CARDINALS-TITANS REPORT CARD
It was a crushing defeat! It was the kind of defeat that gnaws at you...eats at you. What happened today in the shadows of Graceland will be tough to get over. It takes time to recover from a loss like this. Who knows how long it will take? Or what toll it will take?
I'm referring to the Cardinals faithful, of course.
The team will fly back disappointed, to be sure. But they will be proud of what they did today, despite that disappointment. The word "If" will be prominent, both on the flight home, and in the film room at the facility in Tempe this morning.
They’ll get treatment on what ails them physically, and lick their own emotional wounds left by the visuals that keep playing in their heads. They’ll cuss their own errors while watching film.
It very well may take me until Thursday or Friday to get over this loss. Maybe even next Sunday afternoon, when the natural juices start to flow preparing for the upcoming game.
But the Cardinals will hash out their plays, both good and bad, today. And by tomorrow, be 100 percent focused on the Minnesota Vikings.
The Cardinals have a lot to be proud of indeed. This was a fantastic game! It had everything! Great defensive plays. Great offensive plays. Great special teams plays.
The only time a team took more than a six-point lead...it lasted all of 12 seconds. It was a mini see-saw battle that seemed like it went back and forth all day.
And if you had any questions before this game about Titans QB Vince Young, and whether or not he’s truly the real deal, he answered them. The same can be said, to a lesser extent, about Cards QB Matt Leinart, too
That said...let's get to the grades. Shall we?