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Fitzgerald inactive again for Cards

Posted by Darren Urban on November 30, 2014 – 12:39 pm

It isn’t a big surprise but wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will miss his second straight game with his knee sprain. It’s only the second time Fitz has missed back-to-back games in his career — the first coming in 2006. He wasn’t going to play if he couldn’t do everything, coach Bruce Arians said, and clearly, Fitz can’t do everything yet. New running back Michael Bush, still learning the system, is also inactive.

Today also marks the first NFL game for rookie undrafted linebacker Glenn Carson, who is needed on special teams with Kenny Demens (hamstring) out.

The full inactive list:

— WR Larry Fitzgerald (knee)

— RB Michael Bush

— LB Desmond Bishop

— LB Kenny Demens (hamstring)

— DT Alameda Ta’amu

— DT Ed Stinson (toe)

— TE Matthew Mulligan

The Falcons have their own high-end receiver sitting out: Roddy White will be inactive with an ankle injury.


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61 Responses to “Fitzgerald inactive again for Cards”

  1. By Steve on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Better for Larry to rest up a bit for the home stretch when we will really need him.

  2. By Cliff on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    We need to pick up Ray Rice ASAP! We likely could get him relatively cheap … give him a second chance to be straight … and we darn sure need a hard hitting RB like him badly!

  3. By Corgon on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Good for long term, but today will be a hard one. GOOOOO Cards!

  4. By georgiebird on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Ray Rice is a “nice guy”. He just got caught doing what 20%/ 40%/ 60% of NFL guys do to their women “partners”. Without all that testosterone, they would never be NFL players.

  5. By rod on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Got a link to that 60%?

    Ray is a creep…so is his woman for getting mad at people getting mad at the situation.

  6. By azfaninwa on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Gladiators were slaves, kept in cages and therefore could reasonably be expected to act like animals. While we love to call our NFL players modern day gladiators I’d like to think we have higher expectations. They are humans who must function in society like the rest of us. I’d love for people to stop talking about Ray Rice. If you are wondering why we wont sign him just take a look at the video of him knocking his fiance unconscious. http://www.tmz.com/2014/09/08/ray-rice-elevator-knockout-fiancee-takes-crushing-punch-video/
    Then ask yourself if you want that man representing your team and city. I personally love that the Cardinals pursue and reward character type players. It seems over half of our draft picks under Keim were captains in college… often multiple years. I believe this approach is part of why we have been able to weather all the injuries. We play as a team because we don’t have these selfish types whose egomania can often blur the lines into sociopath territory. Trust the process. If Ray Rice were to wear our jersey it would diminish my fanaticism to some degree regardless of his production.

  7. By Dr. G. on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    georgie – – ??? Please name only 100 of the men that you know have mistreated their women with physical harm this year……..GO……

    There are a little over 2,000 players on active and practice squads in the NFL. Your lowest number @ 20% would be 400. 60% would be about 1,200…. This is the sort of statement that skews things to emotional hysterics. Not cool to initiate or participate in this mania…. I am only asking for 5%….

    If you would do some homework, you would conclude that the NFL has many fewer incidents of this nature that the general public… I can understand your female perspective wrong as it is. I await your list…thank you…

  8. By louis on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    we will be last in all div. iam giving on the cards for good they are a joke.

  9. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Panic is starting to set in for the Cards. Down 10-0 to lowly Falcons, and Falcons are doing it with ease. Three of the remaining 4 games will be extremely difficult for the Cards to win, Chiefs, Rams, and Seahawks are all on the rise.

    You can stick a fork in the 49ers.

    Cards have no offense, w/o Palmer.

  10. By rick on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Wow we are getting embarrassed out there cmon guys wake up.

  11. By Dr. G. on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Late 1st quarter – – I want to see BA try to blame this 17-0 start on the Defense.

    So many things to correct in order to win this game. The only good play was to Floyd for a 1st down though he was held. This how to win…let the big boy go after the ball and beat the defender.

    The pass up the middle was too high to pull in…another INT…ugh…this is hard to watch so far….. We are the come-back kids huh???

  12. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    This is flat out bad. Cards getting spanked. If things don’t turn around — Cards will be the 1st 9-1 team to finish 9-7 and be out of the play-offs.

  13. By Zane Wells on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Sorry, but Typical Cardinals…….. Win, Win, Win…… Then Blow it!!! So Typical. I have followed them since the Buddy Ryan days and I really don’t think they will ever be Great. Average at best. Sorry guys, The truth hurts.

  14. By rod on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Feels just like Lindley or Skelton are in there.

    Remember the 30+ thumbs down I got a few weeks ago how I bashed Stanton? I knew inside that I was right.

