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On Thursday, it’s Friday

Posted by Darren Urban on January 14, 2010 – 1:00 pm

The Cardinals wrapped up their week of practice today rather uneventfully. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin (ankle) and linebacker Gerald Hayes (ankle) both sat out practice again, and while they are game-time decisions, a week off without work does not bode well for their prospects. Otherwise, a quiet, normal “Friday” on a Thursday. The team will fly out to New Orleans tomorrow (Don’t forget the rally if you can make it).


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19 Responses to “On Thursday, it’s Friday”

  1. By spitfire772 on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’m still willing to bet that Boldin plays this week. I think it’s less optimistic for Hayes, but I also think we can survive without both. Doucet, Breaston, Urban need to step up, as well as Monty Beisel.

  2. By John on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Good Luck from a lifelong Cardinal fan living in Mn. Looking forward to a visit to the Metrodome to take care of buisness again.

  3. By don apple on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    I believe the cards are superbowl bound again! I don’t think the defense is as bad as last week ! I think the addition of Beanie will help to slow down the saints and their 26th raned run def. and if worse comes to worse warner will light it up in the dome as he loves domes anyway! then it’s the championship game andthe cards I believe have proved they can handle the viks and I think they match up well with Dallas and have more firepower than the boys! another trip to the big game is in the cards and this time they bring home the hardware!

  4. By Nathaniel Pierce on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Hopefully Cards can get a running game going w/ Wells, Hightower.

  5. By John on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Well spitfire, Breaston is a proven receiver, he had 1,000+ yards last and missed a few games this year, but when he’s healthy he’s a threat. Also, I have always been a Doucet and I think he proved last week that given the chance he too is a 1,000 yard caliber receiver. We played just fine offensively without Anquan, would we like to have his toughness? OF course, but we are just fine without him in the line-up.

  6. By cardinals15 on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    cardinals rock i hope they go to the super bowl to get some hardware

  7. By DAN on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Saints are going to crush the cardinals look at drew brees for instance that guys is going to tear apart one of the worst defenses in the league not to mention saints rank 1st in passing yards 1st in total offense and have a descent devense, cardinals are a passing team and saints rank #1 against the pass kurt warner will get overwhelmed and choke by all the noise in the super dome

  8. By Scott Hornberger on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’m still in absolute awe of Warner’s performance last week, and that, of course, starts with the O-line. If they can give Warner that same level of protection for most of this game, it will force the Saints to score just about every time they have the ball. The scary thing is, the Saints are capable of doing that. But in this game, Warner shouldn’t have to as much through the air. The Saints can be gashed on the ground and I say give Beanie plenty of carries and let him set Warner up for the air strikes. The longer we can keep Brees on the sidelines, the better. The longer we keep the Saints defense on the field, the better. After that game last week, the Cardinals are in trouble if their defense has to be on the field too often because they will run out of gas in the 2nd half. Not allowing that to happen is an absolute must for this game.

  9. By spitfire772 on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Obviously DAN doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Saints have a mediocre defense and are definitely NOT ranked #1 against the pass. Cardinals don’t have one of the worst defenses in the league– you’re basing that assumption on the 2nd half of the Packers game. They’re not an elite defense, but they’re better than last week. It’ll be a great game.

  10. By Al on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone is doubting the Saints just because they lost the last three games. They are being disrespected even though they have the best record in the NFC. I think the Saints will come out motivated and spank that A$$.

  11. By blake318 on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    ya we definitely dont have the #1 pass defense, but now that greer and porter are back sharper becomes a center fielder again. Thats bad news for a team that isnt too great throwing in the middle of the field. Antrelle rolle is in for a very rude awakening if he honestly believes what he said the other day. Yall have a good team, but this is our year. Betteroffense, better defense and we HUNGRY

  12. By Year2remember on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    For a team that can’t throw down the middle? Did you watch the game last week? Warner SHREADED the middle of the field last week! Let’s do the math, get your shoes off to help me out here saints fans. Cards were the 28th ranked run offense in regular season play. Packers, WERE number 1 rushing defense. 151 yards, that’s all I’m sayin’! Saints against the run? 21st. Let’s see, carry the 2. . . we win! For the record, regular season means NOTHING in the playoffs! I think we proved that last year, and are showing it again this year! Our defense never has two bad games!

