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1-26-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Haley Again?

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Time for more links as Haley Watch hits another snag and really this story just gets more and more confusing by the day.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Cardinals still searching for new quarterbacks coach
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt continues to go through the process of filling the only vacancy on his coaching staff, but he declined this week to reveal details, including the names of any candidates. Whisenhunt reportedly talked this week with former Chiefs coach Todd Haley while in Mobile, Ala., for Senior Bowl practices. But the meeting could have been nothing more than old friends getting together. NFL sources said it remains unlikely that Haley will re-join the Cardinals, where he was offensive coordinator in 2007-08.

Word From the Birds Blog - Finally, an OB offseason
There was a lot made about not having an offseason for many of the Cardinals last season because of the lockout. Then there is linebacker O’Brien Schofield, who is going into his third season without yet having had an offseason of work. The odd confluence of events — Schofield ripping up his knee in January before the 2010 draft, which cost him that summer, and then the aforementioned work stoppage — sure would seem to have dealt him a blow.

Word From the Birds Blog - Keim still in play for St. Louis
It’s been under the radar, but the news that Cardinals director of player personnel Steve Keim is supposed to interview for the Rams’ vacant general manager job Saturday means the Cards could still be heavily impacted with all these league moves going on beyond their own search for a quarterbacks coach. When Jeff Fisher was hired as head coach, conventional wisdom said his former cohort in Tennessee, Lake Dawson, had an upper hand. But as Jim Thomas, esteemed Rams beat writer, notes, Dawson just was promoted by the Titans since his St. Louis interview and that usually doesn’t happen for a guy who is about to leave.

If the Cardinals could do the 2006 draft again... -
The Arizona Cardinals needed a quarterback in 2006. Entering the draft, Arizona had just veteran Kurt Warner on the roster, and the former star was not exactly coming off an impressive 2005 campaign. So, with a new stadium opening and a need at the position, the Cardinals and then-coach Dennis Green felt fortunate when Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart fell to them at No. 10 in the draft. Calling him a "gift from heaven," Green inserted Leinart into the starting lineup in a Week 5 tilt with the Chiefs, and never looked back. Of course, we can look back, and six years later it's pretty much a guarantee the Cardinals would go a different direction if they could get a do-over in the draft.

Arizona Sports News:

Phoenix Suns' Robin Lopez suspended 1 game by NBA
Robin Lopez of the Phoenix Suns has been suspended one game without pay for improper conduct towards a game official.

Todd Graham making progress with ASU football recruiting
Hired Dec. 14, Todd Graham hasn't had much time to put together Arizona State's 2012 football recruiting class, but with national signing day just six days away, the new Sun Devils coach feels good about his progress.

NFL News:

Roger Goodell Gets Five-Year Contract Extension From NFL -
The NFL has extended the contract of Commissioner Roger Goodell for five years, according to a report. Goodell is now under contract until March 2019.

Greg Schiano Expected To Be Next Bucs Head Coach, According To Report -
The Bucs coaching search appears to have settled on their man. Reports say Rutgers coach Greg Schiano is nearing a deal that will make him the Bucs new head coach.

Colts Confirm: Chuck Pagano Is The New Head Coach -
The Indianapolis Colts have made it official: Chuck Pagano is the new head coach. Pagano, 51, was previously the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator for one season.

Yeah, You're Gonna Want To Watch Ray Lewis' Postgame Speech - From Our Editors -
Even after a gut-wrenching loss in the AFC title game... Nobody cuts to the core of what makes football awesome quite like Ray Lewis.

Those who made death threats against Kyle Williams should be prosecuted | ProFootballTalk
In the old days, death threats were made in one of three ways: (1) face-to-face; (2) by phone; or (3) by letter. The advantage of the last two options (for the person making the threats) is that the threats could be made anonymously, and without fear of prosecution. Nowadays, there’s a fourth avenue: the Internet. But regardless of whether the death threat comes via a dummy email address or an account on Twitter or Facebook, the sender can be tracked down by the authorities.