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Arizona Cardinals news 9/7: Game time decisions, confidence, game previews

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The Arizona Cardinals are not playing today, but almost the rest of the NFL is. Here are your Sunday morning stories to kick off your day.


Cardinals Blogs | Game day for Andre and Saturday before the Chargers
"We can’t worry about injuries," Arians said. "Nobody cares but us."

Rookies Ready For Monday Night Spotlight
Notebook: Ellington limited at practice and a game-day decision; Zastudil ailing

Ted Ginn Jr. key to making Arizona Cardinals special teams more productive
Still, the Cardinals return game left a lot to be desired last season. Arizona ranked second-to-last in the league in punt return average (5.8 yards per return) and were tied for last in kickoff return average (20.0 yards).

Cardinals veterans say run defense is all about desire

"You want to know what it takes? I'll tell you what it takes," Cardinals veteran linebacker Larry Foote said. "You've got to have guys who are willing to do it. Yes, the scheme from the coaches definitely helps, too, but at the end of the day, if you don't want to get blocked you ain't going to get blocked. You've got to want it, man."

Max Hall's arrest conjured thoughts of concussions

Confession: The first thing I thought about when I heard that Gilbert police had arrested Max Hall on suspicion of possession of stolen items and cocaine? Concussions.

Arians not concerned by possibility Ellington misses significant time | FOX Sports

Cardinals running back Andre Ellington will be a game-time decision on Monday night after practicing on a limited basis on Saturday with a foot injury.

Kevin Minter finally gets to do what Arizona Cardinals drafted him to do

"It would mean a lot," he said of getting the start Monday night against the San Diego Chargers in Week 1. "It's what they drafted me to do. I'm supposed to be playing linebacker; it's cool to be actually playing that position now."

Confidence not lacking in or with Arizona Cardinals' offensive line

So much confidence, in fact, that few people are even talking about the offensive line as the season is about to begin. That's the idea.


A Working Relationship: Geno Smith is learning to be a starter, Michael Vick is learning to be a back-up, and together they're trying to win games while setting a new precedent -

Geno Smith is learning to be a starter, Michael Vick is learning to be a back-up, and together they're trying to win games while setting a new precedent African-American quarterbacks.

Percy Harvin changes everything for the Seahawks -

Percy Harvin gives the Seattle Seahawks offense a whole new dimension.

Don't be an idiot: NFL week 1 picks against the spread -

Want to know the easiest way to make money betting the NFL? Don't be a complete dummy.

NFL injury roundup: Cecil Shorts, Kenny Stills ruled out Saturday -

Wideouts down! The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without Cecil Shorts against the Philadelphia Eagles and the New Orleans Saints will be without Kenny Stills against the Atlanta Falcons.

Cheattle Cheathawks can only win by cheating beacuse they're cheaters -

They are probably the most dirty, disrespectful team in the NFL. Their gimmickry will be short-lived, you can bet on that.

Johnny Manziel could play against Steelers -

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he plans to use the rookie quarterback in sub-packages in the regular season opener.