Breaston has knee surgery

Posted by Darren Urban on September 28, 2010 – 1:41 pm

Wide receiver Steve Breaston has had arthroscopic surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee (first reported by XTRA’s Mike Jurecki). The Cards are unsure of exactly what Breaston’s return time frame will be, but it isn’t believed to be extensive. Not to compare the surgery of Breaston and Beanie Wells — who also had a meniscus repair — but Beanie missed two games and the Cards do have a bye week after the next two games in San Diego and home against New Orleans.

Obviously, not the best news. Breaston was hobbled a bit in the locker room yesterday but that was to be expected after he was banged up in Atlanta and then played against Oakland. Apparently, it was a little more than being banged up.

With WR Early Doucet still out, that certainly thins an already-thin receiving corps. The Cards did re-sign Onrea Jones yesterday, but even with all his back and forth with the roster, he has yet to play a regular-season game. I’d guess this puts Stephen Williams as the No. 2 and Max Komar as the No. 3, and I was told Andre Roberts had a great week of practice on offense last week. That’s a lot of rookies for the trip to San Diego.

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  1. By Javier Montoya on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    DANG IT!!!! We can’t get the whole O healthy to build Rhythm.

  2. By Chad on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Any chance the Cards will look to deal for a veteran WR (thinking of the Minn and Miami trade for Greg Camarillo)? With DA’s struggles it makes it even easier to defenses to key in on the run, especially with rookie WRs.

  3. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Chad —

    RE: WR trade

    Don’t know that. Depends how long he’s out.

  4. By darrel on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Oh great just what we needed another wr hurt where’s antonio bryant we need somone reliable max komar is not that. And fitz can’t get decent balls thrown his way damn we miss boldin

  5. By 24cardsfan90 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply


  6. By LadyCard04 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hard news to take. Best wishes to Steve B. for a quick recovery. Trying to make lemonade out of lemons – at least Anderson had more practice with them during the preseason and training camp. Maybe that will help some.

  7. By Nick Pepe on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Time to step up lads! Take advantage of the opportunity.

  8. By Rugbymuffin on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Get well soon Stevie B!

    My favorite Cardinals reciever by far. I hope we lock him up long term, and soon. He deserves it.

  9. By We'll miss Q on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I hate to say I told you so but…..

  10. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We’ll miss —

    RE: Q

    Be honest, though. Never could have predicted injuries to all three vets.

  11. By cardsfan4life on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    This doesn’t look good for the Cards and DA he has had trouble getting the ball to Fitz and looks comfortable with Steve. The young WR getting thrown into a thunderstorm. This to me means that the Cards are going to have to rest even more on our run game of Timmy and Beanie. Gonna be tough to win but we seem to be catching the Chargers while they are stumbling lets hope we get this win before a big big game at home against the Saints. GO CARDS!

  12. By cardsalltheway on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    The question seems to be at the No. 2 WR position but why should the Cards go after Vincent Jackson or Laveranues Coles when DA can’t hit the blind side of a barn?

  13. By jocards on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Well this certainly wasn’t what we needed. Breaston missing a couple of games on top of Doucet’s injury really hurts. We’ll need some young guys to really step it up. I don’t think there are a lot of vet wideouts available at present but our young WR haven’t done anything to distinguish themselves yet…of course Anderson needs to throw it in the same area code that his receivers are in…

  14. By Don't Take Losses on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    1) Onrea Jones looked pretty good on a number of passes in pre-season. i was surprised he was cut.
    2) Thought DA looked pretty good in extended stretches vs. OAK after watching the tape.
    3) I think the D was awesome on tape.
    a. Assist to the crowd for OAK delay of game in red zone!
    4) Noticed Beanie?Tim got stopped for no gain a LOT, but several big runs. If we can get some consistency on run blocking, we can keep the D off the filed and get better.

    Go Cards!

  15. By BigBird on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We don’t need another receiver. It really doesn’t matter who is playing at receiver at this point. If the QB can’t throw a catchable pass it just doesn’t matter.

    We need to run all day.

