The Cardinals have wrapped up practice for the week — they’ll be back together Monday — so here are a couple of things to get to, besides DRC’s fractured finger.
— The Cardinals aren’t going to get LB Monty Beisel. Said GM Rod Graves in a text message from the road, “MB does not fit into our plans. We won’t be re-signing him.”
— The mood seemed a little lighter all the way around Thursday at the workout. I’m sure some will wish the Cardinals stayed angry from the Colts’ loss, but that rarely happens in the NFL, where the players are taught to let the previous game go — win or loss — by Tuesday night. Sometimes, the irritation to coaches or players lasts through that first practice of the week, but usually by Thursday everyone has moved on. The Cards have done that.
“It was a very emotional loss for us because we have a lot of proud players on this team and it was embarassing the way we played,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “It’s tough when you go into a bye week having to deal with that. But I feel it puts our focus where it needs to be.”
— Whisenhunt will stay in town, watch his son play high school football Friday night, and then he’ll watch NFL football Sunday. He’ll try to do it as a fan, but inevitably, he said, he’ll fail.
“It’s hard not to watch it as a coach,” Whisenhunt said. “I try to watch it as a fan but then you start thinking about plays or looks you are seeing. I think that’s the natural reaction.”
Of course, Whisenhunt said the top two games he’ll be watching just happen to be the next two teams on the Cardinals’ schedule: The Texans (home against Oakland) and the Seahawks (at Indianapolis).
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