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ILChief
03-05-2005, 08:41 AM
anyone heard? is there a Cardinals message boards or do they have any fans?

Bowser
03-05-2005, 08:42 AM
anyone heard? is there a Cardinals message boards or do they have any fans?

For some reason, I find this question quite funny. :)

Wile_E_Coyote
03-05-2005, 08:51 AM
OT Ross leaves Steelers for 5-year deal Kent Somers
The Arizona Republic
Mar. 5, 2005 12:00 AM The Cardinals bolstered their offensive line Friday, signing Pittsburgh tackle Oliver Ross to a 5-year, $17.5 million contract.

Ross will make $6.3 million in the first year in signing bonus and salary. He's the Cardinals' first signing in free agency, and he fills a critical need.

Ross will play right tackle, a position that was problematic last season. Oliver played in every game over the past four years with the Steelers, and has experience at guard and tackle. He played right tackle last season for the Steelers. advertisementhttp://www.azcentral.com/imgs/clear.gifOAS_AD('BoxAd')http://www.azcentral.com/imgs/clear.gif

The 6-foot-5, 322-pound Olivervisited the team Thursday and said he was eager to sign with a team. He had no qualms about leaving the Steelers, one of the league's most successful franchises, for the Cardinals, one of the worst.

"I think there are going to be trials and tribulations anywhere," he said. "In Pittsburgh, the year before we were 6-10, but the year before that we played in the (AFC) championship."

Ross, 30, played at Iowa State and was drafted by the Cowboys in the fifth round in 1998.

Mixed signal calling



Kurt Warner, possibly the team's next starting quarterback, has something in common with Josh McCown, who currently holds the job: the same agency.

That prompts speculation that Priority Sports might not be so eager to have one client, Warner, replace another, McCown.

Not so, said Mark Bartelstein, who represents Warner. Bartelstein's colleague, Mike McCartney, represents McCown.

"It's something you think about, but that's the nature of the business," Bartelstein said. "We think Josh will be a really good quarterback in this league. And Josh's feeling is if the Cardinals are going to bring in a veteran guy, he would just as soon it be Kurt. There's no one better in the league to learn from."

The Cardinals also are interested in Brad Johnson..

Return trip



Defensive end Chike Okeafor will be traveling familiar ground today when he visits the Cardinals. He made a similar free-agent visit two years ago before signing with Seattle.

Back then, Cardinals doctors had concerns about his neck condition, and the team passed on signing him.

In two years in Seattle, Okeafor didn't miss a game and had 16 1/2 sacks. He visited Denver earlier this week.

"We're holding off on further trips to see where Denver and Arizona come in," said his agent, Andrew Simms.

Baltimore middle linebacker Edgerton Hartwell also is visiting today. His leverage increased a bit the past few days with the deals signed by other middle linebackers.



Safety first



Two safeties, Steve Gleason and Robert Griffith, visited Friday.

Gleason, who played the past four years in New Orleans, has been working out at Athletes' Performance in Tempe. He's a special-teams standout who doesn't play much on defense.

"They called my agent. He said, 'Well, it's a cheap trip for you guys. He's got his own transportation,' " Gleason said.

SweChief
03-05-2005, 09:01 AM
anyone heard? is there a Cardinals message boards or do they have any fans?

Biggest Cardinals forum that I know of (http://www.arizonasportsfans.com/vb/index.php?s=)

paulgkc
03-05-2005, 09:13 AM
From a strictly football standpoint, why the hell would Hartwell choose the Cardinals over us? If we get him and Rolle and draft defense, I think we immediately jump to the front of the AFC.

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Wile_E_Coyote
03-05-2005, 09:19 AM
home of the CHIEFS & the roar of a crowd or the sound of 500 hand fans trying to create a breeze. All that is second to the $$ factor. But from the article above, he doesn't seem to be a priority...(homer eyes)

Dave Lane
03-05-2005, 09:21 AM
hmmm looks like Hartwells not on their radar as fans though Warner is...

Dave

Cochise
03-05-2005, 09:22 AM
http://www.freeiPods.com/?r=12109055
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:hmmm:

StcChief
03-05-2005, 09:27 AM
Cardinals want Warner? Hard to believe.
Would be interesting playing against his old team Rams twice a year.

jAZ
03-05-2005, 09:27 AM
:hmmm:
OMG, I think we agree on something!

Baby Lee
03-05-2005, 09:28 AM
From a strictly football standpoint, why the hell would Hartwell choose the Cardinals over us? If we get him and Rolle and draft defense, I think we immediately jump to the front of the AFC.

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PM me if you've got any questions.
Because Denny is building a winner. How'd you like to win a division, facing the Lambs, 9ers and Seachickens, as opposed to the Donkos, Faiders and Chargers?

Cochise
03-05-2005, 09:29 AM
OMG, I think we agree on something!

Hmm... this IS truly disturbing :)

HC_Chief
03-05-2005, 09:45 AM
Heh, this place will go full-on Chernobyl if the Cardinals sign Hartwell

Cochise
03-05-2005, 09:46 AM
Heh, this place will go full-on Chernobyl if the Cardinals sign Hartwell

It'll be worse than the Larry Johnson/Kris Wilson draft meltdown.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-05-2005, 09:47 AM
ROFL

I hope the Chiefs are like this in every offseason. This place goes nuts. I wonder how much work or whatever everyone is missing out on.

Sure-Oz
03-05-2005, 09:48 AM
If hartwell goes to AZ it was all about the green! $$$

HC_Chief
03-05-2005, 09:50 AM
ROFL

I hope the Chiefs are like this in every offseason. This place goes nuts. I wonder how much work or whatever everyone is missing out on.


hehe, the only reason I'm here (and was here last night) was because of extra work I have to do this weekend :D

Chiefs Pantalones
03-05-2005, 09:51 AM
This just in--

Ed Hartwell likes to drink soda.

Chiefs Pantalones
03-05-2005, 09:53 AM
hehe, the only reason I'm here (and was here last night) was because of extra work I have to do this weekend :D

It's all good. I think it's great, I wonder what other fans in the NFL would be watching the transactions like a hawk.

TRR
03-05-2005, 09:54 AM
As long as we get Hartwell or Kendrell Bell, I will be happy.

I like Hartwell a lot more than Bell, but Bell is a playmaker at MLB. After those two are gone, it is slim pickens' from there.

HC_Chief
03-05-2005, 10:02 AM
As long as we get Hartwell or Kendrell Bell, I will be happy.

I like Hartwell a lot more than Bell, but Bell is a playmaker at MLB. After those two are gone, it is slim pickens' from there.

I too prefer Hartwell... he's been my #1 FA LB acquisition for several months. My second was Trotter. Bell scares me: awesome rookie season, then nothing (other than injuries).