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No more Beanie, and new wideouts hit NFC West

Posted by Darren Urban on March 11, 2013 – 2:13 pm

I thought the day before free agency began was supposed to be quiet.

Instead, it most certainly has not been, not for anyone following the Cardinals. The Cards continued to make moves by cutting running back Beanie Wells — more on that in a minute — while NFC West foes Seattle and San Francisco set up trades for Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin and Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin, respectively. Those teams were already set up for success and obviously, both players make them better.

(The deals, which can’t be made official before tomorrow at the earliest, are different in nature, though. The Seahawks gave up a three-pick haul for Harvin, including their first-round pick, and will need to sign him to an extension. The 49ers gave up just a sixth-round pick because everyone knew the Ravens were going to cut Boldin, and that could very well be a one-year rental depending on why direction the Niners want to go in 2014. Boldin has one year left on his contract. The Boldin deal can’t be completed before he takes a physical either, and that comes after he completes his trip to Africa with Fitz.)

In the meantime, the Cardinals let Wells go. Beanie always knew it was a likely result. He believes he can rebound from his knee problems at age 24 but they have dogged him for more than a year now. When healthy — heck, even when kind of healthy in 2011 — Wells could run over opponents with the best of them. He had some runs as a rookie on that 10-win 2009 team that made you wonder why he wasn’t playing more. But when you don’t catch passes or block tremendously well, when running is mostly what you do, you need to be able to do that often. He didn’t miss a ton of games before last season but going forward, with a new offense, the marriage between the Cards and Beanie didn’t make a lot of sense to continue.

Next at running back? Ryan Williams will get a shot, I’d think, depending on free agency. The Reggie Bush buzz will be floating out there until Bush signs somewhere. Maybe it’s him. Maybe someone else. Maybe the draft makes sense. But if you are certain you will get a big name back there, remember the Colts and Bruce Arians rode Vick Ballard last year and no one knew who Vick Ballard was before that. There has been zero talk about LaRod Stephens-Howling so I’m not sure if he is still an option to be re-signed. The overhaul continues.

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75 Responses to “No more Beanie, and new wideouts hit NFC West”

  1. By George on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    It’s time cardinals nation for us to get reves from the jets !!!!!

  2. By William Nielsen on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    How much cap room do the Cardinals have now?

  3. By Darren Urban on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    William —

    RE: Cap room

    As of Monday afternoon, I estimate between $9-10M.

  4. By Blake on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Darren
    what do you think about Q being traded to the 49ers!? I mean I think Cardinals fans would like to think that he would still have some Cardinal Pride and not commit the ultimate treason and sign with the 49ers!! I know he has got no say in where he is traded but i would rather see him retire than play in the Red&Gold!

  5. By andystandsup on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Last sentence of blog was most telling.
    With respect to all parties:
    Bradley cut. Gay cut. Doucet let loose. Wilson released. Wells gone. Whittaker(?) whatever.
    All we need is one more big contract let go of, just one, and Cards are leaving best for last.

  6. By joe holst on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    The rich get richer, The NFC West is the strongest division in the NFL adn its going to get stronger with all the draft picks the niners and seahawks have stockpiled, also with the growth of Wilson and Colin k… The Cards are really not a threat to these teams, 58-0 blowout was just a taste of whats coming. All the Cardinals can look forward to is rebuildig for the next 2 years . theshould have never traded Boldin to begin with.

  7. By Chuck 1 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Good move to cut Beanie.
    Don’t sign Bush. He’ll cost too much.
    Morris, who I believe was an UFA, played well for the Redskins last season.
    Get another RB in the draft. Good ones are available

  8. By erik on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Another strange cut. Only 24 due to make around 1 mil. I don’t think Beanie was the answer at the position, but he wasn’t taking up a lot of cap space and lets be honest, he was the best our roster had to offer at the position. Other teams in our division are getting better while the Cards are making some confusing moves.

    Boldin for a 6th! To San Fran!!! I think I’m going to throw up my lunch.

  9. By Erik on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Darren –

    So technically we have 4-5M to spend because dont signing all our Draft picks take about 5-6M from cap?

  10. By Chuck 1 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Add Bush: In addition, as others have noted, Bush doesn’t appear to be the type of RB that BA wants.

