Coach Ken Whisenhunt said last week he was considering changes after the Cards went through a bye and enduring a current five-game losing streak. Wednesday, Whiz confirmed something was indeed coming. Specifics, however, were lacking.
“There are a couple of things that we’re going to do, but obviously from a strategy standpoint, I don’t think it behooves me to say anything about it,” Whisenhunt said. “That will all play itself out.”
One possible change? The Cardinals might have to make up for the loss of defensive end Calais Campbell, who didn’t practice Wednesday because of a calf injury. It’s early in the week, but any DNP is always a sign of caution going into a game. (Losing Campbell, if he cannot play, would be a hard blow for the Cards to endure. He’s been playing very well.)
Other than that, let the speculation of what changes are coming begin. The open part of practice (the part that can be reported upon) holds only stretching and individual position drills, so nothing can be gleaned there. There are only so many options too. Quarterback John Skelton took his turn under the tree as part of his weekly press conference, so he’ll be back under center (which I never doubted, but there seem to be still a bunch of questions about whether Lindley might play yet.) Whisenhunt also didn’t say if he was talking about strategical changes or personnel changes, but I’m not sure he makes a point to talk about changes in strategy, so I am guessing the lineup could be affected.
It certainly will increase the focus on the initial series for both the Cards’ offense and defense Sunday in Atlanta.
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