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1/9 Arizona Cardinals news: Lots of reactions to Steve Keim, plus a little Darnell Dockett

Just some links to start the day off.

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The Arizona Cardinals hired their general manager, and it was who most people believed it would always be. Steve Keim was named GM and introduced to the media. Much of our links to day are related to that. Of course, there is that little thing about Darnell Dockett and some pretty girl.

Here are the day's links:


Word From the Birds Blog | Putting a cap on it
While the reports are out there that VP of player personnel Steve Keim is negotiating to become the next Cardinals’ general manager, the next GM — whether it was going to be Keim or someone else — will have some work to do.

Full plate with plenty in cupboard
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden has plenty on his plate these days as he digests everything from the late-season struggles of his offense to job interviews for head coaching jobs.

Steve Keim the right choice for Arizona Cardinals’ GM
Steve Keim the right choice for Arizona Cardinals’ GM,Bickley: The newest Cardinals general manager has a vice-grip handshake, just like his predecessor. But Steve Keim is much different than Rod Graves, and that’s a good thing.

Yo Darnell: A little restraint and some class, please | Insiders
It’s time for Dockett to grow up. Just like it’s time for Musburger to act his age.

Arizona Cardinals 2013 salary cap situation | Insiders
The calendar has turned, especially for teams such as the Cardinals, who are out of the playoffs. They are turning their attention to 2013.

Steve Keim moves in front of the curtains | Insiders
He’s worked in the NFL since 1999, when he joined the Cardinals as a scout. He’s moved up in the organization and his latest promotion was to vice president for player personnel last May.

Word From the Birds Blog | Keim puts math, science to the test
When Steve Keim was 9 years old, he was already fascinated by watching games and figuring out which players were better — so much so that he told his mom he wanted to be an NFL general manager one day. She "sort of snickered," Keim said Tuesday — the day he was named the Cardinals’ general manager.

Steve Keim Named General Manager
New football boss believes Cardinals are a "retool and not a rebuild"

A word on GM hires as Keim announced - NFC West Blog - ESPN
We don't know enough about Keim to say whether he'll excel in the role. But as Baalke and Schneider have shown and as Snead still might show, good GM hires aren't always exciting ones.

Dockett uses Twitter to hit on QB's girlfriend
Dockett tweets up a storm with wings, strip club invitation to Alabama QB's girlfriend.

If Cardinals go offensive line in draft, they'll have plenty of options -
While this is regarded to be a fairly weak QB class, there appear to be several talented lineman from which the Cardinals may be left to choose from.

Former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner weighs in on Keim, head coaching search -
"I wasn't surprised at all," Warner said. "I know they did their due diligence and reached out and looked some other places but [Keim]'s done a great job for them. I know everybody there really likes what he's done."


Robert Griffin III injury: Redskins QB scheduled to have surgery -
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is scheduled to undergo surgery to repair his torn LCL, and doctors will determine at that time if RGIII suffered any damage to his ACL.

Rob Ryan fired by Cowboys -
Rob Ryan may have been fired by the Cowboys, but he's not worried about it.

The Week in Worst: More like 'Wild Card Weak-end' -
The playoffs are here! ... When does the football get good?

Chicago Bears coaching search: Making sense of the Mike Singletary interview -
The Chicago Bears plan on interviewing Mike Singletary for their head coaching opening. Fortunately, it appears as if GM Phil Emery is too smart to hire the former Super Bowl icon.

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