Status quo on Thursday

Posted by Darren Urban on December 3, 2009 – 1:46 pm

The quarterback situation remains unchanged for the Cards after Thursday’s practice. Kurt Warner is progressing but still splitting work with Matt Leinart. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said it was an unknown when there will be a decision on who is starting; given the nature of Warner’s injury, that’s not really a surprise. The Cards should know by the end of the week if LT Mike Gandy (pelvis) can play; he missed practice again on Thursday and frankly, it seems a longshot that he’ll be able to play through it this week. The last thing the Cards need against Vikings pass rusher Jared Allen is a tackle who isn’t physically right.

As a quick P.S., don’t forget about the Big Red Rage tonight at Majerle’s Sports Grill in Chandler. Bertrand Berry’s guest for the 6 p.m. show is LaRod Stephens-Howling. If you can’t make it, it’ll be on Sports 620 KTAR.

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11 Responses to “Status quo on Thursday”

  1. By Fred P on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    I d start matt and practices with him all week until Warner knows for sure he can go no more game day supprises ?

  2. By Ross on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply


    any update on Hightower?

  3. By darrenurban on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    Ross —

    Hightower’s thumb has kept him limited but he is fine and will be able to play.

  4. By Followed Whiz to AZ on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    I want the Cards to win the rest of their games this year, including the Super Bowl. HOWEVER, I think that the probability that the Cards will beat the Vikes this Sunday are Slim and none and Slim just left town.

    So, give Kurt another week to recuperate and give Matt some more quality time in a significant game. Who knows? Kurt’s eye problem may be a season-ending injury.

    The 49ers game will be the decisive game of the year.

  5. By Chris on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    Whiz to AZ is exactly right. I don’t like WArner playing in a game where our LT (who has’t had his best games against good DEs anyway) won’t play. Let Leinart play (so the left side isn’t his blind side anyway). Then you have Kurt back and completely healthy for San Francisco to play for the division.

  6. By Joe on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    Nobody’s giving the Cards any chance this weekend, and I can understand that attitude given how stacked with talent the Vikes are, but you know, the Cards have still not played their best game yet this season. If the Birds could really put it all together for one game, they could score 38 points and play with anybody. Of course, it all depends on how Kurt is feeling — we dont know — but with a couple of timely turnovers we could be talking about Beanie after this game instead Peterson.

  7. By Chris on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    With Lienart, our chances are slim simply because he cant score many points. But if Warner is in, we definately have a fighting chance at this one.

  8. By TucsonTim on Dec 3, 2009 | Reply

    We don’t need to put Warner in a bad situation and have Allen knock him out (literally) for the rest of the season.

  9. By Eazy E on Dec 4, 2009 | Reply

    Man, some of these so-called cardinal fans really have loser mentalities. We need Kurt to win this game, because like Chris said Matt just can’t score enough points for us to win, but Kurt gives us a much better chance at winning. I don’t know why people are scared of jeremy bridges starting. I know Jared Allen is an animal and maybe defensive player of the year but bridges did start a few games for a great carolina o-line last year albeit not at LT, but still… I like his confidence too, he’ll get some help like any LT in the league would against Jared Allen. He’s very versatile, has played every o-line position except for C. No offense, even though Gandy and Levi aint bad, their above average. He can’t really do worse than them can he? I like him as a player.

  10. By ALLEN rOSS on Dec 4, 2009 | Reply

    I know Warner will want to play. I don’t like this cautious approach, like Tony LaRussa saving his best reliever for the ninth. The game could be over by then. Play Warner, use that big fuulback to protect his left side and hope for the best. No chance with Leinert, and if Warner is hurt again, the Cardinals are out of the playoffs anyway.

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