  16. By Gary on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I am truly bummed to hear of this situation with Steve. I really like that kid and what he brings to the offense. It is very unfortunate for him, and the team, to have to miss a couple of games. I would rather it be a couple of games than an entire season, however. I am confident our rookies will step it up and contribute. Stephen Williams has already shown that he can be a contributor in the regular season. Andre Roberts, Max Komar and Onrea Jones need to be very methodical in their route-running in order to give Derek a shot at throwing the ball. I know much blame has been put on Derek, but we have O-line issues along with receiver issues that will get better. The O-line has had a rough time picking up blitzes and providing pass-protection, in general. I have observed receivers not running routes correctly and with emphasis. I do believe these issues are just temporary ‘speed bumps’ that will get better with time…I know, time is not on our side…I wish Steve a very speedy recovery. It will be nice to get him back on the field when he is healthy. To John Lott – what are you doing, man? I felt we were fortunate over the past couple of years because it seemed like you were doing a good job at keeping our guys healthy…

  17. By Nick Pepe on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren – My concern, besides the obvious youth at WR, is the effect this may have on special teams. Any thoughts?

  18. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Nick —

    RE: teams

    Breaston wasn’t playing special teams anymore. Most of the receives weren’t.

  19. By Tyrelle on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dre need to focus on learning how to field a punt. Williams need to stop dropping catchable balls. But other then that, bad news but the rookies have to step up. How is the punt thing coming along Urban?

  20. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Tyrelle —

    RE: Punt

    Hasn’t been a practice since Sunday.

  21. By Gary on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Should read:

    “…receivers not running routes correctly and without emphasis.”

  22. By CZarr on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    You could definately tell Breaston was hurting Sunday. One specific out comes to mind; After the catch, a healthy Breaston cuts inside and up. All he could muster was half a cut, then hopped out of bounds. Its too bad, I love watchin that guy play.

    I guess I won’t be trading Tim Hightower in my fantasy league just yet.

  23. By Casey on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    RE: Breaston


    Given this news, why then would Whiz profess that the team came out of the Raiders’ game healthier than they have the previous two? I’m not sure I understand that (hard to believe he didn’t know more about Breaston than what he was letting on- especially by yesterday at noon during his press conference).

    Maybe not a big deal, but given Beanie’s “secret” surgery and continued optimistic comments from Whisenhunt that Anderson and team continue to show improvement, it just seems like Whiz is starting to lose credibility with fans- at least as far as what he says in his various media reports (I realize that what he says to the media and what he says to his players, coaches and front office/ownership are probably not the same).


  24. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Casey —

    RE: Breaston

    Well, since Breaston’s injury was apparently lingering and just got so bad he needed it fixed (again, Breaston was limited all last week), he can make the argument he was still telling the truth. Jurecki is saying Breaston was trying to hold off having this done and just decided he couldn’t anymore.

  25. By Eric Y on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Oh man. I hope we can stay alive through the next few weeks. A positive could be that Breaston and Doucet will be rested later in the season and if we can make the playoffs, that will be big. Dear God let our running backs stay healthy!!!

  26. By Blair on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Run run run. And let’s see some more screens pleae!

  27. By Bryan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Well…bye bye season.


  28. By Ryan B on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Man, this is really going to hurt DA’s accuracy numbers. Not a lot of other guys can get to badly thrown balls as well as Stevie B

  29. By smack28 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Is anyone starting to recognize a pattern here? Why is no one questioning this organization’s ability to contigency plan? When Doucet went down, the leaders should have been actively searching for trade possibilities and/or FAs that could fill in. Now, any of those options just became double or triple in price. Not good news for a team that lacks starting QB talent. Darren or somebody, please wake me up from this nightmare that is the 2010 season.

  30. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, even with Breaston down this might help are O out. An are rookie get a shot too see what there made of? Even though breaston is down! Williams moves to the outside an is going to get the ball on the deep routes(see if DA can make throws?) Max an Andre can play on the inside an get those quick slant an let them do what they do best Run! Great sign by the Cards bringing OJ back we could use that extra size at WR! Lets go RedRage! this game an next week will prove what kind of team we are 5-11 of 11-5 an a shot to shock the world again because we match up great with Every team! We just need the shot to show everyone again! Cardiac Cards! on every game it can come down too the last play to win the Game just glad I have a team that is there when the final second clicks off go BigRed

  31. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Another blow to the midsection. At least this provides an even bigger opportunity for Hightower, Wells and the OL to provide Anderson some relief by pounding the ball.
    Will the timeline to be back after the bye with the Seattle game? And when is Doucet due back? Did Wells’ “non-injury” reporting precipitate the announcement of Breaston’s knee?

