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Updated Nov 21, 2012 - 1:17 am

Todd Heap believes in Ryan Lindley, team’s other QBs

Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap has not played in a game since suffering a knee injury against the New England Patriots in Week 2.

Still, he’s had a good look at what’s been going on this season, including the offense’s continued struggles.

Things may have come to a head last week when head coach Ken Whisenhunt benched John Skelton in favor of rookie Ryan Lindley, but the move, while shocking to some, didn’t really surprise Heap.

In fact, the veteran is pretty impressed with the sixth-round pick from San Diego State.

“He’s a confident guy, he’s a guy that has come in and gained a grasp of the offense very quickly,” Heap told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo Tuesday. “He’s got a good presence in the huddle, he’s got a good presence on the field.

“He makes some tough throws.”

Heap said it’s tough for a quarterback to come in and play well after not receiving the starter’s share of practice reps leading up to a game, and even though Lindley struggled to the tune of completing just 9-of-20 passes for 64 yards, he’s confident the player has a bright future.

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