Cardinals working hard, just not showing results

Oct 10, 2011, 7:32 PM | Updated: 11:31 pm

Does the picture look familiar? The one just to the left
of this copy.

Well it should. The Arizona Cardinals dropped their fourth
straight game Sunday, this time to the formally winless
Vikings.

The picture of players dropping their heads in
disappointment has become all to familiar for fans.

This time last season the Cardinals were 3-2 heading into
the bye week, but the wheels fell off from there. However
that 3-2 record is something this year’s would be happy to
have.

Instead the team is 1-4 and scrambling for answers, which
Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt believes are already on the
team.

“I like guys on our football team,” Whisenhunt said. “We
got a mix of young guys that need reps and work. We’re
going to continue to work the way that we know can be
successful for us.”

Whisenhunt believes the key to improving is by putting in
more work. So with this being the team’s bye week, there
is plenty of time for doing just that.

“We’re going to work on a lot of the things that we’re
having issues with right now as far as being able to make
plays,” Whisenhunt said about what the team will work on
during the bye. “A lot of the situations and focused areas
that we haven’t been able to get reps on is what we’ll
work on in this short time this week.”

Whisenhunt also said that many of the players have already
been putting in extra time the past few weeks.

That contradicts what quarterback Kevin Kolb had to say
after the game Sunday. Kolb commented that some guys need
to put in more work.

“I guess maybe he’s talking about doing even more,”
Whisenhunt said. “They’ve been meeting after practice,
before practice, been doing a lot of extra work on their
own in addition to what we’ve been doing. I didn’t hear it
but I guess his message was that we’ve got to put even
more in and get on the same page, it’s good that your
quarterback’s saying that.”

Even if the team has put in more work the past two weeks
there still haven’t been any positive results. Whisenhunt
knows all that work is for naught if the team can’t
produce wins.

“It’s easy to say we’re working hard at it, we are, our
guys are working,” Whisenhunt said. “But we’re not making
the plays on the field; we’re leaving a lot of things out
there that could help us win games. All we can do is
continue to focus on what we know works.”

The question is what do they know works?

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