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Palmer inactive; Rucker to play

Posted by Darren Urban on September 21, 2014 – 11:28 am

Carson Palmer will not be the backup quarterback today. Not surprisingly, he is inactive for a second straight game. Defensive end Frostee Rucker, coming back from a calf injury, is active so that will help on the defensive line. Actually, there are no surprises on the inactive list today really, taking away some of the 90-minute-before-drama that has been there the last first two games. Tight end Rob Housler (hip) will sit today, so Darren Fells gets into his first NFL game. DT Alameda Ta’amu is sitting but since the Cards are trying to hard to generate a pass rush, I’d guess an extra body is favored there over another run stuffer.

The full inactive list:

— Palmer (shoulder)

— P Dave Zastudil (groin)

–LB Victor Butler

— LB Glenn Carson

— LB Alex Okafor (thigh)

— Ta’amu

— Housler (hip)

TE Vernon Davis (ankle) is inactive for the 49ers, as is starting tackle Anthony Davis (hamstring) and No. 2 tight end Vance McDonald (knee). Given the Cards’ issues with tight ends, avoiding both is a big deal.


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13 Responses to “Palmer inactive; Rucker to play”

  1. By rod on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    I hate the whiners, what kind of name is Kaepernick anyways!

    We crush them today with a +3 in takeaways!!

    I don’t like Eric Bledsoe either, he didn’t want to be here last year and he certainly doesn’t want to be here this year. I hope he takes the qualifier and snaps his knee off!! I’m disgusted in that guy. But enough about the Suns…

    GO CARDINALS!!!
    ARIANS COACH OF THE YEAR.

  2. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    WR are open ever play just like last week but the 49ers are catching they balls the giants wasn’t.

  3. By CreditCard on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Half time with 49ers up 14-6. Cards have no answer to the no huddle nor Kaepernick scrambling. The no huddle nullifies unique blitzing packages by Bowles. The lack of a speed ILB allows Kaepernick to run at will. So far, it does not look good for the Cards, and I’m a Card fan. Have to hand it to the 9ers they came to this game with a good strategy. All the injuries, and suspensions are revealing their ugly head right now.

  4. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    This team got to learn how to tackle. we should have about six sacks right now.

  5. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    That Dam Drew doing the dam thing!!!!!

  6. By CreditCard on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    SF 14 AZ 20, two big TD passes by Stanton to John (speedy) Brown. Still nervous, lots of game to go. Need turn-overs now.

  7. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Fitz just fumbled the ball at the 5 yard line. this could cause us the game

  8. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    3 and 0 with a bye week What! BIRDGANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. By CreditCard on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    What a statement game! Total domination in 2nd half! All the events with the Cards, and to play with your back-up QB — wow.

  10. By CreditCard on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Come-on Broncos — beat the Sea chickens

  11. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Todd Bowles is the best DC in the game at second half adjustments hands down

  12. By Scott H on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Well, truly a shame the Broncos couldn’t win that one today. BUT never mind that. What we needed was for the Cardinals to take care of business and, well, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!! Damn nice win, fellas. DAMN NICE!!!! Needed this one bad. Opened up that gap between us and San Fran. And they have the Eagles next Sunday. I may hate the Eagles and STILL don’t believe they are as good as their record indicates but they ARE good enough to go out there and sink the 49ers to 1-3. The Eagles are gonna win their division easy, so a win for them doesn’t matter to me. The farther the 49ers get behind us in the early part of the season, the better.

    Drew Stanton, way to stand up and make a case for yourself! I didn’t see this game so I can’t speak to how he looked, I can only look at the numbers and some highlights. but they alone seem to indicate he had a damn fine game. He is capable of doing more than what you need from a back-up QB. He can make big time throws. AND he can get through entire games w/out an INT. Hate to say it, but…can’t really say the same about Carson Palmer. No, it is not time to start beating any drums for a QB change or a QB controversy. But Mr Stanton IS giving us an indication that he IS a viable alternative. Whatever the case, it is NOT necessary for Palmer to be rushed back before he may be truly ready. This early bye for the Cardinals is pretty well-timed for Palmer’s situation. If he is not ready to go in 2 weeks….I will be concerned but NOT because Stanton will remain the starter – it will be because of our lack of depth at QB.

    The game against Denver ( in Denver ) is going to be a tall order, regardless of who our QB is. But where I had that game as a solid loss pretty much since the schedule came out….I do not rule any game out for this Cardinals team right now. And, man, just feeling that way is pretty damn exciting!

    Can someone help me out since I did NOT see the game…how did our O-line look? And were we able to get pressure on the QB today?

  13. By LG on Sep 21, 2014 | Reply

    Carson you might want to get well before Drew take over he’s playing dam good!

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