Cardinals president Michael Bidwill did an interview on Arizona Sports 620 just now, and among the highlights was a brief explanation of how the Cardinals got picked for the Hall of Fame game against the Saints. Bidwill said he didn’t want to go into details, but he had a “conversation or two” in New York with league people over time. “I wanted to make sure we get more nationally televised games,” Bidwill said.
Now the Cards are in the Hall of Fame game (Nationally, there is also the ESPN Thursday night preseason game in Tennessee and regular season games on NFL Network in St. Louis and the ESPN Monday night game against San Francisco.)
A couple of other Bidwill notes:
— On his feelings about having a competition at quarterback: “I think competition makes the individual players better. I’m excited for the competition not only at the quarterback position but every position.”
— On the possibility the NFL will be using replacement referees: “I’m not concerned. I think the league has a plan in place” if the NFL can’t get a new CBA done with the current officials.
— On what drives him every day in his job: “I want to get back to where we were in late January and early February of 2009, competing to play in the country’s biggest game, the Super Bowl. That’s something that drives me a lot.”
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