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1/26 Arizona Cardinals news: Cards at the Pro Bowl, another coach, more praise for Arians

The links to start off the day with Arizona Cardinals and NFL news:


As we approach the weekend and the Pro Bowl, we have quite a bit of stuff you can read about the Cardinals and the NFL (especially with the Super Bowl in a week). Beanie Wells talks about a new chance after Ken Whisenhunt, there is reportedly another coach, the Cardinals trio in the Pro Bowl are enjoying themselves and more.

Check out the links for today.


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Doug and Wolf talk to Kevin Spencer

Wells looks forward to 'fresh start' under Arians
After a falling-out with Whisenhunt, Wells looking forward to Cardinals' new era under Arians.

Dockett talks Webb, Arians, Cardinals' D
Darnell Dockett provides insight into Bruce Arians, Cardinals' defense, Twitter shenanigans.

Report: Cardinals add James Bettcher to coaching staff
The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Indianapolis Colts special assistant to the head coach James Bettcher as their outside linebackers coach, according to

Cardinals trio making the most out of their Pro Bowl appearance
While injuries and Super Bowl obligations are largely to credit for Fitzgerald and Washington's appearance in the annual All-Star game, the trio is making the most out of their "working" vacation (see photo right with Peterson's father Patrick Sr.).

ESPN analyst Jaworski praises Cardinals' new coaching staff
Bruce Arians replaced Ken Whisenhunt as the team's head coach, a move ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski has touted.

Fitzgerald speaks out on Cardinals, Pro Bowl
"It's a tough business," Fitzgerald said. "We lost some good coaches, but that's part of the business."

CBS insider: Cardinals' Brian Hoyer and Kevin Kolb among most attractive free agent QBs
This just in, the Arizona Cardinals have attractive options at quarterback.

Tape Review: Arizona Cardinals - Going Deep -
Rotoworld's Nick Mensio watched every 2012 Arizona Cardinals game and provides his takeaways from their 5-11 season.

Sifting through West's top draft bargains - NFC West Blog - ESPN
With Kiper's 2012 draft re-grade in mind, I've put together a list showing the NFC West rookie draft choices providing the most value relative to draft status, at least in my view.

Paying the price: Not everyone's a bargain - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The two NFC West quarterbacks earned a combined $1.6 million while leading their teams to the playoffs. They cost about the same in combined salary-cap charges.


Saints interested in Romeo Crennel and Eric Mangini, according to report -
With the recent opening at the defensive coordinator position, the New Orleans Saints are interested in potentially brining in Romeo Crennel and/or Eric Mangini.

Petition to make Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday -
No one wants to go to work after eating and drinking for four hours on a Sunday -- so let's make the Monday after the Super Bowl a national holiday.

2013 Super Bowl: Colin Kaepernick won't reap financial rewards of playoff run -
Colin Kaepernick will see zero immediate financial benefit for leading the 49ers to Super Bowl XLVII, thanks to the new collective bargaining agreement.

Joe Flacco contract: Super Bowl will not affect negotiations -
The Ravens are heading to the Super Bowl with their QB in a contract year. We discuss general manager Ozzie Newsome's recent comments on Joe Flacco's contract status.

Pro Bowl 2013: Players offer their take on fixing the game -
Some think it's a vacation. Some think it's a real game. What do players really think about the annual Pro Bowl?

Super Bowl 2013: What's next for Ed Reed? -
Ray Lewis isn't the only future Hall of Fame player on the Ravens defense. Free safety Ed Reed likely has a place saved for him in Canton, as well. His future, though, isn't quite as clear as Lewis's.

What is Alex Smith doing right now? Jan. 25 -
It's a lazy Friday at the Smith household. The erstwhile 49ers quarterback has decided to try his hand at the "celebrity cookbook" racket.

2013 Super Bowl: Princess the camel picks the Ravens to beat the 49ers -
You read the headline right. There's a camel in a New Jersey zoo that picks the winner of the Super Bowl. The amazing thing is she's 7-1. This year she picked the Ravens.

Super Bowl 2013 prop bets: On Jay-Z, arrests, Alicia Keys, Ray Lewis and more -
You like having money, so bet along at home as we lay big bucks on the 2013 Super Bowl's national anthem, halftime show, arrest tallies and more.

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