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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals coaching search kicks off, turned down by two coaches for interviews, Chandler Jones big donation and more

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

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Happy Thursday one and all.

Hope your week is going well, as the Arizona Cardinals have finished up their first interview for their new head and now we wait.

While we wait, let’s take a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals Work Toward Finding Next Head Coach
Gase reportedly in for interview as search begins

Chandler Jones doubles his donation to Phoenix Children's Hospital

Patrick Peterson’s Honor And Other Pro Football Focus Observations
Star cornerback earns second-team All-Pro nod from analytics site

Cover 2 - The Coaching Search Is Underway
Mike Jurecki and Craig Grialou discuss the status of the Cardinals' coaching search.

Reports: Chiefs' Eric Bieniemy, Mike McCarthy uninterested in Cardinals
Kansas City Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy has declined an interview request for the head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Ian Rapoport.

Roundtable: Which direction should Cardinals’ coaching search go?
The hosts at 98.7 FM Arizona's Sports Station provided their thoughts on how the Arizona Cardinals should conduct a coaching search to replace Steve Wilks.

Doug & Wolf NFL power poll: Saints end 2018 atop the rankings
There is no surprise about who is atop the last 2018 Doug & Wolf power poll. The New Orleans Saints are the favorite heading into the NFL postseason.

Cardinals' Chandler Jones donates $40,000 to Phoenix Children's Hospital
Though Chandler Jones only tallied a sack combined against the Rams and Seahawks, he announced that he had donated $40,000 to Phoenix Children's Hospital.

Execs to ESPN: Cardinals' head-coach opening ranks 2nd-to-last in NFL
Only the Cincinnati Bengals finished below the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL insiders' ranking of the open head coaching gigs.

By the numbers: Josh Rosen's rookie season leaves room for improvement
Although Josh Rosen's numbers weren't too far behind his fellow rookies, among all NFL quarterbacks his numbers fell short.

Mike McCarthy turned down chance to interview with Arizona Cardinals
He will, though, interview for the vacancy for the New York Jets job.

Eric Bieniemy declines to interview with Cardinals for coaching vacancy
He also ready has four interviews lined up in his bye week.

Kliff Kingsbury expected to interview for AZ Cardinals coaching job
He is one of the most creative offensive minds in the college ranks.

Arizona Cardinals believe they have best coaching job available
Michael Bidwill cites Josh Rosen, a quality nucleus, high draft picks, cap space and waiver priority as reasons.

Kentucky’s Josh Allen believes he should be top pick in the 2019 draft
He had 17 sacks and 21.5 tackles for loss in 2018.

2019 NFL draft: Arizona Cardinals anticipate 9-10 picks
They could have three compensatory picks this year.

Arizona Cardinals Week 17 offensive snap counts and observations
See where the playing time was divided up and what it meant.

Arizona Cardinals Week 17 defensive snap counts and observations
See who played and what it meant.

Cardinals’ firing of Steve Wilks means losing opportunity at Senior Bowl
The 49ers and Raiders will coach at the Senior Bowl instead of the Cardinals, as they do not have a coaching staff right now.