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6-25-12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings - Offseason Stuff

  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Time for todays links, today something on the tendencies for the two guys fighting for the QB job.

Also, something on the Seahawks QB job battle and how Flynn has not "wowed" anyone in Seattle yet.

Arizona Cardinals News:

Following up: Tendencies for Kolb, Skelton - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Fast forward to early September. Assume the Arizona Cardinals have just named a starting quarterback. Fans are debating the decision. They know John Skelton had a better won-lost record than Kevin Kolb as a starter last season, but beyond that, there isn't much to go on. Meanwhile, fantasy football general managers are wondering what the choice means for them. They know Larry Fitzgerald will put up his usual Pro Bowl-caliber numbers, but they're less sure what the decision might mean for Andre Roberts, Early Doucet or some of the other receivers on the team (tight ends, too). The truth is that we won't know for certain. The dynamics could change from 2011 as Kolb gains a firmer grasp of the offense in his first full offseason with the team. But in taking a closer look at the Cardinals' passing game last season, we can say the following:

Arizona Sports News:

Arizona Diamondbacks finish off sweep of Chicago Cubs
Trevor Bauer might get all the attention the next few days, but it's Wade Miley who keeps getting results. Miley ran his record to 9-3 by pitching eight innings of one-run ball in the Diamondbacks' 5-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs Sunday at Chase Field. The win gave the D-Backs a three-game sweep and a 5-1 mark on this homestand.

Arizona Wildcats beat South Carolina Gamecocks in College World Series finals opener
Konner Wade threw his third straight complete game, Robert Refsnyder homered for the second game in a row and Arizona beat two-time defending national champion South Carolina 5-1 in the opener of the College World Series finals Sunday night.

NFL News:

Tarvaris Jackson reportedly to get first-team QB reps - NFL.com
There are no promises Tarvaris Jackson will still be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback in 2012, but he appears to be in surprisingly good position to retain the gig. ESPN's John Clayton reported Sunday that Jackson will work with the first team when training camp begins next month.

Tarvaris Jackson reportedly to get first-team QB reps - NFL.com
There are no promises Tarvaris Jackson will still be the Seattle Seahawks' starting quarterback in 2012, but he appears to be in surprisingly good position to retain the gig. ESPN's John Clayton reported Sunday that Jackson will work with the first team when training camp begins next month.

Mike Karney on Saints' troubles: 'Evil does not prevail' - NFL.com
According to the evidence gathered by the NFL in its investigation of the New Orleans Saints' "bounty" program, former Saints fullback Mike Karney was targeted by the team while he was a member of the St. Louis Rams. The Saints seemed to want to go after their former player.

Option routes, and why they drive some receivers crazy | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The 2007 season brought us the most explosive version of the New England Patriots offense, when Randy Moss was reborn as far more than a malingering speed receiver, and Wes Welker put himself on the map as the ultimate underneath slot receiver. Moss, for the Patriots' system, was the perfect weapon in all ways. Not only was he a speed demon who could split any two-safety combo 40 yards downfield, but he grasped the Pats' complex route concepts to such a degree that Tom Brady famously said that Moss was perhaps the smartest player he'd ever suited up with.