Maybe it’s a direct result of going second among today’s two media sessions, but there’s a decidedly different feel at the Grand Hyatt, where the Cardinals are taking questions now. That doesn’t include the heat -– it’s still muggy inside the media tent –- but it does include the vibe, which is more relaxed.
Then again, most of the media are late-arriving here, still coming from the Steelers’ news conference. It takes two coach buses to shuttle everyone around.
I’m either on something or onto something, but I’m already feeling like the Cardinals are the under-the-radar team between the two. Even so, a few of the Cardinals are clearly taking the business approach — Warner, Boldin and Fitzgerald are wearing full suits. Probably not necessary, but it shows their approach. Warner had to have known what the spotlight would be like, and it’s clearly on him. As he sat down at his podium, he was surrounded by media standing five people deep.
I listened to Darnell Dockett for a bit, and one thing he touched on -– which is exactly what we blogged about from the Steelers media session — is the outside distractions during the week. It’s going to be a topic as the two teams are compared and contrasted. Dockett said that even though the Cardinals are the younger team, he wasn’t worried about outside distractions.
One nugget out of Warner today that you’ll surely be reading soon is that he believes offensive coordinator Todd Haley will be a head coach — and a very good head coach — in the NFL soon.