With the start of the Seattle Seahawks season just days away, final preparations for their matchup with the Arizona Cardinals are taking shape. But the same is true for their opponent, as the Cards are looking to hold down the fort at University of Phoenix Stadium come Sunday.
Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt knows he will have his hands full come Sunday, and went on the radio with XTRA Sports in Phoenix with Bickley and MJ to discuss how his team is preparing, as well as how he is getting ready for the challenges presented by Russell Wilson and the rest of Pete Carroll's squad.
Here is what coach Whisenhunt had to say about the Seahawks' young quarterback:
What kind of challenges does Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson present as you get ready for Week 1?:
"In evaluating him coming out, he's a very productive college quarterback that you can see has the ability to make some plays. I think the thing that you have to be aware of with him, he's thrown the ball very well in the preseason, but he's also made a lot of plays with his feet. It's going to require, much like when we faced Cam Newton last year, we've got to be disciplined in our pass lanes, we've got to make sure we protect against that and we've got to be good in coverage. ... It'll be an interesting matchup."
If Wilson is truly cut from the same cloth as Cam Newton or a young Michael Vick, the Cardinals defense will be in for a long day. Should be interesting to see how Wilson handles his first regular season start under center.
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