Whiz talks Hall and other stuff

Posted by Darren Urban on October 6, 2010 – 2:10 pm

I will have a full story later on the homepage, but after coach Ken Whisenhunt officially announced Max Hall would be the starter, he spoke a little bit about why:

“There were a number of individual factors that went into the decision,” Whisenhunt said. “I’m not going to go into those, but that’s the direction we are going to go right now and we will see how it works out this weekend.”

Whiz was asked later to expound on the reasoning, and he declined again, just saying the offense was missing opportunities — ones that needed to be hit upon. Hall was his normal confident self, saying that he was approaching it like he is the permanent starter and saying all the right things, like he just wanted to execute the offense, work hard, etc.

Derek Anderson — who was not available for comment — will be the No. 2. Whiz said Anderson wasn’t thrilled with the decision but handled it professionally.

Center Lyle Sendlein, on protecting Hall: “It doesn’t matter who is back there, if we don’t block for the quarterback … you could put my grandmother back there and she wouldn’t do well. Not saying she would do well if we did block for her. (But) she’s pretty athletic.”

Among other quickies after practice:

— RB Beanie Wells and Whiz had their discussion after Beanie complained about carries Monday. Not surprisingly, Whiz said he wished Beanie had come to him first. But clearly it’s been put behind both of them. Beanie insisted it wasn’t a big deal, that his point was he just wants to contribute.

— Whiz said the status of WRs Steve Breaston and Early Doucet will be more clear later in the week. If they can play, they will play, even though the bye is after this game. The entire injury report is here.

— Whiz said other lineup changes could be made, but the coach will watch practice this week first and judge “how guys are playing.”

— The consensus in the locker room is that the offensive line had their best day of practice all season today.

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  1. By jose cadena on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    i think max hall is going to be way better than da because just look at him in the preseason

  2. By MIKEFLORIO on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Bring back reggie wells and let go of fanaca. Go get us a linebacking core, release porter, all the moves that whiz has made this off season has impacted us negativly. Y dont we go after a steve marriuchi or a bill cowher or mike tice as OC.

  3. By carlo7000 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    always coach whisehunt talk about competion ,because nobody has a guarantee spot in the lineup …after this mediocre starts i think he should be coherent and bench a couple of guys becase they dont deserve to be starter

  4. By Ben on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    “– The consensus in the locker room is that the offensive line had their best day of practice all season today”

    Well I guess that is not hard to do when you are going up against our D line. Who has looked horrible all year.

    Just Saying…

  5. By Tyrelle on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Uh oh!!!!!!!!!!! Can the train finally get on the track?

  6. By kauaicardsfan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Funny how when jobs are on the line, suddenly the Oline had their best day of practice? Lets hope this is the norm from now on!
    No excuses, no complaints, play like your a Pro!
    There are a lot of players out there wishing they had played pro ball and never made it or was injured or cut.
    Appreciate and be grateful for the opportunity to play and get paid well where 99.9 % of the world would never have gotten the chance nor had the talent to do what you are all doing!
    Always try looking from the outside looking in, maybe a reality and perspective check is in order?
    Now go out there and beat the Saints this week !!!

  7. By James on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    “The consensus in the locker room is that the offensive line had their best day of practice all season today” … is this good news for the O-line or bad news from the D-line?

  8. By aaaaudio on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    the line does need to protect better and defense needs to step up..In fact the D needs to get off the bottom of the league stats. However I do feel as a spectator that by putting Max Hall in to start will be much more entertaining than DA has been. 12 completed passes? really?

  9. By Jerry on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea! Superbowl champs against undrafted rookie. Early retirement Hall?

    Any chance we try to get Garcia or Culpepper from the UFL? What about Charlie Batch now that Roethlisberger is back?

  10. By phoenixraven1 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Come on offensive line! We know the talent is there now play like it!!!

  11. By lost corner? on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Has anyone seen the greatest corner ever?

    D R C where r you!? hurry the season has started.

  12. By bird on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Cards have no good QB. I think I know what were missing. Todd Haley.

