Flexed and other odds, ends

Posted by Darren Urban on November 24, 2009 – 9:34 am

The game against the Vikings was always going to be high-profile, with the Vikings rolling along and Brett Favre and Adrian Petersen, etc., etc. But now that it’s been moved to “Sunday Night Football” it’ll be interesting to see how the Cardinals respond given their last home game under the lights didn’t go so well.

Still, it’s Titans first, right?

Anyway, some other things to throw out there while I am thinking about them:

— The Big Red Rage this week will have Bertrand Berry hosting Adrian Wilson. Because of Thanksgiving, the show will be held tomorrow (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Majerle’s Sports Grill in Chandler. The show will be tape delayed on Sports 620 KTAR after the Suns’ game, and then re-aired on KTAR on Friday at 5:30 p.m.

— Linebacker Karlos Dansby will be making an appearance next week, Dec. 1, at the Chandler Village Verizon Wireless store (2491 W Frye) from 6-7 p.m. Cheerleaders and Big Red will also be on hand.

— Finally, running back Beanie Wells is up for the league’s Pepsi Rookie of the Week award, for which you can vote for by clicking here.

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14 Responses to “Flexed and other odds, ends”

  1. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Great! I live up in Wisconsin, so yet another Cards game to see in the comfort of my home.

    The Cards are going to have to be committed to running the football, even if they get down early. Hopefully the Cards can continue to score early in the game so they aren’t forced to play catch-up. After watching Brett for 16 years, he’s going to give the defense some opportunities to intercept the ball, especially if he gets rattled or is under pressure.

    But first things first. Tennessee is playing very well the Titans game may be a bigger test for the character of this team than Minnesota. Arizona should be favored to win at Tennessee, but probably won’t be favored to win against Minnesota. A win against Tennessee would give the team a more comfortable cushion heading into the Vikings game, although I would hope the team is beyond standings (playoff likelihood) dictating their level of play.

    Cards-Vikes could be a possible postseason preview. If the Cards win next week, I doubt Whiz will feel the need to pull out all the stops against a team he may face again in the post season. I think Whiz always has something up his sleeve which is why he can be eerily cool and calm after a defeat. I don’t doubt at all that we’ll see some rope a dope at season’s end from the Cards if they clinch and can’t improve on their seeding by winning.

  2. By Jesus on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Hey, Darren any word on Kurt yet

  3. By darrenurban on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Jesus —

    There won’t be anything of note until we get to practice today, I would think.

  4. By kauaicardsfan on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    If they decided to rest Kurt, the NFL can play up the Vince Young and Matt Lienart rematch but it would be fair cause Vince has more playing time at this point.
    Darenn have they ever played against each other in the NFL? I cant recollect?

  5. By kauaicardsfan on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Sorry I meant Wouldnt be fair, my bad.

  6. By Joe on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply


    Your analysis of the situation is spot-on, especially regarding the Whizard of Az. The guy is really an excellent (and cagey) game-planner. This Vikes game could very likely be a second round playoff preview and Whiz will show Minnesota only just as much as he wants them to see.

    Vince has the Titans winning again, tho, and they are gonna be a really tough challenge.

  7. By Joe-B on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    NBC will probably enjoy hyping the Warner/Favre matchup.

  8. By Jesse Robles on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply


  9. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Yes, TITANS first! Vince will be tough to contain all day, but the Titans secondary looks vulnerable, especially #31 (or at least he looked so Monday night against the Texans).

    But when the Vikings do come to town, let’s keep those red pants on. We won our last home game with the red bottoms and we lost last year’s week 15 home game against the Vikings wearing the white bottoms. It’s all in the head with this team, but they seem to be moving beyond that liability with each additional win. I’ll be paying close attention to the team’s energy level in Tennessee. It’s not a classic trap door game, but pretty darn close. It’s probably a good thing Tennessee is improving a bit. A 4-6 team is going to get more respect than a 1-9 team.

  10. By PWalker on Nov 25, 2009 | Reply


    You were right on the Vikes game! I love it. Go Cards! Does this mean there are 2 SNF games or does the NE Miami game get moved back to a day game?

  11. By darrenurban on Nov 25, 2009 | Reply

    PWalker —

    The Patriots-Dolphins game is moved into the afternoon.

  12. By PWalker on Nov 25, 2009 | Reply

    OK I see the Miami game has been moved to 1:00 on CBS. Kent Somer’s article today is premature and out of line, if Warner gets ruled out then ok I can see it but if he can go who cares about 2 years from now.

    The Cards have a chance to go where no AZ Cards team has gone before 13-3. If that happens and the Vikes end up 13-3 and the Saints end up 14-2 or 13-3 the NFC playoffs are going to be huge. And the Cards will be playing at home, now that is Big Time.

    First they must win in Tennessee! Otherwise, the SNF pregame will be all about the 10-1 Vikings and not the 7-4 Cards! But if the Cards are 8-3 and a win over the Vikes puts them at 9-3 and the Vikes at 10-2. That makes them relevant in the pregame hype. Who wins head to head will probably mean who has home field advantage in the playoffs.

    Go Cards! If you can win your next three games you will get all of the attention you want and more. Fluke will no longer be associated with last years Super Bowl. Go Cards the AZ fans deserve it after 20 years of humiliation.

    Beat Tennessee!

  13. By TucsonTim on Nov 26, 2009 | Reply

    Hope we aren’t looking past the Titans, a team we should move the ball on at will. Should come down to who scores in the red zone and that should be us by a large margin.

    Glad to see Collinsworth disrespect the Cards once again picking TN over the Cards. Is it something personal between Collinsworth and Wiz???

  14. By darrenurban on Nov 26, 2009 | Reply

    Tucson Tim —

    Obviously I want the Cards to win this weekend and I expect them to win. But the way the Titans are playing, I don’t think it’s disrespectful to the Cards to think the Titans could beat them at home.

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