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Arizona Cardinals Saturday Storylines: Four Red Birds Preparing for Pro Bowl; Larry Fitzgerald Update
January 24th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
Good Saturday morning Cardinals fans. There is not a whole lot going on in the desert these days but here are a few storylines as you sip your morning coffee: ***PHOTO1*** NFL Pro Bowl: The 2015 version of the NFL Pro Bowl takes place tomorrow in the valley - University of Phoenix...

Will Cornerback Antonio Cromartie Be Returning to the Arizona Cardinals?
January 23rd, 2015 at 1:23 PM
Whether Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie returns to the team for the 2015 NFL season may depend on who the Red Birds hire as their new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** The 31-year-old defensive back can become a free agent in March. If the Cards want him back, the choice of Arizona's new defensive...

Arizona Cardinals Still Searching for New Defensive Coordinator
January 21st, 2015 at 5:57 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are still looking for their new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** Todd Bowles is the new head coach of the New York Jets so head coach Bruce Arians and company are searching for a new DC. Bowles led one of the best defenses in the NFL for his two seasons in...

Antonio Cromartie Named to NFL Pro Bowl, Replacing Richard Sherman
January 20th, 2015 at 4:57 AM
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Antonio Cromartie is headed to the NFL Pro Bowl in his own backyard. ***PHOTO1*** He'll be replacing Seattle's Richard Sherman, who will be participating in Super Bowl 49 against the New England Patriots. Cromartie will be the fourth Red Bird in the NFL’s all-star game – held this Sunday at...

Arizona Cardinals Hope Wide Receiver Larry Fitzgerald Can Return
January 18th, 2015 at 6:24 AM
If it was up to Arizona Cardinals president Michael Biidwell, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald would return to the club for the 2015 season. ***PHOTO1*** “I’m sure we’ll get it worked out,” Bidwill said via espn.com. “We’ve had a couple of conversations that I think were productive so we’ll continue those discussions or...

Arizona Cardinals’ Bruce Arians Named PFWA Coach of the Year
January 16th, 2015 at 5:29 AM
The odds are good that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will be named the NFL Coach of the Year the day before the Super Bowl. A good clue for that honor is that that Arians has been named the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA) Coach of the Year. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Todd Bowles Named New Head Coach of the New York Jets
January 14th, 2015 at 5:34 AM
The Arizona Cardinals are in the market for a new defensive coordinator. ***PHOTO1*** That's because Todd Bowles is leaving the Red Birds to become the new head coach of the New York Jets. The 51-year-old Bowles is expected to sign a four-year contract that will pay him slightly more than $4 million...

Arizona Cardinals Tuesday Storylines: Larry Fitzgerald Contract Talks Ongoing
January 13th, 2015 at 9:07 PM
Perhaps Larry Fitzgerald will be returning to the Arizona Cardinals after all. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds are in preliminary contract discussions with Fitzgerald's agent Eugene Parker. No new deal is imminent, as the sides have not even discussed money at this point. The renewed talks are a sign of mutual interest in Fitzgerald...

Darnell Dockett Hoping to Return to the Arizona Cardinals
January 11th, 2015 at 7:32 AM
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett missed the entire 2014 NFL season with a torn ACL he suffered during training camp in August. Will he be returning to the Red Birds for the 2015 NFL campaign? ***PHOTO1*** That remains to be seen. The FSU product is entering the final year of his...

Former Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner Named Hall of Fame Finalist
January 10th, 2015 at 7:09 AM
Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner has been named a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ***PHOTO1*** The 43-year-old Warner is one of the 15 finalists for this year’s Hall of Fame class. The final Hall class will be voted upon January 31, the...

Report Card is in: Grading the 2014 Arizona Cardinals
January 9th, 2015 at 5:23 AM
It was quite a memorable season for the 2014 Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** The Red Birds made the playoffs for the first time since 2009, finished 11-6 overall and were the best team in the NFL after 10 games. However, injuries reared their ugly head - the Cards had 21 players miss 109...

Important Decisions Forthcoming for 2015 Arizona Cardinals
January 7th, 2015 at 6:06 AM
It was quite a memorable 2014 NFL season for the Arizona Cardinals - their first playoff berth in five years and an 11-5 regular season record. ***PHOTO1*** Arizona's 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers in the wild card playoff round was a bitter pill to swallow though but now general manager Steve...

Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles Set for Full Week of Interviews
January 6th, 2015 at 5:34 AM
Is this the week Todd Bowles becomes an NFL head coach? ***PHOTO1*** It could very well be. The Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator is is scheduled to interview with the New York Jets tomorrow, the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, the San Francisco 49ers on Friday and Chicago Bears on Saturday, according to espn.com. That...

Has Larry Fitzgerald Played His Last Game for the Arizona Cardinals?
January 5th, 2015 at 12:47 PM
There will be so many questions that will need to be answered concerning the Arizona Cardinals moving forward. None is more interesting than this one - has Larry Fitzgerald played his last game in an Arizona Cardinals uniform? ***PHOTO1*** It's a very interesting question. Finding the answer is not easy. The eight time...

Memorable Season Goes up in Flames for Arizona Cardinals
January 4th, 2015 at 7:24 AM
Earlier this season the Arizona Cardinals were 9-1 and the best team in the NFC. That seems like a thousand years ago now. ***PHOTO1*** It certainly does after their disastrous 27-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers yesterday afternoon at soggy Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in a NFC wild card battle....

Three Ways the Arizona Cardinals Can Defeat the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Playoffs Today
January 3rd, 2015 at 6:31 AM
The Arizona Cardinals (11-5) will be competing in their first playoff game in five years this afternoon when they face the Carolina Panthers (7-8-1) in the NFC wild card playoff round in Charlotte. ***PHOTO1*** The Panthers are the NFC South champions. This will be the first meeting between the teams since the...

Arizona Cardinals’ Justin Bethel Named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month
January 1st, 2015 at 10:27 AM
December turned out to be quite a month for Arizona Cardinals special teamer Justin Bethel. ***PHOTO1*** Not only did the Sumter, SC native get named to his second NFL Pro Bowl but yesterday he also collected another fine honor - being named the NFC"s Special Teams Player of the Month for December...

Arizona Cardinals DC Todd Bowles Becoming a Hot Commodity for Head Coaching Gigs
January 1st, 2015 at 6:49 AM
Although his defensive unit has struggled recently, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has become a hot commodity around the league for head coaching vacancies. ***PHOTO1*** The Falcons, Jets, 49ers, Bears and Raiders have all expressed interest in interviewing the 51-year-old Bowles. However, due to NFL rules, the Elizabeth, NJ native can't...

Stopping the Run Suddenly an Issue for Arizona Cardinals
December 31st, 2014 at 6:23 AM
Over the first 10 games of the 2014 regular season, the Arizona Cardinals had a top three rushing defense. Times have quickly changed though. That's a big concern as the Red Birds prepare for their first playoff game in five years Saturday against the Carolina Panthers. ***PHOTO1*** Case in point - over...

NFC Playoffs: New Season Begins Saturday for Arizona Cardinals
December 30th, 2014 at 6:32 AM
The 2014 NFL season has been a wild ride to the NFC playoffs for the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** With an 11-5 record there is a sense of disappointment that they have to open the postseason on the road against the Carolina Panthers this Saturday, the Red Birds have to put their two-game...