Cards Agree To Terms with LB Huff
The Arizona Cardinals announced Tuesday that the team has agreed to terms with free agent linebacker Orlando Huff on a two-year contract. In accordance with club policy, terms were not disclosed.
His departure is something of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In training camp in 2004, equal snaps were given to KAz, Kout and Huff. After the starting job was given to Orlando, he had this to say:
"I didn't expect anybody to come up to me and hand me balloons or horns. It's a job. This is what I get paid to do. It's a business. If they make me a starter, fine. If they don't, then I got to do what I have to do to be a starter somewhere else. I'm happy I'm here, and I'm happy I'm starting."
At the same time, DC Rhodes complimented Niko's rookie training camp performance.
"Koutie had a strong camp," Rhodes said. "He's going to be a guy that's going to be a hell of a mike linebacker, and we know that. And at some point, he's going to be right in the thick of things."
Rhodes was right. After 14 games "Koutie" supplanted "The Huffer". Now he's gone, knowing he's been beaten.
Good luck, Orlando. You started 14 games last season at MLB and only registered 51 tackles. Add to that 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass deflection. Wa-hoo. You got beat out of your spot by a rookie. 'Nuff said.
Say 'hi' to Chike for us.