Derek Anderson was doing his weekly press conference with the media after practice Wednesday when, at one point, he was asked about scoring on the opening drive for a second straight week and then basically stalling the rest of the game.
It could have been many different topics to generate the response the quarterback gave. “It’s the same things we have been doing, hurting ourselves,” Anderson said. “Honestly, I’m sick of talking about it just as much as you guys are sick of talking about it.”
Anderson couldn’t have been more accurate.
– Practice ended a little early Wednesday since the Cards will have an extra practice this week because of “Monday Night Football.” They will also have a shorter workout tomorrow and be freed after practice (instead of having meetings) so they can have Thanksgiving with their families.
– Because the game isn’t until Monday, coach Ken Whisenhunt didn’t have to release an injury report today. We will have that come out tomorrow (and I will blog about the updates as soon as it comes out, around noon).
– Don’t ask Larry Fitzgerald to get involved in the Twitter back-and-forth with the 49ers, although he’ll get in his verbal jabs during the game. “We talk a lot of trash out there,” Fitzgerald said. “I don’t do the Twitter wars. That’s not my thing. … It’s better (on the field). No one else has to know about it. You can say what you want and you don’t have to filter it either.”
What? Fitz would use words that – gasp – have to be filtered in public?
“If someone says something to me, sometimes emotion gets the best of you,” Fitzgerald said with a smile.
– Injuries to cornerbacks Greg Toler (foot) and Michael Adams (undisclosed, but he was banged up Sunday) were a reason the Cards brought cornerback Marshay Green to the active roster, but it was also a reward for working so hard all season. Green, who has spent the season playing both ways on the scout team (Green was a receiver in college for two years before flipping to the other side of the ball), admitted it’s been a “long year” waiting. But he doesn’t want to give up double duty, if Whisenhunt is OK with that.
“I like to play offense and defense,” Green said. “If coach Whisenhunt wants me to go out on offense, I’ll be the first one to say, ‘OK, cool.’ Whatever they want.”
– It doesn’t hurt Green that he has a teammate like Adams, who like Green carved out his place by first doing the job on the practice squad. “Michael kind of set the table for Marshay,” Whisenhunt said.
– Green does have return skills, but Whisenhunt reiterated that he is “very pleased” with Andre Roberts as a punt returner, so that isn’t changing.
Tags: Derek Anderson, Greg Toler, Ken Whisenhunt, Larry Fitzgerald, Marshay Green, Michael Adams
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