For a game at least, Derek Anderson is the starting quarterback for the Cardinals.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that today after practice, although he emphasized this is simply flipping the script from last week – when Anderson played with the first unit after Matt Leinart came out of the game. Leinart will still be the second quarterback in, and he’ll get his first chance to run the two-minute offense at the end of the first half and then play in the third quarter.
This is about sorting through the roster – Whisenhunt is looking at other first-unit depth chart changes this weekend, like Greg Toler at cornerback and Daryl Washington at inside linebacker – and not necessarily a permanent thing. Of course, the quarterback situation will be a much, much bigger deal on the national stage and even in Arizona.
“I don’t think we have performed the way we should have on offense,” Whisenhunt said. “We’re looking at different players in different spots.”
I’ll have much more later in a story. This will be the big news of the day though. The fact Larry Fitzgerald did some work – light work – in a helmet and shells was lost in the shuffle by the end of the extra-long practice.
Tags: Daryl Washington, Derek Anderson, Greg Toler, Ken Whisenhunt, Larry Fitzgerald, Matt Leinart, training camp
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