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LB Moore active for first time

Posted by Darren Urban on December 11, 2016 – 9:32 am

The Cardinals’ inactive list for today’s game contains little surprise. Tyrann Mathieu had already been ruled out; the only other player who has been playing but won’t is cornerback Tharold Simon, who has been also nursing an ankle injury. It means newcomer Sio Moore will be active for the first time. The full list of inactives:

— WR Marquis Bundy

— S Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder)

— CB Tharold Simon

— G Cole Toner

— DT Olsen Pierre

— DT Robert Nkemdiche

— DT Ed Stinson

The Dolphins are missing four defensive starters: LB Kiko Alonso, DE Mario Williams, CB Xavien Howard and LB Jalani Jenkins, along with starting center Mike Pouncey.


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32 Responses to “LB Moore active for first time”

  1. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    A true sign of ineffective drafting and coaching is when words are scripted as “newcomer surprisingly active…”

    BTW, Cards off to a rough start, interception that has led to Dolphin 28-yard TD pass. Season is literally on the line, and the Cards appear lifeless again.

  2. By TucsonTim on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    So glad we kept Butler to hold. And tomorrow Keim will talk about how they look for the best player at every position…blah blah blah

    And Amos Jones will still be special teams coach.

    And there still will be no accountability from the brutally honest head coach or GM

  3. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    3rd and forever is always sooooooooo difficult to defend

  4. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Butler ready to provide one of his more awesome punts .. 62 yards, but no hang time. Poor special team coverage and tackling, but that is not new.

    Poor special team play is like being surprised water is wet.

  5. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Palmer’s 2nd interception … please take a look at Shippley’s great blocking effort. It is a wonder if Palmer wasn’t rushed to the hospital. The rookie center we selected cannot beat out Shippley who probably wouldn’t make 31 NFL team’s practice squads. Horrific effort by Shippley to say the least.

  6. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Dolphin’s 2nd TD — Jefferson and especially Branch were completely confused. Great communication gentlemen.

  7. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Shippley has to go.

  8. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    coaches that need to be fired:

    1. Special teams coordinator, Jones, this is a given.

    2. Goodwin is the line coach and OC. The line play has been horrible. Drafted reserves can’t make a dent into the line-up, meaning players off the street are actually better than those that have been in the system since May. Unreal.

  9. By rod on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    I have never complained about BAs play calling but to throw it three times in a row and end up with a field goal and giving Miami another minute or so to end the half is appalling to me. They were inside the 40 with almost 2 minutes left…RUN THE BALL BRUCE!!!

  10. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    great tackling on the 71-yard Dolphin short pass play. Now down 21-9 ugh!

  11. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    the Cards WRs are having a hellava game. 2 catches for 4-yards

  12. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    15-yard taunting followed by a 10-yard holding. inability to pass block…. this team is being horribly coached

  13. By TucsonTim on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Pathetic effort.

  14. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    wow massive 31-yard punt, net 26-yards. It was 4th and 33, didn’t even punt it to the yard stick marker. Middle school ability at play here folks

  15. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    What another pathetic display of “football”. As I stated in week 3 that the special teams coach should be fired just rang true again. Am I just that smart where I can obviously see a lack of talent way before the suit and ties who make millions of dollars and suck at it? Oh, also stated the Justin Bethel has no heart and is about as confident as one of my farts during flu season. My dead grandmother has more ball skills than this teabag.

  16. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Carson “Rosey” Palmer needs his eyes checked for color blindness and blindness because he has no vision……how long has he played QB? So glad we gave him and extension, so glad we locked up Justin Bethel who can’t even lock up a high school WR.

  17. By creditcard on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    This game was ugly. I said it in preseason, the Cards might be a .500 ball club this year and without major changes are on an elevator ride to the basement.

    Huge changes need to be made. I completely disagree that the Cards need a Little tweaking and minor adjustments.

    special teams cost the Cards 7-points! When the Cards had a chance to win, they went in reverse. Then trying to hold the Dolphins to a tie —- moved down the field effortlessly.

    Lack of desire on a professional team —- ugh!

  18. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Say goodbye to my overpriced season tickets. Colitis Campbell really stunk up the joint as usual………another overpriced move by the genius Keim……….I think its safe to say that Oculus Rift has not helped Carson “Rosey” Palmer with his vision or lack of fumbling……….Carson “Rosey Turnover” Palmer. Hey, lets bring in another washed up QB…….I can already see Tony “A Place For Broken Ribs” Romo. He would last 2 seconds with our stellar offensive line.

  19. By JEFF SCHAID on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Is Darren Urban going to continue to cover for Catanzaro today? He has now single-handedly lost the Cardinals 3 games this season. Did the Cards play well today? Absolutely not. Did they deserve to win today? Absolutely not. Did Cantanzoro’s incompetence lose this game for the cards? Absolutely. At what point do we as fans and the coaches stop coddling Cantanzaro???

  20. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    So glad we brought in Tyvann Branch, wow………what a talent he is. Actually, what did the guy ever do during his entire career other than pick up a loose ball and tipped pass for a pic? That takes no talent at all, just the right place at the right time huh? He must have a nose for the ball I guess……I guess not. Branch gone, Bethel gone, Butler, gone, Campbell gone, special teams coach gone, guess Biscuit doesn’t have the nads to fire his buddy, Palmer done, Brown done, Floyd gone…………..me done.

  21. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Football Follies is back……..headlining with none other than Rosey, Biscuit and Amos……….a very SPECIAL viewing.

