FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt urged caution two days before the clubs annual Red and White practice Saturday at Northern Arizona University.
With a mere three days of practices under their belts -- and even less in full pads -- the Cards were likely to look rusty.
Whisenhunt was partially right. Aside from goal-line situations, the offense managed just one touchdown between the top two quarterbacks, and that was a 14-yard pass from Kevin Kolb to tight end Rob Housler that probably should have been ruled down before the goal line. Kolb tossed two interceptions playing behind a third-string center, John Skelton overthrew several receivers, wideouts dropped balls and the line couldnt muster much in the run game.
We need to complete more passes when we get opportunities, we need to protect, we need to run block, we need to do everything, receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. Were running our base offense. This is stuff that we should be able to do in our sleep.