Whisenhunt looks for production on 2-minute drillPosted: Updated:
VIENNA, Va. (AP) -- A veteran quarterback who was twice the NFL's MVP. Two Pro Bowl-caliber wideouts. With those type of weapons, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt expects good things from his 2-minute offense.
But late in the game against Washington and down just a touchdown, the Cardinals could muster only a three-and-out in their 24-17 loss to the Redskins Sunday. The production was anemic enough that Whisenhunt elected to punt on fourth-and-4 from midfield with just 2:46 left in the game. The Redskins ran out the clock to win.
Quarterback Kurt Warner wanted to go for it.
Warner says the coaches felt like they had a chance if Arizona punted.
Even Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell expressed surprise Monday that the Cardinals punted, though he acknowledged that "quarterbacks always" want to go for it.
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