Found December 07, 2011 on
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TEMPE, Ariz. Todd Heap has heard every insult that dissatisfied fans can lob at him.
He's injury-prone. He's soft. He's too old.
His response is always the same: a wide smile and a patient, better-informed explanation.
"I've played through a lot of injuries. There are certain ones you can't play through," he said Wednesday. "If you look at how I play when I play and the number of snaps I've taken in various seasons, I'd put that up there with anybody.
"I've got a lot of good football in me."
The Cardinals thought the same when they signed Heap to a two-year free-agent deal this summer. The idea was to give quarterback Kevin Kolb a comfortable safety valve to be exploited the way the Eagles' offense used tight ends when Kolb was there.
Things looked promising when Heap caught 10 passes combined in Weeks 3 and 4 promising until he tore a hamstring muscle that has kept him out of five games and severely limited him i...
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Notes: Other than being close to family, Todd Heap's return to Arizona has not worked as anyone planned.
I am constantly amazed at the number of NFL players who have very tragic things that have happened in their histories. You can’t even watch E:60 or Sunday NIght Football without tearing up. So I don’t expect people to know each players’ story cause there are a lot of touching ones out there.
One of those stories is the one Darnell Dockett tells about finding his mother murdered...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By BOB BAUM AP Sports Writer Calais Campbell sat at his locker surrounded by reporters. Leaning against a wooden panel nearby was a framed photograph of his blocked field goal against the St. Louis Rams five weeks ago.
The Rams would have won the game with the kick, but Campbell's block forced overtime, and Arizona won 19-13 on Patrick Peterson's 99...
PULLMAN – Mike Leach comes to Pullman with a reputation for filling up reporters’ notebooks, and he did not disappoint at his first two press conferences. Between his Pullman and Seattle appearances, Washington State’s new football coach entertained more than 1,500 reporters, alums, students and other interested parties with a variety of inspiring, informative and/or humorous...
Cardinals extra: Fair or not, when the word "toughness" appeared near Wells' name, the words "lack of" usually preceded it.
Over the Arizona Cardinals' last 16 games, dating back to Week 14 last season, John Skelton and Kevin Kolb have each drawn eight starts. Skelton has been mostly miserable, completing just 49.0 percent of his passes, gaining only 5.8 yards per attempt, tossing six touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Kolb hasn't exactly put on a clinic, either, but he's been demonstrably...
Were not sure Arizona State will take its cues from former NFL coach, current ESPN analyst and part-time nut job Jon Gruden, but hey, the way the coaching search has gone, why not?
Gruden told ArizonaSports 620 that former South Florida coach Jim Leavitt would be a good hire for ASU. Leavitt is in his first season as linebackers coach with the surprising San Francisco 49ers.
So today's the day - we finally get a look at the new WSU coach, as the locals head to Pullman to take a look at none other than Mike Leach. It seems like an eternity since early last week, when reports started to surface that 1) Wulff was out, and 2) Leach was candidate number one. And in the world of these here internets 'n such, a week is a flippin' LIFETIME...
Cardinals safety Kerry Rhodes knows exactly how he'll be used when he returns from a broken left foot. It's the "when" part that's uncertain.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) -- Mike Leach was introduced Tuesday as the new head coach at Washington State.
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