  32. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Breaston

    Don’t know the time line. I would guess the hope is after the bye.

    As for the announcement, good friend Mike Jurecki broke the news so it was out there. So the Cards confirmed it.

  33. By Ben on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    When Denny Green was here and right after he left I remember saying:

    Wow we have a LOT of talent on this team. If only we could put it all together.

    Then Whiz came and put it all togehter. We go to the SB and everything is great.

    Now I look at this team and go WHO? WHY? WHAT????

    Almost all of our stars are gone. Replaced by Pitts castaways and rookies.

    Whiz can put the building together, just has no idea what pieces he needs.

  34. By JR (Jim Richardson) on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for keeping us informed, Darren. You do a great job. The season isn’t over. I like Steve Williams and Max Komar. They will step up. Plus, DA connected well with them in the preseason. Maybe that will hold true until Steve B. gets healthy. And, it gives us more incentive to really work on the running game.

  35. By Walter L on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    A lot of rookies and not good QB to make it work. They better lean HEAVILY on the run this week.

  36. By Brad ONeill on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    the good news is i have had this same surgery and was able to return to the couch and watch the game the very next week.

    This is not good i wish him a speedy recovery. the reality is we were probably looking at a couple of losses the next two weeks anyway. Lets take our lumps let the rookies give it everything they have and hope for the best. then come back after the bye with doucett, breaston, hayes etc and work our way through the easy part of our schedule.

    if we split the next two games we are ahead of where we should be.

  37. By Ross on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Why not line up hightower out wide a little bit? He obviously has the hands, and that would allow Beanie and Tim to be on the field together, which is what the cards need right now.

    With DA’s innaccuracies and Beanie finally healthy, do you expect a lot more running with Beanie and Timmy?

  38. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ross —

    RE: Run game

    I do.

  39. By tRiGiDy22 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren is it time too Get a QB that can Throw an Protect are WR’s?? or we going to wait it out til we have None??? Can we ask Mike if he an ask Daddy DollarBill ” For a trade for a QB?? An Save are season an Franchise or are we writing this year off?? an getting ready for the Strike of 2011?? Did I read that the Cards were worth a Billion? or 900million?? after Mike took over for Pops? I think Forbes Magazine?? I have seen Forbes before worth a Ton of money one day! Nothing” the Next!!! Hope Ownership wants to win an can save the season before its too Late’ We are already facing the Blackout every week! An how many Fans at the opener where there for the Raiders Wow?? who was Home? I thought it was a uncapped year?? Or was I mistaking?? Didn’t Chicago spend a ton of Money an are now 3-0?? Maybe be Ownership should refinance an invest in this team for us Fans??? Or turn into the Coyotes that are Next Door ya I think u Know!!!! Maybe its Part of a Play for the Family too keep Moving west an Move to Los Angeles?? Wouldn’t be Surprised at All!!! An u still Know as long as Pops is Alive it will be the Cardinals of Los Angeles At least Mike can Change the Logo make the Nose look tougher an Change his Hair style??(LOL) an someone will do a study a say ya there are Tons’ of Cardinals in that city like they said in AZ?? Not in my Part of Town???? I get it Mike is in Charge of Fashion Department?? An Pops still Writes the Checks!!

  40. By Boondock on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    On a positive note, we were going to lose to the Chargers and Saints anyways, so missing Breaston won’t hurt quite as bad. At least he will be healthy when we play some divisional games and less talented teams later on in the season.

    Plus, it might be a blessing in disguise…rookie WRs don’t run perfect routes generally, so when the WRs are out of position they might actually be in the vicinity or DA’s inaccurate passes!

  41. By Casey on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply


    Are we even 100% sure that Beanie is healthy? Didn’t he “twist” his knee in the game Sunday? Do you expect him to fully participate in tomorrow’s practice?

    Given how coy this team is about injuries, I can’t help but expect the next shoe to drop at any moment in time.


  42. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Casey —

    RE: Beanie

    He looked fine in the locker room yesterday, but who knows?

  43. By blake on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Come on offensive line its your time to shine, lets get this running game going in high gear.

