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Beanie status not serious but uncertain

Posted by Darren Urban on October 24, 2011 – 11:31 am

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said at one point Sunday, the Cardinals feared running back Beanie Wells’ right knee injury would be a season-ender. It’s not. While the NFL Network called it a bone bruise and said Wells would miss one to two weeks, Whisenhunt declined to get that specific, only saying the knee was “stable.” Whiz said Wells didn’t need surgery after taking a shot against the Steelers and then having the knee “lock up on him.”

“We will monitor him this week and see how he progresses,” Whisenhunt said, adding he didn’t want to put a timetable on Beanie’s return.

“I’m not going to put a timeframe on in because I don’t want to set the young man up for failure,” Whisenhunt said. “If he gets out there Wednesday and it’s a struggle … we’ll see.”

Whisenhunt said the Cards wouldn’t be adding a back. Alfonso Smith is the probable starter, Chester Taylor is more comfortable in the offense, Whisenhunt said, and now LaRod Stephens-Howling is healthy (as compared to the first time Wells was hurt). “It’ll be a little bit of a back by committee,” Whisenhunt added.

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28 Responses to “Beanie status not serious but uncertain”

  1. By MIKE G on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren– Good news on Beanie – hopefully hell only miss 1-2 weeks. I thought Alfonso had a nice run on the TD – put his head down and finished the run nice. He seems to be an improving player.

  2. By CEDRIC SAULSBERRY on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Colb is a BUM. Let Skelton play, The Whiz should be fired, he can’t coach, We need Andrew Luck, Nick Foles, or the QB from Baylor. Beanie Wells SUCKS. We should hire the OFF, DEF. COORDINATORS New England, Green Bay, or Indie, as our next Head Coach.

  3. By lg on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    i dont care what nobody say kolb is good. its going to take same time but he’s the man for the job beanie wells is a beast he just stay hurt to much. we need another WR to help fitz a big name WR that can help fitz get open like bolden did.but the def just sucks it needs CBS bad man i mean next year no sunday ticket for me the LBS are old and cant rush or play make the DL men dont push that hard and dont play make man its just bad but dont forget kurt warner had trouble his first year here to GIVE KOLB TIME

  4. By Rugbymuffin on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Same old Cardinals.

    We even have the injury bug like the same old Cardinals.

    Of course, we don’t need another back, with 7million in the coffers why would we need another one ?

  5. By Daniel Medina on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Cedric Saulsberry needs to keep his big mouth shut! He’s probably a Steeler fan at heart. Probably never has even played a down in football.

  6. By Jahstone on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Why spend more money? Only difference this time around is the stadium is still selling out and we were suckers to believe that “change” would come instantly. Always one or two key players short not to mention “lapses” on certain plays since 1988. Plummer and Warner should both be in the hall of fame. Also put “Mr. Beige” and Whiz in the ring of Honor…they did things St. Louis couldn’t even accomplish:)

  7. By cardsalltheway on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    A bone bruise? Which player in the NFl was the most recent to sit out 2 weeks due to a bruise? For gosh sakes, what do we do if he breaks a fingernail?

  8. By carlo7000 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    after this fantastic score of 3 win and 18 losses why the coach instead of still saying” we keep working and something will turn” doesnt .say”ok sorry fans for the situation is my mistakes cause we took bad choices”.in this world have a bit of humility and self-criticism would be better

  9. By Mikeflorio on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Nobody saw this coming??? LOL love it!! Been here before, I aint worried about this season look at the chargers they pull this kinda season all the time!!!!

  10. By BIG RED 66 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb is just a shorter version of Derek Anderson. When is the Coors light commercial clip happening. Probably after next weeks 62 to 0 blowout by the Ravens when Kolb gets benched for Skelton(hopefully). Our entire coaching staff is a complete fraud deserve to be fired. Why is Kolb not being ripped and pulled like DA was. He is at about the same talent level which is zero. Can’t wait to see how bad we get beat next week. I doubt anybody want to be the qb against the Ravens as they most likely will not make it through the game as out O line coun’t protrct out qb against a bunch of senior citizens. But if we keep saying “WE DO THIS TOGETHER” all will be good in Loserville. I wonder how much Fitz wou;ld pay to get out od his contract to go to a real NFL team as that extension he signed was career (and HOF) suicide.

  11. By Old Man Riva on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    As predicted in the off season, the lockout has affected the have-nots in the NFL worse than the haves. Of course the Big Red fell into that category and that coupled with injuries have certainly taken their toll, particularly in the defensive backfield. On the bright side, we play the Rams in two weeks and if nothing else we should see a stellar performance from both QBs since neither team can defend against the pass. If the Cards had a running back we would do well there too since the Rams can’t defend that very well. Speaking of the Rams, is there a worse team in the NFL (don’t say the Cards, please)? I hate to harp on the subject, but once again, I will. Whenever you allow a core of players who took your team to the Super Bowl to walk (Boldin, Dansby, Rolle, Breaston, Hightower and trade another, DRC) you are asking for trouble and that’s what the Big Red got. Interesting question about Andrew Luck…I think the Colts will get to answer that question before the Big Red though.

