Coach Ken Whisenhunt was right when he noted that we are creeping into the time of the offseason where players — a few weeks removed from the season — begin to “get antsy” and begin to start coming back to the facility here and there. Now, obviously the labor issues put a crimp in that a little bit, but there have been a couple of guys making appearances, lifting weights, being around.
Normally, that’d pick up right after the combine (the offseason weight-training program usually begins in mid-to-late March, depending on how deep the team went during the season). Obviously, if there is a work stoppage, players won’t be coming around. But for now, there is the normal curiosity. “They want information, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” Whisenhunt said. The Cards are still piecing together what they are going to do, and multiple meetings are going on now, not only to have new DC Ray Horton sketch out his new defense but for all the coaches to continue assessing the current roster through video review (as well as meetings to plan out a free agency strategy).
At this point (and doesn’t the season finale feel a lot longer ago than six weeks?) I think everybody gets a little antsy to get going on 2011.
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Tags: coaching staff, free agency, Ken Whisenhunt
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