The Cards are flying out today for their Carolina road trip, to be better acclimated for the early kickoff and the vaunted “East Coast” game which dominated the storylines back in 2008 — basically, up until the point the Cards went to Carolina in the playoffs and won.
The theme doesn’t come up really anymore, although coach Ken Whisenhunt said that doesn’t mean it isn’t part of the team’s thought process.
“When you are planning for those trips, from the standpoint of how you operate … I don’t think of it as something that affects us for the game, because I feel like the way we do it now, we have the right mindset,” Whisenhunt said. “As far as how we travel, when we get there, what we do when we get there. I don’t sense it with our players anymore either. I think maybe that’s because we have gone to the East Coast and won some games. You kind of got the monkey off the back.
“Listen, it’s not easy. But as far as the mental part of it, I don’t see it as an issue.”
— QB Derek Anderson was still sitting Friday and will officially be listed as doubtful. “We still have to take the flight,” Whisenhunt said. “It’s 50-50 at best right now. But finally, we are getting to the point where there is a little bit of progress.”
— LB Clark Haggans (groin) is listed as questionable. Everyone else on the injury list is probable.
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