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2/14 Arizona Cardinals news: A scared Ryan Williams, Cardinals 'Joes' and a dinosaur football team

Your Valentine's Day links to kick off the morning.


It is Valentine's Day! And you are here because you love the Cards. To start the day off, you have Ryan Williams talking about how he was not mentally ready to play last year, some talk about Kevin Kolb, some players that are getting recognition for their play despite not making the Pro Bowl and then some good NFL news. Oh, and someone put together a football team based on dinosaurs. I don't get it either.


Word From the Birds Blog | Williams was "scared" and running back questions
"I won’t say I was rushed, but … people don’t even understand what was going through my head when I got that ball," Williams said.

Word From the Birds Blog | Kolb contract an issue, ribs aren’t
I have had some questions today about Kolb’s health. When I last spoke to Kolb the day Arians was hired (via text) he said his ribs were doing well. I don’t expect those to hinder him in the offseason, for those worried his 2013 could be in jeopardy. Obviously he has to stay healthy once the games begin, but there shouldn’t be 2012 aftereffects.

Alex Smith, Super Bowl QBs headline USA TODAY Sports' 21st All-Joe team
A few Cardinals make the list of blue collar studs.


The ultimate dinosaur football league roster -
A paleontologist helps us answer the important question: what dinosaurs would play what positions on a football roster?

2013 NFL free agency: What to know -
It's about that time. Get ready for NFL free agency with this preview video.

Minimum Cash Spend Requirement under the CBA - Cincy Jungle
We take a basic look at the minimum cash spend requirement per the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Leslie Frazier, Vikings Agree To Contract Extension - Daily Norseman
The Minnesota Vikings have extended the contract of head coach Leslie Frazier, who was entering the final year of his deal.

Another look at the NFL all-under-25 team - put together its "Under 25" team recently. There are plenty of debatable picks, and we offer up a few suggestions.

No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft far from settled -
A lot of mock drafts have associated the Kansas City Chiefs to West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith, but he's far from the only option for Kansas City. It's likely the Chiefs will be debating which player to take first overall in April.

Michael Vick wins with Chip Kelly -
Despite Philly's disappointing 2012 season, Dan Rubenstein has three reasons why Michael Vick's new one year deal with the Eagles could pay immediate win dividends under new head coach Chip Kelly.

Percy Harvin rumors: Vikings WR wants contract similar to Calvin Johnson -
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin could seek a contract similar to Calvin Johnson's eight-year, $150 million dollar deal that he signed last offseason.

Chiefs GM John Dorsey talks NFL Draft, Matt Cassel -
Many predict the Chiefs will take a quarterback with the No. 1 pick, but general manager John Dorsey said the team is yet to even evaluate the quarterbacks in the draft.

NFL Combine 2013: Ryan Nassib will 'do everything' in Indy -
Syracuse Orange senior quarterback Ryan Nassib will participate in all of the drills at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, hoping to improve his draft stock.

Rob Gronkowski, American hero, is sorry for partying -

Redskins face important decision with Fred Davis -
A year after using the franchise tag to retain him, the Redskins will have another decision to make on the future of Fred Davis in Washington DC.

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