  44. By BLOOD RED on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Wish Breaston well and quick recovery,we love you man!Time for youngsters to step up.I really like Jones.This is going to make teams put 8 in the box and open up our passing game.I predict Williams to have huge game!DA come on man this is your chance to prove everybody wrong,have a big game with the youngsters and shut everybody up please!!!Can’t try to run all game,thats what the chargers are going to prepare for.Maybe fleeflicker time?ROCK N ROLL REDBIRDS!!!

  45. By dmface on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Two things. First, the Cards should have signed a legit QB. Why go after Anderson? Cards were better off with Matt. He, at least, knew the system. Cards should have never let Boldin go. You can not let big time play makers just leave. In my opinion, the Cards are going to struggle big time against good teams. The Cards have not invested anything into the Defense. The secondary is still weak and they let Dansby go..wowww. The Chargers are going to stread them. New Orleans are gonna stread them too. Anderson is similar to Alex Smith..just not that good. Cards need to sign a viable QB. I would even go after Culpepper at this point. I am a Card fan, but I am a realist too.

  46. By Old cards fan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    all is not lost whiz have to become creative with the off. like using beanie & timmy at the same time you can run or pass with timmy a good reciever. plus keep the opp. def honest by throwing the deep ball to fizt or williams.DA you need to improve your play (flipping the ball to a reciever) c’mon man!

  47. By RM42 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    The Cards must make a move to get a veteran receiver. Even a journeyman receiver would be better than 3 rookies and an inexperience second year player like OJ. Here are a few names, Dennis Northcutt and Bobby Wade plus Laveranues Coles. Coach Whiz is going against his principles on playing too many rookies. Most rookies are not ready for Prime Time.

  48. By Casey on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    RE: Punt Returns


    What exactly are the roles of Trumaine McBride and Brandon MacDonald on the Active Roster right now? Given that neither returns punts, is it not time to promote Marshay Green from the practice squad to the Active Roster as the #4 CB and #1 Punt Returner?

    Didn’t Marshay get quite a bit of time in Pre-Season returning punts and look pretty solid doing so? (unlike Roberts, who looked shaky, then got hurt, and now looks even more shaky).

    I think it makes more sense at this point to let Andre Roberts focus on trying to become this team’s 4th/5th WR instead of trying to force him to be a returner AND a wide receiver right now. Seems like it’s just a little too much for him to handle at this point in his “transition.” I think Marshay Green would have an easier time handling punts and being the team’s #4 CB.

    I realize that Roberts was successful in college at the FCS level returning punts, but based on Marshay’s bio (below) and his play during the Pre-Season, it seems like he is equally if not more qualified to get a shot at the job:

    “Finished career ranked fourth all-time at Ole Miss in punt return yardage (917 on 93 returns) and sixth in kickoff return yardage (984 on 41 returns) … 24.0-yard kick return average is the highest of any of the top 10 career leaders … three career punt return TDs tied for second on the school’s all-time list … recorded two of the school’s top five single-game kickoff return yardage performances (146 and 159 yards) … all-time leader in punt return yards in the Cotton Bowl with 185 yards in two appearances …”


  49. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Casey —

    RE: PR

    McBride is on special teams right now, important because the Hyphen isn’t playing as much of special teams because of his offensive role. McDonald is inactive right now. If you activate Green, I suppose you could cut McDonald, although they might like McDonald. And you have to come up with someone else to be inactive on game day.

  50. By hahahahah on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Ha it really doesn’t matter what receiver is on the field with DA having trouble finding the best one in the league.

  51. By Dre on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Really not a big deal…you replace Breastons production with screen passes to Howling. I think the coaches really need to look at putting the ball in Howling hands more. With his height and how he runs in open space, I would love to see some screen passes to him. The guy is a play-maker like Darren Sproles but they got to find the plays to get him involved in the regular offense.

    With Breaston sitting a couple of games it allows the rookies on the field for some added playing time which should pay off down the road.

    Who is the second best player we have on offense? In think it is Beanie. I would really like to see Beanie get the ball around twenty times a game. There should be enough rush attempt left for Hightower and Howling to share. Beanie needs to be the featured back in this offense…20 rushes from him gets us 80-90 yds a game if not more. We control the clock, we control the game and our defense gets more then a two to three minute rest between series. We wear their D down to the ground, instead of the other way around.

