Arizona head coach Ken Whisenhunt wants guard Deuce Lutui to be in the "lower 340s" weight-wise, same as he was last season. Lutui recently reported to the team at 396 pounds and Whisenhunt was not happy.
"When Deuce came in and signed his contract, that was one of the things we talked about," Whisenhunt told XTRA910. "You guys know me pretty well and I have very little tolerance for that. Because, listen, this offseason, we had our guys in there working about as hard as I have ever been around. They are focused because everybody said we don't have a chance, we lost all these players and we can't do it. Our guys have really taken that challenge and worked hard. And it's difficult when you have guys in there busting their tails and one of the players isn't in there and then when he comes in and signs his contract, he's pretty heavy. That is frustrating. The onus is on Deuce."
William Perry used to be known as "The Refrigerator" but that conjures up chilly thoughts, and it doesn't get cold in Arizona all that often. Maybe "The Big Cactus" would fit for Deuce. Seriously, though, Arizona doesn't need a lot of turmoil on their offensive line with Beanie Wells expected to take on a larger role and Matt Leinart unlikely to fare as well as Kurt Warner at quarterback. Of course, if Lutui doesn't get in shape, Arizona might be better off without him.