Troy Erick is still up in Flagstaff covering training camp for me over at SB Nation Arizona (and therefore for ROTB as well) and he was at Ken Whisenhunt's lunchtime press conference. Here is Troy's full writeup on the presser. Among the topics that came up, he still is not sure how long the starters will play on Sunday in the Hall of Fame game. He will talk that over with the coaches on Saturday. That means we won't know probably until the last minute.
Here is some of what Troy reported:
Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt reiterated the fact that at times the offense looked good and at times the defense looked good during last night's practice, but was excited about the spirited session overall. He said that he really liked the goal line session at the end, but there is still work to be done. He hesitantly commented that he saw some good things from his quarterbacks last night, but it didn't sound overwhelmingly positive. Coach believed that he felt the protection for the quarterbacks was good, which allowed them to operate and do some things that they needed the quarterbacks to do, such as checks into certain runs or getting out of things, but that "The real test is going to be Sunday." He went on to say, "I see a little bit of progress, but don't mistake that for saying that we're there. It's unfortunate that we had a couple interceptions. Those are the things that we've got to get rid of." Coach emphasized that by no means are they all the way there yet, and finished by saying "We got a lot of work to do."
I haven't gotten anything yet about how practice went in the afternoon. As soon as I do, I will throw the link up or write a post on it ASAP.
Remember that once the team leaves on Saturday to Ohio, they will not return again to Flagstaff until after their second preseason game against the Chiefs. The team will practice with the Chiefs in Missouri.
When they return, Tyler will be there representing SB Nation Arizona and ROTB in the media.
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