    Get’em Dockett!

  13. By spitfire772 on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously blake318, did you watch the Packers game? Warner had a perfect QB rating throwing passes between the numbers. If the Saints are worried about trying to make Rolle look bad… that’s a good thing for us. Rolle is a very good safety– if you throw on him, be prepared for him to get an INT. Cards are playing with house money, all the pressure is on the Saints to win this game.

  14. By TucsonTim on Jan 14, 2010 | Reply

    Dan -

    I only wish there were more of you out there to motivate the Cards. It’s work very well in the past. Everyone has picked the Saints, but there isn’t as much Cardinals distain as there was last year. At some point our team is going to have to stand up and just play. We match up very well against the Saints. The noise will be loud, but our team is comfortable in a dome. Wiz had a plan that worked last year for 4 teams that could have easily beat the Saints. The Packers would have beat the Saints this year.

    But at the end of the day it’s about execution. Tonight Warner is going to tuck his 7 children into bed with all of the chaos that surrounds that and then he will get a good night’s sleep. Brees will toss and turn and run to the film room at 5 AM thinking he has missed something and he won’t sleep at all tomorrow. If he can still step up and play well, then maybe he is the next Warner. Play the game.

  15. By Eazy E on Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    DAN-

    You are ignorant for real. First of all, New Orleans have a great team and its going to be a challenge in the superdome but don’t bring stats if you not exactly right because yall are 4th in passing offense houston is 1st! As long as we have fitz, q, breaston, early, we will be pass first but don’t sleep on our running game or we’ll get 156 yards rushing again like we did against green bay. Everybody knows green bay is wayyyy better defensively than new orleans, they were 2nd overall, 1st in run defense and 5th in pass defense and you saw how kurt and da boys torched them. NO defense aint terrible but come on 1st in pass defense yall are 28th LOL!!! Jets are 1st you aren’t smart when it comes to football.

    Al-

    I don’t think you would be smart to doubt a team who has the best record in the whole conference so i’m not but new orleans didnt look good losing to dallas, ok that’s a good team and their hot but TAMPA BAY??? PLEASE!!!!!!! They suck!!! Arizona and New Orleans should be good but we ready, arizona that is, Are U??

  16. By Karen Zegiel on Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Good Luck,Cardinals! This comes from a lifelong Cardinals fan who, by the way, has lived in Chicago all of her life. Yes, you read right – Chicago (in no way, shape or form a B____ fan). I have great faith in the Cardinals team – everyone of you. Go to New Orleans and conquer and then carry on all the way to the Super Bowl. Thanks for a great season so far. I have no doubt in your upcoming success!

  17. By cards fan on Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Good thing Beisel is back, in case Hayes can’t go…. I’m still confused on Highsmith?

  18. By darrenurban on Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Cards fan –

    Highsmith simply wasn’t playing well.

  19. By Eric on Jan 15, 2010 | Reply

    Dan-

    Great points you made. The Cardinals “Devense” (sic) really hasn’t made a single play this year. It’s not like they have 3 pro bowl players on defense or have an all-pro safety or anything. Calais Campbell really has been dragging his feet this year and Antrel Rolle moving to safety has really panned out poorly, hasn’t it? And that defense definitely didn’t confuse Rodgers right off the bat, nor did the defense make a play in OT to win it.

    And you’re right, Kurt Warner really sucks under pressure. It’s not like he’s a proven HOF playoff quarterback with that god awful 9-3 playoff record.

    Face it – the cardinals are a good team and so are the saints. The saints won 13 games this year, we won 10 out of 15 (That GB game counts for nothing, as shown by last weeks performance). And for that matter, Whiz has been pretty darn good in his playoff games with AZ. This game, in my opinion, will be a lot slower than last week. Look for Beanie to make the difference if the cards win it. Ground and pound the rock, get the ball out of Kurt’s hands, and wrap up on D.

    Go Cardinals, I’ll be thinking of your poetic words, Dan, the entire game.

    -E

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