The Cards were in the Skydome again today for the morning part of the first two-a-day day of camp. Nothing huge of note. WR Steve Breaston took fewer reps to nurse a sore groin, but coach Ken Whisenhunt he is not concerned. And rookie tight end Jim Dray sat out with a bad quadricep. Wide receiver Andre Roberts had a couple of drops (more on that later today) and quarterback Derek Anderson had the play of the morning when his pass to Roberts went off the receiver, then a defender, when Anderson grabbed the ball for an Anderson-to-Anderson completion (Picture below).
— Quarteback Matt Leinart on Breaston: “He’s one of those players you love having on your team. He’s … just Steve.”
— Leinart said he’d like to get a little more work in preseason games than maybe a starter normally would. “I know you want to see a lot of guys get work but I think I fit in that mold.” Whisenhunt said he hasn’t made any decision on that, noting Anderson needs to get some reps with the starters too, just because both quarterbacks need to be ready. “Let’s be clear,” Whisenhunt said. “My expectation is Matt is the guy.”
— Whisenhunt said he didn’t have a problem when Darnell Dockett called out Kerry Rhodes on Twitter this summer about making sure Rhodes was working and not lounging around. Whiz said Dockett didn’t cross the line. Told Rhodes would rather have not had it out to the public, Whiz cracked, “There are a lot of things I wish people would keep off the internet.”
— RB Beanie Wells has gotten much better in pass protection, Whisenhunt said, although Tim Hightower sets a high bar for pass blocking. Asked about Beanie’s pass catching, Whiz said that “has always been an underrated part of his game.”
Tags: Andre Roberts, Beanie Wells, Darnell Dockett, Derek Anderson, Jim Dray, Ken Whisenhunt, Kerry Rhodes, Matt Leinart, Steve Breaston
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