  22. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Hmmmm……having been a loyal fan since 1988, I’ve finally seriously given up on this team………I’ve got better things to do than watch a stupid football game. Time to find other interests………….must be an unrewarding job covering a greedy machine, I know I could never do it. Enjoy yourself

  23. By Richard S on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Shoulda, coulda, woulda.

  24. By Richard S on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    I was kind of hoping that whoever won the game, would make the playoffs, as my son is a Dolphin fan. A bad day for both of us. Their QB injured and it looks bad and the Cards lost as well. My son don’t know yet as he’s somewhere over Nebraska.

  25. By Scott H on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Another sorry-ass performance by Palmer. His stat line was so bad by late in the 3rd quarter, I was thinking he MUST have left the game with an injury. But no. He was just that bad. And he’s been bad all year. Came very close to getting a Palmer jersey last year, when he was playing so well. Thank God I never did. It would have been about as wise an investment as that Matt Leinart jersey was.

    Yet another loss for which our special teams will take center stage in the story line for the game. Becoming pretty same-old / same-old, isn’t it? But ya know what? Look, if certain players and coaches are going to keep their jobs, then why bother getting worked up over it? Or, in other words, if they don’t care, then why should we?

    This team was put out of their ( and our ) misery today and, frankly, I’m glad. It was a total farce that they were “alive” in the playoff race, so…let it be over. This was NOT a playoff team, they NEVER looked like a playoff team, and they had NO business being in the playoff race discussion. At least now, the illusion is gone and they are where they deserve to be after how they played this year – among the teams that can only look forward to next year.

  26. By TucsonTim on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Campbell should be suspended for the rest of the season

  27. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Tannehill sucks anyway……….Moore has more heart.

  28. By dan on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Anybody else tired of looking at Justin Bethel suck up the joint? I had better ball skills when I was 10 years old. This guy has no skills at all at making adjustments when the ball in in the air, doesn’t know how or when to look for the ball or to play or position or be in the position to make a play on the ball at the right time………cut the dude, he can’t play CB and he used to be a better special team player and I don’t want any excuse about his foot, this is football not golf. He has made no improvement yet we gave him a big contract for what cuz Kaepernick threw him an easy pick? Even a squirrel gets a nut every once in a while………he needs to go, take Butler with him as well as Calais Campbell who never steps up.

  29. By Andy Kw on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Goals remaining for the season:
    -WR Larry Fitzgerald to get over 100+ receptions & over 1000 yards receiving
    -RB David Johnson ends the season with over 100 scrimmage yards streak intact
    -OLBs Chandler Jones & Markus Golden get 10+ sacks each
    -Arizona Cardinals end season 2nd in the NFC West
    -Arizona Cardinals end the season with a top 10 draft pick

  30. By clssylssy on Dec 11, 2016 | Reply

    Yep, it was ugly but, actually, I’ve seen worse…and we weren’t playing in a light hurricane! While most fans will undoubtedly blame the loss completely on Special Teams, there was enough problems to go around ranging in fumbles, dropped balls, interceptions, missed tackles, missed FGs, missed points, failure of the defense to hold up for one more second etc., play calling, blah, blah, blah…
    On the other hand the offense did come back and were within a second from OT, then more torrential rain, injuries…
    All things considered, given the weather conditions, I was amazed that we did as well as we did, and considering we were so injury plagued that we had to plug in a receiver to play safety, it wasn’t pretty, but I don’t feel as bad as I did losing to the Rams. The reality of situation is that this is a fair weather team who doesn’t normally do well in bad weather because we NEVER experience it, and don’t prepare for it. Perhaps we should have been practicing this week with the players being hammered by water cannons to get use to a slippery ball, being cold, soaking wet, and uncomfortable, etc. And, Carson was one tough dude who despite being hammered relentlessly was able to maintain his senses to lead us within three, and thanks to the nice boot by Cat Man. It was VERY unfortunate that we were so thin on defense that we couldn’t blitz or hold their offense; this time the Phins home field advantage was given a boost by the weather!
    When you look at the teams left in the playoffs most of them are teams who don’t play in domes and who will be playing outdoors in January…not something we would be prepared for even if we were healthy, unless we moved to Flagstaff.
    We can still recover and play to win our remaining games and fight the good fight.
    I know many fans have already thrown in the towel but, that is what separates the real fans from the Homers! Next week, controlled climate, 72 degrees…NO EXCUSES, NO QUITTERS!

  31. By Sean on Dec 12, 2016 | Reply

    Moore had a good game. 54 was involved in a lot of plays.

  32. By Halagator on Dec 12, 2016 | Reply

    Dan –

    You say you are a fan since ’88…You sound more like an 8 year old kid having a tantrum. Yes the Cards season has been marred by mistakes and injuries. O-line has been bad and special teams are even worse. I think we as fans are distraught more so this year because we have had 3 winning seasons in a row and this was supposed to be the year that brought the Championship to AZ.

    I’m frustrated as well, but you calling every player high school talent or what have they ever done in their career is kinda ridiculous. Lets face it…they all play in the NFL and paid their dues to get there. That being said they are all prone to making mistakes, cause that’s sport. No one is perfect.

    Weather was a huge factor in this game, and despite playing poorly the Cards came back to tie the game. This season may be lost, but I don’t think a complete overhaul of the roster is needed.

    As JTDG and many other have pointed out, shoring up the O-line and Special teams is priority, Finding a solid #2 corner opposite PP will pay huge dividends for our secondary. The core talent is there just need a few key pieces. As BA and SK said, players are now auditioning for next season. I’m optimistic we will finish the season strong and go into next year on the right foot.

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