So, NO, I haven’t had the chance to make it to training camp YET, but plan on attending Sunday after the Cards return from their Thursday night Super Bowl rematch in Pittsburgh. (Maybe the refs will get this one right although it really doesn’t mean anything except pride and perhaps an additional testosterone surge – like they REALLY need THAT.)
At any rate, a little bird told me (hahaha get it?) that despite Kurt Warner’s sore hip from offseason surgery he is practicing well.
Anquan Boldin sat out this morning’s practice for “maintenance.” (What, is he an android?) Apparently, the formerly-disgruntled WR has a little knee tenderness but is expected to be fine for “real” games. I think after smashing in his face last season, a little knee tenderness is equivalent to a paper cut. So no worries there.
In other news, superstar Larry Fitzgerald and soon-to-be-superstar Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie have been working against each other during team drills with the goal to make them both better this season. The friendly competition seems to be working.
Speaking of superstars, S Adrian Wilson needs only 1.5 sacks and 2 interceptions this season to join the exclusive 20/20 club; currently comprised of only 9 other defensive players in the history of the league. And after that? The 30/30 club, of course. Currently, only former S Rodney Harrison (Chargers, Patriots) has accomplished that feat; however, Baltimore LB Ray Lewis is close with 28 INTs and 33 sacks going into this season. Helping the matter is the 5-year contract extension he received after the Super Bowl earlier this year which will likely keep Wilson a Cardinal until retirement.
Stay tuned, I will be posting pictures from training camp soon.