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Bryant active, Babin sits for NFC Championship

Posted by Darren Urban on January 24, 2016 – 3:09 pm

The Cardinals are healthy, and their inactive list for the NFC Championship reflects that. It’s notable that newcomer Jason Babin — who played just one defensive snap last week — will not be active for the game. Defensive tackle Red Bryant, who was inactive last week, is back in the gameplan. The full inactive list:

— QB Matt Barkley

— CB Corey White

— RB Kerwynn Williams

— LB Shaq Riddick

— LB Jason Babin

— T D.J. Humphries

— DT Xavier Williams


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32 Responses to “Bryant active, Babin sits for NFC Championship”

  1. By Dr. G. on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    OK Carson, this is your big day to prove your mettle…no double/triple coverage passing to JBrown. At his size, he cannot defend an INT. Please use the big boys more and bombs away when the speedsters look to be open. No INTs, and this game is yours. When they key on Fitz, your weapon is Floyd. You got this, Carson..!

    The big boys ((WRs & TEs)) have proven to be able to beat their defenders; and DJohnson will try his best to have a good steady game “”for the team.”” Use Ellington as a scat back; he is best running wide and down…. I know – you, Arians, and Graham have the master plan to get it done.

    Our Defense will be awesome…go men… My post is wishful channeling and just thinking…just jam the Cam… men….!

  2. By CreditCard on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Already 10-0 Panthers with 4-minutes remaining in the 1t qtr. Card offense can’t buy a positive play. Panthers are quicker both on offense and defense and more physical.

    I wish this game was aired on any other network other than FOX. The commentators Aikman and Buck simply belittle the Cards no mater game they announce.

    On the surface it looks like a long game.

  3. By CreditCard on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    I’m signing off after an 86-yard completion for a TD. The Panthers will have more than 31-points by halftime.

    I don’t think the Cards can overcome this type of deficit.

    It was a nice season. Filled with excitement etc… The Cards need to be more physical with their three interior O-linemen. They also need a couple of pass-rushers (not just one pass rusher). Not sure if these can be obtained through free agency or draft — in any event the Cards have holes to fill.

  4. By NJAzCardsFan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    EMBARRASSING……… The Cards should put Drew Stanton in as he couldn’t be any worse that Palmer… For a few minutes I thought I was watching Derek Anderson again playing for the Cards,,, But then I remembered he was on the Panthers……

    You think I waited all week for this disaster…….

  5. By rod on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    @#%!

  6. By Brett in Colorado on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Hey credit card you act like the donkey fans here in Denver so why don’t you get off the big red wagon and jump on that jack wagon!!! We do not need your negativity on our wagon you are typical fair weather fan!!!

  7. By Scott H on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Well, this is a disgrace. The Panthers have had the answers for everything. The Cardinals? Clueless.

    Palmer looks like he has no idea where the ball is going when it leaves his hand. And his head isn’t functioning any better. ANOTHER in-explicably horrendous throw for the INT in the endzone. He is playing HORRIBLY.

    The Peterson fumble and the Palmer INT gave momentum away about 3 seconds after we got it. Funny how the players that get you there can just as easily be the guys who shoot you in the foot.

  8. By Eric G on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    What a s#!try effort today. Season meant nothing with a performance like that. Pitiful. Carson is a playoff come artist.

  9. By Scott H on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    34-7 now….flat-out embarrasing. My sincerest apologies to the viewing public, who had every right to expect a decent game tonite.

    My God, we played a better game last year with Ryan Lindley and a defense that was totally shot out by injuries.

    This is pathetic. What is the point of playing like you did all year, getting to the NFC Title game, and then playing like….THIS???????????????????

  10. By Joseph Hancock on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    To many holes on d for a team that looked really good in regular season. Need a qb that wont get so nervous in the playoffs that he makes bad mistakes. Also the oline needs to be addressed because they simply are not physical at all. Pass rushers need to be a top target in fa and draft. I am out guys great season to have it crumble to a team that doesn’t have weapons comparable to the secondary of the cards. I have faith kiem and arians will address this issue and look forward to a great season again next year

  11. By Scott H on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    It appears our season may have actually ended on Dec 20 in Philly. Because our secondary has NOT been the same since we lost the Honey Badger. And Palmer has CLEARLY not been the same since the finger injury.

    Though, the finger is not an excuse for the some of the decisions Palmer is making. The INT he just threw to Brown had no chance because Brown was being smothered by 2 defenders on the play. Two plays earlier, he tried to get it to Floyd with 3 defenders around him. WHY is he trying to get the ball to these receivers who are so well-covered???