  11. By Rio on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Beenie was a bum, how many times was he brought down by a hand tackle, such a good move to let him go.

    Bush, i don’t know about him he has been taken a pounding for 6 years now another small back , how many do we need.

    Why can’t be sign a guy with the name Freight Train, or Tank or Earthquake or something like that.

  12. By John The Draft Guy on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    The gap between the cards and the seahawks/niners is growing. Heck the Rams are moving in the right direction and have two number ones this year and next.

    If Wilson is cut, It is time to blow this thing up.

    Cutting Beanie saves a little cap money.
    Cutting Kolb would open up 7.5 million in cap money this year and 13 mil next year. Jeff King gives us an additional 1.5 million. And although cutting College only saves a little over a million this year, it takes 7.7 million off the books next year. Moving on from Dockett would cost us 1.5 million this year, but free up 7 million next year.

    With the savings, bring back Toler and Johnson.

    Lets rebuild. With the 7th pick, lets trade down, and then trade down again. If you could drop to 18, then drop to 26 and pick up a couple twos, that would be ideal.
    OF course you need trade partners. But blogs are the perfect world.

    At # 26, there are two LTs who will be there, Armstead and Watson. Keep Brown another year and have him compete against a rookie and Potter.
    At #38, get our QB, Landry Jones and have him compete against Hoyer.
    For the other two 2’s, Grab guard Larry Warfield and OLB Jamie Collins.(who will both start day one)
    In the 3rd, C/G Travis Fredrick, then the 4th, Grab ILB Kevin riddick.

    Rebuild and get younger.

    DE – Campbell
    NT – Williams
    DE – Carter
    OLB – Acho
    ILB Washington
    ILB – Riddick
    OLB – Collins
    CB – Toler
    S- Johnson
    fS- Rhodes
    CB – Peterson

    OT – Menelik Watson/Brown/ Potter
    G – Larry Warford
    C- Sendlin
    G – Travis Fredrick
    T- Bobby Massie
    TE Housler
    WRs – Fitz Floyd, and Roberts
    RB – A late pick like Kniles Davis/ Ryam Williams
    QB Hoyer / Jones

    You would have a young team with lots of cap space next year to fill any holes.

  13. By UK cards fan on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    what would be the cap hit if the cards cut Kolb?

  14. By Seanham3 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    It is about time this “soft” running back is finally off this team. I have never been a fan of Beanie cause he was always overrated. Plus after his poor attitude last year why would any team want him on their team. Ryan Williams and who ever we sign in free agency will be better than Beanie ever was.

  15. By cards4sb on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hello Arizona Cardinals defense! Welcome to the Percy Harvin and Anquan Boldin show in the NFC West. Geeze. We better be ready for this or we will be eatin’ alive in this division and the Rams had Cardinal for dinner twice last year as well. I like that the division is getting tougher and better but are the cards? I mean we are letting people go ( rightfully so ) but adding know one as of yet and elite talent is entering the division. I am most of the time optimistic of this team but I am beginning to think 5-11 is par for the course a couple more seasons. Hate to say that.

  16. By DuaneS on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    WOW, I guess nobody will be calling the NFC West the worst division in the NFL anymore! Those 2 trades are scary for the Defense’s of the rest of the league. Pretty much makes me hope we can resign Toler asap.
    I liked Beanie, but he just couldn’t be an every down back, and that sure won’t fit into what I think BA’s new system will require.
    I am beyond anxious wondering who we will be making runs at to replenish and revamp our team starting tomorrow.

  17. By kauaicardsfan on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Wow this sucks that we have to face Q now! Also lets hope ADUB doesn’t go to our NFC west foes as well !

  18. By iammattyoung on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    RE: cap room. Let’s hope we cut Kolb before the weekend and make that cap space number more like $17 mil.

    RE: running back. Rex Burkhead improved his 40 time at the combine from 4.73 to in the mid-4.5 range. Big, strong, fast, great heart. I hope we take him.

  19. By craig on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    GO CARDS, good moves so far. Bradley, Doucet and Wells did not live up. I would still cut Synder and Colledge. Really sorry to see Wilson go, but really he did get burnt a lot. Glad to see our team is not sitting still. All the new coaches and hopefully CARDS get hard nosed, passionate, tough players to get care of the 9ers.

