Photo: Rich Gray
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A record crowd of 14,500 was on hand as the Arizona Cardinals held their annual Red & White Scrimmage on Saturday in Flagstaff.
John Skelton and Kevin Kolb split the majority of the snaps, with Skelton running the first-team offense and Kolb with the second-unit. Kolb was intercepted twice, one by linebacker Reggie Walker and another by safety Larry Parker, but he was able to lead the offense to its lone touchdown of the afternoon, a 14-yard strike to tight end Rob Housler.
The big play of the day came from Ryan Williams, who broke off a 44-yard run early in the scrimmage; though cornerback Patrick Peterson had a different take on that.
The defense gave up a pair of goal-line touchdowns towards the end of the scrimmage. Despite that, Calais Campbell believes his unit is ready to build off the late success last year. After the first week of camp, Campbell is ready to face a new opponent.
Both sides were clearly disappointed in how they performed on Saturday, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt believes that is a good thing.
Campbell and the Cardinals will get that chance next weekend as the team travels to Canton, Ohio for the Hall of Fame Game against the New Orleans Saints. The Fan AM 1060 will be heading back down the hill before returning to Flagstaff on August 12th through the 15th. Bob Kemp and I give our final video report from camp.
For more coverage of the Red & White Scrimmage, tune into The SportsZone with Bob Kemp on Monday from 10 AM to 1 PM. You will hear from Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, Ken Whisenhunt, Larry Fitzgerald, Ryan Williams and many more throughout the show.