Bird Droppings: Notes and News From the Arizona Cardinals Nest

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Scott Z Brady in NFL
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He’s So Special

Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was announced as this week’s NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance Sunday against the Jaguars in steamy Jacksonville.

Campbell (essentially) won the award for his crucial game-changing blocked field goal early in the second quarter, when the game was still close. It was “game changing” in that his block not only prevented the Jags from closing the gap to 10-6, but in that it was caught out of the air by safety Antrel Rolle and returned for a touchdown.

That gave the Cardinals a 17-3 lead that Jacksonville couldn’t recover from.

What’s interesting here is that Rolle didn’t get the award for the touchdown return, an 83-yard gem th ...

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