1955 RECORD: Won
4, lost 7, tied 1. Tied for fourth.
Won 1, lost 5.
Richards. Assistants—Bob Nowaskey, Charley Trippi, Chuck Drulis, Wally Lemm,
WATCH FOR: 8,
Lamar McHan, QB;33, Ollie Matson, HB; 44, Dave Mann, HB; 36, John Olszewski,
FB; 70, Jack Jennings, T; 80, Don Stonesifer, E; 81, Dick Lane, DHB.
Cardinals, with the most explosive running back in football in Ollie Matson,
the Olympic quarter-miler, and a worthy running mate in Dave Mann, who played
service ball with Matson, have not been able to move the ball as they should.
An offensive line which offered only token blocking for Matson, Olszewski and
Mann needs considerably more strengthening. The Cardinals also need a
first-line T quarterback; Lamar McHan, who has run Richards' team for two
years, has not measured up. Rookie John Roach of SMU needs more experience. The
Cardinal offensive ends are rangy and sure receivers, but the ball gets to them
Cardinal pass defenders were as efficient as any in the league last season,
stealing 29 of their opponents' 371 passes. The defensive line, wheeling around
260-pound Middle Guard Tony Pasquesi, is hefty and gets promising help from
Rookie Guard John Dittrich of Wisconsin. Nonetheless, Coach Richards appears to
be too lightly manned for the long, grueling run of the pro season.
Oct. 7—New York (28-17)
Oct. 14—at Washington (24-10)
Oct. 21—at Philadelphia (3-27)
Oct. 28—Washington (0-31)
Nov. 4—Philadelphia (24-24)
Nov. 11—at New York (0-10)
Nov. 18—at Pittsburgh (7-14)
Nov. 25—Pittsburgh (27-13)
Dec. 2—Green Bay (14-31)
Dec. 9—at Chicago Bears (53-14)
Dec. 16—at Cleveland (24-35)