Sendlein has shined on Cardinals' offensive line

Posted Oct. 20, 2011 @ 12:29 p.m.
Posted By Dan Arkush

Other than RB Beanie Wells, who has been a potent force when healthy, and Larry Fitzgerald, who remains as dangerous than ever despite the relative lack of productivity from his fellow receivers, the consensus in the desert is that the Cardinals' best offensive player up to now has been C Lyle Sendlein. "He's been their most reliable offensive lineman," one team source said. "He was named a team captain for the second straight year, and he's just tougher than hell. He suffered an elbow injury early in the year, but it hasn't slowed him down at all. A case could be made for him being the one homegrown guy on the line who has really developed into something in the (head coach Ken) Whisenhunt-(O-line coach Russ) Grimm tenure." We hear the team also has been satisfied with the play of ORG Rex Hadnot, who has played well enough to keep former starter Deuce Lutui relegated to a reserve role.