  12. By Phoenixraven1 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Very happy Alfonso will get a shot! Wish we hadn’t been behind so we could see more of him! Dude rocks, and is a different back than Beanie!

  13. By Vas on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply


  14. By dean on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    it was sad to see all the steeler fans in the stadium, what the heck is up with that? Whiz, stop giving up on run game! your offence is so predictable its sick to watch. help your o line and run the fricken ball! Kolb, stop looking for the long ball every play your missing wide open plays right in front of you.im not looking forward to next weeks game. you give us no hope at all.

  15. By Vas on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply


  16. By Mr. Know It All on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    2 weeks to prepare for the Steelers and still the Cards look out of gas and unprepared. HC K Whiz is on the hot seat and his bottom is scorched!!!!

    Whiz took former HC D Green’s players to the Super Bowl and has now got the Cards in full reverse.

    It’s a coaching, personnel, and top brass problem.

    You can expect a “Blackout” here and there on Sundays if Cards keep losing!!!

    I actually enjoyed watching a 8 to 7 final score in the RUGBY WORLD CUP during the Cards game Sunday!!!!!
    The All Blacks of New Zealand beat the French!!!!!!
    Lets do the HAKA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. By azlongboarding on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    i liked what i saw on the final offensive drive. they looked like they still had some fight left in them. unfortunately, our defense let the steelers run out the clock with about 4 minutes left. this offense may be improving a bit but if the d doesn’t get off the field we aren’t gonna win anymore games.

  18. By Mike Ellingboe on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply


    You don’t sound you’re making a distinction between a bruise and a bone bruise. If you’re not aware there is a significant difference. But I do hear you, it would be nice if Beanie wasn’t sitting out games so consistently when he knows we’re paper thin at RB right now.

  19. By Mike Ellingboe on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @Mr. Kow It All,

    Too bad Green couldn’t take any of those players past a six-win season.

  20. By wnycardfan on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    Beanie hurt again. why not. Just when he’s doing well, something happens. If this doesn’t prove the “bad luck” cards is a true statement, i don’t know what does. Just tell the coaches/medical staff not to give him the same crap they put on his knee last season, otherwise this 2 week (maybe) injruy will turn into a season ender. NOne the less, I’m not sure he’s going to be what the cards though given his injury-ability.
    Others have said it and I’ll echo it, coaching is 100% predictable. Its almost laughable how inept and high schoolish we look on the field with other teams. Close games, sure 4 of them out of 6, but we lost 3 of those and the other 2 were taken to the cleaners. Where was all that EMOTION and PLAYER ACCOUNTABILITY/come to play attitude’s they talked about. I just want to beat my head against the wall!!!!!! Some of you wonder about why all the steelers at the park, because they are WINNERS consistently that’s why.
    I can’t stomach another excuse ridden, lack of change “we know what works” BS news conference. Its obvious they don’t know what works. I dont’ have the answers, but I can tell you plugging in the same crap weekly and losing like the cards have the last 2 seasons is NOT working

  21. By EarlbB on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply


  22. By drummer-1 on Oct 24, 2011 | Reply

    @ Mr. know it all

    glad we know you are a bandwagon fan.. tell us, would you have watched the game if they had a winning record..I really dislike bandwagon fans..

  23. By jocards on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Great, the only thing the team had going for it is on the shelf again….. The guy has been running tough but that doesn’t do a whole lot of good if you can’t stay on the field and he has issues staying on the field. Too bad. It won’t in the end make a whole lot of difference though, the team is 1-5 and headed no place but down again. I get so frustrated waiting for next year because next year is always the same…the Cards lose. This franchise has been a long running joke in the NFL and it is so painful for long time fans like me to watch. This team looks so lost. I know Whisenhunt says that he knows what works but it clearly doesn’t work for this team. Another lost season and still we stay the course.

  24. By Jahstone on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Does anyone know anything about the Pottsville, PA curse and could that be the reason we have had such futility? I mean the NFL awarded the championship to the Cardinals in 1947…what were we supposed to do, give it back?? Again, I will state that the AZ cardinals have done more in 1998, 2008-2009 then the STL version ever did. They had their stellar seasons in the mid-late 70’s, but never won a road playoff game; or for that matter three in a row to go to the Super Bowl. Even beating GB in 2009 puts us far ahead. Until Bidwell and Graves are gone, you can expect to be frustrated for a while. If you want to be like the Steelers, you have to have the players and coaches and management to back it up!!! Don’t hate on Whiz, he was our best coach ever! You just have to look at history and wait another ten years, that’s all!

  25. By BIG RED on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    Your right about that, Jahstone. But lets get Skelton in there.

  26. By gary on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    I am not complaining about QB but to all the players your fans work their buts off. I work 2 1/2 weeks to pay for my tickets, and you millionars are not putting in the effort most of your fans do at their work or we would be fired. and I am still working at 71

  27. By cardfancolorado on Oct 25, 2011 | Reply

    All this talk about put in skelton i’m wondering if i’m reading the cards blog or the tebow i’m mean broncos blog

  28. By johnnybluenose on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    i have to think that the only reason whiz is still our coach is because we went to the superbowl a few years ago.

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