Whiz thoughts on a Friday

Posted by Darren Urban on August 6, 2010 – 12:25 pm

Some words from coach Ken Whisenhunt on the day a ballboy was nailed in the wrong place by a John Skelton fastball that skipped off the ground. “He’s doubtful for the afternoon practice,” Whiz deadpanned. (And no, we don’t have video and we wouldn’t post it anyway so, come on, people. Be nice).

— Whisenhunt said G Deuce Lutui is still heavy. “He is actually playing well,” Whisenhunt added, “but we know he can be even better if he gets his weight down to where it was last year. It’s just unfortunate we have to go through this at camp.”

— The Cards mixed-and-matched the first-team cornerbacks across from DRC, but that’s just so everyone can get a look. That competition is wide-open.

— As for newcomer CB Trevor Ford, Whisenhunt said it was a chance to have a “little bit of an upgrade” at the position. “We’re always looking to improve.” I would guess it’ll be a long shot for Ford to make an impact (he was, after all, a street free agent), but the Cards will take a look at him.

— He remains happy with the intensity, which is not an easy thing to keep alive. “You reach the point in training camp where you hit the wall,” Whisenhunt said. “This is the drudgery of camp. There’s not a lot to get excited about because you are doing the same things over and over.”

Hmmm. Sounds like how I feel right now.

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Cards bring in new cornerback

Posted by Darren Urban on August 6, 2010 – 8:49 am

The Cardinals have made a change in cornerback in their quest to find more depth. They have released CB Rashad Barksdale and picked up CB Trevor Ford, who played three games last season with the Packers. Ford is big (6-foot) and probably raw, coming from Troy (he was a college teammate of rookie CB Jorrick Calvin). Barksdale had struggled (even yesterday, he gave up a fourth-down completion to rookie Andre Roberts during the two-minute drill) and could never seem to really get himself into the hunt for playing time.

In the meantime, the Cardinals continue to search for depth at cornerback behind Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

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