In every season,
in almost every Cardinal game there is a key play that turns the football game
into a freak sideshow, like watching a procession for the Dalai Lama turn into a
jell-o wrestling match. An infamous example was Steve Bono for the Chiefs fake
hand-off on fourth and inches. While the Cardinal’s defensive line scrambled
for the ball at the line of scrimmage, Bono bootlegged around the corner and
limped along for a 76 yard touchdown. Two weeks ago Warner pulled off another
Cardinal Play with his fumble in the last two minutes. And this past Sunday
Warner did it again with his third quarter interception. Before this they had a
chance to get back into the game. After the interception the offense and
defense just gave up. The Cardinal’s have such a fragile mentality that that’s
what they do after a big mistake–they just give up.
What I would like
to see is a new definition for the Cardinal Play. The offense and defense need
to go for it–they have nothing to lose. Throw the deep ball, blitz on every
play, have some fun. If they are going to lose, they might as well go down
you’d like to come over and say hi this week-end I’ll be there, in section 104.
Just look for the guy with the bag over his head. Remember, if you’re a
Cardinal’s fan, you’ve got to find some way to have some fun.