Fitz ready to go; Gandy, Rackers out

Posted by Darren Urban on December 18, 2009 – 12:41 pm

Larry Fitzgerald is officially listed as questionable with his sore knee, but the receiver said “I’m feeling good and excited for (Sunday),” and he continues to leave little wiggle room that he will do anything but play against the Lions. Now, coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t quite as concrete, so we’ll see how that works out. The two both agree Fitzgerald has been progressing daily.

Left tackle Mike Gandy will not play, Whisenhunt said, meaning Jeremy Bridges will start in his place. Kicker Neil Rackers is also out, and Whisenhunt said he was pleased with the efforts of Mike Nugent in practice, going as far to say he was surprised Nugent didn’t already have a job. Given that Nugent’s downfall with the Buccaneers was a windy day in Washington, the Cards can feel good Nugent won’t have to deal with the elements for the rest of the regular season (or the rest of Rackers’ time off, whichever is less, right?).

Linebacker Gerald Hayes (back) returned to practicing full today as well.

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8 Responses to “Fitz ready to go; Gandy, Rackers out”

  1. By Joe on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply


    Something I’ve been wondering about with this fumbling bug is I’ve seen great RB’s when they finish a run and get ready for the contact, they’ll cover up the ball with both arms, but our guys never do that. Last year Edge would do it — just at the end of a run when he prepared to get hit, cover up. That woulda saved both Tim and Beanie’s fumbles last game.
    You seen any coaching of this?

  2. By Dave on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    I do NOT like this new blog format PLEASE change it back!

  3. By darrenurban on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Dave —

    Are you sure the format is loading correctly on your machine? The blog should look like a long white vertical strip down the middle with the text, with red on either side. If it looks different — like an all-red background with gray type — it’s not loading the right way.

  4. By Bill on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply


    Great point. If you recall Beanies 20+ yard catch in the 2nd half he was holding the ball with only arm and nearly lost it at first impact.

  5. By kauaicardsfan on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    It looks very favorable for Kurt and the Cards that the rest of the games are in Domes, But great teams play good regardless. Now lets be Great!!!
    Go Cards!

  6. By William Lutz on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Can’t wait for the Lions. It’s my only chance to see them live and in person this year. Even though I’ll be up in Section 317; it is still going to be an absolute blast! I just hope the Cardinals do better than the last time they were in Detroit; they lost, but at least we have a better quarterback now (Kurt) than we did for that game (John Navarre).

  7. By Dave on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Apparently It’s not loading the correct way then, because that’s exactly what it looks like. All red with gray type. Maybe I need to shut down and start over.

  8. By darrenurban on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Dave —

    I wish I had a good answer to why. You’re obviously not the first. But, since I have seen the offending look, please know we would never unleash something so aesthetically horrible.

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