Ray Horton, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator said it best, you won’t feel any better during any point of the preseason or regular season than you will now. On just day two of practice, the Cards were reported to be moving around the field with great agility and excitement. They should. They have a lot to look forward to. The defense is high on themselves, while everyone else of course wants to talk quarterback. Of course, coach Ken Whisenhunt half jokingly started off his presser this morning quickly bringing up the Cards QB situation himself and making sure he was clear nothing has changed since yesterday.
The Cards have a long camp and a lot of miles to travel. There is a lot of work to get done, but I love the approach the team has taken after just three practices so far. There were a couple of notes from Thursday’s session.
Ryan Williams looked good. He proclaimed himself to be around 85 to 90 percent. He said he isn’t quite 100 percent yet, but looks could have deceived that idea. He won’t be pushed too hard. The Cards want to ease him in and rightfully so. A lot of evaluation going on.
They also added veteran lineman Russ Hochstein, most recently of the Denver Broncos. He also spent time with the New England Patriots and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s an aging veteran, but started both playoff games for the Broncos last season. Never hurts to add depth on the o-line either.