  20. By tyman on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Good move,

    We don’t really need the distractions of beanie trying out for the other NFL teams next year. He can do it from his couch.

  21. By lg on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    i hope this works for us but i feel like this aint good.

  22. By Darren Urban on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Erik —

    RE: Wells

    Due a $1.1M salary, a $1.3M roster bonus.

  23. By Darren Urban on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Erik —

    RE: Spending

    More complicated than that. Probably more room.

  24. By Darren Urban on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    UK Cards —

    RE: Kolb cap hit

    $6 million if cut.

  25. By georgiebird on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Darren,
    Cardinals making all the right moves.
    Beanie was not going to be successful with the QB-less Cards but he will land with a team like the Giants or Packers who can move the pile- and he will be successful.

  26. By shannon robinson on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    This is a similar story to the career Garrison Hearst had with the Cards. He moved on to San Francisco and torched us a few times. I will be a fan of Beanie Wells wherever he lands – I hope he gets to run behind a ‘power’ offensive line. I also would be pleased if he doesn’t stay in the division. There don’t seem to be any sacred cows wandering around in this organization. It improves their bargaining position with all players and agents. The hard part is when they cut your favorites, thus I’m having a tough couple days. I think they can reset my nose and the bleeding has stopped.

  27. By Bill L on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Cleaning house before rebuilding……….or, just getting ready to build another paper BillBoard?……….that is the question………lowballing the GM salary does not bode well………New GM saying SOME PIECES ARE IN PLACE for the miserable O-Line does not bode well……….BA saying WHAT O-LINE PROBLEMS does not bode well……….if they Sign Edge or Emmitt you can kiss the franchise good-bye….for atleast 4 more years.

    I’ve seen BAD signs…….and no good signs as yet……….Yet, the jury is still out…..NEW Cards trying to build a REAL Contender……….or, Same OL’ Same OL’……..the jury is out, but betting line based on history and actions/words so far put it 5/2 AGAINST Card fans.

  28. By Darren Urban on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Bill L —

    RE: Signings

    If they sign Emmitt Smith — or Edgerrin for that matter — I will write the headline “You can kiss the franchise goodbye.”

    Promise.

  29. By Sackman on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Waiting for the SPLASH!!! Subtraction is good just need one more big one at QB. Still waiting for the Big Splash when the Cardinals start adding Top players. I sure hope it’s starts soon! Because the rest of the NFC West just gotten alot better. It looks like an automatic 4 loses next season unless we start making a SPLASH!!!

  30. By Chuck 1 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Others may (AND WILL, I’M SURE) disagree with me.
    However, I’m confident that Keim, Light (sp?) and BA WILL assemble a roster that will be competitive THIS SEASON and make the playoffs in 2014 (not this season as most fans want).
    Patience is a virtue.

  31. By Chuck 1 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Add: ROSTER
    THE CARDS MUST GET YOUNGER.
    Last season, they had one of the older rosters in the NFL.

  32. By Scott H on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Nice…Seattle just got better with the addition of Harvin and the 49ers just got A LOT better with the addition of Boldin. And those teams were already SEVERAL stratospheres better than the Cardinals are.

    Anyone foolish enough to think the Cardinals are going to be a potential playoff team this season better get a grip on reality. Fast.. We are burried DEEP in the NFC West by the TWO best teams in the conference. And, frankly, with the extent to which the Rams had improved last year, the Cardinals don’t even appear capable of getting around them right now. Seriously. With the Seahawks and 49ers positioned to be damn good for the next several years, this situation is not gonna end any time soon.

    Seeing this off-season begin with teams ALREADY capable of stomping us into oblivion get better while the Cardinals are doing nothing more than making cuts is about as bleak as it gets. The contrast is as startling as it is sobering. Two teams already about as good as it gets and they are making additions to get better. While one of the worst teams in the leagus has to make cuts just to try to create some cap space. HOW THE F IS IT THAT WE ARE ALWAYS IN SUCH BAD SHAPE WITH OUR CAP SITUATION AND YET ALWAYS SO FRIGGIN BAD???

    Welcome to one of the worst situations in the NFL, Mr Arians. And good luck.

