View Full Version : Lehigh's Bergen in hunt for starting role

August 18th, 2005, 10:04 PM
Lehigh's Adam Bergen appears to have a shot at starting at TE for the Phoenix Cardinals. QB Warner has been praising his ability to catch anything thrown in his direction. If able to land the starting role, it would be the first for a Lehigh grad since Steve Kreider (Class of '78) who played with the Bengals as a WR until the late 1980's, though Kreider was not usually a starter with Cincinnati.

Lehigh Football Nation
August 19th, 2005, 12:28 AM
From the Cardinals websites' camp notes (http://www.azcardinals.com/news/news_details.html?iid=2990):

Tight End Race

The Cardinals lack experience at the tight end position this season, but rookie free agent Adam Bergen has stood out throughout training camp. Bergen started for the injured Eric Edwards in the Cardinals first preseason game last weekend and was the only Cardinal tight end to catch a pass in the game.

I think Adam has started to separate himself from a receiving standpoint and has really looked good," said Warner. "When Eric went down he got some more opportunities and really has emerged as a guy that we think can be really successful for us and do some things from that position for us, from a receiving standpoint.

It's still early in the preseason, but when a Super Bowl MVP sings your praises, I've got to beleive that he has a really good chance of starting.

August 19th, 2005, 08:29 AM
That's great news, guys. Good luck to him in what would be an amazing move for any rookie from any conference - to start as a rookie in your first NFL regular season game. Remarkable.