I was about to make my post game blog from this weekends’ game vs the Cards, then headed over to my pal Mike Duggan’s site, Raising Zona , and I think he summed it up about as well as anyone.
If anyone suffered through Sunday’s agonizing game than you can consider yourself a true fan, because it took a fan with an intensely high threshold for pain to endure that one. The Arizona Cardinals dropped their 3rd straight game enroute to a 3-5 record, losing 17-10 in Tampa. When the opposing team controls the ball for nearly 3/4 of the game, you should consider yourself very lucky the score isn’t more reminiscent of that beat down Kansas handed out to Nebraska on Saturday.After having two weeks to prepare for this game, the Cards offense came out flat and out of sync. Apart from the opening drive and one late in the fourth quarter, the Cards didn’t convert on 9 straight 3rd down conversions. It sure as hell didn’t look like we were coming off of a bye week, the team looked lethargic, slow and basically outmatched from the very start. Kurt Warner was high on nearly every throw in the first half, the receivers were running poor routes, and the Bucs defense manhandled our O-Line, basically eliminating Edgerrin James from the gameplan altogether.
So much for that “monster day” for Cards receivers.