Flush the Pocket: Arians staying putt-putt

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TEMPE, Ariz. -- To Arizona coach Bruce Arians, relaxing on a bye weekend doesn’t mean what it does to us non-coaches.

He’ll be spending his time breaking down the first eight games, figuring out a way to improve on third down, in the two-minute drill and in the red zone.

He’ll also watch some football on Sunday after a day of golf. But not ordinary golf.

The Arians Family Foundation will put on its first fundraiser in Arizona, Putt Putt for Purpose on Sunday. Later Sunday night, Arians will unplug and wind down the weekend by watching the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts on "Sunday Night Football."

In other news ...

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about Arians wanting his team to reload.

Bob McManaman of AZCentral.com writes about Karlos Dansby’s displeasure with the NFL’s stats.

Craig Morgan of FoxSportsArizona.com hands out midseason grades.

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about Rashad Johnson wanting to play.