning doesn't speak publicly very often but he conducted a lengthy interview with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star this week and there were several notable items from the Colts quarterback. Definitely read the entire article.

Jim Irsay Wants To Send You To The Super Bowl, Maybe Be Friends - From Our Editors -
Need Super Bowl tickets? Jim Irsay is holding a Twitter contest to give away two. Go make your pick ASAP. And if you're lucky you'll win, and maybe even make friends with the owner of the Indianapolis Colts.

Pro Bowl 2012: Replacements Announced For Patriots And Giants -
Cam Newton headlines the list of 11 Pro Bowl alternates who will punch their ticket to Hawaii instead of the Patriots, Giants, and Ray Rice, who will not play.

Kyle Williams, Concussions, And The Nature Of The Beast -
Kyle Williams was the 49ers' scapegoat on Monday morning, but a day later, we learn that the Giants had been targeting Williams all game because of his concussion history. Sometimes the NFL is hard to love.