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Arizona Cardinals news 8/7: Stories from a training camp off-day

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Cardinals and NFL stories to start the day.

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The Arizona Cardinals didn't have practice on Thursday, but there was a lot of writing about them from around the Web. Here are today's Bird Droppings!

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Surgery for Floyd and his hand
Let’s start by saying that the Cardinals have not said anything officially about the Michael Floyd timeline after he hurt his left hand in practice Wednesday. Floyd will miss time. How much? We’ll see, but Floyd himself confirmed as much when he tweeted out a picture from late last night after he had surgery.

Playcalling Next For James Bettcher

Notes: Golden makes some noise; Taylor's virtual experience; Floyd has surgery

Bickley: Unlikely song turns into an Arizona Cardinals battle hymn

Here’s the tale of an unlikely tune, and how it triggered the Cardinals’ biggest victory in 2014.

Cardinals Training Camp 2015

Larry Fitzgerald catches a pass during practice on Aug. 5, 2015.

Arizona Cardinals benefiting from Jen Welter's knowledge, intensity - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

Welter’s enthusiasm and intensity have already started rubbing off on the unit, Weatherspoon said. In less than a week, Welter has earned their attention when she talks, especially when it’s about leverage.

Confidence, expectations grown for John Brown | FOX Sports

After a successful rookie season, Cardinals receiver John Brown has greater confidence and greater expectations for year two.

Drew Stanton: "The game's slowing down for me" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"It’s a matter of going out there, and relaying that to these younger guys," Stanton said. "Most of these veterans have a good idea of what’s going on."

Cards Camp Spotlight Featuring James Bettcher - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

The question is, who is James Bettcher? Bettcher is just 37-years-old and is getting his first crack at being a defensive coordinator in the NFL.

Cardinals' DC James Bettcher is "fortunate" to be in the position he's in - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

Cardinals’ defensive coordinator James Bettcher couldn’t be in a better position right now in Year One on the job.

Calais Campbell says he's working hard to shed the 'nice' label - Arizona Sports

"Sometimes the nice demeanor allows you to kind of relax and take whatever comes instead of always being pissed off and wanting more and more and [treating it] like it’s never good enough," Campbell said. "I’m trying to develop that now and I think I’ve done a good job. It’s not even about being pissed off, it’s just that competition factor. Every time I’m on the field, I want to demolish who’s in front of me."

Arizona Cardinals camp: Confidence, questions and concerns

Thursday is the first off-day of Cards Camp. Taking a look back at the first week of fall, here is what I’ve seen that should bring confidence, questions and concerns to Arizona Cardinals fans.

TE Ifeanyi Momah trying to prove himself with Cardinals

Momah talks about his journey through the NFL and how he arrived with the Cardinals, playing tight end, taking advantage of opportunities and never giving up

Justin Bethel on special teams 'I love when I can block a kick'

Justin Bethel talks about his role on special teams and how he has become a Pro Bowl caliber player. Bethel also discusses his place in the Cardinals corner back pecking order and puts Gambo in his place.

NFL:

Jerome Bettis shouldn't be allowed in the HOF because he didn't graduate college - SBNation.com

Although he was one of the all-time greats, Jerome Bettis shouldn't be allowed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame because he dropped out of college.

Johnny Manziel to get 1st-team reps, Kiko Alonso misses practice with concussion and more - SBNation.com

Johnny Manziel will get some time with the starters, Kiko Alonso and Clay Matthews both missed camp on Thursday and more from the NFL.

Washington can't move forward until Jay Gruden solves Robert Griffin III - SBNation.com

Despite every addition that Washington has made this offseason, its 2015 fate still depends on whether Jay Gruden and Robert Griffin III can finally learn to work together.

Tom Brady's pool cover nightmare, explained by a former pool supply store employee - SBNation.com

Tom Brady learns what everyone else in the Northeast knows: The pool industry is a huge scam.

DeSean Jackson injures shoulder after running into blocking sled - SBNation.com

Jackson's shoulder injury is expected to keep him out "a few weeks."

The Ravens say they didn't narc on the Patriots - SBNation.com

The Ravens don't want to get involved in THE unending story of the offseason? That ... makes sense.