Gambo: Notes from Wednesday morning
Just got done watching the morning practice outside in Flagstaff today.
Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton all had some good and bad moments. Anderson was the only QB to lob one into the garbage can, a game each quarterback partakes in where they line up about 25 yards from a gray garbage can and take turns lobbing balls towards it.
Anderson hit Early Doucet three times and threaded the needle on a nice pass to Dominique Byrd. Leinart’s best pass of the day went to Byrd, who was covered tight by Trumaine McBride. Leinart was intercepted by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and McBride. Hall was picked off on a duck but made a nice touchdown pass to Andre Roberts, and Skelton found Darren Mougey for a score late in practice.
Strange to look at Hall, who is listed at 6-1 but looks more 5-11, surrounded by Anderson who is 6-6, Leinart who is 6-5 and Skelton who is 6-6. Funny moment today was head coach Ken Whisenhunt scrambling to get out of the way during punt coverage when Max Komar, Rashad Johnson and Dominique Rodgers Cromartie broke up the middle where Whiz was standing. Former Cardinal Bertrand Berry was at camp working for Fox and many of the players greeted their former teammate with smiles and hugs as they came off the field.
One of the biggest battles of camp will be the job of punt returner. The Cardinals would love for third-round pick Roberts to win the job, but he has some stiff competition in Justin Miller, A.J. Jefferson and undrafted free agent Marshay Green. The kickoff duties will likely remain in the hands of LaRod Stephens-Howling.