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Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Kliff Kingsbury will have to prove himself to many in the NFL

For those stuck in the dark, college coaches use social media to spy on recruits.

Not only do they spy on perspective players, they check in on current players.

This is not a surprise.

In fact, it is a well known practice that Kliff Kingsbury even admitted to while doing it at Texas Tech:

"During an August 2016 appearance on 'The Hawkcast'podcast with then-Atlanta Falcons linebacker A.J. Hawk, Kingsbury openly revealed he and his Texas Tech coaches would set up fake social media accounts...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Arizona Cardinals shutout of Pro Football Focus top 50 heading into 2019

The idea of Pro Football Focus is one that all fans can get on board with.

An independent group that grades and analyzes every single snap in the NFL.

However, like any entity they’ll have their detractors and their own shortcomings.

So, when PFF dropped their top 50 players heading into 2019 and nary an Arizona Cardinals player was found, it will automatically bring some questions.

First, how the group comes to their conclusions:

"The PFF50 is a product of evaluating every player on every...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

A look at the San Francisco 49ers with Niners Nation

Sunday is here and with it we bring you a recap of everything you may have missed for the last week.

We will take a look back at what has been going on with each of the three teams in the NFC West, ending with a look at the San Francisco 49ers from Niners Nation.

49ers team MVP: Is it Jimmy Garoppolo? DeForest Buckner? Or someone else? - Niners Nation
Not league MVP, which player on the 49ers will be the most valuable player to the squad?

If the 49ers are going to make the playoffs, they need...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

A look at the Seattle Seahawks with Field Gulls

Sunday is here and with it we bring you a recap of everything you may have missed for the last week.

We will take a look back at what has been going on with each of the three teams in the NFC West, with a look at the Seattle Seahawks with Field Gulls.

Jets go with Joe Douglas over Seahawks executive Scott Fitterer as new General Manager - Field Gulls
The New York Jets have a new general manager, but it’s not Seattle Seahawks executive Scott Fitterer.

Despite reportedly being impressed with...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

A look at the Los Angeles Rams with Turf Show Times

Sunday is here and with it we bring you a recap of everything you may have missed for the last week.

We will take a look back at what has been going on with each of the three teams in the NFC West, with a look at the Los Angeles Rams from Turf Show Times.

There’s only one way for the 2019 Rams to exact true revenge - Turf Show Times
The 2018 Rams were so successful, anything less than the mountaintop will leave revenge unattainable...

As Rams minicamp begins, all eyes are on RB Todd Gurley...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Happy Father’s Day from Revenge of the Birds

It is Father’s Day.

Hope all of you Father’s on Revenge of the Birds have a great day.

My yearly tribute to my dad and the Arizona Cardinals.

I was fortunate enough, maybe unfortunate, to have season tickets as a kid with my dad from 1995 to 1998 for the Arizona Cardinals.

Every Sunday dad and I would head down to Sun Devil Stadium for a game, we’d grab a quick bite to eat on our way in and then battle the heat in the south end zone.

It was crazy every week. Despite the terrible...

Yardbarker: Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals players, coaches on 98.7 FM for 2019 mini-camp

The Arizona Cardinals’ offseason is at a lull with the completion of mandatory mini-camp on Thursday. Mini-camp capped a series of workouts that saw rookie camp, voluntary OTAs and mandatory mini-camp. It was a week that saw Doug & Wolf from 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station head out to the Cardinals facility to broadcast live from Tempe. In case you missed anything, we’ve got you covered. Here is every interview from the show’s appearance at mini-camp this week with guests...

Revenge of the Birds

Walter Mitchell

NFC West Defenses: PFF Rankings By Position

As we know, the Cardinals’ defense last year had its fair share of struggles. Here are the 2018 defensive and special teams rankings per PFF:

Total Defense:





Front 7:










Rush Defense:











Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Bird Droppings: What we learned from Arizona Cardinals mini-camp, Chandler Jones dominance doesn’t satisfy him and more

Happy Saturday one and all, hope your week was a good one and you are ready to enjoy the weekend.

It will be mostly silent on the Arizona Cardinals front over the next several weeks, at least from a team perspective.

However, we will continue to provide all of the news on the Arizona Cardinals you can possibly want.

We’ll start that with a look around the web at the Arizona Cardinals.

Andy Isabella Ditches His Bicycle
Rookie wide receiver driving to work to save legs

Top Takeaways From The...

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Blake Murphy

Which 10 Arizona Cardinals have a chance to become the next “core” players?

Every team has core players as a foundation to build their team around—which players are or have a chance to become those core players?

Last year in 2018, the Arizona Cardinals had their own version of “The Big Four”, aka four players who were their superstar caliber players that had made Pro Bowls or All-Pro teams.

