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Road-weary Cardinals still looking for a quarterback

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When it was over, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt sounded mostly like a guy who just wanted to go home.

His team dropped another mostly lifeless preseason game, and he’s no closer to knowing who his quarterback is with two games under his belt.

I don’t think it was a good effort by our team,” Whisenhunt said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “I’m looking forward to getting back home.”

The biggest problem continues to be the lack of production from his quarterbacks.

Through two games, neither John Skelton nor Kevin Kolb has thrown a touchdown. They have a pair of interceptions. Skelton’s 39.2 passer rating seems Brees-like compared to Kolb’s 0.0.

“We had some one-on-one matchups with receivers downfield tonight and we didn’t get to them; we didn’t throw them. So those are things that are frustrating,” Whisenhunt said.

So were the quarterbacks just not seeing them?

“Well, I thought John was pretty good to start the game,” Whisenhunt said. “He was late on the one throw that was intercepted, but he had to step around the protection. I’m just saying we’ve got opportunities for big plays and we got to make those. When a team is playing you like they were playing us with press coverage, we’ve got to get the ball downfield and make some throws.

“Kevin threw one early to DeMarco [Sampson] and he didn’t catch it. Then he threw another one to him and he did. But we can’t miss those opportunities when we have our initial chance. . . .

“I thought John looked comfortable, ran our offense well. He had a mistake on the second play, he called a run the wrong way. He made some good, accurate throws and looked good in the pocket.

“I thought Kevin looked good early and made some plays, but we continue, it seems like, to have some protection issues when he’s in there and [that] forces him out of the pocket.”

The Cards have reason to be road-weary, having stayed in the Midwest after playing the Hall of Fame Game in Canton last weekend.

But the road’s only going to get longer until they find someone who can complete a pass.

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14 Responses to “Road-weary Cardinals still looking for a quarterback”
  1. 4t9er says: Aug 11, 2012 9:04 AM

    Instead of drafting a WR they should have drafted an OL. No QB can perform well if the offensive line collapses in milliseconds.

  2. shaner021 says: Aug 11, 2012 9:40 AM

    There were no QBs at Arizona’s pick worth drafting; they correctly picked someone of value that can impact now. Arizona will be #BadforBarkley this year

  3. bleedgreen says: Aug 11, 2012 10:11 AM

    There’s only a few QBs that can look good behind a line like that. Rodgers, Manning, Brees, maybe Vick. Thats it. They all are either mobile or know how to adjust to get the ball out really quick.

    Even Brady gets knocked around and starts collapsing once the pressure gets there.

    With that said, the Cards really need to take a look at what they’re doing. You already have a top 3 WR in the game, and a decent #2 in Early Doucet. Why are you drafting another WR when you CLEARLY need OL?

  4. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Aug 11, 2012 10:14 AM

    With that O-line its not hard to see why Manning wanted no part of the Cardinals.

  5. exeaglefan says: Aug 11, 2012 10:34 AM

    Kafka is available

  6. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 11, 2012 10:35 AM

    They are who we thought they were…….bad!!!”

  7. selgaeinla says: Aug 11, 2012 10:42 AM

    Of the available QBs out there, this is screaming for McNabb.

  8. wetdentist says: Aug 11, 2012 10:53 AM

    Donovan McNabb!!!

  9. jbcommonsense says: Aug 11, 2012 11:38 AM

    Yes, that OL is terrible, but after this long your QBs should bring SOMETHING to the table. I think Whisenhunt, the GM, etc., go after another failed year in the cellar of a weak division [ St. Louis will be 3rd].

  10. greymares says: Aug 11, 2012 11:44 AM

    Pss’t want to trade for Trent Edwards?

  11. icardfan says: Aug 11, 2012 11:49 AM

    We’re in trouble this year. I hope I’m wrong. Maybe we’ll have a good running game to help us out more. Fix this coach Wiz!

  12. The Shoeman says: Aug 11, 2012 11:58 AM

    they have a QB.

    What they need is an O-Line.

    When no QB is good … maybe it isn’t the QB’s ?

  13. thesmartest1 says: Aug 11, 2012 12:07 PM

    If they would design plays to get guys open faster it would solve a lot of their problems. Missing a guy downfield is going to happen more often with an atrocious line. I’d fire the OC before I benched another QB.

  14. fordmandalay says: Aug 11, 2012 8:04 PM

    The Eagles better start developing another QB to fleece the Cards with.

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