Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact – / 31 Cardinals Average Power Ranking: 14.8(up from 17.9 last week)High Ranking: #10 (ESPN)Low Ranking: #19 (Bleacher Report) They needed a win in the worst way, and they got one.The Arizona Cardinals hit the road to play a division opponent on a short week with their backup quarterback at the controls. That’s not exactly the recipe for success, but they got back into the win column. Drew Stanton filled in for Carson Palmer and found Larry Fitzgerald for two touchdown passes and David Johnson ran wild, racking up 157 yards and two scores in a 33-21 triumph. The victory has quieted the “Cardinals are finished” crowd, and they moved up in all ten of the national NFL Power Rankings we track here on ArizonaSports.com. Here’s a rundown of what some prominent national outlets are saying about the Cardinals: NFL Week 6 Power Rankings: The defending NFC champions are on life supportCardinals rank: #15 (▲ 5)According to Sports Media Watch, Week 5’s Drew Stanton-Blaine Gabbert horror film drew the second-lowest audience for a prime-time NFL game over the past five seasons (it moved to third-lowest after Monday’s Carolina-Tampa Bay game). The Cardinals simply have not given folks much reason to pay attention yet this season. But there’s still time.NFL Power Rankings: Tom Brady’s back, but the Vikings belong at No. 1Cardinals rank: #17 (▲ 5)They won without Carson Palmer last Thursday and now should have him back against the Jets and former coordinator Todd Bowles.NFL power rankings 2016, Week 6: Vikings take over the top spotCardinals rank: #16 (▲ 4)No comment.Chris Simms’ NFL Power Rankings Ahead of Week 6Cardinals rank: #19 (▲ 2)Is destroying Blaine Gabbert the new end game for Bruce Arians?If so, the Cardinals did a hell of a job on Thursday Night Football. But they’re in trouble if their goal is to hoist a Lombardi Trophy.To do that, they’ll have to limit the number of receivers running wild through the secondary—and the 49ers had plenty. They’ll also have to do a little better job at stopping the run than they did against Carlos Hyde. Maybe spread it around to guys not named Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson too. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires 0 Comments Share Top Stories Take nothing away from Arians’ team. The defense beat up an inferior opponent on a short week with a backup quarterback. But the Cardinals are capable of more.NFL Power Rankings: With Tom Brady back, it’s the Patriots and everyone elseCardinals rank: #13 (▲ 5)The Cardinals have insisted here and there that Drew Stanton could be their next starter when Carson Palmer retires. Assuming you watched last Thursday night’s game, you know that Arizona better start figuring out Plan B for Palmer’s retirement.USA Today Power Rankings – Week 6Cardinals rank: #15 (▲ 3)They only have to leave Arizona once between now and Nov. 20. Home cooking and a healthy Carson Palmer should get this team right.NFL Week 6 power rankingsCardinals rank: #12 (▲ 5)We’re not saying Drew Stanton is the Cardinals’ best option at quarterback, but perhaps Carson Palmer’s injury will help them see the light on offense. That light is David Johnson, who should touch the ball 30-plus times a game. If they lean on their star running back, the Cardinals can get it back on track in no time.PFT’s Week Six Power RankingsCardinals rank: #18 (▲ 1)It’s not over, but it still feels like it hasn’t gotten started. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Week 6 NFL Power Rankings: Vikings, Patriots take over the topCardinals rank: #10 (▲ 7)One more loss and Bruce Arians’ Cardinals would surpass their loss total from 2015. Arians likely doesn’t want that loss to come against his former defensive coordinator (Todd Bowles) when the Cardinals host the Jets on Monday night.NFL Power Rankings, Week 6: Vikings at No. 1; Falcons vault upCardinals rank: #13 (▲ 4)Win the turnover battle and you often win the battle. I still remember sitting with the researchers at the NFL West offices toward the end of the 2014 season, and for the life of them, they couldn’t figure out how the Cardinals were winning with Drew Stanton at QB. I suggested a potential factor: fourth-quarter turnovers. We looked it up, and sure enough, Arizona had forced 14 turnovers in the fourth quarter to their opponents’ four takeaways. Last Thursday, on the first play of the fourth quarter, Marcus Cooper picks Blaine Gabbert to set up a Chandler Catanzaro field goal. That put the Cards up a comfortable 10 points. Huge play in the game. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo
January 16, 2008 Foundry Manager, Jim Hornberger puts the finishing touches on a Special Assembly bronze chandelier. The piece, prepared for a client based in Los Angeles, originates from the foundry at Cosanti, where it was likely poured and assembled in the late 1960s. For the restoration, Hornberger gave the chandelier a modern twist by using bells created at Arcosanti, effectively including more recent foundry artists in the new version. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt] The piece, when it arrived in August, with the majority of the chain links attached and the electrical components in … sad disarray. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt] Here it hangs. Amidst another day’s work by two foundry staff, Gabriel Hendrix (l) and Nile Fahmy (r). At present the piece waits for departure from beneath the canopies of the Arcosanti Foundry. [Photos: sa & text: Amber Klatt]
Categories: Glenn News 06Mar House committee considers bipartisan pension tax relief for surviving spouses Rep. Glenn cosponsors Democratic lawmaker’s billLansing — Surviving spouses will not be subject to a pension tax increase as a result of the loss of their loved one under bipartisan legislation considered Wednesday in the House Tax Policy Committee.State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, an original co-sponsor of Rep. Jim Townsend’s House Bill 4124, said the bipartisan effort to update Michigan’s pension tax exemption so widowed spouses remain eligible demonstrated the issue’s importance.“Surely this is something everyone can agree on, that a grieving spouse shouldn’t be further burdened with a tax increase triggered by the death of their loved one,” Rep. Glenn said. “I did not support the new pension tax to begin with, but until we can repeal it in full, this is at least a step back in the right direction.”Under current law, the age of the oldest spouse determines the tax category that applies to the pension and retirement benefits of both spouses. If the older spouse passes away first, the surviving spouse could experience a tax increase on retirement income.The legislation ensures that surviving spouses continue to receive the same tax rate, limitations and restrictions so long as they have filed a joint tax return in the past with their spouse and have not remarried during the tax year in which they file.During his presentation, Townsend, D-Royal Oak, thanked Rep. Glenn for cosponsoring the legislation and said he is proud to have Glenn’s support.The bill is expected to be approved by the committee next week and go to the full House for consideration.
07Sep Rep. Hughes memorializes fallen police officer during ceremony State Rep. Holly Hughes today during a Sept. 11 ceremony in the Capitol honored a fallen Norton Shores police officer who died in the line of duty.Hughes, of Montague, read the name of Norton Shores Police Officer Jonathan Ginka, who died May 10 in a vehicle accident.“Officer Ginka served his community well, first as a member of the North Muskegon Fire Department and then as a law enforcement officer. He was the epitome of a selfless public servant,” Hughes said. “I hope honoring him in our annual ceremony will bring comfort to his family.”Hughes said the House began its Sept. 11 ceremony in 2011 to honor Michigan’s first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty.“We honor these men and women who are heroes to us all for the selfless dedication they have to their communities and their nation,” Hughes said. “Just like the first responders and military members who rushed into the World Trade Center and Pentagon on that horrific day in 2011, these local heroes rush to the aid of people in their communities or defense of their nation.”PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Holly Hughes, of Montague, today was joined by Norton Shores Police Chief John Gale and Lt. Michael Kasher as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. Categories: Hughes News,News