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10/8/12 Arizona Cardinals news: second chances, toughness, and Fitzgerald

A collection of news from around the Web about our Cardinals and the NFL in general.

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Arizona Cardinals News:

Dave Zastudil Makes Second Chance Stick
Dave Zastudil’s right knee was finally feeling better during the summer of 2011. It had been 21 months since he last punted in an NFL game, a 49-yarder against the Chicago Bears on Nov. 1, 2009 that Devin Hester returned for 69 yards. Zastudil spent those months recovering from a knee surgery that shut him down midway through the 2009 season through the balance of 2010.

Great defenses? Not on third-and-long - NFC West Blog - ESPN
NFL defense aspires to force opponents into third-and-long. Good ones should feast on opposing offenses in these favorable situations.

Ken Whisenhunt: Kevin Kolb plenty tough for Cardinals -
Kevin Kolb has shown he can take a beating after being sacked 17 times in the past two games. But can the Arizona Cardinals do anything more to keep their quarterback upright?

Fitzgerald Raises Breast Cancer Awareness
Take a glimpse into the emotional story of WR Larry Fitzgerald and his amazing efforts to raise breast cancer awareness.

NFL News:

Robert Griffin III says he'll play for Redskins in Week 6 -
Robert Griffin III tweeted that he was OK after suffering a concussion against the Atlanta Falcons. He plans to play this weekend against the Minnesota Vikings.

Mike McCarthy: Packers playing below expectations -
Something isn't quite right with the Green Bay Packers. Following another uneven performance in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts, Aaron Rodgers and Co. are searching for answers.

Drew Brees' proud night fails to mask Saints' issues -
It was like the good old days Sunday night at the Superdome for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints, who won for the first time this season. Can the good times last?

Michael Vick's fumble problems continue for Eagles -
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick lost another fumble on the goal line Sunday. The score would have made a difference in a two-point loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Kareem Copeland writes.