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Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ “The important thing for us is to keep our focus like it’sbeen the last five or six games and that’s just one weekat a time,” Whisenhunt said. “We want to make sure that wefocus on trying to get better each week and we’re startingto see progress with that.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories Comments   Share   Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt says now the wholeteam must build off the strong performance, including thequarterback. “I think there were a number of things that we saw in thesecond half that I really liked,” Whisenhunt said. “[KevinKolb] got a better feel for the game as it went on, it wasreally nice for him to make those strides as far as theway we’re running our offense, and that will give usconfidence going forward — especially if we can continueto run the football.” On the other side of the ball, Whisenhunt attributes thedefense’s improvement to defensive coordinator Ray Horton. “This is Ray’s first job as a defensive coordinator and tocome in here with no offseason with a bunch of new guysand get them all on the same page, it’s tough,” Whisenhuntsaid. “It was a tough stretch for us early, but Ray is avery disciplined, good teacher, understands the scheme,does a great job communicating with our players and Ithink they believe in what we’re trying to get done.” Whisenhunt said the defense is finally playing together,which allowed the team to get pressure. Looking forward, the head coach just wants to take it onegame at a time. Entering Sunday, the biggest knock against the Cardinalsthis season was that none came against playoff teams.That’s no longer the case. The Cardinals beat the Cowboys 19-13 in overtime,improving their record to 5-7 this season. On Sunday the Cards looked like the team many expected tosee at the beginning of the season. Kevin Kolb was mobile,accurate and mistake free, Andre Roberts proved to be alegit number two receiver, and the 3-4 defense showed whatit could do, sacking Tony Romo five times. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img

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