There may be #CardsFanFest tonight — all the details here — but the Cards still had their “other” minicamp workout (a walkthrough) and then coach Ken Whisenhunt talked a little bit about his quarterback battle.
No, nothing has been resolved yet. John Skelton and Kevin Kolb continue to share first-unit work.
When he was asked if he is hoping he can make a decision sooner rather than later, Whisenhunt couldn’t help but let out a small smile. “”If it was up to me, I’d prefer we had a quarterback resolution two years ago. Obviously that hasn’t happened. When it happens it happens.
“The guys are working hard and getting better and that’s all you can ask of them. The next stage is training camp and then preseason games. It usually works out — and I’m not just talking about the quarterback position — where someone distinguishes themselves. … You’ve got to let this competition play out honestly.”
I don’t want to waste too much on this subject right now. Nothing has been determined. But just in case some believe Whisenhunt is tone deaf to the quarterback issues since Kurt Warner left, he clearly is not.
– On another subject of note, there was a report saying running back Ryan Williams might not be back into a few games into the regular season. That’s not the case. Williams said he is expecting to be ready for the regular-season opener against Seattle. Now, he might not play a ton in the preseason, and may get started later playing preseason games, but it’s the regular season for which he wants to be ready.
“My expectation is back by Week One,” said Williams, who is expecting to do some full team work for the first time tonight at FanFest. “Preseason is more ‘We’ll see, do we want him in here.’ Most important thing is Week One. Regardless of what goes on in preseason, by the first week, the record is still 0-0.”
Tags: John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Ryan Williams
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