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A look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

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Happy Monday one and all, hope your weekend was enjoyable.

I went from the 90's to the 50's with my return to the rainy midwest, so the mix of weather and no Arizona Cardinals news is really hitting me.

There is not a ton of Cardinals news, but there is a ton of news on the NFC West, so let's get started.

First half of Arizona Cardinals’ schedule not friendly for quick start - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Back-to-back road trips and a home opener against the Cowboys will test the Cardinals right out of the gate.

Jared Veldheer was killing it at right tackle before OTAs | Cards Wire
Of course he was. He was blocking air and avoiding garbage cans.

A bold prediction for Cardinals rookie Haason Reddick | Cards Wire
If this were to happen, something wrong will have to happen to Deone Bucannon.

CB Brandon Williams says ‘it was destiny’ to come to Cardinals | Cards Wire
He prepares for his second season with a much more "settled base" after a "chaotic" rookie year.

With huge salary cap number, 2017 success depends again on Carson Palmer | Cards Wire
He has the second-highest cap number among all quarterbacks.

No more goals for Tyrann Mathieu, but hopefully more fun | Cards Wire
He is more confident entering 2017 now fully healthy, but he is ditching the lofty statistical goals he has had in the past.

Notes from the NFC West

Pete Carroll: We definitely will be running the ball more this season - Field Gulls
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll addressed the state of the team’s running game and what’s in store for next season.

Michael Bennett’s calculated takedown of Stephen A. Smith; “Please be a better person” - Field Gulls
"What in the hell has happened to you?" said Stephen A. Smith in a message to Michael Bennett on Wednesday, in reference to Bennett’s suggestion that the Seahawks would be a perfect landing spot...

NaVorro Bowman is best run stop linebacker since 2006 - Niners Nation
The 49ers run defense was a mess in 2016. A healthy NaVorro Bowman would be critical to a resurgence.

Brian Hoyer should be a perfectly decent QB option for this particular 49ers team - Niners Nation
There are a lot of questions about the 49ers, but in some ways, Brian Hoyer is not really a big question.

5 Burning Questions: Who Emerges For the LA Rams’ Offense in 2017? - Turf Show Times
Which Los Angeles Rams’ player(s) step up and surprise in 2017?

Can Sean McVay fix the Rams’ offense? - SBNation.com
Los Angeles has a long track record of mediocre offense, but McVay could put an end to that.