Message from an ex-tight end

Posted by Darren Urban on September 9, 2009 – 2:42 pm

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt had some fun today when he was told 49ers quarterback Shaun Hill, on the conference call to Arizona, noted that his coach Mike Singletary ran “by far the toughest and longest training camp I’ve ever been through.”

Whisenhunt, a tight end for 10 years in the NFL so one familiar with the trenches, couldn’t pass on the opportunity.

“Is training camp that hard for a quarterback?” Whisenhunt said, his smile wide. “I know his arm will get sore, or his groin will get sore from all the drops, but it’s not like he’s tackling or running routes or hitting people. As far as that goes, I’m not going to comment.”

Generally, though, Whisenhunt said “We’ll find out Sunday how these teams match up and play.” The idea the 49ers (and the Rams, with their new coaching staff) ran boot camp-type camps came up when the Cards were in Flagstaff. And Whisenhunt wasn’t particularly pleased some suggested that the Cards weren’t working hard enough. It didn’t make sense, given that the Cards’ camp was the exact same last year and they made the Super Bowl. But it’s definitely an interesting compare/contrast — even if you do play quarterback.

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6 Responses to “Message from an ex-tight end”

  1. By Jcaswellsr on Sep 9, 2009 | Reply

    Wow first comment ever on the new site. It looks awesome Darren good job. Any prize for being the first one?

  2. By Rugbymuffin on Sep 9, 2009 | Reply

    I cannot wait for the season to start!

    The new site looks great!

  3. By Mrbyte on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Maybe the camp was the same last year, but it did seem to be reported as a ‘softer’ camp this year. At the end of the day two things will determine the season.
    Mental preparation and physical fitness. Pre season has questioned the mental preparation, it remains to be seen if our camp was ‘tough’ enough.
    IMO theres no better opponent to measure ourself against week 1 than the 49ers. It should answer a lot of questions right off the bat.

  4. By cardsfaninUK on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Nice work Darren & team. All the best to the Cards for another fantastic year take the NFC West & whiz through the opposition. The Cards are one of the big teams now!!

  5. By luvsumpigskin on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    Well Coach, we better get to Hill. I’m sure he’ll find a way to use your words as motivation. Let’s see the real DRC too. Go Cards! I can’t wait. Cmon people buy some tickets.

  6. By tygrbass on Sep 10, 2009 | Reply

    cardinals by 2 touchdowns over 9 ers for sure this weekend. the site upgrades are awseome

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