If only Arizona Cardinals fans could stop by the drug store and pick up a bottle of "NFL Aspirin." Then we could all take two tablets and call Dr. Pigskin in the morning.
Alas, there's no such thing. In fact, just to be sure, I double-checked after rookie QB Ryan Lindley doubled up on the pick-six interceptions in the 31-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
But that's the thing about the fact that there is no such thing. You can't medicate when it comes to growing pains. If a rookie quarterback is your best option, then get ready to shop for new pants to replace those floods you bought just last week.
Actually, that's if you're lucky. The Cards are hoping they'll be sizing up rookie Ryan Lindley for new cleats sometime during the upcoming NY Jets game.
In other words, the Cards are hoping their 6th round rookie hits an XL growth spurt – soon. Otherwise, the odds don't tend to favor football teams with a QB learning on the job.
Because as many plays as Lindley made in the first half (leading three scoring drives) to give the Cards a halftime lead, the second half resulted in plays (namely interceptions) that cost the Cards the lead.
"It hurts. It's disappointing. It's something that we have to fight through," Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt said the day after the Cards seventh straight loss. "We've got to just be better in making those plays and that's really what's so disappointing."
And, by the way, the Cards have lost starting center Lyle Sendlein for the rest of the season. The team captain suffered a torn MCL in his left knee against the Rams.
Would somebody please let me know when the FDA approves "NFL Aspirin" for purchase?