Adrian Wilson and Ken Whisenhunt each did radio interviews in the last couple of days, with some comments of note.
Wilson was on Sports 620 KTAR (and yes, I know this because I was co-hosting on “Gambo and Ash”) and touched on both his lack of social media desire and his constant work in the weight room. He acknowledged he thought what Darnell Dockett did to call out teammate Kerry Rhodes on Twitter was “unfair,” and he wasn’t going to be on Twitter anytime soon.
“I don’t really like to be in that whole back-and-forth,” Wilson said. “I’m a man, and if I’m going to say something to you, I’m going to say it to your face, bottom line. I’m not a Twitter type of guy. … That’s not my style. I’m not in that world at all.”
Wilson also talked about constantly working out. He rarely takes extended vacations because he can’t stand being away from the facility.
“I don’t know, I think it’s an addiction,” Wilson said. “My wife told me I need to be on the show ‘Intervention.’ … It’s the scare factor. You don’t want to be passed up or have people think you don’t got it. I’ve got it. A lot of people are talented, but I’m gifted. To me, that’s important for me to have people understand. There are a lot of talented safeties out there, there are a lot of talented guys in the league, but I’m gifted. And that’s something, for me, if I continue to work hard and if one day my talent begins to diminish, I can fall back on my hard work.”
As for Whisenhunt, he appeared on XTRA 910 (link via Mike Sando) while at the Tahoe Celebrity Golf tourney and, among other things, talked about guard Deuce Lutui and being overweight (XTRA’s Mike Jurecki had previously reported Lutui was 396 pounds when he signed; the Cards want him in the 340s at the most).
“I have very little tolerance for that,” Whisenhunt said. “Because, listen, this offseason, we had our guys in there working about as hard as I have ever been around. They are focused because everybody said we don’t have a chance, we lost all these players and we can’t do it. Our guys have really taken that challenge and worked hard. And it’s difficult when you have guys in there busting their tails and one of the players isn’t in there and then when he comes in and signs his contract, he’s pretty heavy. That is frustrating. The onus is on Deuce.”
Whisenhunt, by the way, scored 8 points in his first round of the tournament, which uses a modified Stableford scoring system. Former Phoenix Coyote Jeremy Roenick is tied with actor Jack Wagner for the lead with 26 points. Cards quarterback Derek Anderson is in the mix with 16 points.
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