These are the players who get circled by opposing offensive and defensive coordinators as “blue-chip” or elite players they want them to focus on. The guys who can win...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Kyler Murray’s supporting cast ranked 25th heading into 2019 season according to one site

With the Arizona Cardinals done with offseason workouts, the Arizona Cardinals head hurdling towards 2019 training camp and what we all hope is the first of many for Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray.

When the Cardinals drafted Murray, they did so with quite a hole in their skill player positions.

However, they looked to address that in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report ranked every teams supporting cast and I was pleasantly surprised to see where the Arizona Cardinals...

Bleacher Report - Arizona Cardinals

The Hype Is Real, Deserved for Kyler Murray, but Patience Is Key with Rookie QB

You know the story. The Arizona Cardinals hired the recently fired Kliff Kingsbury, who failed to turn around his alma mater Texas Tech before taking the offensive coordinator ...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Move from David Amerson was a bit unexpected from the Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals made a bit of a surprising move yesterday, announcing that they were releasing cornerback David Amerson.

Andy touched on why a bit yesterday:

Amerson was expected to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite Robert Alford, with Patrick Peterson’s six-game suspension. He signed with the Cardinals in November of last year. He did make a Malcolm Butler-like interception in week 17 against the Seahawks last season but, beyond that, was rather inconsistent. This move...

Revenge of the Birds

Seth Cox

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals wrap up 2019 mini-camp, Chandler Jones motivation, Cardinals make roster moves and more

Happy Friday one and all, we have made it.

The Arizona Cardinals wrapped up mandatory mini-camp with... cancelling the final practice and getting the guys out a little early.

It was a quick turnaround for the Cardinals, but there is still plenty of news from around the web to help you get your weekend started.

Let’s get to it.

The Last Minicamp Practice Vanishes As The Offseason Ends

Trade From Patriots Still Motivates Chandler Jones
Cardinals' Pro Bowl pass-rusher never wants to be dealt...

ESPN.com - Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals release CB Amerson in surprise move

Cornerback David Amerson was released by Arizona on Thursday as the team concluded its offseason workouts. Amerson signed with the team last November and appeared in six games, including five starts.

Yardbarker: Arizona Cardinals

Watch: Kliff Kingsbury 'anxious' to put pads on and compete | Arizona Cardinals Minicamp

Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury addressed the media following day 2 of minicamp to discuss the cohesion of the offensive line, Hakeem Butler's talent, his excitement for putting the pads on at training camp and more.

Revenge of the Birds

Andy Kwong

The Arizona Cardinals release David Amerson

Second-round pick Byron Murphy is the favorite to land the starting job opposite Robert Alford

The Arizona Cardinals have released cornerback David Amerson, according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals official website.

.@AZCardinals make a post-minicamp roster move, releasing CB David Amerson:https://t.co/Ccwx11J5pn

— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 13, 2019

Amerson was expected to compete for the starting cornerback position opposite Robert Alford, with Patrick Peterson’s six-game...

Yardbarker: Arizona Cardinals

In surprising move, Cardinals release veteran cornerback David Amerson

The Arizona Cardinals announced they have released veteran cornerback David Amerson.  It’s a surprising move considering that Cardinals star Patrick Peterson will be suspended for the first six games of the 2019 season.  The Cardinals project to start free-agent addition Robert Alford at one cornerback spot, opposite Peterson when his suspension is over. While Peterson is sidelined, the club figures to place either second-round pick Byron Murphy or Tramaine Brock in the starting...

Revenge of the Birds

Andy Kwong

Arizona Cardinals bring in Andre Branch for a visit

Cardinals are looking to improve their depth at the outside linebacker position

The Arizona Cardinals are bringing in free agent Andre Branch for a visit and a workout, according to Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic.

NFL free agent defensive end Andre Branch is visiting the Cardinals today for a workout, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media . Branch spent the last three years with the Dolphins, where he had 55 tackles, 11.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.

— Bob McManaman (@azbobbymac) June...

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Walter Mitchell

NFC West Offenses: Ranking By Position

As every Cardinals’ fan knows, the players on the Cardinals’ offensive last year did not grade well, per the PFF standards. If we were to rank the NFC West players (on their current rosters) at each by last year’s PFF grades, here’s what the rankings would look like:

QB: 1---Russell Wilson (SEA---89.3); 2---Jared Goff (LA---85.5); 3---Jimmy Garoppolo (SF---62.6)

RB: 1---Chris Carson (SEA---85.3); 2---Todd Gurley (LA---78.6); 3---Tevin Coleman (SF---66.0); 4---David Johnson...

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