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Arizona Cardinals news 9/23: Fitz TD, Welter has a job

Wednesday morning Cardinals and NFL links.

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Tuesday was the players' day off in the NFL. The Arizona Cardinals did not practice. We do know they made a move on the roster, as Bobby Massie was reinstated. What else was going on Tuesday? Here are some of those stories.

Cardinals:

Cardinals Blogs | Hidden yards of Smokey Brown’s PI calls
"Hey, I’m about winning," Brown said. "I’m not much about stats. As long as we’re winning, I’m fine."

Film Room: Larry Fitzgerald's Flea Flicker TD

Cardinals wideout and others break down the key third quarter score

Around The NFC West - Week 3

Checking in on the Cardinals' divisional rivals

Jen Welter hired as NFL analyst by Phoenix TV station

Former Arizona Cardinals coaching intern Jen Welter has been hired by a Phoenix TV station as an NFL analyst.

Arizona Cardinals enter top 3 of Power Rankings - Arizona Cardinals Blog - ESPN

The Cardinals ascended to No. 3 -- up three spots -- in this week's ESPN Power Rankings, behind New England and Green Bay.

David Johnson doing "pretty good" in handling all the newfound attention - NBCSPORTS1060.COM

"I think I’m handling it pretty good. Just continuing to get in the playbook and get ready for practice," Johnson said.

Gambo: No player more vital to Cards' defense than Deone Bucannon - Arizona Sports

And while Patrick Peterson and Calais Campbell get the fanfare, no player has been more vital to the defense’s success than safety/linebacker Deone Bucannon.

NYT: With Palmer, Cards are one of the best in NFL - Arizona Sports

Carson Palmer and the Cardinals were featured in the New York Times Tuesday with a piece outlining the team’s success with Palmer under center.

Through two games, the Arizona Cardinals are proving why preseason predictions are moot - Arizona Sports

It doesn’t seem that long ago that the hopes of the Arizona Cardinals and the Red Sea were about to be washed away with the tide.

NFL:

Matt Cassel traded to the Cowboys, according to reports - SBNation.com

The Cowboys have found competition for the starting quarterback position.

Buccaneers DE Jacquies Smith is the Hoss of the Week - SBNation.com

Three sacks, two forced fumbles and giving Drew Brees nightmares earns the Buccaneers pass rusher Stephen White's coveted award.

NFL power rankings, Week 3: Patriots assert their dominance, Packers get revenge - SBNation.com

Wrapping up one of the weirdest weeks in recent memory with a new set of power rankings.

The saga of Brandon Weeden, the Cowboys' QB who prayed he wouldn't have to play - SBNation.com

After a super-weird career, Brandon Weeden had found Backup QB heaven. Now he has to actually play.

Which of the NFL's 0-2 teams are screwed? - SBNation.com

The Seahawks aren't done yet, but the Bears probably are.

Matt Jones, David Johnson leading the way for NFL's impressive rookie running back class - SBNation.com

Two weeks into the season, rookie running backs are making an impact on the game.

Andrew Luck's turnover problem is catching up to him and the Colts - SBNation.com

The Colts QB has turned the ball over six times this season, and a league-high 28 times since last year.

The Cowboys can still win without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant - SBNation.com

Brandon Weeden might not inspire much confidence under center, but the Cowboys can at least weather the storm while Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are out of commission.

Levi's Stadium is blinding pilots - SBNation.com

Pilots described the lights as "incapacitating" as they tried to land at nearby San Jose Mineta International Airport.

The Raiders refuse to paint their 50-yard line gold ... for some reason - SBNation.com

Oakland may have made a subtle, but open show of defiance against its Bay Area rivals and the NFL ... or it's waiting for baseball season to end.

Ryan Fitzpatrick will remain the Jets' starting quarterback even when Geno Smith is healthy - SBNation.com

Why mess with success. The Jets are 2-0 for the first time since 2011, and Todd Bowles believes Fitzpatrick has played well enough to keep the starting quarterback job.

Minnesota Vikings mascot reportedly demands $20,000 a game, is relieved of his duties - SBNation.com

This would be one massive raise.