There might only be one quieter day than this one in-season around here, and that will be tomorrow. But, as coach Ken Whisenhunt noted, there were a few players in to work out this morning. Included in the group was new quarterback Max Hall, who indeed was out in the early-morning sun throwing some passes. Unfortunately, most were to players he’s unlikely to throw to in a real game. Larry Fitzgerald was gone, and while Steve Breaston, Early Doucet and Stephen Williams were out getting in some work running around, they weren’t in a place to do it with Hall yet. Max Komar, Onrea Jones and practice-squader Ed Gant were the targets.
(Although Doucet and Breaston did look decent jogging around and Breaston seemed like he had some proper footwork down when he briefly played “quarterback” on a handful of passes to Doucet as they were wrapping up. BTW, Breaston was killing the doughnuts in the locker room).
Doucet is hoping to be back for the Seattle game. He is clearly anxious to play again. He acknowledged it’s easy to feel good “going against air” and needs to see how he responds when there are actual defenders.
Speaking of all that, when all the receivers get healthy, the coaches have some interesting decisions to make. Fitz, Breaston and Doucet will play. You figure Andre Roberts — who flashed as a receiver as well as a punt returner against the Saints — will be the fourth. Is the fifth Komar or Williams? Komar does more on special teams, but since Doucet and Roberts both can play inside, Williams might be more needed.
There is time to talk about all this later. The flow of information — at least from me — is going to trickle to nothing soon. I’ve got a long weekend myself, and given the grind since training camp started and days off I can count on one hand in that time, I too plan to enjoy the break.
Then comes the sprint to the finish. Eleven games in which to lock down an NFC West three-peat. Should be an interesting journey, regardless.
Tags: Early Doucet, Ed Gant, Larry Fitzgerald, Max Hall, Max Komar, Onrea Jones, Stephen Williams, Steve Breaston
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