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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals looking for spark on offense, changing up the rotation on defense, change good for David Johnson and more

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

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Happy Monday one and all. Hope your Arizona Cardinals football free weekend was a good one and allowed you to clear your head a little bit.

We are back to the grind now as the Cardinals head into another matchup that should be a win for the Cardinals, but they’ll be introducing a new offensive coordinator, so you never know.

We have plenty on that and more in today’s news, so let’s get to it.

Cardinals Provide 'Pink Game'
Corey Peters, Nicole Bidwill, and Cardinals Cheerleaders visit Mesa High School for a special presentation to support Breast Cancer Awareness month for the team’s 12th annual

Cardinals star David Johnson named one of NFL's most misused players
So far in 2018, David Johnson's production has been down since his breakout season of 2016. He's viewed as one of the NFL's most underused players so far this season.

What do the Cardinals have in Byron Leftwich as offensive coordinator?
Former teammate Max Starks had some things to say.

AZ Cardinals coach Steve Wilks has a plan to protect Josh Rosen
He explains they might have to leave more in to block,

The four biggest disappointments for the Arizona Cardinals in 2018
A huge factor in the Cardinals 1-6 record is the disappointing seasons by some of their better players.

Arizona Cardinals Week 7 defensive snap counts
Nkemdiche's play was down, the rotations didn't really change and Zach Moore was productive in limited time.

Arizona Cardinals Week 7 snap offensive snap counts: 3 things we learn
Chase Edmonds, J.J. Nelson played more.

An Arizona Cardinals fan's heartfelt plea to ownership
Arizona Cardinals team President Michael Bidwill needs to take drastic steps to lead his organization back in the right direction

Arizona Cardinals send inept offensive coordinator packing
Offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was finally given his walking papers after a disastrous stint with the Arizona Cardinals

John DeFilippo should be Arizona Cardinals 2019 priority
The Arizona Cardinals need to dismiss their current coaching staff and make John DeFilippo their number-one priority in 2019

Arizona Cardinals duo taking up valuable roster spots
There are two players on the Arizona Cardinals roster who have yet to earn the right to be in the National Football League

Arizona Cardinals: 3 players with time running short
There weren't a lot of good performances for the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday in loss to the Denver Broncos but these three could be on the way out

Arizona Cardinals need to improve receiving options
Finding some talented young pass-catchers for quarterback Josh Rosen should be high on the to-do list of the Arizona Cardinals

Steve Keim: I’m coming out swinging like hell – ProFootballTalk
The Cardinals have identified their problems. They have begun fixing them, having fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday morning. "It gets back to making a lot of tough decisions, sometimes ones that aren't popular," Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim said on Arizona's Sports Station ...

Broncos-Cardinals sets a new low for broadcast ratings – ProFootballTalk
Now it's a game, indeed. Thursday night's Broncos-Cardinals game, simulcast by FOX and NFL Network, set a new low for games televised on broadcast TV. According to Austin Karp of SportsBusiness Journal, the combined rating of 6.

Mike McCoy Fired by Cardinals, Byron Leftwich Named New OC | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy following Thursday night's 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos , the team announced Friday. Quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich has been tabbed as McCoy's replacement...

How long will Steve Wilks survive in Arizona? – ProFootballTalk
On one hand, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks deserves credit for realizing that offensive coordinator Mike McCoy needed to go. On the other hand, Wilks hired him.