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Housler, Schofield sitting, Beanie starts

Posted by Darren Urban on August 23, 2012 – 3:29 pm

Running back Beanie Wells is getting the start tonight in his preseason debut at running back, while tight end Jeff King will also get the start tonight as he returns. King’s appearance offsets the missing Rob Housler, who is sitting out with a bad hamstring. It’s a big night for Beanie, who is expected to get the same kind of work Ryan Williams had last week — which was eight snaps and five carries.

Also sitting out tonight are:

– CB Greg Toler (knee)

– FB Jared Crank (neck)

– S Rashad Johnson (abdomen)

– LB O’Brien Schofield (knee)

– LB Daryl Washington (death in the family)

– T Levi Brown (triceps)


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34 Responses to “Housler, Schofield sitting, Beanie starts”

  1. By Tranell on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    @Darren when are roster cuts being made?

  2. By Darren Urban on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tranell –

    RE: Cuts

    First cuts tomorrow, likely.

  3. By cardsalltheway on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Tonight, Johnny S. will play good enough to start week one, but that won’t matter.

  4. By cardsalltheway on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Johnny S. should take run for big yards like Aaron Rogers, especially this week when I’ll bet our OL will do the worst ever.

  5. By cobra on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Darren,

    Re: cardsalltheway:

    Any chance he can be placed on the blogs player squad for the rest of the season?

  6. By Nick Pepe on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    @cobra – cardsalltheway will not go away or be regulated…. as proof that Darren Urban does not discriminate against stupid. Plus ,every now and then its fun to joust with those less fortunate. Reminds me of having to tank games of Rock.em Sock’em robots just so others would keep playing

  7. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Come on online bye bye Grimm

  8. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    D looking good

  9. By cardsalltheway on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    How does a 2nd year QB do better than our 3rd year QB? Oh yeah, the Titans actually draft, coach, coordinate etc…with a rookie head coach. Ken W. getting schooled time after time after time after time.

  10. By Eric on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    The job was Skelton’s to lose tonight.

    Looks like he wants to lose it.

  11. By Brett on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nick and Cobra very good points, cardsalltheway lives in a basement, but also played a hall of fame ball (in his mind)

  12. By Andy Kw on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Any chance RIchard Bartel will become our starting Quarterback with the way Skelton and Kolb are playing? And is there really QB a competiton between Bartel and Lindley?

  13. By D on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Unbelievable. We all know that this Oline is bad, but when an inexperienced Left Tackle is getting beaten like a drum by Wimbley, and it takes them so long to help him out, that is poor coaching….just fire Graves, Whiz and Grimm….this is an insult to all Card fans and ticket holders…

  14. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Look how much better the olines palying with kolb than Skelton right whizzy boy

  15. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Now let’s see if whizzy lets kolb play or pulls him

  16. By Darren Urban on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Andy Kw –

    RE: Bartel

    Rich isn’t going to be the starter. And it’s going to be tough to keep Bartel over Lindley, I’d guess.

  17. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Funny kolbs still in kolb another int now whizzy has shows his cards and he’s full of it

    Whizzy and Grimm need to go

  18. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    I got to give it tO kolb he was able to come back from tow int GJ

  19. By scubasteve12 on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    hmmmm hey skelton fanboys. where is that hall of fame qb you are always saying is better than kolb? kolb might of thrown 2 int but he did play better than skelton. give kolb time and he will play well

  20. By Red cards on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Only reason the snap count is even close between kolb and Skelton is bc kolb got hurt in the saints game

  21. By Card shark on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    You can’t blame Whiz for leaving his tackles on an island tonight. He has to see where we stand and who cares if we lose tonight because we can’t block a guy. That all said our OL looks really bad and our QBs sure make it hard to trust them from play to play.

  22. By scubasteve12 on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Red cards- Whiz is the best coach the cardinals have had. ever. and you want to git rid of him?

  23. By Rio on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Please don’t cut Powell, don’t be stupid Please.

  24. By BIG RED on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb a starter? NO way 2 interceptions and the drives didn’t convince anybody.

  25. By Chuck 1 on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    It’s puzzling to me that Whiz didn’t play Skelton more. The only reason that I can think of is that Whiz wanted to give KK the acid test.

    I’m guessing that Whiz will announce before the next game, that KK is the starter. He didn’t play well, but showed that he is resilient and probably a little better than Skelton. That sentence should bring some anti-KK comments.

