The title of this article was going to be: The Cardinal’s New Winning Formula – Lose the Coin Toss, Kick and let the D give you the Ball!! After an early fumble by the Deuce McAlister-less/Reggie Bush-less Saints and a nifty return by LB Blackstone, the Cardinals got the ball!!! Three runs and then a 4th Down TD Pass! The Cards have the No. 2 Red Zone success ratio in the league, but Ol’ Orleans is Numero Uno!! So, without delay, the Saints score a touchdown! Twice!! Both displaying the Pass First Offense and shredding the Cards’ Swiss Cheese D!! But, the Same New Cardinals evened the game and were presented with mid-field position after a nice punt return by Steve Breaston late in the second quarter. Then, it happened, DEJA’ VU all over again!! Just like the Meltdown in Seattle, the Urgently Mandatory Cardinal Play!! Nominations are now being accepted for Cardinal Play of the Year and this one is for you, Coach KW and QB KW!! What a GREAT Call!!
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The coin toss called for a 2nd half appearance of the Urgently Mandatory Initial Series Turnover (UMIST) and the Cardinals got it done!!! SPORTSCENTER gets another chapter of Cardinal Woeful Football Memories and Ol’ Orleans takes the lead by a Pair of Touchdowns!!! But, don’t give up!! The Cardinals cut the lead in half on their next possession with a proper mix of good runs from Edgerrin James and timely QB KW passing!! Suddenly, the game is perking along at 28-21 and there is hope. After similar long drives by both teams that result in respective Field Goals, the Cards get the ball in the middle of the 4th Quarter and there is hope! A touchdown is needed to tie the game!! So, all the chips are on the table and you gotta’ bluff!! A successful Fake Punt gives the offense reprieve and there is hope!! But, alas, the Saints prevail and we are left with the Same Ol’ Cardinals – Too Many Turnovers and Penalties!! No Smashmouth Football and Not Smart!!
Regardless of your point of view, the size of the screen, your angle of attack, or season ticket seat location - the Cardinals Beat Themselves!
Again!! Truly Loyal Cardinal Fans know this was the last gasp at the playoffs!! Playoffs?? What Playoffs?? Did you really say Playoffs??
It appeared that the running game had been established, but, the passing game got most of the plays. Why?? Edgerrin James rushed 16 times for 84 yards! Did we sign him to run the ball? Can he carry the load? Can we commit to the running game! Two Games Left, Coach W!!!