  13. By cody on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    this might be one of the quickest turn arounds I’ve ever seen, he went from being an undrafted rookie who was a long shot to make the team before trainging campto our new starting QB. now that we have a rookie under center, do you think we’re gonna stop airing it out and give Beanie the ball? in my opinion he needs to start, i dont care if Hightower is the more complete back, Wells is the better runner of the two, and we need the better runner to control the clock and move the ball, and he can’t do that if we’re down by 21 by the time he comes in.

  14. By Steve on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    What are you thoughts on the other moves?

    Bridges seems the only likely one

  15. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Steve —

    RE: Other moves

    I am not convinced there will be any.

  16. By CardinalSwagger on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Win or lose, I hope Max Hall plays well…


    Do you think Whisenhunt will ever go into detail about what went into making the qb decision?

    Even though I have an idea why. It’s always reassuring hearing from the sources mouth.

  17. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Cardinal —

    RE: Why QB change

    I doubt it. Regardless, I don’t think it’s hard to figure out. Anderson isn’t playing well at all.

  18. By cardsfan4life on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hope the lines practice helps them find a way to close up the holes for pass rushers. The cards should do well with max hall he has a very good internal clock and is a pretty smart QB it seems having watched him play in the preseason. The line better be ready for the smart Saints D. would like to see fitz make some big plays especially with his vow to donate $1000 per catch and $5000 per touchdown to breast cancer awareness. Go Cards!! beat the Saints

  19. By CaliCard on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren, great reporting as always. It seems to me the team is at at a real crossroads. If the team responds, particularly the OL and defensive front seven, the Cardinals can leap forward. However if they implode and stop giving effort then the franchise will regress two or three years at least. I understand you might not have the liberty to divulge private conversations, but what can you tell us about how team insiders see the situation?

  20. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    CaliCard —

    RE: OLine

    No one is going to want to hear this, but the belief is the line will come around.

  21. By LB on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    They’re gonna have to forgive us if we take that great day of practice with a grain of salt. Not only have we heard it before, but they were going up against one of the worst defenses in the league. Hopefully they perform well in the game.

  22. By We'll miss Q on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    I sure hope Whiz worked it out with Beanie. I belive Whiz has been great for the Cards, but his communication with his players is poor. Kurt said early on he was never told why Matt beat him out to start(2007). Edge said he wasn’t told why he was benched for TH. Q was never happy with Whiz and Whiz even admitted he never told him he was being deactivated against the Bears. The Matt said it was never communicated top him why he was benched. And now Beanie.

    I just hope this guy speaking out against Whiz can actually stay with the team, since everyone else who questioned him has been cut or traded.

  23. By joe again on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    The Mad Max era begins! This is gonna be fun.

    Good move, Coach. This gets a game under Max’s belt right before the bye, so this way they have two weeks to work on what they see out of this game.
    The timing couldnt be better. We luckily survived the DA experiment with a 2-2 record.

    All you voices of negativity, stay home, jump ship, go root for a different team, but dont come to the game and boo.

  24. By Vegas Cardinal on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

  25. By Former Steeler Fan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    O-line: “Best day all season”? What took so long? And, what caused that?

    Darren, does Whiz have the final say on all draft choices?
    I suspect that you’ll say “the scouting group makes suggestions, Rod and Whiz (and Michael Bidwill) discuss them and then Rod makes the final decision (as GM)”.
    If so, the blame for some of the poor draft choices falls on Mr. Graves head.

  26. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Former Steeler —

    RE: Draft

    As I mentioned before, it’s a group effort. They all are in a room — scouts, GM, coaches — for two weeks breaking down film and going over reports. I don’t see how you can put it on one person.

  27. By ross on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, do you expect tim and beanie to rotate more throughout drives, like last year? And what kind of carry split will we see going forward in your mind? Before the season, you thought beanie was going to receive the lions share of the carries, do you still see it that way?

  28. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Ross —

    RE: Beanie/Tim

    I still think, assuming games stay close, the RB rotation will be a lot like the end of last season.