    I’m happy to see they broke DA pass atts. down from the 40s to mid 20’s. Because of his pass percentage, the other teams where getting 70-80 plays off a game and they were mostly run plays….thats a double negative. I think 26 to 28 pass atts is just about perfect, leaving Hightower enough carries to
    peel-off on one of those long run.

    Want to win…

    20 carries to Beanie

    26to28 Pass atts/g

    7to8 to carries Hightower

    2to3 to carries Howling (plus some passes)

  52. By jocards on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I have been as vocal a critic of Anderson as anyone, I’ve also been critical of the teams overall play thus far but there is no way I am conceding a loss before the game is even played! Not to the Chargers, not to the Saints, not to any team. This team needs to play better top to bottom but things do change week to week in the NFL…If we can control the ball on the ground and hit a few plays in the passing game, we can win.

  53. By RM42 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    No changes needed. Submit as is or delete. I am not sure what you need from me.

  54. By PWalker on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    The thing that made the Cards a good team the last two years was the passing game. Now retirement, trade and two injuries and it is all gone. On the bright side DA looked better in the preseason throwing to the second stringers (rookies) than the first and it looks like San Diego’s defense will resemble their second team so may have a chance in that one. You might want to go fishing the next weekend.

    Go Cards

  55. By Dre on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply


    Re; two things

    The Cardinals traded “Q” (he had no choice but to leave) and a 5th rd. pick to The Ravens for a 3rd and 4th rd. pick . The got Kerry Rhodes with the 4th rd from the Jets and used the 3rd rd pick to move up 11 spots in the second round of the draft…the got Daryl Washington (he’s good but dang an additional 3rd pick).

    Culpepper is a waste of roster space, Bro and so is Trent Edward and Mark Bulger. I agree with Leinart though, they should of stuck with him and if didn’t deliver make a change. DA wouldn’t be bad as a backup but he’s no starter.

  56. By Darthcard on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Seriously they should kick the tires on L. Coles. He is not what he was but he is a pros pro and can really help even for the short time. Just an idea.

  57. By fightingbird on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I know we are missing a few links in our chain right now but in this game people get hurt and then the others have to step it up and I think they will. These guys are pros and come on ,lay off of Andrson alittle hes played in 3 games in which the redbirds have won 2 of so be a fan and you step it up a notch remember “WE DO THIS TOGETHER” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  58. By Eazy E on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    We need to definately make a trade for either vincent jackson or a veteran wr immediately. We are super thin at wr now and other than fitz we got 3 rookies behind him, no no no! San Diego and New Orleans will most likely stack the box and double or triple Fitz.

  59. By Eazy E on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    A veteran wr that can play of course.

  60. By Eazy E on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t even mind if its a journeyman veteran wr.

  61. By Stuart on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Wow what a season, We loose are starting QB to a grudge that the head caoch had with him, Boldin leaves for his contract issues for less then what we wanted to pay him, and know are WR corps is dropping like flies.

    Heck well at least are long shots like Stephan Williams and Max Komar will get some much needed pro experience. Heck I have confidence in them. Please Please Please Derrick Anderson work on your game and get better man, I’m not ready to call it a rebuilding year.

  62. By Kurt on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply


    Nice feature that touched on Andre Roberts. Great perspective. I will move to his corner and wish him the best.

  63. By PWalker on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    By Boondock – “Plus, it might be a blessing in disguise…rookie WRs don’t run perfect routes generally, so when the WRs are out of position they might actually be in the vicinity of DA’s inaccurate passes”!

    LOL That’s BiPolar.

    Go Rookies!

  64. By joshR on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    DARREN WE NEED A ACCURATE QB WHY IS WIZ SAYING DA IS GETTNG BETTER WHEN ITS OBVIOUS HE THROWS LIKE A BLIND MAN ? An the front office isnt even makin any moves for a accurate or mobile qb ? Cards are in trouble if they dont go after another qb but that said i feel alot more comfortable wiT MIGHTY MAX AT Q B HE IS LIKE A lil KURT WARNER

  65. By Voice of Reason on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Crap — I remember the last time this happened.

    Kevin Kasper and Nate Poole, anyone?

