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smchurch

  • joined Jul 02, 2013
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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Raised in Arizona, Shaun Church grew to love the Arizona Cardinals over the years despite the franchise’s perpetual disappointment. Do not mistake his fanhood for blind homerism, however -- he's a realist who calls it how he sees it.

In addition to being part of the ROTB team, Church is the chief Cardinals Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. His work has also been seen on Yahoo! Sports, ColdHardFootballFacts.com and ESPN (one of his many statistical charts was used by NFL columnist Mike Sando).

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User Blog

7/19 Arizona Cardinals news: Training camp is near

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You Saturday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFL news.

Cardinals should improve in TE coverage in 2014

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The addition of Antonio Cromartie should shore some issues up.

7/17 Bird Droppings: More Sherman vs. Peterson

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Who's better? Read what one expert had to say.

7/12 Bird Droppings: Could Housler be done?

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Rob Housler has been a disappointment so far in his Cardinals career. With the talent general manager Steve Keim added to the tight end position this offseason, could he get lost in the fray?

7/5 Bird Droppings: Cards news and such

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Your Saturday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFL news.

7/3 Bird Droppings: Mathieu runs

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Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu is getting closer to being ready for the season. Also, NFL 'experts' think Carson Palmer is a third-tier quarterback.

6/28 Bird Droppings: How good can Bethel be?

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Pretty good, says his head coach.

6/26 Bird Droppings: Naked Fitz; Lindley grinds

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That promo headline doesn't sound right. That's what happens in the middle of the offseason. We're forced into writing these kinds of things.

6/21 Bird Droppings: Massie strides; Cro best CB?

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Bobby Massie has improved over last season, and that's a good thing for the continuity of the Cards offensive line. And is Antonio Cromartie the best cornerback in the NFL? He'd like to think he is.

6/19 Bird Droppings: Warner to the Ring of Honor

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He brought the Cardinals to the brink of a Super Bowl title, and now he will be inducted to the Ring of Honor.

6/14 Bird Droppings: Wrapping up the offseason

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Cardinals writers give their breakdowns of the past month of practices.

6/7 Bird Droppings: Massie improving

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Your Saturday roundup of Arizona Cardinals and NFL news.

Birdgang Fan Poll: Which RT should start in 2014?

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Asking you, the fans, who should start at right tackle this season? Should it be Bobby Massie? Bradley Sowell? Or, should it be the wild card, Nate Potter? You tell us!

6/5 Bird Droppings: Better offense needed

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Carson Palmer and Co. need to be more consistent in 2014.

5/31 Bird Droppings: Did you miss the D-Wash news?

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In case you missed it, Daryl Washington violated the NFL's substance abuse policy again. He'll miss "at least" the entire 2014 season.

5/29 Bird Droppings: Ellington ready for more?

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Coach Bruce Arians has plenty of faith in Andre Ellington, but is the second-year running back ready to carry the load?

5/24 Bird Droppings: Laser arms and perfectionists

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Rookie quarterback Logan Thomas shows off his arm at rookie camp, and first-round pick Deone Bucannon is a perfectionist.

5/22 Bird Droppings: Palmer says offense is fun

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Good things could be in store for the Cardinals this season if Carson Palmer and Co. have fun with Bruce Arians' offense.

5/17 Bird Droppings: Logan Thomas development

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Is fourth-round pick Logan Thomas prepared to be the Arizona Cardinals' quarterback of the future?

5/15 Bird Droppings: Martin drafted as CC clone?

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The Cardinals reportedly see third-round pick, Kareem Martin, as a potential replacement for Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell. And Patrick Peterson might be limited to just defense from here...

5/8 Bird Droppings: Draft-day links!

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So many links about the draft, you'll wish you had more eyes to read it all.

5/01 Bird Droppings: Dansby vs. Dockett drama

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Darnell Dockett has said Karlos Dansby chased the money rather than chasing a championship. Dansby fired back at Dockett on Wednesday, and it's possible this is just getting started.

4/26 Bird Droppings: Cards work out, NFL violence

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Mostly everyone has shown up to voluntary offseason workouts so far. And the NFL is a violent league, in case you missed it.

4/24 Bird Droppings: Sked release, D-Wash sentence

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The NFL released team schedules on Wednesday. The Cardinals have one of the tougher slates of games in 2014. Kent Somers peruses every game for AZCentral.com. And Daryl Washington's legal matter...

4/19 Bird Droppings: ESPN remembers Pat Tillman

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Taking a look at the events that led to Pat Tillman's death 10 years after it happened.

4/12 Bird Droppings: Right tackle a need?

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Find out which local beat writer thinks right tackle is not a need this draft season.

4/5 Bird Droppings: Watford ready to start?

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Second-year offensive guard Earl Watford is in the mix to start at right guard in 2014. Is he ready for his chance?

4/3 Bird Droppings: Mathieu rehab; Lorenzo to ILB

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Tyrann Mathieu continues rehab after knee surgery; and Lorenzo Alexander will play inside linebacker in 2014.

3/29 Bird Droppings: Keim 'throwing gas' on 'D

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Cards general manager wants to make the defense even better than it is by adding key defensive talent in the draft. This is the model the Seahawks rode to a Super Bowl title.

3/27 Bird Droppings: Veldheer happy with Cards

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New left tackle Jared Veldheer is happy with his free-agency choice and had some words of disagreement regarding recent comments by Raiders general manager Reggie Mckenzie.

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