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Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Interested In Hall Of Fame Game

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Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE
Feb 23, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt speaks at a press conference during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

A few days ago, XTRA 910's Mike Jurecki tweeted out that the Arizona Cardinals have in fact been asked to play in the Hall of Fame game. If they were to accept the invitation, training camp would begin and end a bit sooner than usual and an extra preseason game would be added on to the Cardinals' slate.

According to Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, playing in the game might be something the team would look into doing.

Whisenhunt spoke with the media yesterday and while he said that he would be interested in having the Cardinals attend the Hall of Fame game, this isn't the type of thing he would normally do, nor would it become a common occurrence. In fact, it really has never been a common theme for the Cardinals organization, who haven't played in Canton since 1986, according to Darren Urban.

The extra preseason game does add another game onto an already grueling schedule for the team, but it gives some of the players, namely Kevin Kolb and John Skelton, more time to go up against teams other than their own. The lack of a training camp severely limited both of the signal callers last season, so any extra practice they can get before beginning the 2012 campaign would be beneficial.

Urban also noted on the team's official website that the New Orleans Saints have volunteered to play in the Hall of Fame game already.

I know we have asked before, but what do you think about the Cardinals possibly playing the Saints in an extra preseason matchup? Would you be in favor of this idea? Tell us what you think.

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