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Wednesday before the Rams

Posted by Darren Urban on October 3, 2012 – 3:10 pm

Maneuvering through a short week is difficult. The flip side, of course, will be Friday, and Saturday and Sunday and the extra days off. That could really benefit the Cards as banged up as they have been.

But they have to get through Thursday first. And truthfully, those benefits would feel a little bit better with a victory in St. Louis.

“(A short week) is pretty tough, but I think everyone in this locker room feels the same way – we’ve put together four decent games and are in position to be 4-0 and have an opportunity to play on national TV in front of the masses,” wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. “I think guys are relishing the opportunity.”

I do get the sense that the vibe is better for this Thursday game than it was back in 2008, for the Thanksgiving game in Philly. Back then, it didn’t feel like anyone was relishing anything. It showed on the field. This team is in a different place. We’ll see how it plays out on the turf.

– Andre Roberts has four touchdown catches – that’s the most of any receiver in the NFL right now. He’s a long way from training camp of 2011, when every “name” receiver that popped up as available quickly was linked to the Cardinals. Roberts has become a real weapon – he has been since midseason last year – but as usual, downplays his situation.

I asked him if he thought he had crossed some kind of threshold as a player. “I don’t know if it is a threshold,” Roberts said. “I just try to make the best out of my opportunities. When it comes my way, I want to make the most of it.”

The steady play of Kevin Kolb and the clutch play late in the Miami game obviously plays well with teammates. But it’s also about a settling of the position. That’s all the rest of the Cards ever wanted was to find a player who was effective. They don’t care if it is Kolb or John Skelton.

“I’m pleased it’s not become an ordeal in the locker room,” center Lyle Sendlein said.

– It will be interesting to see who is playing cornerback across from Patrick Peterson. Will Greg Toler stay there after finishing the game at the spot? Does William Gay, who struggled, go back? If Toler gets more time, given that Gay stayed at nickel last game when that happened, it looks like rookie Jamell Fleming will be the one losing defensive snaps. Toler was the starter last year before he got hurt. I’m sure he’d like to regain that spot for good.

– The Rams are not the same team they were. They barely lost to the Lions and had they won that game, Jeff Fisher’s bunch would be 3-1. “This team is not sitting here with aspirations of going to the Super Bowl, because I think those things are unrealistic at this time of the year,” Fisher said. “Realistic goals are improving, accepting the next challenge, and doing whatever it takes to try to win the next game.” It’d be a big feather in the cap to beat division rivals Seattle and Arizona in back-to-back home games. The Cards will be tested to make sure that doesn’t happen.

– As I mentioned before, the Cardinals could make some headway with their struggling running game. They need to. Ryan Williams figures to get more carries. St. Louis has always been a place where Cards’ runners can get healthy, stats-wise.

– Speaking of guys who pop in St. Louis, Adrian Wilson is one. Against the Rams, he has six career interceptions and 7½ career sacks. Plus he is coming off a strong game, even if his diving interception (below) was eventually eliminated. Wilson thought the Rams, in 2001, might draft him with multiple high picks. They didn’t. He remembers.

Bring on Thursday night.


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55 Responses to “Wednesday before the Rams”

  1. By sarah on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    ”The steady play of Kevin Kolb” above is a little much, he was not that capable in the first half and threw two dumb picks. The defence saved him to lead a game tying drive, that I give credit for. Let’s see how tomorrow goes.

  2. By rojobird on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Awesome Picture of Adrian… No turnovers and we should be able to keep it close and pull it off. Hope defense plays tough and without mercy all the game I wanna see a repeat of the defense that played in the eagles game… Here we go Cards 4-0 is nice but 5-0 is OMG wonderful =) hehehe =) LOVE MY CARDS!!!! Go CARDINALS!!!

  3. By Dynosoar on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Darren, those last two sentences are gold.

    “He remembers.”

    “Bring on Thursday night.”

  4. By D on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Maybe Adub can get 3 picks and 6.5 sacks on Thurs so his career can feel complete.