    I have to believe that Boldin is looking forward to sticking it to this organization twice a year en route to more post-season glory. And ya know what? Good for him. He’s entitled and I don’t blame him.

  33. By D on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    If Oak doesn’t release Palmer, I would call Belicheck tomorrow and offer a 2nd rounder for Mallet. (yes Darren you convinced me) Cards are close to being a 4th place finisher in the division for 4-5 yrs if they don’t go out and get a QB asap. And they better load up on some Corners and Pass rushers in free agency and the draft

  34. By P2wicewazhannintho on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    About Bill L’s comment, I like how you mocked the emmitt smith joke, but said nothing about what else bill said about what this team is really doing, thats because you already know bill is right, but of coarse you cant admit it to all these fans

  35. By P2wicewazhannintho on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I dont know if I can be a Boldin fan anymore and that breaks my heart

  36. By Credit Card on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Seahawks and 49ers are tweeking their team to reach a greater level of perfection. The Cards on the other hand, are trying to figure out the basics at almost every level (players, coaches, organization ….)

    Just heard DJ Williams (ILB) was released by Denver. Remember, we still need to release one or two guards, couple QB’s, some TE’s and throw in the water boy.

  37. By Muntzbeatz on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Am I the only one who likes William Powell? He is a tough runner who picked up a lot of extra yards last year when there wasnt a lot of running room

  38. By P2wicewazhannintho on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    The fact that the team really thinks Ryan Williams is the direction to go over the former number 1 Beanie Wells goes to show that things will never change with this team. They wasted a 2nd round pick for the guy and he cant even make it to the field, back to back season ending injurys, and the only thing he was capable of doing was loosing a crucial late fumble that almost cost them a W in NE. Wells contributed to a 10 W season, ya maybe he got hurt to but he actually gave production. I cannot wait to sit and laugh every Sunday when Williams is struggling every Sunday, if he is not on IR that is..

  39. By BIG RED on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Best of Luck Bolden, you should have been a Cardinal for life but this organization is nothing to be proud of. Your 2nd Super Bowl win is coming up this year. Thanks for all the good years here in AZ.

  40. By drummer-1 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I just the love the doom and gloom fans on this board.. Other teams sign one player and now the Cards wont win a game for the next 3 years because of it… Hell Harvin can’t even stay on the field because his head hurts…lol

  41. By rudy D on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    i think we need to settle down. this certainly is a rebuilding process. the 49rs lead the division because while we had our 2years of glory, they were making the unattractive drafts and trades that positioned them. it didnt’ happen over night. the mess that the cards are in took some time to build, it took ignoring this, and not paying attention to that…so it’s going to take a while to undo. i look for mediocrity the next 2-3 years, while building the o line, getting a player here and there. then finally, after getting a serviceable qb in place, we’ll see some quality wins. until then, we’ll need to swallow this bitter pill until our “change” comes. the whiz regime taught us, if nothing else, you can’t put bandaids on deep wounds.oh, it may not taste good, but it’s good for ya.

  42. By Rick Von on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Landry Jones with the #38 pick? What??? He will be there in the 4th or 5th. Don’t waste a high #2 on a 5th round talent. Don’t get me wrong, I like the guy, but he is another John Skelton. Who probably wont be in the league next year.

  43. By Andy Kw on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Sign DeAngelo Hall, we will not win Sean Smith. Pursue Reggie Bush and try to beat out the Lions. Bring back Adrian Wilson to a 1yr contract please.

  44. By clssylssy on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I understand that the Hypen is out also and that puts us at about $10M and more holes than ever to fill. This team is hemorraging to a slow and agonizing death. Players I expected to be gone are still here and players who have been contributors are being dropped leaving holes we can’t possibly fill. Now it looks like Ed Reed may also go to the 9ers and there is no reason to think that Boldin won’t pass the physical unless he gets severely hurt on his trip with Fitz. Got to hand it to them, they do have some pretty smart “football guys” in their front office. I just wonder how many fans are going to pay for verpriced tickets to see a team of players they never heard of get stomped into the ground unless it’s by players who use to be Cards? I feel bad for Fitz coming home to this!