    People keep talking about the first two possessions of the Lions game but one TD was a coin flip on a free play, didn’t you it? And one free play was an INT, thank God right?

    It’s over guys, what does your gut tell you?

    We’re going in the right direction but this year is lost, too many injuries.

    And now since we are going to lose out, BA won’t even get coach of the year now.

  15. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    We are getting sand pounded down our keesters, in all phases of the game. I do not see the Cards being able to score more than 20-points in any game, let alone this one.

  16. By Dr. G. on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Rashad…!!! Cutting the dreds makes you faster, and you need a new picture. Great TD INT for 85 yards….too cool…!

  17. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Rashad Johnson came to play. Appears Larson is sitting due to poor performance. If Stanton can’t play well, Arians needs to be consistent , and then play the # 2 QB (whether it is Thomas or Lindley), but a coach needs to be consistent.

  18. By Dynosoar on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    georgiebird,

    I don’t know if you were trying to, but that had me laughing. Which, given the 17-7 score right now, I needed.

    I love the R. Johnson’s penalty nullified an interception and he then makes one and takes it 88 yards. For the first score, it’s nice to see a statement play.

    I knew Palmer was good, I’m surprised at the dropoff and to see how good he was.

    Time to score a lot of points and shut down the Atlanta offense for the remainder. We’ve only allowed more than twenty points once this season, time to shut them down!

  19. By Dynosoar on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    What’s the status of Ellington. Many here feared him being injured. I know it’s next man up, but if this continues, we’ll be going into the postseason with 53 men who weren’t on the team when the pre-season ended. When will it stop?

  20. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Is this the 1st game the Cards have played on artificial turf this season?

  21. By Dynosoar on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    So did Ginn Jr. call fair catch to make that 19 yard play? Haha!

  22. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    325 total yards to about 150 yards. Getting beat. It has been 9 quarters since the Cards offense has scored a TD. Will not go too far with stats like that.

  23. By Canadian Redbird on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Patrick better get his head out of his a………………. Jones is making him look real, real, real bad. Its time for PP2 to do less talking and concentrate on what happens on the field. Hate to say that he should be watching a few things that his friend Mr. Sherman is doing up in Seattle.

    Heres hoping for a strong 2nd half.

  24. By louis on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    like i said we will not make the playoffs we need to clean house everybody needs to go . go seahawks.

  25. By louis on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    i throught ba said stanton could take to the superbowl;

  26. By Big Ken on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    The Cardinals need to get rid of the two ‘Teds’. A couple of free agent busto’s.

  27. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I don’t think the Cards can score 4 field goals and keep the Falcons off the scoreboard.

    PS I’ve given up on TDs

  28. By clssylssy on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Interesting Darren that you would mention the contract aspect of Larry’s not being able to play, as it’s been stated that the decision to play was not his, and I have wondered to myself how much his sitting was injury related and how much was to justify not having to pay him. As much as the organization would like to believe that they can simply insert a cardboard cutout, we have seen what this team looks like without him and it isn’t playoff caliber! Larry has said all week he is OK, and it would appear that our other receivers can’t hold on to the ball or, if they do, get it stripped, so it’s left to our running game and now Ellington is hurt(knee injury)? Our anemic offense, with it’s last place in the league ranked run game, doesn’t come close to the 9ers; it’s our defense that was keeping us in the running, but ran out of gas in Seattle and seemed stalled the first quarter. Without a more balanced game and Without Fitz in let’s hope that the Falcons are as bad as you hope they are, or else…GAME OVER. From the way the game started, it would seem that keeping Fitz out is another example of the Cards being penny safe and pound foolish even when the Lombardi is at stake. This is BEYOND HUMILIATING and with our defense our only hope, Coach Bowles better be lighting a fire at halftime as we apparently have lost Tyrann as well! LET’S WAKE UP & FIND SOME INSPIRATION!

  29. By rich on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    This is the worse football I have seen all season hands down. Did they think they could just come in here and stomp on these guys ? Thats the way it sounded listening to Calais saying that he feels sorry for the falcons this week. Patrick Peterson is looking like the most over rated corner right now. I thought good teams dont lose two in a row ?

  30. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Make that 5 field goals, I just don’t see that happening.

  31. By rod on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Keim made a huge mistake giving Peterson that contract when he seemed to have declined since his rookie year. Highest paid corner should NEVER get abused like he is today.

  32. By Scott H on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    23-10 to the FALCONS and, really, we should be glad it isn’t 27-10. Un -FRIGGIN-believable.