  5. By Andy Kw on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    This game will probably be the most interesting of week 1. Both teams are still building and both had successes. The Rams could have been 4-0. The Rams could have defeated the Lions if it wasn’t for the late touchdown grab by the Lions. The defense of the Rams played exceptionally well against the Bears even though it was a blowout game. The Cardinals are good at everywhere you look but with few negatives. The Quarterbacks that the Cards have can win games. Kevin Kolb proved he was worth the trade. The Wide Receivers are phenomenal. Andre Roberts is having a breakout season, Larry is always a reliable target, Michael Floyd can make the catch if it is thrown to him, and Early Doucet has breakout speed. Tight End position is breaking out. Rob Housler is fast, Todd Heap can catch, and Jeff King can also catch with good strength. Ryan Williams has struggle for the past 4 game so far. The Running Back position needs a breakout game ASAP. Offensive Line had a lot of ups but too many downs against Miami. If Bobbie Massie doesn’t improve, the defense of the Rams will overwhelm the Cardinals. This should be a tight match but the Cards will pull threw.

    Cards win 27-13

  6. By Mr Ramirez on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    This is going to be a great game for the cards. Hopefully Ryan Williams can get something going. If he does, the chances for a win are much greater. LETS GO CARDS!

  7. By jocards on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    @ sarah – I ask in all seriousness and without attacking you….Do you want Kevin Kolb to succeed? Just judging by your posts it seems like you’d be happy if Kolb failed. Maybe I’m misinterpreting though…

  8. By j on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    im hoping cards take this opp to show there stuff nationaly on the big screen, turn those non believers into BELIEVERS!!! Give those rams a beating!!! Defense come out and play lights out and relish the extra 3 days off… Offense Run over the D over and over again!!!

  9. By Matt H on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren, where’s the Underground podcast? Wolf traveling with the team?

  10. By Dre on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Go card with dd out there we will stop them and get to the qb.

  11. By Oscar on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    “you fans” the Kevin Kolb Haters are the worst.

  12. By scubasteve12 on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    sarah really cant stand kolb. sad she cant admit he is doing a good job. and no pick is a good pick. why cant people get that through their head? Are skeltons interceptions pretty and actually help the team or something?

  13. By Fan in Chi Town on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    i am a little worried about this game due to the short week and banged up players. i really hope the Cards can pull off a win, but if they cannot, 4-1 is not bad. at worst, they’d be tied for the division lead at the end of week 5.

    here’s to a great game!

  14. By Texascard on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Dyno
    When Jerry jones fired Tom landry I never really got over it. Had grandparents in sun city west and thought buddy Ryan was a trip. It kinda grew from there. That press conference by green after bears game really sealed the deal. My friends all think I am nuts and there ain’t a card fan within 200 miles of me but I can’t get enuf of the cardinals. Phoenix is a great, great city. Just love the whole deal. Except Sarah.

  15. By DontTakeLoses on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    “”The steady play of Kevin Kolb” above is a little much, he was not that capable in the first half and threw two dumb picks. ”

    C’mon Sarah, the guy is Perfect for September… he “did build that”. Look around the league. Kevin Kolb 7 TDs 2 INTs… and the INTs were erased by the comeback.

    He has outplayed or played even with Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning and Tom Brady 4 games into the year. None have 4-0 up there. These naysayers killing me!

  16. By Jason on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    His picks were terrible, but our offense played well on first and second down. It’s hard to convert third downs when Wake was winning his matchup with Massie so convincingly. The ability to get over that crushing int in the end zone to and convert 2 fourth down passes on the game tying drive (as well as the third down conversion in overtime to put us in FG range) was huge.

  17. By truths4all on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Well, “steady and clutch play” by Kolb is only accurate if you choose to ignore his terrible interception (that he did not have to throw) as well as his uninspired play during the first 2.5 quarters. In all fairness, the offensive line contributed a lot to the poor production by Kolb and the rest of the offense.

    I am all for giving Kolb AND the offensive line full credit for the things they do correctly, but it is uncalled for by anyone in position of authoring articles to start lobbying for certain players and minimizing their mistakes and so-so performances. As some of the national writers have assessed so far, Kolb has done a journeyman’s performance, but his one really good game (against a defense he was very familiar with since he use to practice against it) out of three starts does not make him a legit lock as a front line starter. All in all, Kolb has performed as well as you would expect your back-up QB to perform when your starter is out. Let’s see some more consistency and starter level production at the QB spot from Kolb before anyone juices his bandwagon and anoints him the permanent starter.

    Just as the question on who will start Gay or Toler to give the Cards their best chances to keep winning is appropriate, the question of Kolb as the regular starter has not been decided by a long shot.

