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Lumpkin promoted and roof to be open

Posted by Darren Urban on December 15, 2012 – 12:49 pm

The  Cardinals made a roster move Saturday, promoting defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin from the practice squad. It probably is helpful since DE Ronald Talley has been gimpy with a bad ankle and NT Dan Williams is hurting with a bad hamstring. but it also is likely a reward for working so hard this season. At this time of year, those things happen. To make room on the roster, the Cards cut offensive lineman Mike Gibson. Here had just signed earlier this week.

The Cardinals also plan to open the roof for Sunday’s game against Detroit, so dress accordingly.

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25 Responses to “Lumpkin promoted and roof to be open”

  1. By Scott H on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Good idea opening the roof…otherwise, the smell of how bad this team is would be trapped in there.

    Also, maybe if someone up there in heaven above sees how bad our QB’s are, they will take pity on us and drop one down to us.

    My X-Mas list –

    1) Mike Zimmer as head coach
    2) Norv turner as O-coordinator
    3) A QB who can actually play
    4) Seeing Larry Fitzgerald come back from the land of the lost

    C’mon, Santa…haven’t we suffered enough???

  2. By Joe Luchenta on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    I don’t get it not that it matters anymore as I gave up season tix but why open the roof this game? So many times I would drive to games on gorgeous days and roof was never open. There is a 50% chance of rain tomorrow crazy

  3. By GMAN on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Mike Mayok said Mike Zimmer should be a HC somewhere.I like Scott’s wish list!

  4. By Patrick on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Call me a sucker, but I still can’t wait for the game and am optimistic the cardinals can pull together and win. I still have little confidence in whiz, but think the players have a lot of pride. Go Cardinals!

  5. By Madriffs on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply


    You left out an OL that can block and a RB who can find the holes to run thru.

  6. By dieselbomb on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    By Scott H on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Good idea opening the roof…otherwise, the smell of how bad this team is would be trapped in there.

    Also, maybe if someone up there in heaven above sees how bad our QB’s are, they will take pity on us and drop one down to us.

    My X-Mas list –

    1) Mike Zimmer as head coach
    2) Norv turner as O-coordinator
    3) A QB who can actually play
    4) Seeing Larry Fitzgerald come back from the land of the lost

    C’mon, Santa…haven’t we suffered enough???

    = = = = = = = =

    I can agree to items 2 through 4 with no trouble whatsoever. I’m not familiar with Item 1 – Mike Zimmer. I can’t and won’t comment.

    We need something less involved than Whisenhunt’s Offensive system, though. With Turner, we’d be assured to play his version of the West Coast offense. That would fit Kolb better. Kolb is good, but tender – not real sure if that would work going forward. Might be a problem as a back-up QB, too.

    Notice how FEW QB Roll-outs we execute? Doing so would’ve reduced the strain on our O-Line and aided in limiting Sacks.

    We don’t run enough No Drop-back Quick-release plays to tire-out the D Rush/Blitz packages we encounter. We have the Receivers … we have at least four good receivers who can make that happen.

    We do precious-few Flood type Run Game plays – we do ’em, but not often enough. We don’t have a real Run Game, but Grimm insists on Power, Up-the-Gut plays over and over, except we don’t have a Line that can handle than, and we have no Power Runner who can take the Defensive pounding or Give any Pounding on his own. Beanie Wells should be cut. Run Powell, Hyphen, Smith with our Fullback and try a pitch or two to the Tight Ends in motion to the A Gap just to mix it up. Everything on Offense is way, way, way too predictable. There doesn’t seem to be any creativity. We just keep doing the same thing over, and over, and over.

    We’ve been wildly successful at losing – 9 times in a row.

  7. By philly cards 1994- on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    I think the cards added value to the hc spot. The next guy knows hell get paid and a big voice in the front office. Don’t fire whiz now that devalues us.we look unorganized and needy.

    The new guy will answer all the questions because that how he gets the job.(Not from pittsburg) he knows what to do.

    Dockett probably thinks he’s getting traded because that’s what happened to others who cross whiz.but nobody cares what whiz wants anymore.

  8. By Steve on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: Do you think Todd Haley would be interested in taking the Cards HC job if Whisenhunt is let go this offseason?

  9. By Darren Urban on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Steve —

    RE: Haley

    I have no idea. Don’t even know if the Cards would want him. Whiz could still be here too.

  10. By Cavalan33 on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Is the game sold out?

  11. By Darren Urban on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Cavalan —

    RE: Sellout

    Yes it is sold out.

