Rookie Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie takes part in media day Tuesday.
TAMPA, Fla. – The main storylines are the ones that come out on media day at the Super Bowl, when the players are unleashed for the first time and there is room to explore the narrative.
Tuesday the Cards were at Raymond James Stadium, and the media contingent – a thinner crowd this year, to be sure, in large part because of the economy ravaging
newspapers – went looking for the big Cards' stories.
Kurt Warner was one. The quarterback's tale serves so many angles. His renaissance is the centerpiece, and he even talked about how the league thought he couldn't play anymore. In the nicest terms possible, he talked about the Cardinals being a bad team that signed aging veterans – Emmitt Smith was a name that was mentioned – and said with the perception he couldn't play and that the Cardinals couldn't win, it was "a fine mix."
"They took a chance, I took a chance and we've done something special," Warner said.
Edgerrin James was another. The running back is in his element, back home in Florida, playing in front of family and friends, again a centerpiece of a running attack. Edge was asked about his benching and his comeback to success in 2008. It's Warner's story, just compressed into a single season.
"My attitude was just that you got to be like a 'G' and do what you have to do, and take it in stride," James said.
Todd Haley had his own stories, with the offensive coordinator talking about a