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One 11 hour day down, one to go.

I will be taking down another 11 hour drive tomorrow, then Friday will be in my new home.  A little update will come next week when the games are over.

Yet, here we are, Thursday, with the Arizona Cardinals getting ready to take on the Los Angeles Rams.

David Johnson's Mysterious Draft Drop
Notes: Other coaches regret passing on Cards RB; Arians and Fassel reunite; Vets rest.

Carson Palmer Remains Leading Candidate
Quarterback's steadying influence -- and play -- important for Cardinals both this year and next.

Cardinals sign defensive backs Christian Bryant, Brian Dixon
The Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday made official the move to sign safety Chris Bryant off of the New York Giants' practice squad.

ESPN ranks Buddy Ryan's Cardinals guarantee among the most memorable in NFL lore
The year was 1994, and the Cardinals had hired the outspoken and well-known Buddy Ryan to be their head coach and general manager.

Cardinals' Bruce Arians wishes he and Jeff Fisher could finish their feud
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the "8-8" jab and back-and-forth with former Rams coach Jeff Fisher was about respect for one another.

Dealing Cards: Prideful Jermaine Gresham provides emotional spark for team
Jermaine Gresham has been an Arizona Cardinal for nearly two full seasons now, and his impact on the team cannot be understated.

Bruce Arians gives game ball to many for win over Seahawks | Cards Wire
The team win meant a lot of players to reward for their contributions.

Tyrann Mathieu on IR because ‘he was hurting the team’ playing | Cards Wire
He was not the player he was and he was putting himself at risk for hurting himself more.

Larry Fitzgerald can win receptions title with Steelers’ plans to rest Antonio Brown | Cards Wire
With Antonio Brown expected to sit out the season finale, Fitz can win the league title for receptions at age 32.

Notes from the Enemy:

Bruce Arians and Carson Palmer on Week 17 Matchup with Rams - Turf Show Times
Cardinals Head Coach Bruce Arians – Conference Call – December 28, 2016 (On what he sees on film from QB Jared Goff) "I see a young guy getting better and better. I thought that first half in...

TST Roundtable: Which 5 Players are Safest with a New Regime? - Turf Show Times
As the 2016 NFL season draws to a close this weekend, one of our staffers (RamBuck) brought an interesting question to light. If a completely new regime is brought in - I.E. Les Snead is canned -...