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No need for the franchise tag in Arizona

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07:20 AM ET 02.12 | Karlos Dansby made some news Tuesday, saying, essentially, he expects to remain with the Cardinals. Big news? Not really. But it's more defined than Dansby was at the end of the season, so that, to me, breeds more optimism. Dansby is probably the most high-profile free-agent-to-be the Cards want to re-sign. Which got me thinking of the franchise tag. ... Dansby is not going to be franchise tagged (at a projected $10.9 million for linebackers for one season.) None of the Cards' free-agents-to-be fall into that category, in fact. Even for players the Cardinals could want to re-sign -- linebacker Matt Shaughnessy, wide receiver Andre Roberts, tackle Eric Winston, for instance -- aren't going to command the kind of money nor get from the Cards anywhere close to the kind of money the tag dictates.

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February 12, 2014  08:12 AM ET

So, the Cardinals expect all their players to give them the home town discount and sign for less than they could get elsewhere?

Why? They're in a tough division and their quarterback is past his prime. I can see wanting to stay in Seattle, but Arizona?

February 12, 2014  08:26 AM ET
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So, the Cardinals expect all their players to give them the home town discount and sign for less than they could get elsewhere?Why? They're in a tough division and their quarterback is past his prime. I can see wanting to stay in Seattle, but Arizona?

Maybe the shopping is really good?

February 12, 2014  08:45 AM ET
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So, the Cardinals expect all their players to give them the home town discount and sign for less than they could get elsewhere?Why? They're in a tough division and their quarterback is past his prime. I can see wanting to stay in Seattle, but Arizona?

They do have some pretty nice golf courses.

February 12, 2014  08:46 AM ET
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They do have some pretty nice golf courses.

Yeah, I know.

"But it's a dry heat."

February 12, 2014  09:03 AM ET

When your golf ball lands it's just a little white puddle. Why does anyone live in that sand blasted furnace?

February 12, 2014  09:21 AM ET
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When your golf ball lands it's just a little white puddle. Why does anyone live in that sand blasted furnace?

Probably because they hate winter.

February 12, 2014  11:52 AM ET
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When your golf ball lands it's just a little white puddle. Why does anyone live in that sand blasted furnace?

My short stay there a few years ago was ok. My knees didnt ache the whole time I was there.

February 12, 2014  01:12 PM ET
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Yeah, I know."But it's a dry heat."

A simple task like walking down the street requires that you bring a bottle of water so you can rehydrate and occasionally wet down your flip flops so they don't melt from the heat of the pavement.

 
February 12, 2014  01:21 PM ET
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When your golf ball lands it's just a little white puddle. Why does anyone live in that sand blasted furnace?

If the house you live in does not have 3' thick adobe walls and terra-cotta tile roofing with solar cells then you are asking for massive electrical bill just so you can live comfortably. You can also save by cooking your meals in a solar oven.

When they say " If you can't stand the heat then get out of the kitchen/ oven" they were talking about Arizona in the summertime.

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