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Potential of Humphries playing left tackle

Posted by Darren Urban on November 24, 2016 – 1:33 pm

In training camp, Bruce Arians had said if Jared Veldheer ever got hurt, D.J. Humphries would move from right tackle to the left side. That didn’t happen when Veldheer went down for real — John Wetzel moved into the lineup. But perhaps that could change now.

Thursday, offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin did not rule out the possibility of Humphries moving to the left side now. Both starting guards — Mike Iupati (knee) and Earl Watford (shoulder) have been limited in practice. Wetzel can play guard, and the Cards also have Ulrick John, a right tackle whom they acquired earlier this season.

As far as Humphries moving, “we’ll see,” Goodwin said. “Maybe. Maybe not. We’ll see. He’s an athletic guy. He had some flubs last week in the red zone, especially on third down. But he’s getting smarter. I don’t know what we’re going to do. We will see on Sunday.”

The Cards have a lot of younger offensive linemen in play now. Goodwin’s approach? “Try and keep the curse words to a minimum and be positive at all times.”

As for what linemen will start against the Falcons, Goodwin was mum.

“We just have to have five guys out there, and I’ve got to do the best I can do coach them up,” Goodwin said.

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15 Responses to “Potential of Humphries playing left tackle”

  1. By Elmo on Nov 24, 2016 | Reply

    Yikes . . . .

  2. By Scott H on Nov 24, 2016 | Reply

    God, what a damn mess this O-line has become. It started with losing Mathis and it just hasn’t stopped.

  3. By John The Draft Guy on Nov 24, 2016 | Reply

    Not a good sign when you are wondering if your 2nd year, 1st round tackle can play LT . While wondering if it s better to go with an undrafted guy you got who was cut by another team.

    As far as I am concerned, Humphries can barley play RT.

  4. By Rod on Nov 24, 2016 | Reply

    I’ve thought that Hump should play on the left and Wetzel the right ever since the Hulk went down.

  5. By Jon on Nov 24, 2016 | Reply

    “We just have to have five guys out there, and I’ve got to do the best I can do coach them up,”

    Famous last words lol. This does not exactly sound like a man who is confident in his line. Sounds like a man who is coaching toilet paper for a line.

  6. By Dan on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    There’s no such thing as potential.

  7. By clssylssy on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    At this point, would it even matter…or, what could it hurt? Seems like BA has said so many things that haven’t panned out that nobody’s listening any longer. The duel RB threat was an intriguing and innovation possibility I was excited for, but when David started getting media attention, BA forgot some of his more creative ideas, then Chris went down, and here we go with the same refrain…ride ’em into the ground until they can’t do anybody any good. BA/SK have become “white noise” in the background of a badly mismanaged team.
    Personally, I am beyond pissed that they didn’t bring CJ back. He is a much better talent and has proven he is tough,fast, loyal and will fight for yards. IMO, he could be our answer to a RS, and couldn’t be any worse than who we have now, at least he would fight for yards after the catch! I’m ashamed of how this organization has treated him both last year when he was about to make some money but was taken out of action by a “hairline fracture” (really? and Tony Romo plays with a broken back etc) and then this season, when he can return and we need him on offense. When I read that they don’t even know how they are going to use Branch now that Tyrann is coming back, I have to assume this is more about money than any real effort to save the season.
    I AM cheering for the Lions and Anquan Boldin. The best thing that ever happened to his career was getting cut by the Cards!

  8. By dkerry5242 on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    Didn’t Humphries play left tackle in college for Florida? If that’s his natural position then why wouldn’t you play him at left tackle?

  9. By texascard on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    May I just add that when you think of the challenges and poor play of the offensive line this season and then consider the elite production of 31…well, my humble opinion is that we have something very special in that kid. And he seems to be a good human as well

  10. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    I hate to see this team lose but there is no way we will make it to the playoffs.
    -Arians doesn’t blame Palmer but he should. Even when pressure isn’t in his face, some of his throws are short, overthrown, or intercepted.
    -Not all the blame can go on Palmer as Arians has not been a good play caller this season. 3rd & Goal at the 1 vs Seattle and he opted to attempt a FG instead of running the ball one more time.
    -Arians is in denial about the regression of Palmer. He has to understand that Father Time is catching up with Palmer and he isn’t the same QB as last year.
    -The blame can also go on the OL. Jared Veldheer and Mathis are injured. Humphries and Mike Iupati have struggled in pass protection. AQ Shipley is probably the best offensive linemen we have which is kind of sad. Wetzel is struggling as the replacement for Veldheer.

    The Cardinals have to go into the offseason and address their OL problems. A QB can’t play well if constant pressure is in his face. QBs like Andrew Luck, Andy Dalton, Aaron Rodgers are struggling bc their OLs are playing terribly. Bobby Massie gave the Cardinals some consistency in pass protection. Sucks that we let him walk.

  11. By Dr. G. on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    Anyone think we can win out ((6 in a row 10-5-1)) to make season two?

    Anyone think 9-6-1 gets to the playoffs? Not happening… 1 loss = done.

    Anyone tired of hearing excuses and braggadocio from Peterson? ((Really naive))
    Ryan & Jones may cram leftover turkey stuffing in his pie hole.

    Anyone tired of big contracts//signing bonuses vs pay for performance incentives?

    Anyone doubt Fitz will now retire or worse, leave after this season?

    Is Palmer looking through the wrong end of the telescope just for the cash?

    Is Arians ready to hang it up, and//or now get an Offensive Coordinator to call plays? Less stress for sure. Staff changes needed!

    The Cards will make some serious changes in the off season….standby…

    A season ticket holder since day 1 here…we used to say “They may be a bunch of bums, but they’re our bums.”

    Happy Christmas Season to all our Fans….be well

  12. By creditcard on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    Talk about re-arranging the furniture on the deck of the Titanic!

    This is a pure lack of planning on behalf of the organization — drafted players are lost and out of the equation, cut players found off the street, suddenly represents your “hope” . Plus, not knowing where to place /position these “off the street / cut” players on the line …

    Scary incompetency

  13. By clssylssy on Nov 25, 2016 | Reply

    Thank you Creditcard…ROFL! You summed it up nicely, and, I needed that.

  14. By dan on Nov 26, 2016 | Reply

    This guy has been a disappointment…..we clearly don’t know how to find the right guys to play the O-line.

  15. By Joet42 on Nov 27, 2016 | Reply

    I am surprised and disappointed that BA and HG did not have more creative blocking schemes against the Vikings. Gambo talked about it all week about how there was no adjustments and it resulted in the Vikings T-ing off on our backups. They had a field day and Carson has the extra bruises to show for it. Also, Im to the point where I really question Goodwin. He’s actually the coordinator who implements the offense while BA calls the plays. He’s also the guy who is supposed to coach up the next man up. When it comes to this O line there is no confidence in the next man up. This line is give me no confidence that we can win the next 5-6 games needed. That’s all on Goodwin. where’s his accountability?

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