I had a Twitter back-and-forth with “MikeNYC24” yesterday about the Tim Hightower-starting-over-Beanie-Wells scenario. It got slightly heated — OK, barely, but there was a back-and-forth — with this being one of “Mike’s” tweets: “Well if rolling with the clearly inferior talent is how he operates, I’d be a little worried if I were a Cards fan.”
I have said this dozens of times (at least it seems) but Hightower starting is a moot point. Beanie will get the majority of the carries regardless. They will both be used regardless. But in the vein of “why,” coach Ken Whisenhunt was asked directly today — Why start Hightower instead of Beanie?
“Tim is versatile, he is tough and he runs well with the ball,” Whisenhunt said. “And we have a lot more information about Tim in different situations than Beanie. That’s not a knock on Beanie. But the way we have set things up with our team, Beanie has to earn that. Tim has earned it. Beanie is working hard to try to do that, and that’s what you want.”
Tags: Beanie Wells, Ken Whisenhunt, Tim Hightower
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