The attitude works for Whiz

Posted by Darren Urban on August 15, 2011 – 12:21 pm

Coach Ken Whisenhunt talked about how intense the practice was yesterday afternoon. Earlier, during our newest podcast Ron Wolfley was talking about how he was impressed because normally the first practice back after a couple of days off can be sluggish or lethargic. Sunday was certainly anything but that. “The challenge is to maintain that intensity.” Quarterback Kevin Kolb echoed that, talking about how crisp the work was but that the Cards “have to keep pressing.”

Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett did note the difference between last year and this year. “We don’t complain about nothing,” Dockett said. “We run every day. First time ever we ran after the conditioning test. We had the conditioning test and then went to practice and still did conditioning. No one complained one time. We were like ‘Alright coach, whatever you want us to do’ That’s what it’s about. I feel like last year we worked hard to get to a certain level but I felt a lot of guys didn’t buy into the program and do everything that was (needed). Now we have the right attitude to go and work.”

Whisenhunt didn’t want to get into comparing any difference, however. “Let’s not color our judgment for last year based on a 5-11 season,” he said. “That’s the easy thing to do. Our guys worked hard last year in camp. We had some things not go the way we wanted to in season, but I’m not going to get into how we felt last year in camp compared to how we feel this year. When we get to the season, if we win football games, that’s the only thing that matters.”

— Whiz said WR Max Komar (groin) should be back at practice today. Tight end Todd Heap (thumb) is sore and won’t be rushed back. The rehab for CB Michael Adams (knee surgery) and S Adrian Wilson (biceps) is going well, but Whiz wasn’t putting any timetable on a return.

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