  45. By D on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Some names that could land in AZ from the free agent market:

    Reggie Bush–if they don’t get in a bidding war with the Lions
    Safety Chris Clemons (Our Def Cord coached him in Mia)
    Corner Q Jammer (S Smith will be too much and they are unable to reach deal with Toler–Jammer could be a one or two year deal until Bethel is ready)

    Shaun Phillips– Outside Linebacker rotate with Obrien

  46. By wonderingwhy on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Why is it every year we sit and wait and wait and wait while everybody else makes moves to make their team better. Do something for the love of god…….

  47. By Larry W on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I’m not a football genius but I’m going to go out on a limb and say that deals are done and are waiting for the free agent market to begin. Why would your GM get rid of Wilson or even Wells with no immediate help on the way, it doesn’t make since. So don’t be surprised if signings NOT the Edge or Emmitt are the headlines over this current week.

  48. By sqhead on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Having know it all fans like Bill L does not bode well.

  49. By Wildcard on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Boldin would rather collect millions than retire.

  50. By donttakelosses on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Hey, its early. Signing Rashad, very solid … he is like a center fielder back there, keeps getting better. Keim made some tough cuts. Some would say a lot of “dead wood”. No disrespect to the players cut, like Beannie, he was no dog. He played hurt, ran hard, never caught a break from his body (admittedly, couldn’t block for sh_t); pretty much the same with Early. But Cards are on track. BadAss wants to go young, looking for him to draft 4 or 5 starters. That 6’3″ CB out there is intriguing, as is Reggie Bush. He has dynamic skills. We’ll see. But patience is warranted, the BadAss is just getting started. ;)

  51. By AzDesertRat1953 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Darren, IF Bush is signed what would that be? One-Three year deal?

    Just wondering.

    GO CARDS!!!

  52. By Cardinals11 on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Darren,

    Do you think they will cut Kevin Kolb’s pay, restructure contract, or release him?

  53. By cobra on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Sackman,

    Update, while you were under water, we lost 2 more, that means 0-6 in the NFC West. If the Cards make a 4-2 splash in the West, then I would be impressed.

  54. By Dynosoar on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I wish Boldin would have stayed in Cardinals red, but I am quite certain I recall him stating on many, many occasions he WOULD NOT remain with Arizona when his contract was up. I don’t know all the ins and outs of why he wanted to leave, but HE is the one that wanted to leave and I don’t think there is anything that would’ve kept him here, someone upset him too greatly.

    Please remember this, Anquan wanted out, Fitzgerald wants to stay. Andy Reid wanted somewhere else, Arians wants to be here. I’ve been with this team since ’77 (a year I made two of the best decisions ever; I became a Cardinals fan and watched Star Wars in the theater. Twice.) and I’m happy to let a player go that wants out, it’s better for him and better for us. I’m also more than thrilled to welcome those players and coaches who want to be here and be a part of my favorite team.

    This is why I didn’t like Wilson’s release. I wanted him to have his wish of retiring with our team. Ring of Honor, how about honring him till he retires by keeping him. We’ve kept players before just for their locker-room leadership/presence. I feel we should do the same for Wilson.

    Well, that’s my two cents. Too bad with inflation my two cents is worth less than the piece of paper to write it on, guess that’s why I type here.

  55. By theuglitruth on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Cardinals are suffering from years of terrible decisions…plain and simple. Drafting a WR in a talent rich QB draft class didn’t help! Nor would drafting a QB in a Oline rich class! Let go of your EGO Keim and FOCUS ON THE OLINE!!!

  56. By Chuck on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    I don’t know why every one is freaking out about Boldin. I mean we had the 2nd best pass defence in the league last season! DRC is only a 1-3 million CB , maybe sign him back? Ether way I still believe in our defence over any offense

  57. By Campbells on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    We should’ve cut more.
    Can’t wait till tomorrow

  58. By Brian on Mar 11, 2013 | Reply

    Unbelievable the negativity on here! Free Agency hasn’t even started yet! All of the moves that the Seahawks and 49ers have made are trades. Seattle is built to win right now so they could afford giving up a first round pick for Harvin. Anyone else think its ironic that the Niners and Ravens made a trade that helps both sides? Big bro helping little bro? Anyway, the Cardinals weren’t going to give up a pick for a guy who might retire. Boldin played the game to perfection by putting the fear in other teams that he might retire, ensuring the Ravens either kept him at his current salary or cut him to be free to go wherever. Also, with the threat of retirement, they couldn’t just trade him to anyone but someone he wanted to play for. The way things went down between Q and us, I wouldn’t be surprised if he balked at the idea of coming here even if we would have offered picks. Plus, we can’t pay him his $6 million salary.

