Cardinals running back Beanie Wells complained Monday about not getting enough carries and promised he was going to discuss the matter with coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Wells found out the coach had a few things on his mind, too.
"I understand Beanie's frustration," Whisenhunt said. "We're all frustrated at the way things have gone for us. It would have been my preference that he would have talked to me about it before . . . but those things happen."
Wells said headlines made his comments look stronger and more controversial than he meant them.
"I'm still a competitor. I want to be out there in crunch-time situations," Wells said. "I think he understands that, and I think Coach wants that in his guys."