    Unfortunately, I don’t think that KK or Skelton can lead the Cards to the playoffs with a questionable OL. Warner could, but not those two.

    The OL exceeded my expectations (which isn’t saying much).

    Whiz also gave Lindley a lot of snaps to try to claim the #3 position. Did he claim it? Only Whiz knows. I think that he beats out Bartel.

  26. By cardsalltheway on Aug 23, 2012 | Reply

    Nick Pepe,
    “Stupid”
    It doesn’t take a brainiac to know that our OL sckd(insert vowels u and e) before Levi went down and it’s worse now. And what do you know, I’m not the only one. Now who is “stupid?”

    ‘Lessons learned from Thursday night’s games’ by Gregg Rosenthal
    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000053866/article/lessons-learned-from-thursday-nights-games
    “Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm arrived in Arizona with the promise that they would solve the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive line. Five years later, it might be the worst group in football.”
    ” The more we watch the Arizona offensive line, the worse we feel for Larry Fitzgerald.”

    Our 1st Round draft pick shouldn’t have been a WR/Floyd. Most fans expected Riley Reiff but of course you know who didn’t agree. I didn’t understand it then and I still don’t. I never bought into/was satisfied with the “Levi turned it around in the 2nd half” because it didn’t matter. It’s going to be a looooong season.

    Brett,
    I call it like I see it and my vision is better than 20/20. And you?

  27. By Kevin S on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Tough situation. Seems like Skelton didn’t get a big chance, but then when you go back and look at it, both guys got 5 series. Kolb just got to throw a lot more passes in his because a couple of them were extended drives. Both basically played a little more than a quarter. Skelton for once got the crappy end of the pass protection. All 3 INT’s were horrible — Skelton’s first a big overthrow (something he does a lot of), Kolb’s first a ball that never should’ve been thrown, and Kolb’s second, what he called a “bad read” — I mean, it was such a short pass and it was like he threw it right to the Titan defender. 17 for 22 is nice though (even though one of those, the Colledge completion, really shouldn’t count). Skelton’s never come close to a 17 for 22 game; his best is 19 for 28 and in that game (SF) he threw 2 INT’s like Kolb tonight. People are going to say, why not let them each play a whole half… but then you’re going to have one guy going against the other team’s third string D, plus by then you’ll have pulled Larry, and our best RB’s, etc., so it’s not going to allow for a fair comparison. That’s the problem with this QB competition from a fan’s perspective — by the time preseason is over, we will have seen each QB play for approximately the length of one game. And of course we don’t see the practices. Pretty tough for us fans to judge who really deserves the job based on 25 throws by Skelton and 37 by Kolb (Lindley meanwhile has 66 attempts!) — of course I know a bunch of fans (including me) are biased toward one guy or the other and so we just say we “know” our guy deserves the spot, but objectively it’s hard to say that. Heck, after tonight, even in QBR, Kolb and Skelton are now separated by less than a point.

  28. By Andy Kw on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Actually, I feel that Whisenhunt gave Kolb too many chances to pass. Skelton was suppose to have extended playing time but he only ended up throwing 10 passes. Kolb threw 22 so I don’t no what the deal is. Why is Kolb throwing more than Skelton? I was convinced with the way Kolb played but I was also convinced by the way Lindley played. Skelton not so much. But right now the QB competition is tied. Next week will decide it all/
    And
    Hey Darren,
    Why did Kolb have more chances to throw than Skelton did?

  29. By Darren Urban on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Andy Kw –

    RE: Snaps

    As someone point out, each guy had five series. It was a matter of Kolb getting first downs in those series.

  30. By Red cards on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren why did wiz not let Skelton play as many series as kolb in the raiders game ?

  31. By Darren Urban on Aug 24, 2012 | Reply

    Red cards –

    RE: Raiders series

    I am assuming you are asking about both Kolb and Skelton in the Oakland game. In that game, Whiz wanted to pull the starting offensive line by halftime, and he didn’t want either QB playing behind the second-unit OL.

  32. By Red cards on Aug 25, 2012 | Reply

    darren he didn’t pull the starters till 3rd was that just to give kolb more time ?

  33. By Darren Urban on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    Red Cards –

    RE: Starters

    Whisenhunt made it clear all week he was going to play the starters into the third quarter. Part of that was to allow starters to get used to coming out after a halftime to play, just like he does every year during the next-to-last preseason game.

  34. By Red cards on Aug 26, 2012 | Reply

    confused now didn’t you just say was going to pull them at halftime

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