Whisenhunt excited to go quarterback shopping

The Arizona Cardinals are going back to the drawing board when it comes to replacing Kurt Warner.

The Derek Anderson era was thankfully a short one and if the Cardinals are fashioning plans to compete again in the NFC West, they’re probably not going to do it with Max Hall or John Skelton, quarterbacks who were rookies a year ago.

So that leaves the club in limbo during the lockout as it contemplates potential moves once the labor battle is resolved. Ken Whisenhunt knows his team depends on it and he has an array of skill position players the Cardinals can win with if they find a passer. The Cardinals have been mentioned as a team that could trade for Kevin Kolb. They have also been linked to veteran quarterbacks like Marc Bulger and Matt Hasselbeck, free-agent options.

I don’t know if anxious is the right word,” Whisenhunt said on XTRA 910 in Phoenix, according to sportsradiointerviews.com. “I’m excited to do that, to get the opportunity. I feel confident that when we get the opportunity to do that we’re gonna have success and we’re gonna be excited about that just because I think we present a good opportunity for a quarterback. With our receivers and some of the things that we do.

“The one thing as a coach you want to have your team. You want to know what your team looks like, you want to know what challenges you face with that specific team going in and we’re not there yet. We have a number of areas that we would like to address. We’d like to be aggressive and improve our football team and that’s what we’re going to do. You would certainly like for that to be happening right now because you’re just excited about wanting to get started and wanting to get everyone up to speed.”

It’s going to be difficult to truly get up to speed unless the Cardinals can find a quarterback that can lead them to the postseason. You can listen to the entire Whisenhunt interview with Dan Bickley and Mike Jurecki right here.

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