first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Brady Henderson, editor of MyNorthwest.com for ArizonaSports 620’s sister station in Seattle, 710 ESPN, points out a fewinstances of “extra stuff” in a blog post.One came in the first quarter after Lynchdragged a pile of defenders for several seconds. DarnellDockett, one of two Cardinals to finally bring Lynch down,put his knee into his facemask while getting up. Duringthe end of a tackle in the second quarter, Adrian Wilsonpulled Lynch’s helmet off and pushed it away from thepile. Lynch was visibly miffed while talking with Carrollon the sideline following that play.The old saying is “you don’t want to know what goes on atthe bottom of piles in the NFL”, so these “charges” don’texactly surprise anyone.And Dockett and Wilson haven’t exactly been on-field choirboys during their tenures with the Cardinals. Add that tothe fact that Lynch is arguably the toughest runner in theleague to bring down, and maybe, just maybe, somefrustration set in.This sounds like the beginning of another heated rivalrybetween the Cardinals and an NFC West foe — which isexactly what the Cards, and the division, need. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories Many thought the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawkswould just play nice in their season finale last Sunday atUniversity of Phoenix Stadium. After all, both teams had been eliminated from playoffcontention and were playing mostly for pride…and secondplace in the NFC West, for whatever that’s worth.But credit goes to both teams, they played hard for wellover 60 minutes, with the Cardinals winning 23-20 inovertime. Things got chippy along the way, and Seahawks’coach Pete Carroll came out and accused the Cardinals ofdoing some “extra stuff” to Seattle runnning back MarshawnLynch at the bottom of piles.center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img

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