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Arizona Cardinals news 11/4: Pushing Calas Campbell, scary offense, Butler improvement

Cardinals and NFL stories to start the day.

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The Cardinals were at practice on Tuesday because of the bye week. There normally isn't this much content because it is typically a day off. But with the bye, there is more to start the week. There will be less later in the week. So enjoy for now.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Motivating Calais
"He’s got the talent," Arians said. "He’s got the talent and he’s shown he can. He needs to do it all the time."

Cardinals' Offense On Record Pace

But coaches, players still looking at opportunities missed as second half of season begins

Cardinals Film Room: Rashad Johnson Reacts

A breakdown of the safety's interception on a play the Cardinals' secondary saw coming

Around The NFC West - Week 9

The Rams and Seahawks keep pace with victories while the 49ers struggle again

Cardinals' Bruce Arians not afraid to call out players

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has no problem calling out his players and they have no problem with the tactic.

Arizona Cardinals notes: Troy Niklas able to celebrate

Troy Niklas was so excited about catching the first touchdown pass of his NFL career, he wasn’t sure how to celebrate.

Arizona Cardinals' scoring ability should scare the NFL

What do we really know about the Arizona Cardinals halfway through the midway mark of the 2015 season?

Arizona Cardinals' Drew Butler finding rhythm with 50-yard punts - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Cardinals punter Drew Butler said he didn't change his approach or technique, but he's shown improvement with punts over 50 yards in recent games.

Cardinals' Bruce Arians challenges Calais Campbell to 'dominate the game' | FOX Sports

Cardinals coach says defensive lineman has talent to dominate opponents, but he needs do so more consistently.

James Bettcher: Cardinals have another "weapon off the edge" in Alex Okafor - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor has been out of commission for the last couple of weeks, after he injured his calf against the Lions at Ford Field. Markus Golden’s come in in Okafor’s stead and he’s held his own, but it seems like it’s time for Okafor to re-claim his job.

Cardinals offense is rolling, but it's nowhere near where it should be - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It could have been really special. It could have set some records, I think, if we had hit all those bombs," Arians said. "I’ve only had one game like that where we hit them all in my career. It wasn’t in Cleveland. I think we have a chance to be pretty solid."

Cardinals believe dynamic offense could be even better

Through eight weeks, the Arizona Cardinals lead the NFL with 263 points scored. It is the second-highest total in franchise history through a season’s first eight games, and it’s just 47 points short of what the team tallied all of last season.

Carson Palmer not resting during Arizona Cardinals' bye week - Arizona Sports

Palmer isn’t using the off time to travel or unwind. He’s using it to get better.

NFL:

Colts fire offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton - SBNation.com

Associate head coach Rob Chudzinski will take over offensive coordinator duties for the 3-5 Colts.

Muhammad Wilkerson's advice for big guy touchdowns - SBNation.com

There's a lot you don't know about the New York Jets defensive lineman.

Broncos failed to complete trade for Browns LT Joe Thomas - SBNation.com

Cleveland's stalwart tackle could have protected Peyton Manning's blindside.

Titans fire head coach Ken Whisenhunt - SBNation.com

They're cleaning house early in Tennessee.

Whitney Mercilus steps out from Jadeveon Clowney’s shadow to keep the Texans defense rolling - SBNation.com

With Jadeveon Clowney injured last week, the Houston Texans found a way thanks to Mercilus' three sacks. That earns him Stephen White's Hoss of the Week award.

Nobody wants to trade for Robert Griffin III - SBNation.com

The NFL's trade deadline is fast approaching -- and no one's interested in the former franchise QB.

NFL power rankings 2015, Week 9: Broncos, Cardinals gain ground; Jets, Falcons fall - SBNation.com

Big wins by the Broncos, Cardinals, Vikings, Rams, and Seahawks shake up in the top-10.

Le'Veon Bell went from unwanted to unstoppable - SBNation.com

Le'Veon Bell and those close to him tell the story of his upbringing and the path he took in becoming an All-Pro running back in the NFL.

2015 NFL trade deadline rumor tracker: Broncos land Vernon Davis, miss out on Joe Thomas - SBNation.com

The rumor mill was spinning before the deadline, but not much happened.

Washington NFL team defends name under precedent set by DICK BALLS and LAUGHING MY VAGINA OFF - SBNation.com

Daniel Snyder is using porn to defend his "Redskins" trademark.

Is Chandler Jones Playing Himself Out of New England? - Pats Pulpit

The Patriots defensive end has finally put everything together. Are the Patriots going to be able to keep him?

Blaine Gabbert is not a good quarterback, but maybe can provide placebo test - Niners Nation

Blaine Gabbert is the San Francisco 49ers new starting quarterback. Buckle up.