  12. By Robert Bond on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Whiz deserves to be fired, but he deserves to finish his contract too. One more year. New O.C. is a must though. Rework Kolb contract and look to add Alex Smith, Vick, or use a high draft pick on a quarterback. Not the number one pick though. Use that for the best tackle available. If you do not have a qualty quarterback all other contracts are wasted! Do not blame everything on Whiz. Owners, players, other coaches, management have to take some blame as well. We could have had Peyton Manning, Adrian Pederson, Terrell Suggs, Andy Dalton, Collon Kapernick, Aaron Rodgers, so many more! Whiz has made some great moves, but some real questionable ones too! Cutting Leinart after training camp. Putting Anderson, Skelton, Hall as our QB options! Replacing Skelton when up 13-0 in Atlanta. It would have nice to see Leinart fail, or flourish. He has giving Lindley more of a chance and he is possibly the worst Cards QB ever!

  13. By suspence716 on Dec 15, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully whiz isn’t still here next year. The lions are going to smack down these horribly coached super offensive cardinals… Can’t wait to watch the game!

  14. By jason marcus on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    A sellout, after all this crap,….. Cards fans are the best fans in the world.

  15. By rdixon50 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    The roof line references the Rams game, not the Lions game. If we wanted to watch games with the temps in the 50s, we’d live somewhere else.

  16. By Dean Kennedy on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    A few comments:

    1. The roof has to be open at least one game per year to attempt to justify the cost. Today’s the day, it’s either today or next week, sunny forecast so let’s go with it.
    2. The game is a “sellout” only in the minds of the Cardinals brass who keep perpetuating the fraud that every game at Jiffy Pop has sold out. It’s nonsense, at least a couple dozen games have come nowhere close to selling out. But on the flip side, if the fake sellout policy continues next year that’s not necessarily a bad thing, I can watch at home and spend my season ticket money on something useful
    3. Added to my Christmas list is a fired Rod Graves. Graves on the payroll = no season ticket renewal. Not that I’m renewing if Graves is fired, just that if he’s around I’m definitely not. Mikey has to get serious in year 7 of Jiffy Pop that it’s really not same old Cardinals thinking. Rod is the personification of same old Cardinals.

  17. By Andy Kw on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I propose a different idea Scott H:
    -Ken Whisenhunt and Graves should stay
    -Mike Miller should be fired and Cam Cameron should be hired as Offensive Coordinator
    -Fire WR Coach Frank Reich and put John McNulty back into that position
    -Hire an Offensive assistant from New England as QB Coach
    -Fire Tommie Robinson as RB Coach

  18. By Goodz in PHX 17 on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    I remember you saying you expect whiz to be here in 2013, but your recent answers to fans questions have me thinking otherwise. thats too bad because if ken is fired, this team wont have another winning season for years to come

  19. By kevin on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Keeping fingers crossed we keep our coach. Only players we gave let go was ones wanting more money and a QB that sucked and now with the Raiders. Last thing we need is a unproven coach or one that is about to get fired cause his record is same as ours. I say we keep coach Whiz just because of 1 bad season should not be enough to fire our coach again 1 bad season. Last year we where 8-8 and the coach can do it again. The players are the ones playing all the coach can do is teach them. None of the players we let go would of changed our season this year.

  20. By MIKE G on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren– Enjoy the game today. Hopefully we will get a win and the presence of Charley Trippi will help. This situation is similar to 2002 when we lost six in a row and the final game of that streak was a 49-0 loss to KC under Dave McGinnis. The next week he broke the losing streak against Detroit— similar situation that Whiz faces today. I have no idea what to expect today –just hope the team plays hard and gives a good effort. I just dont know how elaborate the Cards can be in the pass game with Lindley a third string center. I hope we try and committ to the run game today. Darren–Do you think the Cards mentally put last weeks game behind them??? or do you see that lingering into todays home game against the Lions

  21. By Darren Urban on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Mental state

    Good question. We will see how it plays out. I’m out of predicting on this team right now.

  22. By Dr. Gonzo on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Yay about the roof. Their whole roof “policy” is BS. Any excuse to keep it closed is the usual spiel.

  23. By Jahstone on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    QB picks –

    2nd round – Nick Foles
    3rd round – Russell Wilson
    4th round – Kirk Cousins

    6th round – Ryan Lindley

    Where are the talent evaluators??? Nowadays, you can have a crappy, failing product, and still make money and not be held accountable. What a crock!!!

  24. By philly cards 1994- on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    If you propose whiz should stay u have no argument.even the good years we had bad slumps and finished 9-7.a better coach gets us 3 rings with multiple qbs anquan and antrell stay and all is well.

  25. By fightingbird on Dec 16, 2012 | Reply

    Keep Whisenhunt as coach,look at what hes done since hes been in AZ.People didnt want him to leave when Warner was here as QB.He cant play the game for the players.

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