Word From the Birds Blog | The reality of injuries
There are few coaches that don’t get particular the way their team’s injuries are discussed on a weekly level, and that includes coach Ken Whisenhunt. There is a reason as little information as possible is divulged as team’s go along, why a team like the Patriots used to clog the injury report with as many players as possible, why guys are often "game-time decisions" when some are and some probably aren’t. No one wants to give the other side an advantage.
"I really felt I could have had four sacks last week (against the Vikings) and I had zero. I have to make up for that this week, especially against the 49ers, who I really hate with a passion," Campbell said.
"That’s one of the biggest things, dreaming that one day you’re going to be on that screen," Stephens-Howling said.
Cardinals' offense can't fairly be judged without considering injuries to numerous key players.
Alex Smith is completing 69.5 percent of his passes with four touchdowns and one interception when opponents come after him with five or more pass-rus
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"I told myself at the beginning of the year, that if I get another shot I’m not coming out of the game," Kolb said. "I was going to play through whatever it takes to stay on the field. That’s what this league is all about. True professionals have to be able to do that. Unfortunately, I was dealt a blow that I can’t necessarily play through."
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