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  • sosa39rams
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    Re: Az Republic writer Somers thinks Bulger is early favorite to be the Cardinals QB

    Originally posted by RamFan_Til_I_Die View Post
    My money's on Bulger or Carson Palmer if the Bengals agree to trade him.
    I will pray every night for the Lord to bring Palmer into the NFC West.

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  • RamFan_Til_I_Die
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    My money's on Bulger or Carson Palmer if the Bengals agree to trade him.

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  • dgr828
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    Yeah, even though Bulg didn't live up to expectations with the Rams, and God knows, he was given a hard time for it!
    After a year of being a backup and having the time for reflection, if he really put his mind to it, one could see Bulger rebounding his career in Arizona, much in the way of another former Ram in Kurt Warner.
    Good Luck, Marc!

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  • Ramblin` Ram
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    on one hand i wouldn`t like to see someone who although it didn`t work out,always gave his all for our club,put into the position of being cannon fodder.
    on the other hand his lack of elusiveness would help give us 2 W`s on the season and Chris Long and co a boost in their Sack totals for the year. i`d predict enough to get Chris into his first probowl.

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  • 39WillRunYaOva
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    Re: Az Republic writer Somers thinks Bulger is early favorite to be the Cardinals QB

    Originally posted by berg8309 View Post
    Bulger would be awesome. Removes one contender from the NFC West
    2nd that

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  • berg8309
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    Bulger would be awesome. Removes one contender from the NFC West

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  • Az Republic writer Somers thinks Bulger is early favorite to be the Cardinals QB

    Arizona Cardinals: Who will be the starting quarterback?
    by Kent Somers - Jan. 20, 2011 04:30 PM
    The Arizona Republic

    This off-season, the Cardinals will look for a starting quarterback in all the usual places: the draft, free agency, the trade market, between couch cushions.

    Much depends upon the outcome of labor negotiations. Until a new collective bargaining agreement is reached, players can't be traded and free agents can't be signed. And the draft is three months away.

    But it's never too early to speculate, or to provide free advice to the Cardinals, who went through four quarterbacks in 2010 while trying to find a suitable replacement for Kurt Warner.

    Strictly for entertainment purposes, the Heat Index has come up with some early odds on who will be the team's starter in 2011.

    2 to 1

    Marc Bulger, free agent: The former Rams starter was the backup in Baltimore last season. The Cardinals showed interest when Bulger was on the market last spring, but already had Derek Anderson under contract. Bulger turns 34 in April and hasn't had a good season since 2006. But he's smart, hasn't been hit in more than a year, and could provide a nice bridge to the future, whoever that might be.

    8 to 1

    Kyle Orton, Broncos: He has another year left on his contract, but the Broncos reportedly would let him go for a second-round pick. That should be too steep for the Cardinals, who have the sixth selection in the second round, but maybe that is just the asking price. Orton is smart, has a decent arm and can throw deep. At 28, Orton could give the Cardinals a couple of years to address other needs.

    15 to 1

    Kevin Kolb, Eagles: Like other teams, the Cardinals like Kolb's skills and commitment to the game. But the Eagles won't give him away. Starter Michael Vick is a free agent and prone to injuries. Kolb will cost the Eagles just $1.4 million in 2011. There has been speculation that the Eagles would want first- and third-round picks in return for Kolb . If that's the price, the Cardinals likely would pass.

    35-1

    John Skelton, Cardinals: He showed promise as a rookie last season, starting the final four games of the season. But it was also obvious why he didn't play earlier. Skelton could use another year or two of seasoning before being expected to contend for the starting job. But if the Cardinals sign, say, a lower-rung free agent and don't draft a quarterback, Skelton could win the job.

    70-1

    Auburn's Cam Newton, Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, Missouri's Blaine Gabbert: They appear to be the top rated quarterbacks in the draft, and with the fifth overall pick, the Cardinals should have a shot at any of them. The guess here, however, is that the Cardinals go a different direction in the first round (pass rusher), meaning these three quarterbacks end up elsewhere.

    80-1

    Matt Hasselbeck, Seahawks: He's due to be a free agent, but it's hard to see Hasselbeck leaving Seattle. He has played in a West Coast offensive system his whole career, and at 35, doesn't have many years remaining. But Hasselbeck is smart, tough and experienced.

    100-1

    Max Hall, Cardinals: Coaches saw enough in Hall last summer to make them think he could be a successful starter. But he looked overwhelmed in his three starts and has fallen behind Skelton on the depth chart. It's premature to write Hall off, but the Cardinals will pursue many options before starting Hall in 2011.

    150-1

    Donovan McNabb, Redskins: The Cardinals have long been rumored to be McNabb's future employer, even though the club has shown no interest in him. He has an off-season home in the Valley and works out near the Cardinals' Tempe facility. The commute would be short. But McNabb is 34 and his past two teams have given up on him. His work ethic and conditioning have been questioned.

    Derek Anderson, Cardinals: The team is expected to release him after Anderson failed to impress in 2010. His salary escalates to nearly $4 million in 2011. It's hard to see him staying as a backup, even with a restructured deal.

    1,000-1

    Vince Young, Titans: The Cardinals need a solution, not another problem.

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    Way We Hear It: Bruce Arians and Arizona Cardinals will agree to part ways after season
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    Arians is 48-30-1 in five seasons guiding the club and was 10-6, 11-5 and 13-3 in his first three seasons, from 2013-2015. But he faded to 7-8-1 in an injury plagued 2016 season and struggled to get to 7-8 this season with five of those seven victories coming against Indianapolis, San Francisco (2), Tampa Bay, and the New York Giants.

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    Our sources are saying it will be an amicable split and that Arians is not being fired, but that Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim support Arians' decision and aren't overly upset they will be able to start fresh with a new coach as they reshape their roster.

    Keim was promoted to Arizona G.M. in 2013 after spending almost a decade-and-a-half in the Cards front office, and Arians was the first and only head coach he has hired. Their three-year run together from 2013-15 was the strongest period of sustained success the Cardinals have enjoyed since moving to Arizona though they were unable to match the club's one Super Bowl run in 2008 following a 9-7 regular season under Ken Whisenhunt.

    A key piece of their success was the arrival of quarterback Carson Palmer as an unrestricted free agent in 2013. But Palmer broke his arm in Week 7 and has been on injured reserve ever since. He turned 38 on Tuesday, and it is uncertain whether or not Palmer will return or retire and how much he has left in the tank if he does try and play again.

    Following a 34-7 loss to the Eagles in Week 5, Keim expressed his frustration with his team's play in a regular weekly radio interview, saying the Cardinals hadn't played as poorly since getting destroyed by the Panthers in the '15 NFC title game.

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  • laram0
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  • ZigZagRam
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    by Ramblin` Ram
    Report: Anderson appears headed for Cardinals

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 17, 2010 12:02 PM ET
    The following tweet comes from Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official team website:

    "QB Derek Anderson reportedly agrees with Cards."

    We're not entirely sure if Urban is reporting the news himself or if someone else is, so we'll hold off saying this one is official just yet.

    The move would make a lot of sense, though. The Cardinals don't want to risk losing Anderson and Charlie Whitehurst. There has been speculation that Seattle's acquisition of an extra draft pick Tuesday in exchange for Darryl Tapp will be used to get Whitehurst.

    The Cardinals want a viable option at quarterback in case Matt Leinart doesn't pan out. Anderson's track record is spotty, but he does fit a vertical offense like Arizona's attack best. We wouldn't be shocked if Anderson beat him out for the job.

    UPDATE: Sports 620 KTAR reporter Paul Calvisi reports the Cardinals will announce Anderson's signing Wednesday.

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