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Cromartie OK as Cards head into bye

Posted by Darren Urban on September 22, 2014 – 1:08 pm

With the bye weekend coming up, the big news after Sunday was the knee injury of cornerback Antonio Cromartie. But Cromartie is OK, suffering only a bone bruise and making him day-to-day this week. Coach Bruce Arians said Cromartie should be fine next week as the Cardinals prepare for a trip to Denver. The other notable injury from Sunday was a foot sprain for safety Deone Bucannon, but Arians expressed confidence Bucannon too will be OK for next week.

Arians is also hopeful quarterback Carson Palmer will start throwing soon, possibly this week.

“Biggest thing is to get us fresh, get the minor injuries resolved so we can go full-speed (a week from today),” Arians siad.

— Arians wants to use the bye to get some backup players some work, QB Logan Thomas in particular. But he also included offensive linemen Jonathan Cooper and Earl Watford. That said, Arians emphasized Cooper would not have a chance to get back into the starting lineup this week. Arians would like to practice in pads if he could for the two days of practice Tuesday and Wednesday, but with banged-up players, “it’s not possible.”

— On having only nine guys on the field yet still blocking the San Francisco field goal, Arians said “we’ll try it with 11 guys next time.”

“We had the right guys in the right spots, we just didn’t have anyone outside of it,” Arians added, saying the outside linebackers mistakenly came off the field.

— Arians said both personal foul calls after hits on QB Drew Stanton were “really, really good calls.” He said the Patrick Willis roughing the passer was right because it was showed “on the tape sent out by the referees, you can’t lead with the crown of your helmet on the quarterback so that was a very good call.”

As for the hit by linebacker Dan Skuta on the sliding Stanton, “the first one I thought was a cheap shot,” Arians said. “There’s no doubt he was sliding. It could have ended his career, that hit. But he is extremely tough. Some players won’t wear a mouthpiece and it should be mandatory. That probably saved his concussion.”

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21 Responses to “Cromartie OK as Cards head into bye”

  1. By j on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    keep the train going. no letting up!!! Faster, stronger and most important smarter. This is a real Team!!

  2. By travy j on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    Do you know if the game will be replayed on any local stations?

  3. By Darren Urban on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    travy —

    RE: Replay

    It will not.

    But you can always look into Game Rewind: https://gamerewind.nfl.com/nflgr/secure/packages?ttv=0&wl=ARI&team=ARI&nlrefer=ARI&icampaign=PJ_GR_hp_strip_ARI&cvosrc=Affiliate.ARI.GRPJHP_STRIP&affiliateId=83327&clickId=1037286530&affiliateCustomId=

  4. By Scott H on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    Wait, I’m sorry…is this a headline that a Cardinals player is actually OK after a game and should be good to go for the next game??? Wow…I didn’t even know that was possible anymore. But it’s damn good to hear!

    Wow, only 9 guys on for the FG and they blocked it, anyway….WOW!!! BA nailed it with his response to that one. As NFL coaches go, he definitely has among the best senses of humor and dead-pan delivery style!

    I guess they made the black jerseys look awesome again! Going forward, I’m looking forward to more of the red jerseys / red pants look. It just always seems they play better / tougher / meaner in that uniform. Save that one for Seattle.

    Get some rest, fellas. You’ve earned it.

  5. By Robert on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    i could have sworn when fitz fumbled that SF was going to go down the field and win by a point..thats would have happened last year..SFRAN tries to bully you but not today…That Jefferson Safety is one hell of a player..

    ..honey badger is not even close to 80% and i would not play him until he s running at full strength

    BA is no BS!!! what a great coach with a great attitude. He already read the team the “no Excuse” line before the game because of injuries. He expected to win and we did.

    I am so happy and proud to be a CARDINAL fan! Look our Denver!! here i come..going up there with a bunch of cardinal fans and will be heard

  6. By Dynosoar on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    I’d love to see the red pants more. Wear them with the white jerseys and with the black jerseys.

    Back in the day we wore red pants with our white jerseys, looked awesome! And with our red shoulders on the white jersey, man that’d look Grand Awesome!

    Maybe we should have only nine players on the field goal unit more often. Haha.

  7. By Marlin on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    The cards are gonna beat Denver in Denver ! Its gonna happen.

  8. By Andy Kw on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    Drew Stanton has been playing really well. I liked him coming out of Detroit and Indianapolis and love him even more that he is an Arizona Cardinal. Keep up the good work.

  9. By William Barry on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    Our balance of offense and defense is truly remarkable. We are hungry after going 10-6 and missing the playoffs!!!!! Go Cards to the West Division title.!!!!Floyd, brown, ellington, and Jefferson make great plays.

  10. By kauaicardsfan on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    Mahalo Darren for the update!
    I wanted to say, I just say the article on Harbaugh not wanting to be a man and look at BA after our win goes to show how much of a crybaby he is, and like parents the kids will follow what they see and throw tantrums because thats what they see and will do the same!

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/sports/heat-index/2014/09/22/jim-harbaugh-wouldnt-even-look-at-bruce-arians-during-the-postgame-handshake/16047459/

    Thats why our players will be class acts just like BA !!!! and the 49ers will be Divas and cry when they dont get their way just like they coach!

    Real Talk !!!

    GO CARDS!!

  11. By italycardfan on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    I am happy that the injury suffered by Antonio is not serious! But I’m also happy to see that every player who goes into the game, he gives his great contribution.
    Greetings from Italy and … GOOOO CARDS !!!

  12. By Kevin S Mesa on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    The Cards’ O/U line in Vegas was 7.5 wins. That bet is looking better every week.

  13. By Eric G on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    What? Good news on the injury front? Surely you must be kidding.

  14. By CreditCard on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    When Cromartie sitting, I thought Justine Bethal did fairly well.

  15. By Dr. G. on Sep 22, 2014 | Reply

    C-Card — Bethel is a star CB right now; the team just doesn’t know it yet, ‘cuz he doesn’t get the time…He is one of the quickest on the team – – a Pro-Bowler, remember? I wouldn’t fear putting him on some very good WR’s…later

  16. By Eazy E on Sep 23, 2014 | Reply

    Both of those hits we’re clean Bruce, get out of here! Anyways, glad Cro is ok and Frostee played.

  17. By Fan in Chi Town on Sep 23, 2014 | Reply

    It was really a great win for the Cards. It is amazing the job Bowles is doing in dealing with all these injuries and still having a top defense. This defense had absolutely shut down teams in the second halves. ZERO points allowed in the fourth quarters! Truly amazing.

    I can’t wait to see our receivers burn Seattle’s secondary later in the year for some big TDs. First, though, Denver will be tough on the road, but you have to like our chances, especially if Palmer is able to come back.

    This team is really fun to root for.

  18. By rod on Sep 23, 2014 | Reply

    Darren-

    Is Palmer’s injury anything like Payton Manning’s at all concerning nerve issues?

  19. By Darren Urban on Sep 23, 2014 | Reply

    Rod —

    RE: Palmer

    Not sure. Similar in terms of Arians saying in both cases, a “fix” could come at any time.

  20. By Chuck 1 on Sep 23, 2014 | Reply

    Stanton needs to begin his slide a little earlier or we’ll see Thomas sooner than we want.

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