Starting the season on a bad note

TE Ben Patrick will begin his season on the bench for four games after being suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for using Adderall to stay awake during a drive from Phoenix to Flagstaff last season.  Living in Flagstaff, if one is not awake while driving up the mountain from the Phoenix valley, one could easily hit an elk or a deer if not completely awake.  Patrick has never been in trouble before and admitted to this one-time use quite remorsefully; however, despite being able to train and practice with the team, he will serve his suspension and be eligible to play in 2009 when the Cardinals travel to Seattle to battle the Seahawks in Week 6 (week 4 is Arizona’s bye week.)