Whisenhunt: Fumble won’t affect Ryan Williams playing time

The Arizona Cardinals are the league’s most surprising 2-0 team after knocking off the New England Patriots last Sunday.

That’s not us making a judgment. That evaluation comes directly from head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

“Oh ya, I would say it’s fair,” he said when asked on “NFL AM” Friday morning if it was reasonable to call the Cardinals the most shocking 2-0 team. “Based on what we went through in training camp and everything people were saying about our football team, I’m certain that not a lot of people expected us to be at this point.”

Running back Ryan Williams almost fumbled away the Week 2 victory when he coughed up the ball as the Cardinals were trying to run out the clock.

Patriot’s kicker Stephen Gostkowski shanked the game winning field goal taking Williams out of the dog house.

“We’ve had discussions with Ryan I think he was broken up about the whole situation he felt he let the team down,” Whisenhunt said.

The sixth year head coach said the fumble won’t affect how he plans to deploy Williams in the Cardinals’ Week 3 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles.

“Ryan will get his chances in the normal scope in how the game goes and I don’t think anybody has any less confidence in him,” he said. “I think you just have to learn from that situation. I told him the story about Jerome Bettis when we were with the Steelers a couple years ago and he fumbled in Indy in the playoff game and Ben Roethlisberger made the saving tackle. So it can happen to a Hall-of-Fame-type player it can happen to anybody, what really matters is what you do going forward.”

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