Good luck getting tickets from Whisenhunt

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

TAMPA, Fla. -- Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt won't be helping NFL Network analyst Jamie Dukes acquire Super Bowl tickets even though they played together for the Atlanta Falcons during the 1980s.

The jovial Dukes made a lighthearted request for tickets during Whisenhunt's morning news conference Wednesday. Whisenhunt informed his former teammate that Dukes might have stood a better chance if he had been a little kinder to the Cardinals on the air. Dukes tried to get in a word about having backed the Cardinals in the wild-card round, but Whisenhunt wasn't swayed.

Dukes might have a better chance securing tickets from NFL Network teammate Deion Sanders, who once said he would sell his pair if the Cardinals advanced to Super Bowl XLIII.