No injury report, but Q better

Posted by Darren Urban on January 12, 2010 – 1:49 pm

The Cardinals got through an admittedly sluggish first day back on the practice field, no surprise since it’s been such a short time since they last played. Because it’s Tuesday, the Cards aren’t required to discuss injuries or file and injury report, leaving some things in the dark until tomorrow’s initial official injury update. But Anquan Boldin did say he felt “a lot better,” reported that he was able to move around more (although he didn’t practice) and he is “definitely” optimistic he will have a chance to play Saturday against the Saints.

UPDATE: Linebacker Gerald Hayes did have a walking boot on in the locker room, although he looked OK running to the dogpile on Karlos Dansby after the game-winning touchdown, so hopefully that’s a precautionary thing.

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25 Responses to “No injury report, but Q better”

  1. By spitfire772 on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Yeah, I’m hearing reports that there’s definitely an optimism that Q will play, if everything keeps progressing like it is now. He’s one of the toughest players in the NFL (toughest, IMO) and I don’t think he’d miss 2 consecutive playoff games unless he had a season-ending injury. It’ll be great to have him back.

    Darren, I’m guessing we won’t know more about if Campbell, Rolle, DRC are getting closer to 100% for a few more days then?

  2. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Spitfire —

    I don’t think there are any real concerns about Campbell, DRC and Rolle. DRC in fact said he was fine today. Campbell should play more this week, coach Ken Whisenhunt already said.

  3. By Adam on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Darren any word on Big Red Rage guest yet?

  4. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Adam —

    Nothing I have heard. I’m not positive there is a show this week.

  5. By Steve on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    What did the players go through today? Just curious if Whiz was pulling his magic like in training camp and the pre-season and giving the players and little bit extra rest.

    I still think back to the movie day of training camp that Whiz brought over from the Steelers. This year Tomlin decided to pull it from the team even after the buses showed up trying to teach them dissapontment. I guess it helped them learn how to accept missing the playoffs.

  6. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Steve —

    I will write about this in my notes, but it was close to a normal “Wednesday” practice.

  7. By John on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    I like Q and all, but the way Brestin and Doucet played on Sunday, I’d rather the Cards keep them in the game, and let Q rest another week. If Q isn’t 100%, Breastin and Doucet proved they can step it up. In fact, Doucet was breaking tackles on the way to that TD ala Boldin-style.

  8. By Adam on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    lol I sure hope there is, I made reservations this morning… and Jim the Producer told us win or lose there would be a show…. I am sure you will let us know when you here….

  9. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Adam —

    The Big Red Rage is Thursday 6 p.m. at Majerle’s. Special guest Money Mike Adams. It’ll be tape-delayed on KTAR after ASU hoops.

  10. By Secret on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    If it isn’t to much to ask, or if it is even possible, could you post on the website the five minute interview with Coach Whiz that was on ESPN’s PTI?

  11. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Secret —

    You’re going to have to look through for that one. Sorry.

  12. By tom manoogian on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    as far as i’m concerned,q sites regardless.we are 6-1 without him,he won’t be on the team next year,and breaston and early deserve to be out there playing.if he plays,he will only cause us to lose all the offensive attack.he should have been traded before the year started,the cardinals do NOT need him on the roster,trade him for whatever defensive help we can get,last year we could have probably got suggs,now we probably get a special team player.i am totally against q playing,been a die hard cards fan over 42 years,and i am not a fan of his,with the running attack getting better,the other receivers we have are more than capable,as we saw last week against green bay.KEEP Q ON THE BENCH,so he rest up for his next team.