  18. By CARDFAN MORE IMPORTANTLY FOOTBALL FAN on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    TO THE PREVIOUS KOLB COMMENT.

    it is time to give credit where credit is due

    Is kolb tom brady? No, probably never will be or close… However, Tom Brady has made ill advised throws in his career. Tom Brady has thrown multiple picks in a game before. No quarterback will ever be perfect… EVER

    Get off the hatred towards Kolb as he as improved greatly over the past 3 months and is hands down the best option at quarterback this team has even with a healthy Skelton at 100 percent.

    This team believes and thats the reason they are 4 and 0… fans like you better not be cheering for this team when Kevin Kolb continues his success. And God so help this team, make it to the playoffs with number 4 bending over behind center.

    Best wishes to all true fans as their truly is no room for ignorance!

  19. By wonderingwhy on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    cmon Kolb, be smart and dont throw stupid passes. If there is nothing there throw it away. Get the ball to your play makers quickly. Ryan run your ass off, show the rams they need to be scared of you. Massie you have to block for your QB, make sure nothing happens to him. Lets kick some azz in st louie.

  20. By mancosman on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Rams could easily be 3-1, while the Cards cold be 1-3. The odd shaped ball, wierd calls, balls going through recievers hands, field goal attempts pushed to the left,, miraculous comebacks … list goes on. meaning each team in the NFL is an NFL quality team. Each and every team can beat another team on any game day.

    The NFC west is turning out to be one of the more saltier divisions. The Rams hve talent, and can beat the Cards. Overall, the Cards have better team speed. If the Cards offense can stay wihin itself, Chew up some clock — they will win. I think the Cards can produce a good passing attack this game (Rams will try to take away the run). Rams cannot match the talents of Housler, Floyd, Doucet, Roberts, and Fitzgerald.

    Also if the Cards defense gets a good push at the line of scrimmage — Rams running and passing attacks are subject.

  21. By Mr Robles on Oct 3, 2012 | Reply

    Power Poll question do you think being 1 of the 3 teams undefeated Cards are #5 while Raven Niners are ahead. I really do think we should be #1 do to the fact we beat 2 top ten teams #6 Pats & #7 Eagles. Falcons & Texans havent even faced a Top ten team yet there #1 & #2…???… Whats your take Darren is that fair do you agree with the NFL’s poll? Maybe even just top 3 but not 5 cmon now.

  22. By bluepitt on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    This is Williams chance in my book, the end of this game will make my opinion of Williams. I think id the Cards show up it is a blow out.
    34-12 Cards
    If they play down then it is a really close game.
    20-17 Cards or Rams.

  23. By Cardinalsforlife on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Other than that 4th down throw against the Dolphins, I do not like what I have seen from Kolb.
    Steady, Isn’t the word I would use Darren, I’d go with predictable.
    Below average performance, then he will show a decent flash, then he will make a mistake so stupid it makes you sick.
    He honestly should have thrown two picks in the Eagles game and really lucked out.
    I personally consider them picks because most days the other team will come down with those throws.
    If I am not mistaken, that is 4 interceptions in two weeks, including a fumble in New England. Five turnovers in three weeks just isn’t acceptable.
    He did win the Seahawks game, but he did next to nothing in New England, in fact missed two key throws.
    The Dolphins game he threw the worst interception I can remember. Yes, he did make the drive to tie the game but it’s too poor man’s Brett Farve for my taste.
    I think John simply wouldn’t turn over the ball as much as Kolb does, not to mention makes smarter choices, has proven to be more clutch and I believe has a stronger arm.
    When John is healthy he needs to be the starter, it’s a upgrade to the position and you will get less turnovers. I think what is missed is, John had a pretty darn good game against the Seahawks until the whole team had a bad third quarter.
    I feel he was just getting back on track when he got hurt.
    If Kolb played so well Whiz would have already came out and Said Kevin is the starter.
    He hasn’t came out and said anything because he is a political guy and he is only ever political when a hard choice will be made. Such as many of his comments about Boldin during the contract dispute and the cutting of Matt Leinart, he isn’t going to say anything especially with a winning streak.
    If John is healthy, he will be starting the Bills game, especially if Kolb turns over the ball. I think Kolb needs a breakout game of 250+ passing yards and good throws to even have a chance to keep it.

  24. By jeffgollin on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    My guess is that, at least for the time being, “the non-PP21 corner” will be the guy Ray Horton feels will match up best vs. the opposing #2 wideout. When facing a quick explosive route guy, I’m guessing he’ll go with Toler. When facing a bigger, more physical guy, he’ll go with Gay (unless or until Fleming proves he’s ready to make a step up – something he didn’t do vs. Miami; he was a bit late to the ball).

