A few quick notes after coach Ken Whisenhunt’s Monday presser and before the locker room opens up and we have some player availability:
— As expected, the idea behind sitting RB Beanie Wells was to avoid it becoming a month-long problem. Perhaps he could have played Sunday, but if he wasn’t ready and ruined himself after three carries, the Cards would have a much bigger issue to deal with. Whiz said he thinks Wells and LaRod Stephens-Howling will be available against the Giants, but as always, both will have to go through practice for the week to see where they stand.
— He knows the Cards didn’t get the ball to Larry Fitzgerald in the second half, but felt like had the Cards found some open receivers on the other side of the field because of the Seattle double-team, that would have forced the defense to honor the others and create some lanes for Fitz.
— The reason the Cards didn’t go back to the no-huddle was because of a handful of mistakes during the touchdown drive in which the Cards did run it. “There were plays where we got lucky,” Whisenhunt said during the no-huddle sequence. The Cards just haven’t had enough time to install/practice the package yet. He also said there the Cards had a personnel issue on the third-and-long quick screen to Andre Roberts, which went nowhere and forced Jay Feely’s long FG try that was short. Someone didn’t hear the check into the play and didn’t do what he was supposed to, hampering the outcome.
— He made sure to tell Patrick Peterson on Peterson’s end-of-half interception to keep the play alive, with the Seahawks’ offense on the field and spread out all over. Peterson is a playmaker and could have made something happen. Instead, he went down right away to protect the ball — and to be fair, it looked like he was being encouraged to do so by Adrian Wilson.
— No new significant injuries to report, Whiz said.
I’ll have more later.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Andre Roberts, Beanie Wells, Ken Whisenhunt, Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson
Posted in Blog | 71 Comments »