A few quick notes after coach Ken Whisenhunt’s day-after press conference:
– It’ll be a wait-and-see with DRC and his bad ankle (Whiz called it a “low sprain”). That’s no surprise. S Antrel Rolle did have some soreness in his left arch, but Whiz doesn’t expect that to be a problem. He also said WR Anquan Boldin, while sore late in the game with his bad ankle, didn’t have any setbacks. He should practice more this week, Whisenhunt said.
– Whisenhunt is tired today — that’s what happens when you get back to the team facility around 5 a.m. and there is still a game to plan for the next week — but happy. “What I like is we are in the same place we were last year” at 4-2, he said.
– Beanie Wells is not going to be the starter anytime soon (more on that story later today on the homepage). But he will continue to get more work. Whisenhunt made three things clear: Beanie is explosive and a day when he breaks out is coming for some unsuspecting opponent; the fumbles, especially in the limited amount of carries, is not going to help him with playing time (although he acknowledged Tim Hightower has to be careful too); and there will continue to be a running back rotation, including Jason Wright, so it’s unlikely Wells is going to end up getting 25 carries a game.
– There were questions about that last three-pass-plays-and-punt possession and why Whiz didn’t run more. Whisenhunt acknowledged he saw a matchup on a pass with Fitz and an overmatched DB and he wanted to go for the kill shot and end the Giants’ hopes. Instead, the Giants switched some things and in the end, the pass was batted down at the line. In hindsight, Whisenhunt realized he should have run a bit more but he is always leery of losing aggressiveness in his playcalling.
P.S. For those interested, Sports 620 KTAR is replaying the game’s radio broadcast starting tonight at 6 p.m.
Tags: Anquan Boldin, Antrel Rolle, Beanie Wells, DRC, Jason Wright, Ken Whisenhunt, Tim Hightower
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