As much as coach Ken Whisenhunt has talked about moving past last year and focusing on this year, it was impossible not to re-visit the past today for the Cards. The cafeteria here at NAU has multiple TVs -- including a big screen right at the front of the room -- that shows the NFL Network all the time. It so happened that during the Cards' lunch time today, the network was replaying the NFC Championship game win against the Eagles.
It was interesting to watch the players watch themselves, although there was never really much reaction on certain plays, good or bad -- at least from them. Apparently, when DeSean Jackson made his juggling catch over DRC, I might've made a face -- I was thinking I have no idea how DRC didn't knock the ball down, because he was right there -- when I heard my name called. It was Larry Fitzgerald. "Don't look so worried," he yelled across the room. "We win the game."
The broadcast ended at 1 p.m. and there are 1 p.m. meetings, so I guess it wasn't surprising when the room began to empty as the clock moved toward 1. Still, it was funny to see the group get up practically en masse as soon as Tim Hightower rumbled in for the game-winning touchdown. The players were all paying attention, but that was all they got from it, apparently. I asked center Lyle Sendlein about getting to watch it again. "Eh," Sendlein said as he and his teammates shuffled off to the meetings. "Live in the now."