It may have only taken a half for the goodwill from a dominant preseason to wear off for Steve Wilks and the Arizona Cardinals.
They trail at the half 21-0 and have been thoroughly outplayed in every facet of the game against the Washington Redskins.
The Skins have outgained the Cardinals 261 to 36 in the first half and that doesn’t even cover the ass kicking they performed to start the game.
Sam Bradford and the offense looks lifeless, with only two first downs, both coming on David Johnson rushing attempts.
For the half, Bradford finished 3 of 7 for 11 yards. Johnson has 26 yards rushing on six carries, but that is about the only thing positive you can take from the first half.
Now, it’ll be about finding the heart and grit that Steve Wilks has preached all offseason. Can the Cardinals stage a comeback or are they going to fold up and have to regroup and get ready for the Los Angeles Rams in week two.
It’s an early test of the Wilks era, let’s see how they handle it.