    When Pettis is on the field, we can expect to see a lot of Gay. When it’s Gibson, I’d expect to see more of Toler.

  25. By red c rider on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @Sarah.

    Correction: Kolb threw ONE dumb pick. The other was miscommunication with Fitz, where Kolb called the audible that Fitz did not pick up.

    Kolb has managed the game well enough with a current passer rating of 97.6 (9th highest in the league to date), 7 TDs and those two INT. The 4th down pass TD to Roberts to tie it up was stellar.

    Give credit where credit is due.

  26. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Sooner or later the winning streak at St. Louis will have to end. It can’t go on forever, can it?

    But I don’t think it ends tonight. Especially if 9-0 is back and the running game gets going a little bit. If the we keep getting production from Roberts, the TE’s and Floyd…. sooner or later Fitz is going to explode. I think we have chance to explode on offense. Rams are giving up 130 yds a game on offense and almost 350 on defense….. if we can score early and get the crowd out of it, we not have to sweat out another nail biter. But it wont come easy, we will have to earn it. If we are firing on all cylinders this one is an easy W, if not anything can happen.

    Darren do you expect 9-0 and Stephen Jackson to be playing tonight

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  27. By GW on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    I think this will be a breakout game for ryan williams. Cards will win by 12 and remain UNDEFEATED.

  28. By Andreas on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Darren

    We haven’t seen so much to LaRon Byrd, what exactly is going on with him?
    He looked so sharp in the preseason games.

  29. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry about the above post…. Coffee hasn’t sunk in let me correct to “130 yds rushing and almost 350 yds passing” a game. Ugh…..

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member
    Horrible editor

  30. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Stephen Jackson is in fact playing and we wouldnt want it any other way. I wonder how many Cards fans from our St. Louis days will be in attendance….. There’s got to be some right ??

    I have to work out the kinks in my typing. It’s been a while since I have had to use my work lap top. Got to admit I missed being out on the road, but it only took about 3 hours to realize I wasn’t missing much. Having a night game during the week sure makes the work day drag!!!!!

    Enjoy your day everyone and let’s get #5 !!!

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  31. By joe67 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Man, just one more win, and then 10 days to get ready for Bills.

    Getting way too far ahead I know, but Minn has always been tuff on Cards, going way back.

  32. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Matt H –

    RE: Wolf/podcast

    We are together but haven’t had a chance to be together for a podcast. May do one post-game on the plane.

  33. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Robles –

    RE: Polls

    Again, I don’t really care about the power polls. They mean nothing.

  34. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Nick –

    RE: Dockett/Jackson

    Sitting here a few hours before the game, I think they both play. IMO.

  35. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Andreas –

    RE: Byrd

    He’s the fifth receiver and they only want to have four active. That makes it hard to see much from him. Nothing going on — he’s just not playing.

  36. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @texascard …. now that’s funny. Except Sarah. She is taking some shots on here, deflecting some of the arrows usually reserved for Cardsalltheway. Perhaps they are related.

    Let’s get this done, go to 5-0 and all enjoy a nice break. Heading to Ocean City MD for Elks convention and some golf….it’s gonna be fun but it’d be sweeter if we are 5-0!

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member
    …..and by the responses from Dyno’s query, I’m not alone!!

  37. By Buck on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Cardinalsforlife -If this team and Kolb ended up 16 and 0 you would complain about the way they accomplished it.

  38. By Mr Robles on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks for your opnion ya I could agree it shouldnt matter. Off topic Darren do people often get you mixed with Paul?

  39. By sarah on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb = CFL QB , maybe that is a good thing given wins. The real fact is that the defense has been outstanding and can overcome a mediocre offensive running and passing game. Getting stops for the offence to recharge after 3 and outs is what it is all about. Frankly Lindley or hiccup ( shoot me now ) Derek Anderson could be winning right now. We have the best defence in the league currently, albeit Miami showed cracks in it with long TD passes ( their running game allowed them to stretch the field ) ! Note Miami is a 1-3 team now and almost beat us at home. Cards have no running game so we are a WC slant hit and run offense, the latter are timing passes which are easier to execute in short passing. I think the NFL teams are on to it now.