    Last week, we kinda let Seattle know the division could be theirs. This week, we are letting Seattle know that we can gift-wrap the division for them. Next week? We can send it express over-night delivery.

    To the FALCONS??? We’re gonna let this slip away against the FALCONS??? Couldn’t we have at least done it against a team with a .500 record?

    Boy, we really are keeping Julio Jones under control, aren’t we?

  33. By D on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I know Ellington is out, but with Stanton this is not a playoff team. Someone needs to get in Peterson’s face and tell him that he is not D. Sanders and to stop talking and stop playing flag football out there. His play is a joke.

  34. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    4th and two on Atlanta 46, and we punt! So far our Defense has hardly stopped the Falcons. Besides the only way we can score is by the foot of Catzano.

  35. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    with 12-minutes left, can a team rally to win kicking 6-field goals? Is it possible?

  36. By Scott H on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Now 26-10. Technically, it’s a two score game. Trouble is, we can barely manage a FG these days. In that regard, it’s now a 9-score game. And, really, it seems like we are more likely to get 9 FG’s than 2 TD’s right now.

    Hope everyone ( translation – the front office ) is taking note of what happens when we are without Larry Fitzgerald. Because, apparently, we are hopeless without Larry Fitzgerald. Looks like the “next man up” thing has finally hit the wall.

  37. By louis on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    darren=–
    sorryi hate to say this b.a. needs to G.O.

  38. By TucsonTim on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Darren want to write another article about how Ryan sucks against the Cardinals.

    Party’s over folks.

    Time to see if Logan can be a QB in this league.

    Peterson keep your mouth shut you’re an embarrassment.

  39. By rod on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I still get two thumbs down about my Stanton observations, you are LITERALLY wearing rose covered glasses in fantasyland.

  40. By rod on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I hate phone keyboards, “colored” glasses.

  41. By TucsonTim on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Acho better at covering with his helmet than Peterson

  42. By Dynosoar on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I will watch the last 4 games. Hard to see two teams in a row who’s playoff lives were in the balance come out and win against us so they could make the playoffs.

    Hard because our home field advantage was in the balance and for some reason we felt the other teams playoff hopes were worth letting them have more intensity than us. That and we lost Ellington and Mathieu. How many more injuries are we going to have to suffer through?

  43. By Scott H on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Absolutely pathetic. We have gone from 9-1 to looking like someone’s next meal.

  44. By Dynosoar on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Go Patriots!

    Only a two point game there and the Packers have the easiest last four games of any NFC 8 win team. It was nice to have our playoff destiny in our own hands.

    We need the Patriots this week and to wrest our destiny back into our hands during the last four games.

  45. By Chuck 1 on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Bye bye home field.
    Bye bye playoffs???

  46. By Scott H on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Darren –
    When you listed the In-Actives for today, I’m afraid you forgot one – the running game. The running game was VERY In-Active today.

    28 miserable yards against maybe the worst run defense in the NFL??? That’s what we did??? Ellington had 12 yards on the day and one of his carries went for 7 yards??? The rest of his carries netted FIVE yards? MAYBE if someone can tell me he was playing on crutches, I might understand that. MAYBE.

    And we’re expecting a guy who hasn’t been on an NFL roster since March to come in and rescue us?

    Ah well. Glad we could help the Falcons out today. I’m guessing Mike Smith will be contacting the league office early tomorrow morning to see if they can get another game or two against the Cardinals this season. I know I would be…..

  47. By Mike Killman on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    What an embarrassment. Our all pro corner got creamed today. Someone needs to tell him that if you play 10-15 yards off the receiver, he can catch a 5 yard pass and run for additional yardage. I guess Sherman is the best corner..

  48. By CreditCard on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Awkward. In the play-off hunt, but going nowhere in a hurry. If they were not in the play-off hunt, rookies, and second year players would be auditioning right now. Awkward, because the Cards are really going nowhere, it is time to audition players. Lets see if Minter, Cooper, Thomas, Martin, Stinson, Mauro, Acho, Fells, Grice, Okafor, Watford, and Gaston pan out.

    12-games in the season and the offense can’t score a TD, unless the defense is in a soft prevent. A real warning flag. The Card defense can see the ineptness of the offense. How can they keep their intensity?

  49. By Andy Kw on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    We need Guards ASAP. Ted Larsen and Paul Fanaika don’t help in the run game. Jonathan Cooper, get ready. We need to sign a good OG in free agency in 2015.

  50. By Dr. G. on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Well Peterson, you sure proved you can handle a good WR today, didn’t you? You looked like a total rookie out there giving Julio his very best day ever…10 catches for 189 yards…!!!! I even dislike your bad tackling technique.

