TEMPE, Ariz. -- After winning seven of their last nine games in 2011 to finish 8-8, the Cardinals -- despite missing the playoffs -- felt good about the momentum they had built. They felt even better after making a few key additions in free agency and the draft and now, after a productive stretch of offseason workouts, are even more excited about the momentum in place ahead training camp.
With minicamp wrapping up Thursday morning, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt left his players with a message to keep in mind until reporting to Flagstaff on July 24.
"I said, 'Let's don't go backwards,'" Whisenhunt said. "We've made progress. I don't know how much progress we've made, and we've still got a ways to go, but the important thing now is that we dont take a step backwards."
Whisenhunt wants his team to take what it accomplished last season and in practices over the past few weeks and apply it right away in training camp. The offseason workouts, he said, were a nice primer for what's to ...