— Coach Ken Whisenhunt said there wasn’t much new on the status of WR Anquan Boldin. Boldin’s ankle was X-rayed and it wasn’t broken, and after that it’s just about how Boldin progresses during the week. Whisenhunt did insist again Boldin came out to help his chances of playing against the Giants rather than Boldin’s inability to stay in the game.
— Whisenhunt definitely enjoyed the opening drive, when the script went totally to play. Whisenhunt, a “Seinfeld” fan, said it was like the episode when Elaine talked about driving so well she said “it was like I was seeing five or six moves ahead.” (I spent way too much time on the Internet trying to find the clip so I could link to it. No dice. Let me know if you can find it). Same deal for Whiz. “It’s almost like you can’t get the play out fast enough.”
(Thank you my readers. Here is the audio version of the Elaine clip, from the episode “The Busboy.” Turns out she said she only was seeing “three and four moves ahead. So Whiz is that much better, right?)
— Speaking of foretelling, I asked Whisenhunt if making rookie safety Rashad Johnson inactive for the first time was simply a numbers game. He said yes, then jokingly added “I knew Greg Toler was going to recover the mortar kick.” (Toler was in instead of Johnson). Now that really would have been seeing five or six moves ahead.
— Finally, on the end of the first half, when the Cards had three time outs left but didn’t use them until time had almost expired, which seemed to cost the Cards a chance at getting into good field-goal range. Whisenhunt admitted he made a mistake there, but he felt the Cards had a better shot at a big play had Kurt Warner run a play at the line of scrimmage with the clock running rather than let Seattle have a time out to regroup and set a defense.
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