    And people complaining about rumors that players like Ed Reed going to the Niners in FA need to understand how works. We can’t stop that from happening. A FA has a choice, hence why they are “free”. Unfortunately for us the Niners and Seahawks are built to win now and older vets and other FA are going to want to flock to them for a chance to win now. But do you know why they are built to win now…the draft. Neither team is built on big FA signings. We are behind them because of some poor drafting by the past regime and we have some ground to make up and it’s the job of this regime to do that. But they are only what, less than 2 months in…? I’ve heard of instant gratification but that is just ridiculous.

    Maybe I’m overly optimistic but I’m willing to give Keim and the new staff a chance. For the people bashing him already and saying he doesn’t know how to evaluate talent, don’t forget he went to bat for the Cards to draft A-dub, was pushing hard for the team to draft Adrian Peterson only to be overruled by Whiz and Graves and who knows who else he was overruled on. Yes he probably has has a hand in some of the misses too but we wont be able to judge his talents as a GM until he has actually been one. The fact is he hasn’t had a full opportunity and clearly other teams saw something in him too since they wanted to interview him. I’m not saying we’re going to the Super Bowl next year but seriously, give them a chance before you all decide to chastise them for their decisions. I agree it sucked that we cut Wilson but it was time and we needed to get younger at the position with guys like Vernon Davis and Zach Miller in our division and the emphasis on the passing game overall in using tight ends as receivers instead of blockers. Wells needed to go and so did Doucet. We have about $10 million in cap space which we can use 100% in free agency as I think the Kolb resolution will open up the space we need for our rookie pool.

    Sorry for the long rant but I’m just eager to see how it plays out instead of getting upset about what MIGHT happen.

    Ok I’m off my soapbox now…

  59. By dan on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Later Beanie………..wuss.

  60. By dan on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I congratulate the 49ers for showing Boldin the respect he deserves. Never thought I would like the 49ers………..weird.

  61. By Patrick Eagan on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    NFL network has said that cardinals have resigned SS Reshard Baskesdale. Darren, how true is that?

  62. By monzz on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Please Mr Bidwell do us all a favor and delete Kolb from our roster he sucks! Given all the good NFL players who have been given their walking papers Kolb doen’t deserve to hold their dirty sweaty towels!

  63. By cardsalltheway on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Our Cardinals better pick better than the other(Vatican) Cardinals!

  64. By clssylssy on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    @Chuck…WAS best is what you are overlooking. We no longer have our DC who was the instrament of that defense we have some other guy from the Eagles…who we stopped into the ground…how scary is that?

  65. By clssylssy on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    “stomped”….”stopped”…same outcome…lol!

  66. By D on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I don’ t see Reggie Bush here and I don’t like Mendahall with his bad knee….I think they will have to sign maybe a player like Justin Forsett and add a player from the draft.

  67. By Dynosoar on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Brian,

    Cheers for your soapbox. Imagine acknowledging that a player or coach has a say in where they want to go. Well done!

    As to what MIGHT happen with this coaching staff, Keim in place and the players we do have, we Might go to the Super Bowl for the next two years. I’m holding out for home field advantage in 2014 season and since it’s dificult to get to the Big Dance consecutive seasons, I’m good with this year being a playoff year.

  68. By In Arians We Trust on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    So the fans accuse the team of not making needed changes for months… then when they finally start to make some, people are like, “No, not Wilson. No, not Beanie. Don’t let LSH go!” You can’t have it both ways, expecting the team to make radical changes and then also expecting them to keep all the players you happen to like. Show a little faith. I like LSH and he’s been valuable to the Cardinals, but he’s not Tom Brady or Adrian Peterson for Pete’s sake. If we can’t withstand his departure then there’s truly no hope.

