The Cardinals are ready to play the Panthers — it’s been a long time coming to get to a game that counts. No one wants to relive 2010, but frankly, with so much roster turnover and a training camp behind them, there isn’t a strong sense of putting 2010 in the rear view because it’s already there.
“That’s gone,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “It’s kind of hard to talk about last year when you’ve got 51 new guys plus. You talk about last year and they’re like, ‘What are you talking about? We sucked?’ Yeah, we sucked. So OK. Let’s move on. We’re going to be better this year. That’s our goal.”
– More on this later (full story here) but Adrian Wilson said he hasn’t thought much about returning from his torn bicep because “technically I never played. It’s not like I was hurt in the first preseason game.” That may be true, but having him in the starting lineup is important, even if it’s been clear since the end of Flagstaff camp that he would probably be on the field against Carolina.
– Whisenhunt wouldn’t say who his No. 2 quarterback will be Sunday. John Skelton is still nursing his sore ankle, although he has been practicing. Skelton is listed as questionable. Regardless, Whisenhunt cautioned that whatever QB decision is made this weekend, it didn’t necessarily mean it was long-term.
– Tight end Jim Dray (pec) is out for Sunday. Cornerback Michael Adams (knee) is questionable, as is Skelton. Everyone else on the injury report is probable. For the Panthers, two key starters — linebacker Jon Beason (ankle) and tackle Jeff Otah (knee) are listed as questionable.
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