The Cardinals have lost starting free safety Kerry Rhodes “a number of weeks” with a broken left foot, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. Rashad Johnson will be his replacement, and the Cards will look to see about adding a defensive back. Rhodes could have surgery, Whisenhunt added, but regardless, Rhodes is expected to return this season.
Guard Daryn Colledge will have a concussion test before he can play again. But he’ll have a couple weeks to get that done, now that there is the bye. The Cards can only practice twice this week because of new collective bargaining rules, and Whisenhunt said the team will concentrate on specific situations, like live third-down work for the offense, facing a defense.
That was the newsiest part of Whisenhunt’s day-after presser. I’ll have a story up later, but the key quote was this: “There is nothing I can say to make anyone feel better. We have to show it on the field.” That couldn’t be more true (and yes, I’d believe that even without being put on blast by fans the last 20 or so hours).
Whisenhunt was asked about how much he was to blame. “How much blame am I willing to take? I’m the coach. We haven’t won a game (in weeks), the blame obviously falls on me.”
As for QB Kevin Kolb’s comments about showing up to work on time and getting work done, Whisenhunt said there is no problem with players being late to meetings. He said he hadn’t heard the comment, but he’d “guess” Kolb’s message was that everyone had to be “more on the same page.”
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