Anderson Does the Right Thing

GLENDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 29: Quarterback Derek Anderson of the Arizona Cardinals walks off the field during the NFL game against the San Francisco 49ers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on November 29, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

First day at practice since "the meltdown" and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson did the right thing, he apologized for his meltdown after Monday nights debacle at University of Phoenix Stadium in the 27-6 loss to the San Francisco 49'ers.

Anderson took the time to apologize for the outburst.  He said his emotions got the best of him.  Obviously.  To be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect from DA at today's practice.  Would he apologize?  Would he ignore the issue?  He chose the right path.  Regardless of how you feel about his performance on the field, being able to take a day off and think about things certainly cleared DA's head.

He said he spent time golfing on his day off yesterday.  Maybe his golf game is more accurate than his throws on the field?  Maybe Kent Somers should have asked that question today?  Seriously though, the outburst got its press and has basically taken on a life of its own.  The Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard spoofed the tirade after his game on Tuesday night.  It was mildly entertaining.  Hopefully this won't have the shelf life of Dennis Green's famous outburst four years ago.

For what its worth, it gave the Cards some publicity and had people talking about the Cards for at least something.  Probably had people talking two days longer than they wanted about one of the NFL's worst teams this season.  Let's hope some of this emotion translates onto the playing field on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams.

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