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1/3 Arizona Cardinals news: Ray Horton talks to the media

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Ray Horton had his interview with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday and spoke to reporters afterward. Kent Somers writes about rumors and the Internet (I think they are great, but then again I run a website). Darren Urban actually writes about something not related to coaches -- he has thoughts about Michael Floyd.

Read what we have for today.

Cardinals: video: Ray Horton talks about Cardinals' interview
Cardinals' defensive coordinator talks about his interview for the open head-coaching position with the Cardinals.

Byproduct of coaching searches can leave a stench | Insiders
That’s a long-winded metaphor to describe how coaching searches are reported. It’s sort of fun to follow them on twitter and the internets. But there is also a lot of smelly garbage produced.

Ray Horton on his interview with the Arizona Cardinals | Insiders
Here’s the transcript of Ray Horton’s meeting with reporters about an hour ago. Horton had just finished an interview with Cardinals President Mike Bidwill, vice president of personnel Steve Keim and director of player personnel Jason Licht.

Andy Reid haters are out of line, out of touch | Insiders
Cardinals fans should be exhilarated by the idea of Andy Reid. Strangely, many of you seem unmoved.

Word From the Birds Blog | The trick to growing Floyd
The Cardinals don’t have a head coach, offensive coordinator or receivers coach right now, so it’s impossible to know how they will view Floyd and where he is in his development. But there are parts of his game that are still growing. Maybe, he can grow in the same direction Fitz did.

Word From the Birds Blog | Horton’s Norv Turner connection
But, for those asking, Horton not only has a strong connection with former Chargers head coach-and-pretty-good-offensive-coordinator Norv Turner, but a memorable moment too. Horton was finishing his playing days as a defensive back with the Dallas Cowboys in 1991 and 1992, which were the first two of Turner’s three seasons as OC for the juggernaut Cowboys back in the day.

A Look At The Coaching Candidates
Horton, McCoy and Reid are the first three to be interviewed

Ray Horton Confident After Interview
Cardinals defensive coordinator believes he will be a head coach somewhere in 2013

Horton makes his case for Cardinals job
Ray Horton interviews for Arizona head coaching position while also in hunt for Cleveland, Buffalo jobs.

Familiar pattern to Cards' dance with Reid - NFC West Blog - ESPN
High-profile coaches benefit when information about a deal being imminent gets out before a deal is completed. The news creates expectations, putting pressure on teams to close deals. Coaches gain leverage in the process.


Ray Lewis will retire after NFL playoffs end -
The Baltimore Ravens linebacker will hang it up after this season, he told assembled media on Wednesday.

RGIII Consoled Tony Romo After Loss: "You're A Great Quarterback, Man" - Hogs Haven
RGIII was mic'd up for the Redskins vs Cowboys week 17 game and was heard consoling Romo after the loss from his late interception.

Rush to greatness: Why is Adrian Peterson so good? -
Adrian Peterson entered rarified air this season, accumulating more than 2,000 rushing and putting the Minnesota Vikings into the playoffs. What makes Peterson so special?

A Summation of the Norv Turner / A.J. Smith Era - Bolts From The Blue
Dean Spanos has done what he needed to do. It's worth a brief pause to look at the past six years, if for no other reason than to avoid making the same mistakes.

Ray Lewis, American: The influence of today’s athlete -
On the impact Ray Lewis and football can have on all of us.

The Chip Kelly Offense: Three Must-Reads For Buffalo Bills, NFL Fans - Buffalo Rumblings
Looking for a crash course on what University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly is all about? These three links are a great place to start.

I Hate (Love) Russell Wilson - Hogs Haven
Seahawks Redskins Showdown Hits Close To Home

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