    Not that it matters. Panthers just scored again.

  12. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Looks like we need to look for a CHAMPIONSHIP QB…………Palmer ain’t big enough………….Lindley would have played better.

  13. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Way to look like Champs today……….cut Calais Campbell now please and get a real Center and another guard……..find some DTs who can actually almost get to the QB.

  14. By rod on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    So embarrassing… Can’t believe it.

    They all ought to have to walk home.

  15. By Scott H on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Well, I hate to keep harping on Palmer’s interceptions, but….he keeps throwing them. That makes 6 turnovers for the game – all courtesy pf Palmer.

    Perhaps we need to re-visit the whole Palmer vs Warner thing. Palmer may have put up the bigger regular season numbers. But when it comes to the big stage? Not even close. Warner played like a man on the big stage. Palmer has looked like a little boy.

    Oh, and in the space of this tiny little entry, Palmer just threw another INT.

  16. By Dr. G. on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    When the Defense has to labor on the field because of turnovers, they cannot be expected to do very well. Palmer’s worst game as a Cardinal…or ever? PP’s hot dog turn over, then a 15 yard penalty, back-to-back?? Is this an authentic ProBowler?

    The numbers will make the record books!

    I had better offensive plan than what I witnessed… David Johnson…the real deal.

    Peterson, Palmer, Play calling, Defense fatigue…major reasons for this humiliating display…not a fun flight home. Beyond absurd as I remain loyal to the Corps….. A good run this year Cards Fans…later

  17. By drblogubc on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Too bad they made Matt Barkley inactive. And why is Carson Palmer still in there? Most embarrassing QB performance ever. Then again, maybe the most embarrassing team performance in the history of the the NFC Champiomship.

  18. By Kevin S Mesa on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Great season. Obviously a bad ending, but in some ways, I’m glad we lost this way rather than Palmer just having a bad game, although he was indeed bad. Our defense was overmatched as well. Number of times our receivers were wide open that I can recall = one or two. Number of times for the Panthers was probably double digits.

    One thing about Palmer that continues to be frustrating is that as good as he has been, he makes some terrible decisions — on first down.

    Pittsburgh, driving for the go-ahead TD with around 2 minutes left… forces one, intercepted. Green Bay, first and goal, intercepted on a throw where he was off-balance. This game, two interceptions on first down in the opponent’s territory, one after Peterson potentially got us back in the game with a huge return and the other when we were in trouble but still potentially in the game if we got a TD. Just really poor decisions on those, it seems — trying to get it all in one play when we didn’t need to.

  19. By CreditCard on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Cards were totally over-whelmed in every facet of the game by the Panthers.

    This game demonstrates the Cards have to make changes in order to get really competitive. I don’t think you throw the baby out with the bathwater — but still changes must be made.

    Outside pass rusher. Better interior linemen. Better middle LB play. Better cornerback play.

    Hardest thing to overcome …. Look at all really top-notch teams in the league they have one common thing, that is a good mobile quarterback. Brady moves around in the pocket. Rodgers is mobile, Wilson is mobile, and Newton is mobile.

    I really like Carson Palmer, but his inability to move, limits the team on how competitive the team is, upon playing good teams.

  20. By GaryHickerson on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Wow !!,what an embarrassment!! No defence !!7 turnovers, cardinals couldn’t get out of their own way!!,No pressure from any one on defensive line on cam Newton, our offence line sucked, our total defence sucked,special teams play was mediocre at best ,the whole team looked slow!! Not like we looked when we played eagles in philly….only twinkle of a bright spot was rookie David Johnson!! To bad our veterans didn’t show up…Carson can not be throwing interceptions in end zone ,4 in last two games!!run the ball in to the end zone more!!..cards were out played ,out coached,,and had no luck on their side bad combination!! …now that my rant is over…still love my cardinals but they still have major hurdles to overcome!!going to be hard to get over the way cards didn’t show up in this game…maybe next year!!

  21. By CreditCard on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Hind sight is always 20/20, but after the score was 42-15; I think I would have pulled Palmer and other starters and conceded the game. It was embarrassing at that point — keeping the starters in and Palmer so that he could throw 2-more interceptions only made it more embarrassing.

    Also, age ole saying … live by the blitz — die by the blitz. If no pressure can happen with 4 players —- you have a problem.

  22. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    All we needed was Shaq Riddick………waste of a pick.

  23. By CARDS62 on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Sorry to all Cardinal Fans for what we endured today.

