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Kurt Warner thinks Cardinals need experience

Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback and current NFL Network analyst Kurt Warner thinks the Cardinals offense is lacking the one thing the coaches can’t help them gain: experience.

So, before fans go and look at Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm as the responsible party for the team’s blocking woes, Warner wants people to realize he just doesn’t have much to work with at the moment.

“You have to look at the big picture,” Warner told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Monday. “Take Fitz out of the mix, and you look at the skill positions starting for this team offensively, and their average number of starts is 12 starts.”

Warner added that the Cardinals offensive tackles — D’Anthony Batiste and Bobby Massie — have combined to start 14 NFL games, further showing how little experience the offensive side of the ball features.

“It’s tough to get guys to come into this league and excel having not seen very much, having not been in crazy environments like last Thursday in St. Louis on the big stage,” he said.

Arizona is averaging just 18.8 points per game and picking up 273.2 yards per contest. The quarterbacks have been sacked a league-high 23 times, and the Cardinals have the third-lowest rushing total in the NFL, ahead of only Dallas and Oakland, each of whom were off this week.