Arizona Cardinals Coach Ken Whisenhunt says he'll play the starters as long as it takes Friday night, or at least until they get it.
"There is no play time for this week," said Whisenhunt. "When they get it right, then, I'm talking about the units, not necessarily the quarterback position, they'll, maybe they'll come out. There may be some guys that come out but as of right now, there's no reason to save anybody. So, we're not worried about play time right now."
But it's not just the coach who's concerned about the team's poor performance, the two quarterbacks, Kevin Kolb and John Skelton at also concerned about the lack of focus on offense.
Kolb said, "I think we all feel that way, I mean, we were thinking we all have the same mentality, we all have the same thoughts. I mean, what we did last week is unacceptable and I love the way he's approaching it."
That comment from Kolb came right after Skelton said, "I think it's warranted. For us to go three and out or never really change field position is something that can't happen. We can't accept it and we have to eventually get going fast and you know, however long it takes the starters to be in there."
So plan on seeing the starters a whole lot longer this Friday night against the Raiders at University of Phoenix Stadium, and that means, both sides of the ball, not just the offense.
With the way Whisenhunt is feeling right now, I'd say, we might be watching the starters the entire game. Unless something drastic changes this week in practice, or early in the game.
Bottom line right now for the Cardinals is this team hasn't shown much of anything. Given the fact that the team finished last season winning seven of their final nine games, there was a whole lot more expected this season than what we're seeing so far.
Given the lack of progress, it's good to see a coach and a group of players unhappy with what's been accomplished so far.
Friday's game against the Raiders is the Cardinals' first home game of the pre-season and will be shown on ABC15 with kick-off set for 7pm. Our coverage begins at 4pm live from Glendale.
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