    My argument re. Kolb is that he is not our long term solution due to mediocre arm strength, he plays in a system. Skelton in the first half of the Seattle game was as or more efficient than Kolb and proved himself as a 6-2 starter last year. One guy costs allot more and cost us a absent playoff season last year, the latter bailed out a losing year strongly accompanied by an improved D. Rewarding and crowning Kolb is not appropriate yet and Whiz is being cool about it as he should.

  40. By DontTakeLoses on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Key stat, one that matters a lot more than any other except win loss:

    Kolb has 2nd best QB rating in league on 3rd down…120.1 … the down where you get it done or you get off the filed. THAT does not include his 2 for 2 on 4th down vs. Phins.

    Kolb… is clutch… like it or not… you don’t get your own set of facts.. you get 4-0 and 120 QB Rating on 3rd down, the “make it happen or else” down.

    Out!!

  41. By clssylssy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Darren:
    Maybe if you would stop trying to force the party line that Kolb is the greatest thing since sliced bread there wouldn’t be so much polarization among the fan base. I think KK did a good job stepping in but, given he was the backup, I would have expected him to take the opportunity to really ramp up the volume, in the manner some seem to think he is capable of. He produced in the Eagles game when he had a personal statement to make but the Phins game was horrible and if we play like that in St.Louis we will be ground into the dirt.We need to have consistency at the QB position if he is going to be managing the game. I, personally, think all this #1, #2 stuff is childish and, I believe, even Coach Whisenhunt said that when John was 100% we might go to a 2 QB system which would utilize both player’s skillsets, as well as, confuse our opponents. I am proud that my Cards are playing as a unit and seem to find ways to fix things on the fly and prevail. That does not mean we don’t need to start being able to get some points on the board and be able to have our stats on paper reflect our winning play. I think it’s funny how anybody who points out the obvious is “taking shots”…lol! We still have some really tough games ahead…Falcons, Vikings, 9ers and another visit to play the Cheat’n Hags…arg! This is one of the most exciting teams in the NFL right now largely because the talent has been under the radar and comes as a complete surprise. Being #5 made me nervous and after last week seems almost a setup for failure! Let’s stay together and focus on the bigger issue of making the Big Dance! FLY HIGH CARDS! DON’T TAKE LOSSES!

  42. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Mr Robles –

    RE: Calvisi/Me

    God I hope not.

  43. By j on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    kolbs pick in the endzone was Larrys fault, he even admited it, he should of fell down out of bounds and kept his hands down communicating with Kolb the play is not there, but even with a great like larry he makes mistakes also. I cant be happier with Kolb, he really has started to show his colors, even in the midst of all the haters and posers. Great Job Kolb. BUT i want to give it up to our Offense Line, you guys are doing awesome considering and if it keeps up i feel this o line will have a long time together. Defense i feel is in top 3, if not number 1, Im hoping they shut rams out and our D will be hands down the best monster crew in the NFL.

  44. By Darren Urban on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    clssy –

    RE: “Party line”

    Why don’t you just pump the brakes on the “party line.” You have your opinion. I have mine. But mine isn’t supposed to count because why — because you all are arguing back and forth here in the comments? How is that my fault?

    Am I 100 percent right in my thoughts all of the time? Of course not. Do I feel pretty good about my assessments because I am around this team constantly? Yes.

    Not that Pro Football Focus is the end all be all, but in their assessment of the Miami game they said Kolb played arguably his best game. They have no reason to tote “the party line” as you call it. That certainly isn’t “horrible.”

    I look at the Kolb/Skelton thing much like our presidential race. For many that choose to comment, they are going to see the situation how they see it. No amount of debate is going to change the mind. I will be shocked if Whisenhunt goes to a two-QB system. He never said when Skelton was 100 percent they “might go to a two QB system,” by the way, so it’s probably good that you don’t spread that rumor.

  45. By j on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    u peeps are so funny with your negative positive comments, a little room and you go both ways. I hope some cards players read these and turn table on there own fans who drag and drown there play so far to 4-0. Both sides of the ball win the games, if not just have D out there to score touchdowns, O’wait thats right Kolb and Offense are scoring infact Andre leads WR in TD’s and the 3rd down conversions are in the tops. Games are won on 3rd down. Give credit when its do even know the crow you eat stops from saying so… Im behind this team, the most exciting team in football and everyone knows, they just dont want to admit to it, there stuck in old football ways with the same old boring teams.

  46. By Stephn Baldetti on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Elliot Harrison, next pro writer to throw us under the Bus. Rams are going to beat us according to him.