    I am demanding a refund. You need not excuse your efforts; it has become the norm. Nothing went well, did it? What was that you said prior to the Dallas game? If they do not move you to Safety so you can give that a try, they should entertain offers for you next season.

    You can not cover decent WRs… And, you will need to take some tackling lessons from Deone & Tyrann… You are embarrassing the boss who gave you the big $$$$$… You can not rep the hype you have gotten…sorry…

  51. By TucsonTim on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Are we going to be sanctimonious 9-7 losers or will we actually go out and get Rice, the only possible hope for bailing out this sinking ship. Having already passed on Blount who started immediately and continues to make progress, I REALLY doubt the Michael Bush is going to do anything for this team.

    Stanton is done. He is what he is. All it took was Palmer not being a game time decision and a little game film. Does anyone really need to see him play against a better defense? Do you need to see a 4 or 5 interception blow out?

    Lindley or Thomas and a running back; maybe we’ll still go 9-7 but by god at least we’ll go down fighting. This feels like surrender and the body language at the beginning of the game spoke volumes. They didn’t come ready to play and they knew the outcome before the game started.

    On the other hand the Falcons smelled blood in the water and feasted. Do you think it is going to get easier than the 5-7 Falcons at this point in the season?

    Time for quick difficult decisions by real men.

  52. By Andy Kw on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    -Guys that need to return next year: WR Larry Fitzgerald, DT Dan Williams, ILB Larry Foote, CB Antonio Cromartie
    -These guys need to be demoted or cut next year: OG Ted Larsen, OG Paul Fanaika, ILB Kevin Minter
    -Players that just need to be cut: RB Marion Grice, TE Darren Fells, TE Rob Housler, ILB Desmond Bishop, P Drew Butler
    -Players that need to step up big in 2015: RB Andre Ellington, WR Michael Floyd, OG Jonathan Cooper, ILB Glenn Carson
    -Key players returning: QB Carson Palmer, ILB Daryl Washington, P Dave Zastudil

  53. By Chief on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    sorry cards fans, but that’s the season. I’ve been a cards fan since 1988; through good and bad. No quarterback, no hope, too many injuries. Even the best coach in the league (Arians) can’t pull this one off. I wish it was more optimistic, but this seasons outlook is bleak at best. It was a great run, and I wish we could’ve stayed healthy. I will never stop being a Cards fan, but we have to be realistic.

  54. By clssylssy on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Would LOVE to have “the ancient Steven Jackson” in a Cards uniform right about now, sometimes there’s something to be said for the wisdom and experience that comes from playing the game…kinda like Frank Gore!

  55. By Marlin on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    We’re home next Sunday. Fans gotta bring some energy ! Go Cardinals…….we’re behind you………..

  56. By georgiebird on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    SO SAD !!!

  57. By NJAzCardsFan on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Disgusting…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If they keep playing this poorly, the only way this team is going to the SB, is if they buy tickets….. They might put their orders in now……

  58. By krehbieo14 on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    I can’t believe anyone would say that Ray Rice is a nice guy and think he is an answer to our problems! georgebird, did you forget Jonathan Dwyer?

  59. By TucsonTim on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    krehbieo14 –

    nice guys play soccer, why are you here?

  60. By clssylssy on Nov 30, 2014 | Reply

    Geez….sometimes it sucks to be right. This should come as no big surprise for fans who have watched us play the Falcons before, just glad Roddy White wasn’t playing or it could have been worse. We got too cocky, too soon, and lost sight of what was getting us wins, i.e., focusing on the next game and preparing for it like it was a playoff game. So much for “assuming” a lesser team will be a slam dunk. This team lacked energy and intensity from the time of kickoff and NEVER seemed motivated to put it in gear. We can only blame ourselves for the injuries sustained by our players because everyone wasn’t doing their job.
    This was not one person’s fault, Drew is still our best bet and now is no time to change QBs. Hopefully everyone, including the coaches, got a reality check that will serve to light a fire for our next game against the Chiefs.
    Somewhere you can bet there is a 49er fan saying you can put a fork in the Cards and it’s our obligation to prove them wrong. Sure hope they don’t keep Fitz out for that one too!

  61. By krehbieo14 on Dec 1, 2014 | Reply

    Tucson Tim-

    I am here because I have a right to state my opinion, just like you. Ray Rice assaulted his wife, just like allegedly Dwyer did. And you want this player on the Cardinals? You obviously don’t respect what this organization is trying to accomplish. It was georgebird who said that Rice was a “nice guy”. Got it?

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