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Arizona Cardinals news 2/6: Derek Anderson talks meltdown, Palmer to bounce back

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It is the weekend, but there are some good stories. Kick off your day with today's Bird Droppings.


From The Mouth Of Bruce Arians
Another year of memorable quips and deadpans from the Cardinals coach

Cardinals Blogs | Remembering a serious Derek Anderson
"I grew from that situation," Anderson told Kent. Anderson takes this … stuff … serious, after all. Real serious.

Can Kurt Warner make it to Hall of Fame in Year 2?
The fact that there are two arcs to Warner's story presents the selection committee with a challenge when it meets Saturday.

Somers: Derek Anderson revisits Monday night meltdown
Somers: Derek Anderson revisits his meltdown

Tom Pratt came one game from coaching in Super Bowl I and 50 - ESPN Video
Arizona Cardinals assistant Tom Pratt coached in Super Bowl I but was lured out of a life of traveling to come within one game of coaching in Super Bowl 50.

Arizona Cardinals' free-agent position look: Tight end - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The look at the Arizona Cardinals' free agents takes a look at veteran tight end Jermaine Gresham, who has a good chance of returning next season.

Michael Bidwill: "Carson's going to come back better than ever" - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
"I’m not concerned at all," Bidwill said. "I think he (Palmer) had a bad day, there’s no doubt about it; I think he was pressing, but I think he’ll bounce back. Again, we had other players that didn’t play well that day. A lot of attention is always put on the quarterback, but I’m confident that Carson’s going to come back better than ever. He was one of the league’s best quarterbacks in 2015, and I think he’s going to continue to be."

Cardinals players tweet their support for Johnny Manziel - NBCSPORTS1060.COM
Two men who have their lives together, and are doing well – Cardinals safeties Tyrann Mathieu and Tony Jefferson – took to Twitter on Friday to give Manziel some love and support during this rough period he’s in right now.


Hanging out with tech bros, NFL insiders and Papa John at the Super Bowl -

PFT Commenter has been in San Francisco all week for the big game, soliciting app ideas, getting insight from the NFL's insiders and lots more.

The ultimate Fantasy Puppy Bowl guide, to help you dominate your friends at picking puppies -

What's more important to you: A) watching cute puppies or B) DESTROYING your friends and family in fantasy sports? If the answer is A, go away. Only serious Fantasy Puppy Bowl players should read on.

The NFL thought it could make San Francisco love the Super Bowl. It caused an uprising. -

Vandals have been targeting promotional signs in San Franciscans' ongoing war with the NFL's PR machine.

The man who keeps the Panthers running -

Panthers running backs coach Jim Skipper can boast the most productive rushing attack in the NFL. Now he's got to find a way to keep them running to a championship.

Johnny Manziel dropped by his agent after recent domestic abuse allegations -

Johnny Manziel needs to take accountability for his actions, according to agent Erik Burkhardt, who announced the termination of his professional relationship with the quarterback on Friday.

2016 Super Bowl: Don't underestimate the importance of the turnover battle -

Whichever team takes better care of the ball will likely walk away as champs.