  29. By TBru on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    it is funny The Cards at 2-2 suck
    The Seahawks at 2-2 are mediocre
    And the Rams at 2-2 are awesome

  30. By brad O'Neill on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    i really wish the discussion this week was about how the saints ended our playoff run getting to face us fully rested while we were coming off one of the most brutal battles in playoff history on a short week on top of everything else.

    i want us to do to them what carolina did to us in our first meeting after we knocked them out of the playoffs.

    i dont want this game to be about not sucking

    i want this game to be about beating the saints taking control of our division and becoming a feared defense.

  31. By rltaylor1874 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    one thing starting Hall for the remainder of the year is that if he doesn’t cut it or at least look the part we can take a QB in the draft. If he pans out, then we have something for next year, and can use picks for the OL, LB, and S spots early on instead.

  32. By bird on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    If Max Hall succeeds, It might open doors for other QB’s like Colt Brennan, Colt Mcoy, Graham Harral, Chase Daniel. Not neccassarily Proto-type QB’s.

    Rocket arms and size don’t always work out.

    Cmon Max!

  33. By nor cal cards fan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Anybody who implies that Bill Cower would return to the NFL coaching ranks as the offensive coordinator for the AZ Cardinals working under Ken Whisenhunt should not be allowed to post on here..

  34. By Jesse Robles on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    DA gets PAID to SIT on the BENCH, and he is mad? I understand the O-Line didn’t give him 20 minutes to throw every time, but the chances he did have he needed to connect, and he wasn’t even close. We need Beanie and TIm more than ever now, the RUN establishes the Pass, especially now.

  35. By cheesebeef on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, have the coaches given any reason as to why they believe the line will “come around?” If anything, it seems to be REGRESSING as opposed to progressing. And what did Brandon Keith ever do to just be handed the RT job over Bridges who far from spectacular, but at least solid when he was put on the line last year?

  36. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Cheesebeef —

    RE: Keith

    They have been grooming Keith to start this season ever since he was drafted.

  37. By Jesse Robles on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Beanie can take over games, as long as he holds on to the ball. Just think about the Niners game last year in Candlestick. Turnover battle is killing us as well.

  38. By Eazy E on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    For the O-Line to have their best practice is great but if you don’t do that when its gametime who cares

  39. By Eazy E on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Batch don’t sound bad either since whiz loves him

  40. By justice on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    How are the D players view the O players and vice versa when both sides are not playing up to their potential?

  41. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Justice —

    RE: Viewing the other side

    Everybody is saying they have to take care of their own problems and can’t be concerned with others. For both sides of the ball, I think that’s a good way to look at it.

  42. By kauaicardsfan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Great Podcast! Thanks for asking the questions we all are thinking!

  43. By TBru on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Anybody who implies that Bill Cower would return to the NFL coaching ranks as the offensive coordinator for the AZ Cardinals working under Ken Whisenhunt should not be allowed to post on here..

    Best post ever

  44. By mrcardsguy on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    If our o line did good today wat in the world is wrong with our d line dockett after the new deal just practically rode off into the sunset.???? Porter.??gives up as soon as an offence player touches him drc went from being #2 or 3 corner in the nfl to being burned on every play.???

  45. By Former Steeler Fan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply


    Re: Drafts

    Someone has to make THE FINAL DECISION on who to select. I would think that it would be the GM (if not, he’s not doing his job). The buck stops there (regardless of the preceding internal discussions).

    And, the drafts have NOT been a raving success.

    The reason that I pursue this is that I believe the Cards’ problems stem from bad draft and FA personnel decisions.

  46. By Dan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    How is Skelton looking?? Do the Cards view Hall as a stopgap while Skelton becomes more comfortable with a prostyle offense or do they realistically think Hall can be the “future”?

  47. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Dan —

    RE: Skelton

    They think Hall can be the future. But with both he and Skelton, impossible to know yet.

  48. By tRiGiDy22 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, guess we are calling it a year?? (No Trade?) or (Sign??)

    Thank you lord DA! is on the Bench, cant hurt us anymore!

