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2/1 Arizona Cardinals news: Defensive schemes, the draft and Michael Bidwill

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Team president Michael Bidwill talked about training camp, the draft and the team's defense. Darren Urban held a live chat. Larry Fitzgerald calls new offensive staff a bunch of gurus. Oh, and the Super bowl in on Sunday.

Here are today's links:


Chatting Before The Arians Era
A replay of the live chat with's Darren Urban

Word From the Birds Blog | Bidwill talks training camp, BPA
Bidwill talked about some of the issues the Cardinals have had with NAU, with construction and being displaced and issues of various accommodations, and he said NAU plans to address those things.

Bidwill: Cardinals will still run some 3-4 | Insiders
The defensive changes implemented by Coach Bruce Arians and coordinator Todd Bowles will be an ongoing story throughout 2013. That unit, after all, was among the better ones in the NFL in 2012, so change carries some risk.

Larry Fitzgerald: coaching staff full of offensive "gurus" | Insiders
Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald makes it sound like he’s an old man. For the last couple of years, he’s often referred to being on the downhill side of his career, that he’s not getting any younger, etc.

Let Smith-to-Cards speculation commence
Alex Smith seems a worthy gamble for quarterback-needy teams, and that includes Cardinals.


Super Bowl 2013: The Ravens tight ends and the Air Coryell offense -
Dennis Pitta is a key player to watch in Super Bowl XLVII, really.

The three worst Super Bowl parties you have ever been to -
You've been to many Super Bowl parties over the years. Most have been a lot of fun, but a few were complete disasters. Let's revisit those.

Don Beebe reflects on Leon Lett and the 20th anniversary of 'The Play' -
The former receiver for the Bills and Packers reflects on a NFL record six Super Bowl appearances and the single play that defined his career.

NFL to add independent neurological consultant to sidelines in 2013 -
It has been announced that the NFL will add independent neurological consultants to the sidelines in 2013 in a continuing effort to protect players from concussions.

NFLPA asks Chargers to replace team doctor David Chao -
Players are concerned with San Diego's team doctor, who has a history of legal trouble.

Super Bowl 2013, 49ers vs Ravens: History favors San Francisco, but more recently we have seen that anything is possible -
A look at all 46 Super Bowls and what they tell us about San Francisco vs Baltimore. How good are the Ravens chances?

VIDEO: Beyonce opens Super Bowl press conference with the National Anthem -
Beyonce opened her Super Bowl press conference by singing a pitch perfect rendition National Anthem, this time with no lip synching. Any questions?

Donald Driver, it's been quite a trip -
Donald Driver is retiring and we couldn't let the occasion pass without a few words of admiration.

The List: New rumored sources of HGH -
Everyone's abuzz about deer antlers. What's the next level of unlikely sources of human growth hormone?

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