- OLB Ray Thompson, assuming he is cleared to play (concussion), will be a key figure in the game plan for Brett Favre. The Cardinals have to manufacture a pass rush, and Thompson has the skills to be used in blitz packages.
-- RB Emmitt Smith, signed partially to goose the gate
for the team that has been last in the league in attendance, didn't move the
masses. The crowd of 23,127 was the smallest on opening day since the team moved
to the desert in 1988. Afterward, Smith delivered a profanity-laced message to
teammates in the locker room, who he believed quit after the early flurry of
turnovers -- one on each of the first four possessions.
Dexter Jackson, who opponents have largely avoided for two games, has had his
eyes opened coming to the Cardinals after being named Most Valuable Player in
the Super Bowl for Tampa Bay: "
"It's tough coming from, let's
be honest, an organization where everyone wants to win, demands greatness,
demands perfection. If you don't, how are you going to be a great
-- RB Marcel Shipp appears to be sinking, and not from
anything he has done wrong. He got only six carries, for four yards, against
Seattle, in part because Emmitt Smith now is the featured back, and in part
because the team fell so far behind so quickly that it had to abandon the rush.
Coaches want to get more work for Shipp, who had a strong rookie season in 2002
when he took the job from Thomas Jones.
-- DE Kenny King is out
at least four weeks after suffering a dislocated toe. He was a backup who had
not contributed much, but the team already was low in numbers.
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