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Whisenhunt says Cardinals' mistakes were "a joke"

The Arizona Cardinals’ offense struggled in the preseason opener, as starting quarterback Matt Leinart looked mediocre and the Cardinals didn’t get on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter.

After watching the game tape, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t pleased.

Whisenhunt said the offensive production “wasn’t good enough,” and that the mental mistakes the offense made were inexcusable.

“There were a couple of times in the first half, offensively, where it was a joke, to be quite honest with you,” Whisenhunt said. “Plays that we had run 25 times in two weeks looked like it was the first we’d run them.”

The lack of offensive productivity is bad news for Leinart, who said before the game that the preseason opener would be “huge.” The good news for Leinart — and bad news for the Cardinals — is that backup Derek Anderson’s two-interception performance did nothing but tighten Leinart’s hold on the starting job.

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8 Responses to “Whisenhunt says Cardinals' mistakes were "a joke"”
  1. azredbird4 says: Aug 16, 2010 6:49 PM

    rise up defense….

  2. NoHomeTeam says: Aug 16, 2010 6:57 PM

    Leinart . . . said before the game that the preseason opener would be “huge.”
    Well, it was huge. It was just huge for fans in Seattle and ‘Frisco, that’s all; the NFC West is looking like a two-team Division.

  3. steelers rule says: Aug 16, 2010 7:25 PM

    Skelton will be 2nd stringer at beginning of season and could be starter by week 7 if Lienart stumbles real bad!

  4. FumbleNuts says: Aug 16, 2010 7:46 PM

    “The lack of offensive productivity is bad news for Leinart, who said before the game that the preseason opener would be “huge.”
    QB Derek Anderson should just live in the film room.
    hahahahahahaha!!

  5. Jack Burton says: Aug 16, 2010 8:30 PM

    Can’t wait for the Leinart implosion, as if he’s done anything to begin with in the NFL.

  6. biglebronski10 says: Aug 16, 2010 9:03 PM

    Um, Jeff George is still available. The sad part about that is that I’m completely serious.

  7. comment_submission_error says: Aug 16, 2010 9:10 PM

    What’s good for Leinart is bad for the Cardinals. Kurt Warner’s phone is probably ringing off the hook.

  8. LewD says: Aug 16, 2010 9:28 PM

    trade for tebow ….

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