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Bird Droppings: Arizona News and Links for Thursday

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A look at some of the best news and links on the Arizona Cardinals from around the web.

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It is on to Tampa Bay.  After a tough loss, the Patriots game is over, so now is the time to begin to learn and progress.

Here are what the Arizona Cardinals are doing in order to get there.

Cardinals Rookies Aim To Learn From Mistakes
Notebook: Mathieu prefers former role; Koetter reflects; Mathis misses practice.

Cardinals sticking with rookie Kam Canaday, Chandler Catanzaro ‘still should make that kick’ | Cards Wire
Despite the low snap, the Cardinals aren't going to be cutting rookie long snapper Kameron Canaday.

Tyrann Mathieu working way back, adjusting to different role
Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu was on the field against the Patriots, though he did not look quite like himself in the season opener.

Decision made: CB Justin Bethel will play despite painful foot
Playing with pain is nothing new to Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel.

ESPN made some suggestions on players that all playoff contenders could shop for.  Also, isn't every team a playoff contender right now just by record?

Playoff contenders could shop for extra help this week and we have ideas - 2016 NFL season
The Cowboys are very thin at pass-rusher with Demarcus Lawrence suspended. How should they and other contenders plug their biggest weaknesses? Bill Barnwell has some ideas.

Notes from The Enemy:

Buccaneers' Dirk Koetter returns to scene of last head coaching job - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Now that he's a man in charge in the NFL, the Bucs' Dirk Koetter -- a former ASU coach -- won't be carving out time to see old friends in Arizona.

For Buccaneers, good pass protections key to big plays - Bucs Nation
The Falcons didn’t put up much of a challenge, though.