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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals offseason awards, improved offense, Patrick Peterson’s late season surge and more

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Happy Tuesday one and all.

We are into the offseason speculation time, which always brings the most level headed of takes.

There is plenty of news from around the web to help us get ready for the offseason, let’s get to it.

Chandler Jones Voted First-Team All-Pro
Edge rusher earns honor after 19-sack season

Cardinals Had NFL’s Most Improved Offense In 2019
Group was 44.9% better than 2018, according to Football Outsiders

Cardinals’ Defensive Rise Coincided With Patrick Peterson Improvement
Cornerback returned to elite level in final three games

Panthers star Christian McCaffrey named All-Pro at 2 positions
Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey has been named to this year's All-Pro team at two different positions, and Michael Thomas and Stephon Gilmore landed on the squad as unanimous selections.

Best trick plays of 2019 NFL regular season, non-QB edition
When Miami's punter throws a TD pass to a place-kicker, the oohs and aahs are what drives us to pick out the top trick plays of the regular season. Watch them here.

John Clayton voted Kyler Murray, not Chandler Jones for 2019 NFL awards
Kyler Murray got John Clayton's nod for offensive rookie of the year, but Stephon Gilmore edged Chandler Jones for an NFL Defensive Player of the Year vote.

Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones voted to 2019 NFL All-Pro First Team
Nineteen sacks and eight forced fumbles helped Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Chandler Jones make his second career Associated Press NFL All-Pro Team.

Unlucky Cardinals? Win probability model examines close games
The Cardinals played some close games during the 2019 season. FiveThirtyEight looked at a win probability model and flipped the "close" games' outcomes.

Cardinals QB Kyler Murray a finalist for NFL Rookie of the Year fan vote
Fans will vote for one of Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa, Josh Jacobs, A.J. Brown and Miles Sanders to win the NFL Rookie of the Year honor.

Tyrann Mathieu to Patrick Peterson: I know you still believe in me
He might be rocking a different uniform, but safety Tyrann Mathieu hasn't forgotten who his real ones are, including former teammate Patrick Peterson.

2019 Arizona Cardinals season awards
Who get the superlatives for the Cardinals this year?

2020 Hall of Fame finalists: 2 Arizona Cardinals move on to final round
The 2020 Hall of Fame class will be announced the night before the Super Bowl.

The many player disappointments for the Arizona Cardinals in 2019
There some bright spots, but there were nearly a dozen players who didn't work out the way they were expected to.

Eddie Jackson’s extension has implications for Cardinals, Budda Baker
Baker, also a two-time Pro Bowler, will be a free agent in 2021 and can sign an extension this offseason.

Chandler Jones named First-Team All-Pro for 2nd time
He received the most votes of any edge defender. Safety Budda Baker also received votes.

Kyler Murray named Rookie of the Year finalist
The Cardinals rookie QB us one of five finalists. The winner of the award will be determined by fan vote.

Arizona Cardinals running game was pleasant surprise in 2019
The Arizona Cardinals rushing attack improved dramatically this past season under the guidance of offensive guru Kliff Kingsbury

Arizona Cardinals running game was pleasant surprise in 2019
The Arizona Cardinals rushing attack improved dramatically this past season under the guidance of offensive guru Kliff Kingsbury

Panthers cornerback could be on Arizona Cardinals wish list
Projected free agent cornerback James Bradberry would be a fine addition to the Arizona Cardinals defensive backfield in 2020

Tight end has been pleasant surprise for Arizona Cardinals
Tight end Dan Arnold may have secured a spot on the Arizona Cardinals roster with his impressive play over the past few weeks

Arizona Cardinals Kyler Murray gets Rookie nomination
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was named in the 5 nominations for Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year on Friday, the only quarterback on the list

Arizona Cardinals could pursue veteran wide receiver in 2020
With Larry Fitzgerald's future still undetermined, the Arizona Cardinals could look to add an experienced wideout this offseason

Grading Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury for the 2019 NFL season
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury concluded his first season as an NFL head coach. What grade does his performance warrant?

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray's impressive first year in the NFL | Baldy's Breakdowns [Video]
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray in his first season in the league.

Every NFL Team's Biggest Disappointment from the 2019 Season | Bleacher Report | Latest News, Videos and Highlights
The 2019 NFL regular season has come and gone, and while 12 fortunate teams have moved on to the postseason, for all of the league's teams, it's time for an examination of what went right this season...

Kliff Kingsbury’s Adaptability Impressed Cardinals
First-year coach proved willing to change offense after slow start

Cardinals Interception Leaders 2019
Images of the players who registered interceptions in 2019

Cardinals Receiving Leaders 2019
Images of the players who caught passes for the Cardinals this season

PFF rookie rankings: Kyler Murray at No. 32, Jalen Thompson No. 41
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was listed by Pro Football Focus as the No. 32 rookie in the NFL. Jalen Thompson also made the list.

Mike McCarthy agrees to become Dallas Cowboys head coach
The Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have agreed for the former Green Bay coach to replace Jason Garrett, according to the Associated Press.

Cardinals, A.Q. Shipley in contract talks; vet thinks he has multiple years left
He wants to finish career with the Cardinals.

Arizona Cardinals offseason: 4 positions that don’t need much attention
The Cardinals need to upgrade at several positions. These four are probably good the way they are.