No suspension for Wilson

Posted by Darren Urban on September 15, 2009 – 1:33 pm

It may not have ever been a serious consideration anyway, but any thought of safety Adrian Wilson being suspended is gone now. An NFL source confirmed that, while Wilson’s big hit on 49ers tight end Vernon Davis is being reviewed for a fine, Wilson is not being considered for a suspension. Any fine is usually confirmed by the NFL on Fridays (although A-Dub will know before then if his bank account has been dinged).

Speaking of Wilson, he also apparently has restructured his contract in order to create cap space. Although, like Larry Fitzgerald earlier (and probably a handful of other Cardinals) the restructuring simply means they get salary as bonus, meaning they get the same amount of money they were supposed to in an up-front lump sum. Win-win for everyone.

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22 Responses to “No suspension for Wilson”

  1. By Mike"PayQ" on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Wow I am shocked he was not suspended, but glad. I hope he learns he needs to clean it up, i am tired of the 15yd personal fouls.

    Darren any word on Q’s hammy or Breaston’s knee?

  2. By darrenurban on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Mike — Nothing official. Breaston was optimistic Monday. I am guessing Boldin will remain day-to-day right now.

  3. By Eric on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    A-dub restructures, Fitz restructures…where is this leading?

    Is this going to lead to a Q extension, a free agent pick-up, what? If nothing, then why all the restructuring?

  4. By darrenurban on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply


    It has created cap space, because the Cards had almost none of before Wilson re-did his contract. The Cards have historically wanted about $2 M of cap space through the season just in case of injury. It may lead to nothing right now.

  5. By Joe on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    It was the same exact hit a dub put on todd heap 2 years ago and got a personal foul from the officials. Seems as if a-dubs history is known too well by the officials Ronnie lott wouldnt be in the hof without those types of hits..

  6. By Mike"PayQ" on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks Darren,

    Did you get any sense from Whiz or Grimm that they were as upset with turnstyle’s(Levi Brown) performance Sunday as I was?

  7. By darrenurban on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    Mike —

    Coach Whisenhunt talked about the offensive line being fundimentally unsound in the Niners game and mentioned linemen couldn’t be slow with their hands when dealing with speed rushers, but in terms of naming names, they haven’t done that.

  8. By Chuck Anderson on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    A-Dub should not be fined or suspended,he does carry a reputation.Adiian is a future HOFer in my opinion.He is a very hard hitter,that is his game.But they are clean hits.He reminds me of Ronnie Lott.

  9. By Ls1_kid on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    It was a clean hit, his shoulder pad hit vernon’s chest. CLEAN/LEGAL hit. the nfl hate’s these so called big hitters, wilson being one of them, so once they make a huge tackle guess what there’s a flag on the play. it’s total BS. let them play the game the way it was meant to be played, PHYSICAL!!!!

  10. By Eazy E on Sep 15, 2009 | Reply

    A-Wil doesn’t need a suspension, he gotta play like he play, aggressive, nasty, and with a mean streak. That’s Adrian Wilson!!! He plays like that and I love it. Just like Anquan, people get tired of him getting injured for a game or two a year, but what is Anquan supposed to do run out of bounds, that aint Q. He runs you over, make you miss, jukes you, whatever it takes for you to not bring him down. It was cool for A-Wil to restructure because I also heard we basically had no cap space, but that shouldn’t be. Anquan and Dockett both want/need new contracts, would like to see a little better job with the cap space. We’ll see though, we might make a fa move because I heard Iwebema will miss at least the jaguars game, so were down a good special teamer and d-linemen.

  11. By merill on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    hey darren, how are you doin? is the font color for the blog paga really grey or is it just my computer? it’s kinda hard to read. keep up the great work man. – cards fan from the Philippines

  12. By darrenurban on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    It’s a computer thing. The blog shouldn’t look like that. The text should be on a white strip that cuts vertically down the middle of the page. Please let me know — and this goes for anyone who has this issue — what kind of computer you use. We are trying to pinpoint the problem.

  13. By shannon robinson on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    These new rules ruined Chuck Cecil’s carreer and we saw it as he didn’t know how to hit anymore. It was confusing for him and the fans – Tillman was the same way, what a hitter Pat was and that’s really been a long standing identity of this club : the Cards have always had great strong safeties – we have an all pro list and they were all smashmouth hitters. we’re losing out to government football. That was a thrilling tackle and defined the game.

  14. By Sam on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    The refs need to back off our offensive linemen a bit. Just because you flinch a little it shouldn’t be a false start. And they have a harder job then most, because Warner only throws well and hard when he’s right in the pocket.

  15. By Daniel Crofton on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    The blog for mine shows up as a column of white down the middle of the page. The comment entries are on a grey background and the writing is black. Spaces between the comments are white. Blog entries are on a white background with black text. Merill it’s probably the brower you’re using most likely. I’m using Internet explorer 6.0 on windows xp. Love the blog Mr. Urban keep up the awesome work! Was really excited when you came onboard to the Cardinals and have enjoyed your work!

  16. By Ronald Wagner on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply


    the blog is hard for me to read as well I use a dell, I have been just highlighting text in order to read it better

  17. By darrenurban on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    Ronald —

    Thanks. We’re working on it.

  18. By dan phillips on Sep 16, 2009 | Reply

    Come on why should he be even fined ?
    Sick of the stupid rules in NFL.
    The hit was not bad hit .

    NFL rules are destroying the game .

    Also sick of the zebra’s bad calls.
    Take the fumble for the TD called back !
    Wrong should have been a TD.

    The Raiders also know how the Zebras cost them the game too.

    Time to fine Zebra for bad calls .

    What wrong with ken whisenhunt ?
    First he does not run offense the way Warner can play best.
    Second ken whisenhunt stops running Beanie when he clearly a better back then Hightower.

    Use hightwoer as a out back and a running back.

  19. By bigredmachine 75 on Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

    I am really praying that the Cards offense does not start to get stagnant. It is one thing to be predictable; one dimensional but being bad at the one good thing you do so well spells a very long and disappointing season. It isn’t that often I don’t agree with Coach Whisenhunt, but having people in positions that were not familiar with job assignments; winging it, that is not good at all and I am quite sure that victories come far and between when this happens. Why not break out some of last years plays? What is the new wrinkle for this years offense? Defense looks beastly! I have been a fan since 1975 and will continue to be but I don’t think I can stand another 24 years of disappointment. Just a Cards fan from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

  20. By kricketts on Sep 17, 2009 | Reply

    Football is becoming more about the money then it is to win a game. A Wilson’s hit to me was legit, it will make Davis think twice about catching a ball in the air against the cards again. We dont have anything to worry about, the 49ers defense is not bad, it just so happens that our offense did not have everything figured out by game 1. You will see a totally different offense against the Jags. Gauranteed!!

  21. By Cory on Sep 18, 2009 | Reply

    Man I thought this was football that hit was legit it was below the helmet and what do the refs do tack on a 15 yarder to number 24 and give the niners the advantage. Tne NFL is known for hits like the one we saw Wilson do if they take those hits away what will this sport be?

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