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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals tied to Mike McCoy as their new offensive coordinator

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

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Happy Friday one and all. Hope your week was as productive as the Arizona Cardinals was.

The weekend is upon us, but there is plenty of information coming out on the Cardinals, so let’s get to it.

Cardinals Downplay Possible Scheme Change
Execution the key, whether team uses a 4-3 or 3-4 on defense

Cardinals Blogs
Peterson, comp picks and Cards’ draft ammunition

Cardinals Blogs
Cards reportedly close to McCoy for OC

New Cardinals coach Steve Wilks hopes to hire his staff by Super Bowl - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
Steve Wilks is looking for teachers and wants to have his Cardinals coaching staff hired by Feb. 4.

Arizona Cardinals plan to hire Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator
The Arizona Cardinals are planning to hire former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their offensive coordinator, a source tells ESPN.

Don Johnson expected to replace Brentson Buckner as defensive line coach | Cards Wire
Johnson worked with new coach Steve Wilks on two different teams. Buckner departs after five seasons on the Cardinals' staff.

Giants suddenly become team to watch for Cardinals | Cards Wire
The two teams are connected with the Giants' hiring of Pat Shurmur and James Bettcher, a pairing that quite possibly could have worked in AZ

Steve Wilks brings ‘a pedigree of winning’ as rookie coach | Cards Wire
His introductory press conference has some of the same bravado as other famous ones in Cardinals history, without the cartoonish feel.

Pro Bowler Chandler Jones ready to go back to defensive end, play 4-3 scheme | Cards Wire
His comments confirm the Cardinals are moving to a 4-3 defense under new coach Steve Wilks.

Steve Wilks suggests Cardinals will target free agent QB | Cards Wire
His plan to address the quarterback situation includes being aggressive in free agency.

Another honor for Cardinals rookie safety Budda Baker
Arizona Cardinals special teams ace Budda Baker added to his already impressive list of accomplishments by being named to Gil Brandt's All-Rookie Team.

CBS Sports' La Canfora sees Sam Bradford landing with Cardinals
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford could be a bridge for the Arizona Cardinals as they search for a QB of the future, says CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora.

Report: Byron Leftwich retained by Cardinals as QB coach
Head coach Steve Wilks will retain Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Thursday.

Report: Cardinals expected to hire Mike McCoy as offensive coordinator
Mike McCoy is expected to join the Arizona Cardinals as head coach Steve Wilks' offensive coordinator, reports 98.7 FM’s John Gambadoro.