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Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals reflect on lost season, look to use as motivation, the early 2021 Mock Drafts and more

Arizona Cardinals v Los Angeles Rams Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Happy Tuesday one and all.

We are onto the 2021 NFL Draft, but we will look back at times as we need to.

We still have some house keeping to do with the 2020 NFL season though, so here is all the news from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals.

Larry Fitzgerald Retirement Decision Expected To ‘Be A While’
Notes: No surgery for Murray; kicker plans in 2021 still unknown

After Season Of What-Could-Have-Been, Cardinals Have Work To Do
Kingsbury, Murray will head into third season with significant expectations

Kingsbury: 'You Learn Through Some Of Your Failures'
Kliff Kingsbury meets the media on Monday after concluding his second season as head coach.

Through The Lens: Cardinals Fall In Finale
Images from the Week 17 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.

Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will enter Year 3 on the hot seat - Arizona Cardinals Blog- ESPN
The Cardinals improved by three wins in 2020, but lost six of their final nine games and missed the postseason.

Kyler Murray on Cardinals missing playoffs: 'I hope this motivates us'
Rattling off five wins in the first seven games of 2020 put the Arizona Cardinals ahead of the relatively high expectations. Then things fell apart.

Cardinals' 2021 schedule includes NFC North, AFC South opponents
The Cardinals' season is officially over following an 18-7 loss to the Rams in Week 17. With no playoffs in sight, it's time to turn the page to 2021.

2021 NFL Draft order: Arizona Cardinals pick 16th after 8-8 finish
After falling in their season finale to the Los Angeles Rams, the Arizona Cardinals locked themselves into the 16th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early 2021 NFL mock drafts have Cardinals targeting CB, offensive skill
Trends are already cropping up for the Arizona Cardinals as we peek at 2021 NFL mock drafts. Cornerback, receiver and even running back are in play.

By the numbers: Larry Fitzgerald's career with the Arizona Cardinals
When the Arizona Cardinals drafted Larry Fitzgerald in 2004, they probably didn't expect him to become the franchise-record holder he is today.

Cardinals' Baker, Humphries defend Kingsbury heading into offseason
"Progress" was the word of the day less than 24 hours after the Arizona Cardinals saw their season come to an end without a playoff berth.

Arizona Cardinals position coach’s tweet suggests Larry Fitzgerald is retiring
Have we seen Larry Fitzgerald's final game?

Kyler Murray laments being unable to return earlier from ‘pretty significant’ ankle injury
"It's unfortunate and the game obviously plays out a lot differently, I feel like, but it is what it is," he said. "That's the hand we got dealt."

NFL draft order: Arizona Cardinals to pick 16th in 2021
They have gone from first overall to eighth to 16th in two years.

Arizona Cardinals Week 17 offensive snap counts and observations
See how the playing time was divided up on offense in the season finale.