    Lets just hope our players and coaches and front office can bounce back from this beat down and the last 3 games of this season and have another great season next year. I think they will

    The only thing negative I will say is you have to pull your goalie or in this case your QB during a horrible game like this. Carson never should have been in the game to throw the pick 6 or the last series. He has 2 ACLs and our line can not protect him. So much more to lose with him in the game at this point.

    The only thing good I can say about this game is the play of David Johnson. The rookie is the only one on our team who seemed to be ready to play today.

    Go Cards have a great off season.

  24. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Palmer flat out choked………can’t handle the pressure plain and simple, he looked more like a rookie than David Johnson, ignorance is bliss I guess.

  25. By Cactus Jeff on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    They are the 3rd best team in the NFL. Seahawks and Carolina are a lot better. They lost in the trenches. Peyton and Brady would have looked just like Carson.

  26. By TucsonTim on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    I can’t believe I flew out here to watch that debacle. I knew the odds weren’t favorable, BUT I thought it would be competitive. and I had hope…now I have no hope…hope is lost. This isn’t a young QB learning his way like Cam. This was the story of a retread QB who had a chance at redemption…and he blew it

    Did BA think starting the game with a couple of running plays would help CP get over his jitters…no risk it running plays. Well thought out game plan??. Third play of the game for the Cards was all you needed to see….same Palmer we saw versus Cincinnati. Same Palmer he will always be…well for a season or two…maybe.

    Oh Carson will continue to put up numbers and win some meaningless games for the Cardinals, but he isn’t taking them to any super bowls. In fact I doubt we will see another division championship for a long long time. Russel Wilson is only going to get better and he will be around for a long time.

    My old slow eyes saw plenty of Cardinal receivers wide open and CP had PLENTY of time to throw. Everyone on offense stepped up their game…and Palmer imploded.

    It wasn’t fun walking back to my Charlotte hotel listening to people say Ryan Lindley did a better job last year. How great was that.

    I don’t want to even go into the defense. Except to say that 93 is the most over rated over paid football player in the NFL. He cashed out after his impressive Green Bay game against back up O-linemen. Changes need to be made on defense; perhaps clearing 14 million in cap space should be number one.

  27. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    John Brown was smoke and mirrors again late in the year………i don’t things he’s as good as they think…….just sayin.

  28. By Daniel Thompson on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    DITTO! Calais Campbell blows……OVERRATED! And the play calling at the beginning was a JOKE! Arians playcalling absolutely blew me away right off the bat……should have thrown a couple WR screens or something, not like it wasn’t there for the taking…….it was, also would have Carson more comfortable but then again, he sucked today anyway but just saying. But I’m done with Calais Campbell, the dude isn’t good enough, time to move on, he hasn’t gotten any better, I would say he’s worse.

  29. By dan on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    How many of Carson Palmers interceptions this year were thrown to John Brown? Yeah, look up that one…..force fest.

  30. By GaryHickerson on Jan 24, 2016 | Reply

    Make no mistake….this was a total team loss!! No excuse for such terrible play ,..next year when we get back to the nfl title game,let’s make sure we do whatever it takes to have nfl championship game in Arizona….no jet lag!! I still believe in Carson Pallmer and rest of cards veterans ,and Bruce arians and staff!! I think that the cards still over archived this year ,we were not even supposed to win our division this year!! Cards are 35-16 (including the playoffs) under arians ,and 23-5 with Carson Palmer under center the last two seasons…most people would be more than happy with that…but the clock is ticking for vets like Carson and Fitzgerald to get that superbowl ring…I’m already looking forward to next season !! Lots of great match ups on schedual….GO CARDINALS

  31. By NJAzCardsFan on Jan 25, 2016 | Reply

    Is it better to be humiliated, than to lose on a late second botched field goal as the Vikings did…????????…

  32. By clssylssy on Jan 26, 2016 | Reply

    Yeah it was an ugly loss but the “loyal fan” reaction, I find even uglier ! For those armchair GM’s who think we can just run right out and find a Championship QB , they obviously don’t follow football much or understand what goes into the making of a franchise QB, the talent pool available or other such realities. Carson Palmer is considered one of the top five QBs in the league, and we are VERY fortunate to have him. It’s the media who absolutely crucified the best players because it sells…and then frustrated fans grab hold of the negativity.
    This organization has grown light years since I came to the valley twenty years ago and every year is getting better. This was a complete team loss and our true fans will get over it,and like our team , be back better next year. Time to mourn the loss, learn from it, put things in perspective and move on!

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