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Cardinals deflect question about Marc Bulger

When the Cardinals selected cornerback Patrick Peterson with the fifth pick on Thursday night, it seemed to lend support to the notion that they had already chosen a veteran quarterback to lead them next season.

Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange reported that the team “already have an understanding” with Marc Bulger about being their next quarterback. Bulger spent last season as a backup in Baltimore and will become a free agent whenever the next league year begins. There’s a history of interest between the Cardinals and Bulger and a desire to win now certainly makes going the veteran route more appealing than taking a flier on a young quarterback in the draft.

General manager Rod Graves met the media on Thursday night and generally addressed the likelihood that the team will pick up a quarterback once free agency gets underway. When he was asked about the rumored “understanding,” however, he passed the mic to coach Ken Whisenhunt.

“I don’t know anything about that,” Whisenhunt said.

Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic writes that Whisenhunt was grinning when he said that so feel free to draw your own conclusions. McManaman also brought up the names of other possible veteran additions — Kevin Kolb, Kyle Orton, Carson Palmer — but Bulger would be a cheaper alternative to all the other usual suspects.

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17 Responses to “Cardinals deflect question about Marc Bulger”
  1. carson9 says: Apr 29, 2011 10:41 AM

    Bulger going to Arizona is a foregone conclusion…. Besides John Skelton showed some upside last year…

  2. MichaelEdits says: Apr 29, 2011 10:55 AM

    I think Kolb’s got a better upside, but that’s just speculation. Based on what these guys appear to be able to do right here and now, I guess Bulger’s your guy. I also guess Orton’s my guy, but judging by how many of you just spit out your coffee, why not take Bulger? He’ll be easy to cut loose when the real guy comes in, or ride the pine again.

  3. laeaglefan says: Apr 29, 2011 10:58 AM

    I wonder what these guys are smoking out there in the desert if they think that Marc Bulger is going to lead them to the promised land.

  4. realitypolice says: Apr 29, 2011 11:01 AM

    There’s a history of interest between the Cardinals and Bulger and a desire to win now certainly makes going the veteran route more appealing than taking a flier on a young quarterback in the draft.
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    That would be a great plan except the tiny detail that Marc Bulger stinks.

    And he spells his first name like a French person.

  5. bravin4evr says: Apr 29, 2011 11:11 AM

    Will someone tell me how they can get an UNDERSTANDING before the league opened for business without TAMPERING?

  6. brooklynniner19 says: Apr 29, 2011 11:12 AM

    Bulger “macgruber” wont make have an impact in the NFC west. My 9ers handled him when he was with the Rams and they will handle macgruber if he decides to become a Tard. HAhah

  7. fthrvic says: Apr 29, 2011 11:23 AM

    @brain4evr….if you believed everything the media said, you’d think that the recession is over and “climate change” is no big deal. The Cards and Bulger can say whatever they want about this deal, but the bottomline is that you’ve simply got a case of the media creating a story for a team in need of a QB.

  8. kingdm8 says: Apr 29, 2011 11:31 AM

    This all may be true, except for the fact that Matt Hasselbeck was in Tempe last week to check out the Valley and see if this is where he wants to sign. This isn’t a rumor, we talked to him at the hotel he was staying in.

  9. thefiesty1 says: Apr 29, 2011 11:39 AM

    Good. That means they won’t go after Andy Dalton in Round 2. And, they can go after Luck with the first pick next year.

  10. sj39 says: Apr 29, 2011 11:40 AM

    As a Rams fan I can only hope the Big Red get Bulger. He looked great when he inherited The Greatest Show on Turf (Maddon called him “special”) but as that talent dwindled and Martz and company destroyed one of the best teams ever assembled he was exposed as being mediocre at best. Good luck with that Phoenix.

  11. GG Eden says: Apr 29, 2011 11:41 AM

    John Skelton is the future in Arizona.

  12. onderin says: Apr 29, 2011 11:53 AM

    “I wonder what these guys are smoking out there in the desert if they think that Marc Bulger is going to lead them to the promised land.”
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    They are basically repeating what they did with Kurt Warner. It could work. The division is weak enough.

  13. rebelphotographer says: Apr 29, 2011 12:23 PM

    Peterson for Kolb. It was in my dream last night.

  14. supashug says: Apr 29, 2011 12:50 PM

    tampering

  15. seabreezes51 says: Apr 29, 2011 1:49 PM

    Cards trade their 2,3 rds this year and their 1 from next year.
    You get Kolb and a return to the NFC championship game

  16. arzcardinals says: Apr 29, 2011 2:31 PM

    It’ll be Bulger in AZ.

    I’ll bet more than Atlanta did to move up in the draft.

  17. aaronp2098 says: Apr 29, 2011 2:41 PM

    Len Pasquarelli of the Sports Xchange

    Funny I thought it was Len Pasquarelli of ESPN

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