    Who, are we going to Draft with are number 1 overall pick in 2011?? or 2012?

  49. By phoenixraven1 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Go MAX! shoot maybe we will see a Max to Max (Komar) TD this weekend! LOL!

  50. By tRiGiDy22 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren can we cut DA! now, so coach whiz don’t go back too him??

    Goodluck Moxie” Did u get pointers from Uncle??

    Skelton should be #2, Anderson should be out of the league!!

  51. By cheesebeef on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, I understand that, but if the guy ISN’T ready (and I think it would be near impossible to argue he is) then don’t you CHANGE the plan? Being that rigid with a plan that has failed (and failed from moment one in the pre-season where Keith got annhilated on his first snap) doesn’t seem like a good plan, no?

    And it doesn’t really answer my question. Just because you groom someone shouldn’t automatically mean they get a spot, should they? Shouldn’t they have to earn that spot by playing well on the field?

    I LOVE Coach Wiz. I supported the Matt decision (even though I think it’s blown up in his face) but he’s made a couple of real head-scratching decisions so far this year and Keith is the biggest to me. I understand there are learning curves for guys who just come into the league, but he’s been flat-out horrific and that’s happening with a guy on the bench who stepped up and played decent ball for us last year.

  52. By kaleb on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply


    do you notice how every time whisenhunt is asked about a change he covers it up like theres some sort of secret drama behind it. whats up with that ? dont be afraid to say it whiz! you think hall might be better. jeez

  53. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Kaleb —

    RE: Whiz comments

    He doesn’t believe in publicly throwing players under the bus. I don’t think that’s a terrible way to approach it as a coach.

  54. By welltonfan on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    so glad the cards are going with max…i really believe if they can give him the protection he can tear up a defense…his smart and his accurate…da was a joke…how can he be mad about being benched…does he want his qb rating to fall lower that what it already is…he played 4 games against so-so defenses and couldnt do anything…i hope they give max all the support he needs and i think we can turn this thing around…go max…and go cards

  55. By Havasu Tom on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Good evening Darren!
    Just arrived in southwest Colorado for my monthly biz trip and read the news. I feel for D.A. Never should have been put in this situation. I’m very excited about the change. I feel Max will give us improvement every week. That will build confidence for the offence. I felt D.A. has peaked at what he’s capable of doing after all the work the coaching staff have invested in him. He’s tougher than tough.
    How did the offense look in practice today? Did you feel they accepted Max?
    Thanks so much for your hard work. Your writings and blogs make my day.

  56. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Havasu —

    RE: Max and team

    Looked like any other practice to me, from what I saw. But I am two fields away.

  57. By Paul on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    RE: The Underground podcast.
    I’m with you Darren on the performance of our defense so far this year. Either these guys have been packing it in early in the two blowouts or they just flat out are not as good players as we had thought. C. Haggins is an example. He has been a solid player during his career but now I see a guy that is getting rolled physically by the other team. He was skating backward in Atlanta. My fear is that several of our front 7 are just not very good anymore. I’m hoping I’m wrong and it’s more of a mental thing.

  58. By AndyStandsUp on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Getting away from the QB ordeal, has Gerald Hayes done anything forward from his injury, that you’ve seen?
    Next week he’s eligible to return from the PUP list and must practice 3 weeks from then.
    Does he look like he could start working with the team within a month, or has he been LOA?

  59. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Hayes

    I think he may give practice a try, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be ready.

  60. By firemagoo on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Darren with our on-line looking good was it with D blitzing or just the old “vanilla”?

  61. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Firemagoo —

    RE: OLine

    I wasn’t watching that closely to tell.

  62. By Michelle on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    @tbru is that really neccessary to say that about our Cards….come on we have been 2-2 and pulled through before. Have some respect for your team. Honestly…The Rams and the seahawks arent that much better then we are. The Rams might be playing well Now but who knows whats in store for the future! Stay positive dont be so negative. The talent is there and we can bring it, I think putting Hall is was a great decision! Now lets watch and see what Sunday brings!! GOOO CARDS!!