    And, obviously, this franchise is historically not what anyone would hold out to be a model for how to build a winning team. But let’s not forget that the 49ers, despite their many SB’s of the past and despite how they look now, went through a period from 2004 to 2010 where their win totals were: 7, 2, 4, 7, 5, 7, 8 and 6, and we finished ahead of them 5 of those 8 years. They took the opportunity during those losing seasons to accumulate some solid players through the draft and now here they are. So they have the luxury of being able to tweak their team now to get a Boldin, but they went through a pretty tough stretch for a long time. Give Arians, Keim and co. a chance to revamp the Cardinals.

  69. By Dynosoar on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    clssylssy, and all others

    I could be wrong (or right…) I don’t believe Bowles was DC when we stopped/stomped the Eagles into the ground. I agree I loved Ray Horton and would love to still have him.

    I will say I’m satisfied that Bowles is here, we know he and Arians work(ed) well together and we don’t know that about Arians and Horton (although I believe they would have). Having the Head Coach and his Coordinators on the same page is a good thing.

    Besides, Arians has been in this game for a long time and I have to say I’m always saying “If I had the opportunity, this would be my dream team to work with.” Well, he’s been saying that for years and now’s his opportunity. I say congratulations on finally being able to asssemble your dream staff Bruce. Hurray for you.

    Now, I will be happy when Arians’ dream coaching staff has to be replaced in a year or two because of our success and other teams taking them from us, but for now, I hope he enjoys working with those he brought to Phoenix with him.

    I’m looking forward to watching Ray Horton in Cleveland. Let’s see Big Ben withstand what Ray throws at him (or hopefully, not stand. Haha.)

  70. By Dynosoar on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    clssylssy,

    Thanks for your “stopped/stomped”, wish I could’ve given you more than a single thumbs up. That was a great game and your right, we did both. I’ll be grinning all day for your post.

  71. By Jonathan on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Today is my birthday. I’m hoping for good news.
    Our atrocious performance last year is not an indication that our roster is riddled with poor players. I know it’s frustrating to see us against the wall with cap room when people would love to see solid performers moved in to fill roles for us.
    We’ve already made some moves that could be debated both ways (seeing Wilson not retiring red hurts, though.) Until players and coaches can touch base we’re not really going to have any answers. I fully believe that Whiz just wasn’t using our personnel properly and we could have far more production out of what was already in place.
    Keep Calm, and refresh the news!

  72. By card62 on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hello fellow Cardinal fans. I liked Beanie and was glad when we drafted him, but he has been a disappointment. I would have kept him this year only because it is a contract year and I think he would have had a good year if we would have a decent line. Hate to see Wilson go, but I understand the move. Glad we resigned Johnson, if you remember he was a slow to develop in high school and at Alabama so hopefully he keeps getting better for us.

    Q for a 6th rounder heck I would have given that up for Q as he was a monster in the playoffs and I do not think Baltimore wins it all without Q. What do you think would you have liked to have seen Q back for a 6th rounder?

    Free agency looks good for OT and TE. I would love to see us sign 2 tackles in FA and a TE and use the draft for our other needs. What do you think?

    Go Cards

  73. By GoCardGO on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I’m glad to see the Cards doing some cutting. When you bring in a new coaching staff it is time to rebuild, and NOW is the time. Wells was under-performing and just not the type of back we need at this time. I like Ryan Williams and if we can get a draft pick or f.a. to compete with him we’ll be fine. Cutting Doucet was pretty much something we had to do and should be able to replace him with a bit better talent via f.a. or draft. I hate to see Adrian Wilson go but he was getting slower and he’s on the tail end of his career, so it makes sense. I like the moves so far. We are cutting the dead wood that needed to be cut and gearing up to make a run in f.a., hopefully sign a QB, get some good guys in the draft etc. I don’t think we should be pessimistic at this point. We’re not the old Cardianals playing out of Sun Devil anymore, we have a good stadium, improved ownership w/ some revenue now to play with, we have Fitz, we have a young team – we have some ingredients in place – now we just need to choose wisely as to who we pick up to fill these spots.

  74. By BIG RED on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    Hey Wildcard, wouldn’t you!

  75. By BIG RED on Mar 12, 2013 | Reply

    I see Keim as (Spanky) trying to lead the gang without knowing what his doing. Call on budwig or alfalfa.

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