The Arizona Cardinals travel to the nations capit

first_imgThe Arizona Cardinals travel to the nation’s capitalSunday to face the Redskins, but there’s one obstacle theteam must overcome if it’s expecting to leave with a win. The east coast. Including the 2008 season the Cardinals have gone 5-9 whenplaying back east, a stretch including some blowoutlosses, including what is probably the worst football gameplayed last season, a 19-12 loss in Carolina to thePanthers. Since the east coast has been less than pleasant for theCardinals, head coach Ken Whisenhunt knows that the gamewon’t be an easy win. “It’s tough, you know I’m not going to sit here and sayit’s not tough — it is tough,” Whisenhunt said. “This isan east coast trip which has historically been difficultfor a lot of teams in the west. We are going to stay trueto the way we’ve been preparing for it and we’ll see howwe play on Sunday.” When it comes to traveling, Whisenhunt’s biggest concernmay be with the Cardinals’ youth as a team. “This is our first time with this team doing that,”Whisenhunt said about traveling east. “We’ve got a lot ofyoung guys so you don’t know how it’s going to respond inthat environment.” Whisenhunt is confident that the way the team prepareswill give the team the “best chance to play well.” The coach knows his team will face a hostile environmentas the Redskins are coming off a 28-14 win againstdivision rival New York.“This is a tough team,” Whisenhunt said. “They’ve got awin at home so their fans will be behind them.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation 0 Comments   Share   What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke As tough as this game may be, Whisenhunt knows his teamwill have to learn how to win on the east coast sooner orlater. “You got to learn how to go in and play well in thesesituations,” Whisenhunt said. “It’ll be a greatopportunity for us.” last_img

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