  63. By cactus jeff on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    I know all the talk is that we miss Warner, but I keep thinking back on the Titans/Cardinal game last year with Lienhart starting. That team would win NFC west this year. With the Saints and Vikings struggling and the Packers without a running game. AHHH this year could have been another great year! Agree or disagree?

  64. By Darren Urban on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Cactus —

    RE: What could have been

    I agree I am tired of playing hypothetical about Leinart.

  65. By Stuart on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren I posted a long real long comment on your last article about the QB change to the entire team. Hope you gave them that message.

    So has coach givin any indication as to what positions he’s looking at going in another direction with?

    Max passes it long to Max TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!
    That’s going to be a funny one to hear out of Wolfly.

  66. By R Robles on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Im reading all these comments & it sounds like garbage. Like nobody has faith man its dissapointing. Ya you have the right to your opinion but keep the faith man…………….POINT BLANK……………..WE DO THIS TOGETHER…………………….WIN OR LOSE

  67. By Eazy E on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Cowher is a defensive guru and leinart is sorry

  68. By Eazy E on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    With leinart, it would have been checkdown land

  69. By LB on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Sports fans are hilarious. Arizona Cardinals fans on the team’s website, practically rooting for the kid to fail just so they can cling to some pre-conceived notion that undrafted QB’s suck.

    Fortunately they don’t run the organization. Unfortunately they’ll be back once the team starts winning again.

  70. By george on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    i hope max will do well but if were not gona get a vet qb an kurt is still dancing with stars i say if john s isent hurt play him so next year he will be ready they all say hes a big ben clone anyway

  71. By Rick on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    I read a description of Max Hall that essentially said Max Hall is the winningest QB in BYU history, has a moxy to him, and has an average arm. Doesn’t that sound like a recently released 4 year investment??? If that’s what we have in our current QB wouldn’t it have made sense to keep our previous QB? I am not trying to rehash the ML decision but my concern is that Whis may have set the franchise back a few years.

    I do believe that at this time Max Hall is the right choice and I HOPE/PRAY that our O-Line takes the challenge to LEAD the Cards to victory!!! We can’t expect any of our QB’s to take us to the next level, at this point, but I do believe that the entire success of the season rest solely on the O-Line.

  72. By joe67 on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Wow, the “fickle fans of NFL Football”! Wiz was King 2-3 months ago. Now all of a sudden, Wiz or nobody in the whole org knows anything about football. What are you guys going to say if it does turn around? “You knew it all along, right?”
    4 wks in, and yes mistakes have been made, but look at all the teams who have problems. I still say if we are patient, thing will work out

  73. By joe67 on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    btw, Darren, you are doing an excellent job in a very tuff situation. I appreciate what you do.

  74. By shockingbird on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Run the ball. Stick to the run. Tim Hightower has run the ball like he is going to have a break out year. This is with the O line as it is before the good practice. He blew away the Saints on the first play last year. He has has two big runs thus far this year. Beanie is also an explosive running back. Use the talent we have not the talen we HAD. We are not a spread offense Kurt Warner team. We have two VERY good backs and two extremely gifted receives in LF and SB. But we don’t have a veteran future hall of fame quarter back. So use what we have. Running the ball even when coming from behind due to the disorganized defense will setup the pass as demonstrated in the cardinals playoff run to the super bowl.

    So run before you pass, run when behind, mix the backs, and run run run. Then Max will have a better chance to use the obvious talent demonstrates. But the biggest problem for teams is trying to use an old identity rather than define a new one. Be what we are not what we were

  75. By 1FITGERALD1 on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Max holds the record for most wins at BYU, many great Quarterbacks came out of Brigham U, “Steve Young” just to be an example.. the kid can win!! execute Sunday. but most importantly defense? training camp had me believing we were going to ride y’all into the playoffs with our Q only neddin 20pts or so to win… come on now

  76. By jocards on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Coach wouldn’t go into specifics as to why the change at QB was being made…Hmmmm. Come on! Is there really any question why the move was being made?!?!? Anderson has played extrememly bad, that’s why the move is being made. The team’s poor play isn’t all Anderson’s fault but the change at QB is due to his own poor performance….No individual factors needed, he has played very bad so he’ll sit down now.

