Whiz wrap

Posted by Darren Urban on September 14, 2009 – 11:43 am

Before I run to the open locker room sessions, a few highlights from the just-completed Ken Whisenhunt press conference:

— On the injury front, nothing new. S Matt Ware has a stinger and has some feeling back in his arm. DL Kenny Iwebema is probably going to miss a game at least with an ankle injury, although Whisenhunt doesn’t know yet the extent. WR Steve Breaston (knee) and WR Anquan Boldin (hamstring) will continue to be monitored, although Whisenhunt said Boldin didn’t have any setbacks yesterday. Breaston’s unavailability surprised him. He called Boldin’s move to play “unselfish.”

— The penalties have to be cleaned up. That was brought up again. Pretty self-explanatory.

— Whisenhunt talked about missed opportunities. The play where Beanie Wells missed the handoff and Kurt Warner had to take the five-yard loss, Wells simply went too fast. Whisenhunt is convinced it would have been a big play. And there seems to be little argument that CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie needed to come up with the interception he had his hands on.

— Fundamental problems plagued the offensive line. It can be fixed, but it was disappointing.

— Whisenhunt absolved RB Tim Hightower of some of the side-running, saying after watching film the secondary blocking broke down at times and forced Hightower to bounce outside.

— Whisenhunt thought S Adrian Wilson did all he could to cleanly hit TE Vernon Davis on the play where Wilson was flagged for unnecessary roughness. “I believe Adrian was trying to do the right thing,” Whisenhunt said. We’ll see if Wilson gets a fine or a suspension.

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7 Responses to “Whiz wrap”

  1. By Barbara wurzbach on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    I was at the cardinal game and was disappointed. I think they are missing Haley. I know they can turn this around. Go cards!!!

  2. By Devin on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    Hightower looked sharp catching out of the backfield, and Beanie looked good on his few touches. I still think they should have made more of an effort to establish the run, as it would have made the play action a weapon. Really disappointed with the play of Levi Brown versus Harralson. He has got to give Warner more time to get the ball off.

  3. By Nick M on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    Someone needs to put there foot in Levi’s you know what…. He just gets manhandled in pass protection. I don’t know many times I’ve seen him gets bullrushed directly into Warner or whiff on and outside rusher. Someone needs to get that oline a “pair”…

  4. By Randy Dunn on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    Nobody including Coach Wisenhunt seems to think Warner did anything wrong. His passes were off big time. He threw passes when he shouldn’t have. He can’t scramble at all. The blame belongs to everybody on offence including Warner!!!

  5. By Ex-Steeler and current Cards fan on Sep 14, 2009 | Reply

    Forget the playoffs. The preseason was a true indicator of what this team is going to do. The players can’t handle the losing team’s “Super Bowl Hangover” syndrome. The team lives by the pass and with the injuries to Boldin and Breaston, that will be the coup de grace. The 2007 penalty bug will continue to haunt them.

  6. By shannon robinson on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    occasionally Kurt’s wheels go off and that means he may be off for a couple games – throwing behind the receiver, holding the ball too long and then the dreaded fumble or 10 yard interception. give him support by putting Keith in the line, run Beanie behind Kreider and Becht – Beanie will follow Kreider and on third down he’ll follow Wright – isn’t that why they’re all here? give the game plan to Grimm.

  7. By Devin on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    With a game upcoming against a much better defense in Jacksonville, and then home against Indy, there is little room for error before the bye. If we go into the bye at 0-3, we really need to go back to the drawing board on offense.

    Let’s not forget that last year Warner barely beat out Leinart for the starter’s job (horrible Leinart preseason game in Oakland aside), but in my opinion, if it were open competition this year between Leinart and Warner that Leinart had the much better preseason. If Warner continues to struggle the next 2 weeks, let’s give Leinart his chance after the bye.

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