RB Beanie Wells (knee) did a little more at practice today, and if he comes in Friday and “everything is good,” coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks he’ll be able to play Sunday. What that means is a different story.
“We will get a feel for it as it goes,” Whisenhunt said. “If he gets a hot hand, like he has shown before, we will give some work. But he’s not in football shape, so to think he’ll get 25 or 30 carries, that’s not going to happen. He’ll get enough, and if it’s the right situation, we will see where he is.”
Whisenhunt still has left the door open pretty wide. Beanie didn’t get even 20 carries in a game all last season, so he’s probably not going to approach 30 anytime soon, not with Tim Hightower in the backfield and the Cards committed to using multiple backs.
– The defensive players-only meeting Wednesday was also a topic. Linebacker Joey Porter called it, and basically, the defense reiterated to itself a game like Sunday in Atlanta can’t happen again.
“I have been around a number of teams that it has happened,” Whisenhunt said. “If you have the right people doing it and get the right things out of it, it’s a good thing.”
Whisenhunt recalled a year he was playing for the Redskins when they had players’ only meetings every Saturday night. “It became kind of like a ritual for us,” he said. “Hopefully we will see good results from (this one) Sunday.”
– The game against the Raiders is a sellout and won’t be blacked out, meaning it will be televised locally on CBS (Ch. 5).
– The Cardinals re-signed LB Cyril Obiozor to the practice squad Thursday.
Tags: Beanie Wells, Joey Porter, Ken Whisenhunt, Tim Hightower
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