Its a great sign of Beanies growth Whisenhunt

first_img“It’s a great sign of Beanie’s growth,” Whisenhunt said.“He’s maturing as an NFL player understanding what ittakes in this league to be consistent as well asdependable, it’s great to see a young guy like Beanie makethat progress.” Wells has been battling various injuries since Week 3, andfor a moment on Sunday it looked like his season may havecome to an end. “When he got his knee bent back it looked horrible,”Whisenhunt said. “At that point I’m sure most of usassumed that was it, he was done because he was alreadyfighting the knee, but to his credit he fought through itand had a couple of big runs.” So far this season Wells has racked up 849 rushing yardsand eight touchdowns, both career highs. It’s a notableimprovement over last season’s 397 yards and twotouchdowns. Whisenhunt attributes the turnaround to Wells being morecomfortable in the NFL. “Last year was tough, I think there was a lot of pressurethat comes with being a first round pick especially whenit has a lot of notoriety, like he did coming out of OhioState, and obviously he had a good season his rookie yearso the expectations for him last season were pretty highand then he got injured early and fought that the wholeyear,” Whisenhunt said. “Mentally its tough on you and yousee a lot of players that don’t go the right way when thathappens, but Beanie believed in himself and this year hecame in with a great attitude and its paid off.” Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Whisenhunt believes Wells performance not only goes a longway for the running back himself but also gives aconfidence boost to the offensive line. “It’s very significant Beanie and the line have taken alot of shots,” Whisenhunt said. “Ultimately I think it’s agreat reflection on the line and their ability to do whatthey needed to do yesterday.” It’s taken three years, but Arizona Cardinals running backBeanie Wells is beginning to evolve into the talent fanswere hoping. Wells continued his career season Sunday with a 228 yardrushing performance against the Rams, besting LeShonJohnson’s previous record of 214 yards set back in 1996against New Orleans. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said the performance showed justhow far Wells has come as a player. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away 0 Comments   Share   Top Stories last_img

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