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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals season needs to start with win in Indy

News and notes heading into the Arizona Cardinals game against the Colts.

Indianapolis Colts v Arizona Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals season is heading into week two, but it really needs to be the start of the season in their minds.

Sure they are 0-1, but they can change that and quick with a win in Indianapolis.

Let’s get the day started with a look around the web at the Cardinals and the Colts on game day.

NoteCards: Cardinals At Colts
What to look for Sunday during #AZvsDET

Cardinals, Colts Look To Right The Ship
Both teams hoping for rebound after tough opening week

Cardinals Blogs | Defensive opportunity, Friday before the Colts

Brotherly loves binds Colts' Chuck Pagano, Cardinals' Bruce Arians
They've been coaching colleagues for many of the past 16 years, but the bond the Colts' Chuck Pagano and Cardinals' Bruce Arians share goes far deeper.

Best bets to replace David Johnson, Allen Robinson, Danny Woodhead
As teams and fantasy owners alike scramble after Week 1 injuries, NFL Nation reporters weigh in on Chris Johnson and others who can pick up the slack.

Inside the day in 2012 that changed Cardinals coach Bruce Arians' life
A leukemia diagnosis in 2012 left Chuck Pagano fighting for his life and a 59-year-old coordinator taking over a 1-2 Colts team reeling from the news.

Carson Palmer can't wait to turn page on his poor Week 1 performance
Bruce Arians says Carson Palmer is one of the most resilient quarterbacks he's seen, and the Cardinals QB is ready for a bounce-back effort Sunday.

3 young players get their chance on Sunday vs. Colts | Cards Wire
Chad Williams, Ifeanyi Momah, Elijhaa Penny get a role on offense in Week 2 because of injuries.

4 Cardinals to watch vs. Colts in Week 2 | Cards Wire
J.J. Nelson, John Wetzel and Andre Ellington get increased roles because of injuries. Justin Bethel needs to bounce back.

Week 2 winner picks, picks against the spread | Cards Wire
Week 2 games are here. There were some surprises, as the Cleveland Browns made it a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Jacksonville Jaguars beat down the Houston Texans and the L.A. Rams demolished the Indianapolis Colts.

LOOK: There was a unicorn on Cardinals’ flight to Indianapolis! | Cards Wire
The Arizona Cardinals took their trip to Indianapolis on Saturday. As is tradition, the loser of the weekly QB bucket challenge has to dress up in some outfit chosen for him. This week, the player who lost had to dress up in a unicorn costume. https://twitter.

Notes from the Enemy courtesy of Stampede Blue

Tarell Basham’s Massive Skill Set Needs Polish, Coaching - Stampede Blue
As the Indianapolis Colts try to get the most out of their draft picks, they hope that Tarell Basham will become a refined pass rusher sooner rather than later. Basham had a pretty ordinary...

Colts to Start QB Jacoby Brissett Against the Cardinals - Stampede Blue
The news that we all were hoping to hear has come down the pike courtesy of Ian Rapaport. The Colts will start Jacoby Brissett at QB in their home opener against the Cardinals.

Tale of the Tape: Colts Rookie Safety Malik Hooker - Stampede Blue
No draft pick since Andrew Luck has been as exciting as Malik Hooker for the Colts. He was viewed as a steal when he fell to them at pick 15 for those of us who have long wanted to see a safety who...

Colts Elevate ILB Sankey from Practice Squad, Waive WR Hazel - Stampede Blue
The Colts have elevated ILB Darnell Sankey to the active roster from the practice squad and waived WR Matt Hazel.

5 Colts Players to Watch Against the Arizona Cardinals - Stampede Blue
Here are five players to keep an eye on in the Colts home opener Sunday