  77. By Voice of Reason on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Leinart showed us that he would have stunk, just like DA has, perhaps worse. Plus his teammates had no confidence in him. So it was right to let him go at the time.

    That said, the Cards need to evaluate where they are now:

    1. They are starting a sub-six foot quarterback that was not drafted this week.

    2. They play in the weakest division in football this season, and arguably one of the weakest in NFL history.

    3. Based on good fortune usually only the Steelers get, they sit in first place at 2-2, rather than 0-4.

    A good, veteran quarterback that the players believe in will win this division. No question. I agree let’s start Hall this week. If he lights it up, you may have found your answer. If — and this is far more likely — things don’t get much better, YOU SIGN A VET THE NEXT DAY AND GIVE HIM TWO WEEKS TO LEARN THE PLAYS, THEN START HIM AFTER THE BYE.

    Good teams are proactive when they are struggling — that’s what keeps them good. Bad teams talk about “the future” and scan the mock drafts in week 4 when the season is far from over.

    C’mon, Cards — do the right thing here.

  78. By Darren Urban on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Voice —

    RE: Veteran QB

    OK, I’ll play your hypothetical.

    Let’s say Hall struggles. You go out and get, for instance, Jeff Garcia (which they will not, and I ask you come up with this “vet” they are supposed to get). He learns the plays. The team goes 8-8, maybe even 9-7, wins the division.

    Then what?

    Garcia is not your long-term answer. You still don’t know for sure about Hall’s abilities. Or Skelton for that matter. Fitz is sitting by, wondering who the heck the QB will be and whether he should commit long-term. Breaston too.

    What do you do then?

  79. By CardinalSwagger on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply


    I agree so much! Some people just think of the now and not the future. Sheesh, some of these so called fans sure get on my nerves.

  80. By John M on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply


    If you have already addressed I am sorry in advance, but do we know the status on Dan Williams weight issues for week 5 ? I’d sure love to have him in there.

  81. By Darren Urban on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    John M —

    RE: Dan Williams weight

    I don’t think they get weighed until the end of the week. But I don’t think that will be an issue.

  82. By John M on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    I think the Cardinals are doing exactly what they needed to do this season. Yes, to some fans it seems like a “throw away” year. However, there is a small window of opportunity for NFL teams, and the Cardinals windows was closing, and or closed after Warner retired.

    There was always going to be a rebuilding period, and we clearly are in that. I think everybody in the Organization knew that neither Leinart nor Anderson was going to be the answer at QB.

    So intstead of wasting TWO or THREE Seasons, by keeping Leinart, you let him walk so that you aren’t held hostage by a player that we all now realize was not the answer.

    If we had kept Leinart, we in all reality would be the the exact same situation next year. Leinart would have been due the big contract for 1 season, or we would have to re-up a guy that truly isn’t right for the Organization.

    We now have the ability to evaluate a Rookie QB in extended fashion to see if he could become a serviceable NFL QB, and he is not going to cost you an arm and a leg.

    A few things can happen..

    1) He flops, and shows no potential to be either a starting or backup QB

    2) He shows potential to be an NFL QB as either a stop gap starter, or a solid #2.

    3) He turnes into a Diamond in the rough, and a potential long term start.

    In each case.. you have your answers now on him, as opposed to having to guess (Like we did with Leinart) It makes it much easier to Plan for the future.

  83. By LUKE on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    Best day of practice?At this point talk is cheap.It was also said how darnell dockett had this extaordinary camp and the defense looked great.Actions speak louder than words.ehmmm….41-7….41-14….cmon cardinals,lets do this together.Win,not lose

  84. By RichS on Oct 7, 2010 | Reply

    The way our offensive line blocked so far this year, we need to see if Fran Tarkenton has anything left in his legs. I think our only hope is that he decides to make a comeback.

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