  47. By jocards on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Man, I am getting a little frustrated with the Kolb bashers….I just do not understand how any knowledgeable fan that has watched the same games that I have can actually say that he hasn’t played well overall. The team is 4-0 for goodness sake and while there are a lot of factors that play into that record good play from the most important position on the field is certainly at the front of the line. Then I read posts like, “Let’s see how he does this week”, as if one bad game would somehow justify their point of view. The NFL is a week to week struggle and every QB from Brady to Manning to Kolb has ups and downs…I like John Skelton and I think he has some potential upside but he has accomplished next to nothing at this level and as long as the team is winning there is absolutely no reason to even contemplate a change at QB.

  48. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @J
    Well played. 4-0 is 4-0. Offense isn’t perfect but doing its job. D is fun to watch. Our special teams unit is above average.

    Some just lose credibility after awhile with their drivel.

    Some just get the scroll by!

    Lets get to 5-0

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  49. By Nick Pepe on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    @jocards, KevinS, J :

    We can no longer placate. Even respndong to the silly drivel is enabling anyone with half a brain.

    Lets just focus on the Sheep.

    Darren, that was quite the reply. I hope you get your focus back to be productive tonight. Gina amd i are at the lodge and she just said, “oh he’s blogging to Darren, we met him he’s so tall and handsome”. I told her to focus on Bulger and the Rams….. My boy said “Pep, you jealous Bulger is not the QB!” SMH…… Still laughing……

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  50. By clssylssy on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Darren:
    I know I saw Coach Whisenhunt in an interview, when asked about who would be the starter once Skelton was back say, “I don’t know…there are a lot of things to consider, certainly Kevin has done a great job but we might even consider going to a 2 QB system, similar to what we did with Kurt Warner”…or something along those lines…don’t worry, I won’t mention it….
    …and, for the record, I was not attacking KK merely stating that all of a sudden there seems to be a campaign to get everyone believing he is Drew Brees. He’s OK, has preformed like he is suppose to and we are winning. It’s a team afterall, not all about one person! I also think you do a very admirable job!

  51. By tygrbass on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    CAN STAND TO WATCH SPORTS NEWS TODAY BEING THE ONLY GAME ON THURSDAY THE CRITICS ARE ALL OVER US AS USUAL

  52. By scubasteve12 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    SARAH- really cant stand kolb. no arm strength? then what do you call the 4th down td pass to andre? weak? what about the long td pass to fitz in the phili game? luck?. skelton hasnt proven he is as good as you proclaim. he barely won the starting position. then flopped in the 3rd qtr during seahawks game. kolb is playing good football. just admit it. stop being such an hater. this team wouldnt be 4-0 if it wasnt for kolbs arm. yes the D played a role in all of it but they couldnt of done it all by themselves.

  53. By Cert 33 on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Kolb is very similar to a right-handed version of Jake Plummer (if he ever learns to do the “roll-out” throw back across the field like the Snake). Skelton has shown that he can make crucial 4th qtr. clutch throws as well. He reminds me a bit of Jim Plunkett in his style at QB. The team is well served with either at QB. Still worried about the way a Rookie Head Coach and a rookie QB manhandled us last Sunday (and showed the rest of the NFL how to do it). I sure hope that gets corrected

  54. By thebreakneck on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Wow you guys are jumping all over Sarah but what she said is true. Do you think we would be 4-0 if our D wasn’t playing lights out. He holds the ball to long when he starts getting consistently pressured and takes 8-9 yard sacks. Is he awful of course not but i wouldn’t call 2-3 decent drives a game consistent. Just look at the time of possession. I mean we are ranked what 31st in the league in passing yards or something ridiculous like that . All you guys jumping on the Kolb bandwagon will be the first ones to call for him to be cut if he cost us a couple games. And he almost cost us last game that pick in the endzone. Where was that even supposed to be going?

  55. By William Barry on Oct 4, 2012 | Reply

    Just a couple of comments. nobody is mentioning that Rob Housler has made a great impact on the team…and the playcalling w/Mike Miller has really impressed me…he’s hitting all the right buttons as far as playcalling….He done an above average job!!!!!

    Defense has played great…lets get to 5-0.

    Just a side note…back in 1984, I did travel to St. Louis, via TWA, and watched the Cards defeat the Bills!!!! I got a great picture of Jim Hanifan and visited the arch!!!! What a thrill!!!!!! Hope we do well in ST. Louis.

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