Coach Ken Whisenhunt just talked for his day-after recap of the Seahawks game, with a few interesting tidbits:
— There is no real injury report. Whisenhunt said he doesn’t want to jump the gun on saying everybody should be OK — the Cards didn’t announce any injuries during the game — but I won’t be surprised if there is a guy or two banged up come Wednesday. He did say he hoped to have linebacker Gerald Hayes (back) back at practice. That would be a big deal, because the Cards missed him.
— It didn’t look good for safety Adrian Wilson when Seahawks tight end John Carlson was wide open on his 31-yard touchdown catch, but Whisenhunt absolved Wilson. The Cards were in a three-deep defense and Wilson was supposed to cover the receiver in the flat (which is where Wilson was headed). Cornerback Bryant McFadden was supposed to take the receiver down the field, except McFadden also headed to the flat.
— Whisenhunt brushed off the idea Beanie Wells will be named a starter anytime soon. Wells is playing well, but so is Tim Hightower. There’s no reason to mess with what is working.
— He is happy with what he has seen from rookie linebacker Will Davis, especially since Davis is going through the transition from college defensive end.
— Whisenhunt doesn’t like seeing Early Doucet drop a third-down pass, but he said he remains high on Doucet’s overall play. He didn’t want anyone reading too much into the fact Jerheme Urban was active but did not see the field. I wasn’t shocked Urban didn’t play wideout, but to have him active and not play special teams did surprise me. Whisenhunt said that was a numbers game — with Rashad Johnson and Greg Toler both active, it made more sense to have defensive players playing special teams rather than Urban.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Beanie Wells, Bryant McFadden, Early Doucet, Gerald Hayes, Jerheme Urban, Ken Whisenhunt, Tim Hightower, Will Davis
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