Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hasn’t made a decision on who is starting quarterback will be against Minnesota this week and doesn’t know when he will make it. He wants to watch the video with the team first and start game-planning for Minnesota. “We will move forward from there,” he said.
Clearly, rookie Max Hall remains in the mix. How heavily he will be considered is an unknown.
— Whisenhunt didn’t have a lot of injury info (he meets with team doctors after the media). The running back position is the one that has to be watched, after both Beanie Wells (back) and LaRod Stephens-Howling (ribs) were banged up yesterday. Whiz also isn’t sure if the Cards will be able to get linebacker Clark Haggans (groin) back yet.
— He called his decision to forego the field goal at the end of the first half a “calculated decision,” thinking even if it failed, the Cards’ defense would hold and the Cards could at least get back the field goal right before the half. The killer was when the Bucs were basically staying conservative on the first third-and-6 play with the run and the Cards still surrendered a first down to back LeGarrette Blount.
— Whiz insisted the lack of touches for running back Tim Hightower was simply a function of how the game developed (and not some kind of message after his fumbles) and said the Cards must involve Hightower more.
OK. Headed down to the locker room. I’ll have a story up later today.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Clark Haggans, Ken Whisenhunt, LaRod Stephens-Howling, Max Hall, Tim Hightower
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