The Cardinals got their first movie day at camp in a couple of years (it was nixed last year because of the lockout and the need for practice time). It’s been an annual thing because coach Ken Whisenhunt feels the need to take his foot off the gas pedal. He almost pulled the plug, but felt like the players’ effort Monday and Tuesday earned them a moment.
And it wasn’t as if it was a full-contact practice that was scotched. It was an hour-long walkthrough they missed and there will still be a full regular practice this afternoon at 3 p.m. The Cards have been through a lot of upheaval in the past 10 days, from Canton to Cleveland to St. Joseph to Kansas City, and they looked like it against the Chiefs — leading to this week’s intense practices.
“We haven’t handled the changes very well,” Whisenhunt said. “I thought last week we were sluggish and tired in that game. That’s something you have to adapt to. This was a change for the good for once.”
— RB Beanie Wells is sore getting back into practice. Whiz said he’ll go through pregame Friday to see if he plays. If I had to guess, I’d think he’d wait one more week.
— CB Greg Toler tweaked his knee in practice yesterday. Whisenhunt said he was sore, but it isn’t expected to be a major issue. LB Paris Lenon (ankle) isn’t ready to return yet, but that is coming soon. My thought would be that Lenon will miss one more game. No reason to rush it.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Greg Toler, Paris Lenon, training camp
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