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Bird Droppings: Fallout from Arizona Cardinals loss to the Los Angeles Rams

News and notes from around the web on the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Tuesday one and all.

Hope your week is going well.

Let’s get over this Rams loss and onto the Titans game.

Blocked Kicks Hurt Cardinals Against Rams
Notes: Special teams helped determine outcome; Hart joins ROH; Fitz milestones

More Gain Than Pain For Kerwynn Williams
Cardinals running back rushes for 97 yards despite cracked ribs

No Joy For Cardinals In Loss To Rams
Early rally undercut by missed plays, special teams breakdowns in 32-16 defeat

Losing Makes Bruce Arians “Hungrier” To Return
Notes: Arians unsure if he will coach in 2018; Brewer nears return; Peterson iffy

Cardinals, Arians Evaluating Blaine Gabbert
Team might still have "blessing" of Palmer return this season

Cardinals Blogs
Keim: Special teams “unacceptable”

Once a victim, Cardinals' David Johnson supports anti-bullying campaign
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson is no stranger to the issue of childhood bullying.

Special teams not so special (again) in Cardinals' loss to Rams
The Arizona Cardinals' loss to the Los Angeles Rams offered up a common refrain -- less-than-stellar special teams play that hurt them in the long run.

Cardinals need more carpe diem from Blaine Gabbert in final four games
If Blaine Gabbert wants to prove that he is the Cardinals‘ quarterback of the future, the next four weeks would be a good time to show it.

Kerwynn Williams a 'spark plug' for a Cardinals run game that needed one
Kerwynn Williams has never been the first option for the Arizona Cardinals' running game. But when called upon, he delivered against the Los Angeles Rams.

Cardinals GM Steve Keim not happy with special teams play
Once again, special teams failures contributed to a loss for the Arizona Cardinals. The Los Angeles Rams blocked two kicks in their win over Arizona Sunday.

Keim Time: Cardinals looking for consistency from Gabbert, team
Cardinals general manager Steve Keim reacts to Arizona's home loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Blaine Gabbert's play and the issues of inconsistency.

Dismantling of defense is one reason Arizona is 5-7 and grasping for the playoffs
The Cardinals' decision not to re-sign their free agents on defense has led the team to the brink of a lost season.

Last two years won't impact Cardinals' Bruce Arians' decision on 2018
Bruce Arians hasn't decided if he will be back next season, but he says a difficult past couple of years "won't have any effect" on his decision.

Bruce Arians: Carson Palmer the starter next year if he returns
Coach Bruce Arians said that if quarterback Carson Palmer returns next season, then he's returning to be the Cardinals' starter.

Cardinals can’t stop Todd Gurley in loss | Cards Wire
He has a combined 158 yards from scrimmage.

Kerwynn Williams a bright spot in loss to Rams | Cards Wire
The Cardinals RB rushed for 97 yards with cracked ribs, filling in for Adrian Peterson.

Cardinals lose ground in NFC playoff race with loss to Rams | Cards Wire
They are three games back with four games to go. Things don't look good.

Despite odds, Cardinals still hopeful for playoffs | Cards Wire
They see an opportunity to try and win, and even believe they still control their own destiny.

3 studs from Cardinals’ loss to the Rams | Cards Wire
Kerwyn Williams, Larry Fitzgerald and Chander Jones all stood out for their play, despite it being in a losing cause.

3 duds from Cardinals’ Week 13 loss to Rams | Cards Wire
In a 32-16 loss which moves the Cardinals down the 12th seed, we examine the three dud performances from Week 13.

Special teams issues arise again for Cardinals in loss to Rams | Cards Wire
They had two kicks blocked and gave up a big return.