The Cardinals are dangerously flirting with the pratfalls that curtail the seasons of other Super Bowl runner-ups. The Cardinals’ roller coaster has seen one good performance sandwiched by two awful ones. Coach Ken Whisenhunt told the Arizona Republic that he was going to stress fundamentals during the team’s bye week.
- “It’s a little bit tougher when the bye week comes this early, as far as what we can work on,” Whisenhunt said. “This is a chance for us to get healthy, No. 1. And No. 2, work on some of the fundamental things we need to work on, whether it’s our pass sets, with our offensive line passing off stunts, working on our coverage responsibilities, working on our alignments and assignments defensively.
- “Some of those things at times we have done very well and at times we look like we are a bush-league team.”
Other stories around the Web on Tuesday:
- The most-anticipated match of Week 4: High-flying QB Drew Brees against the Jets’ defense. The Jets have shutdown other high-powered offenses this season.
- Eagles WR DeSean Jackson caused quite a stir when he flipped into the end zone on Sunday. But Philadelphia Daily News columnist Les Bowen says, “Who gives a flip? Let DeSean celebrate the way he wants to.”
- The Buccaneers are starting QB Josh Johnson this week. St. Petersburg Times columnist John Ramano believes this is a good move for the team.