  13. By EK on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply


    wow, i’m pretty sure are in the minority with that opinion.

    we could not have gotten suggs silly, our cap space would not have allowed it.

    if Q is not 85%, then he should not play. otherwise, he makes our team better. just ask Warner, Fitz, Whiz etc.

    the other players proved capable, but you can’t replace a player like Q.

    he definitely should have handled his contract situation better, but there is no denying he has played a huge role in bringing our team to a respectable level

  14. By Secret on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    That’s fine Darren, just wondering 🙂

  15. By EK on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply


    you have to be an insider, but all you have to do is put pti in search engine on

  16. By spitfire772 on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Wow Tom, you’re against one of the longest tenured Cardinals player who is the toughest player in the league and has given so much to this franchise? I’m one of those people who doens’t want to pay him Fitzgerald money and would trade him if we got a fair offer, but be loyal to your team. He plays his heart and makes our team better whenever he’s on the field.

  17. By Joe-B on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Do you know if they are going to re-air the game on KTAR like they did with the Vikings and Giants games?

  18. By darrenurban on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    Joe-B —

    They did tonight. I believe they may do it again early Saturday before the pregame shows start at 11 a.m.

  19. By tom manoogian on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    ek,spitfire,maybe just a little cranked up about q,i agree q has been thru alot with the cards and he is a fine football player, and like last year hasn’t really made an issue of his contract,so i will give him credit for that,but you guys gotta know his chances of being on the cards next year is slim at best.thanks for reply,sometimes my wife has to hide the keypad from me,42 years and counting.go cards.

  20. By FORMER Steeler Fan on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    I’m with you spitfire772. Tom, get a grip!!!

    Q is a Pro Bowler (even though not selected).

    He may be traded, but he has given his all to the Cards. How about playing two weeks after getting his face mashed last year?????????

  21. By spitfire772 on Jan 12, 2010 | Reply

    I can see a little of what you’re saying though, Tom. His chances of signing an extension with us is very slim and part of me thinks you may have to trade him this offseason. Otherwise, we’re going to get nothing for him. Unless he reduces his expectations for a contract, I can’t see how we sign him. I hope he stays though.

  22. By Big Red on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    For tom mango (fruit) Like one great General once said “NUTS”

  23. By Andrew on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    Q is a fine football player, a warrior and has proven his toughness. But for Whiz, it really isn’t about any of that. It has to be about whether he can produce on Saturday–and whether the risk of exacerbating the injury is worth it. If he plays he will almost certainly do further damage to the ankle and that might take him out of any subsequent games. Breaston and Doucet are on a roll and it doesn’t make sense to sit them in favor of a guy who is slowed and hobbling. Q would run through a brick wall if he had to, but this isn’t about toughness or owing anybody anything–it is about production and winning.

  24. By FORMER Steeler Fan on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    I’m sure that Whiz will not play Q unless he is 100% since Early and Breaston performed so well.

    If he does play, I’m also sure that he will be highly motivated to show the rest of the league what he can do in case he is traded.

    That works both ways also as the Cards will want him to look attractive for a possible trade (as if other teams don’t know how talented he is).

  25. By TheCoach on Jan 13, 2010 | Reply

    What worries me more than anything about the Saints is the way that they finished the season. They should have played their starters in week 17 and tried to get back into game-form. They have lost three straight, haven’t won in a month, and their last meaning game was against the New England Patriots.. seems so long ago

    Most people think the game will be a shoot-out like last weeks Cardinals-Packers 51-45 overtime win, but its is going to be hard for the Saints to match the Cardinals intensity without seeing the field in 13 days. The Saints will put up points, don’t get me wrong, but they’ll take a quarter or so before they get back into things.

    At that point, Warner may have a insurmountable lead (at some points during the season it seemed no lead for any team would be sufficient against the Saints) but the Cardinals proved last week that last years SuperBowl appear was in fact no fluke and they are a team to be wrecken’ with in the NFC. Warner has to many weapons for the Saints defence to stop.. and we all know about the Saints defensive woes at the end of the season..

    The -7.0 (or -6.5 depending on where you are) spread is wayyyy to much to give against Arizona’s prolific offence… I expect a close game and believe it or not.. Arizona in the upset..

    Feel free to check out my prediction for all NFL Divisional Round games @

    Best of luck to everyone,

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