There’s nothing Ken Whisenhunt would rather be doing that having his guys in pads working this weekend.
But the Cardinals coach also thinking about the long haul, which is why he’s giving them some down time.
After a sloppy showing in their first loss Thursday night, Whisenhunt gave his players some time off to get well.
“Physically, it really wouldn’t be productive for us right now [to practice],” Whisenhunt said, via Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic. “We’ve got too many injuries. With only 53 guys, I don’t know how many guys it would be smart to try and make practice today.
“Sometimes you have to think about getting them rest and health so you don’t have to deal with these things all season.”
But he made it clear what his preference would be.
“Trust me,” he said, “I’d love to be able to go out there and be able to correct some of these things and work on them. It burns in your gut to have to see these things and not be able to address them. But we’ll have time to be able to do that next week.”
There’s nothing any coach loves more than a “prove-a-point” practice, as the Jets did last week.
And the Cardinals clearly have things to work on, but Whisenhunt’s going to give them a few days before he gets to that.