  66. By BLOOD RED on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with putting Beanie and Tim in at the same time.I also agree we need to use the hyphen in screen game(playmaker).Time for Whiz to get a little more creative(toss in one flee flicker )please.Perfect time when the chargers are going to keying on run!Time to see the true heart of the cards this week.I think we suprise some people with a huge win in san diego!Smashmouth here we come!!I just wanted to say i love the passion Lutui has been playing with(sign him long term),he bleeds cardinal red!!

  67. By Former Steeler Fan on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I repeat:

    1) The O-line is (and will be) ineffective in pass protection and (often) run blocking. Ergo, many three-and-outs throughout the season.
    2) The defense has too many has-beens (see LBs) and will allow more points than the offense can score. For XXX’s sake, the Cards should have lost to the RAIDERS!!!
    3) The QB situation will continue (season long) to be as bad as it can be. Re: DA; A leopard doesn’t change his spots. Miller and Whiz cannot change DA’s passing ability. And, regardless of the fascination of some fans with Max Hall, he can’t take the team to the playoffs.

    With those three deficiencies, (I’m sorry to say) the Cards WILL NOT make the playoffs.

    If Whiz doesn’t make better personnel decisions e.g. drafts and FAs, we have seen the best years during his tenure.

  68. By Sackman on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Bad News for the receiving corp.
    Good News for DA! He won’t be under 50% completion.
    Now it will be more like under 25% completion.

  69. By cody on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    please tell me that the Cardinals are going after Javon Walker. Larry Fitzgerald is the only proven receiver on the team now, Onrea Jones doesn’t cut it. Walker has lost a step or 5, but at least hes another veteran presence. have you heard anything about him being in their interest?

  70. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Cody —

    RE: Vet receiver

    Haven’t had the chance to ask yet.

  71. By TBru on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Get well soon Stevie

  72. By Scott H on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Sigh…why does it just seem like nothing is going right this season for the WR position in particular? Oh, Anquan Boldin, where have you gone??? It’s been hard to watch Q tear it up down in Baltimore while the only thing our WR’s have been tearing up is their knees!

  73. By georgiebird on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Tell the Cardinal fans to get a grip.
    The Cardinals are probably one of the healthiest teams in the NFL. The defense is 100% -when healthy, I don’t think that G. Hayes is better than Washington or Lenon.
    On Offense we’re down only a starting WR and a sub WR (Ducet). Everyone else is ready to go.
    I’m looking forward to the Cards beating San Diego.
    And look at the bright side- if the sub WRs are running imprecise routes, then maybe DA will hit them.

  74. By RED BIRD 66 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    I called this surgery out yesterday on the blog as it seemed they were being secertive again like they were with Beanie. The Cards are not that hard to figure out as they are in panic mode as they should be. Any chance of bringing back Morey or J. Urban. Not sure if Urban is playing eleswhere but at least he knows the system.

  75. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Red Bird —

    RE: New WR

    As I just blogged, they aren’t bringing anyone in. But Urban is on IR with the Chiefs, and Morey retired.

  76. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Urban, any chance we could put DRC in the backfield for punts?

  77. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Rodgerscromartie —

    RE: DRC PR

    It isn’t impossible.

  78. By TucsonTim on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Adversity equals opportunity. We probably weren’t going to win the next 2 games anyway. Let’s see who can step up and play. Just go with it.

  79. By nmcard on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    DU , do you think Whiz had to make a choice between a strong arm or system guy to live or die by , I hear alot of Denny player comments which has to be true to a point , as you have mentioned , some of each has to be true , but you know Whiz has to be searching for answers , true Matt was not his but Whiz does have an ego , that is what makes him and for that being said all of us in one way or another , do you think he is looking at least for a QB sorry for my bad writing

  80. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    NMcard —

    RE: QB

    The Cards have their quarterbacks. If Anderson isn’t the guy, Hall will get his chance.

  81. By AndyStandsUp on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    There’s always one player from each years squad that a team can’t afford to lose. It’s the guy that knows how to be a leader without looking like one. The guy that keeps it low-key yet commands the respect of the locker room. The guy that makes the engine go.
    Breaston is one of those guys. Hope his injury is minimal and whomever his understudies are, prepared to step up and take a leadership role.

  82. By Shane on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Darren I know its not related. But is there anyway we can see if Jim O has any audio of the Cards commentary of the end of game miss by Janikowski? Would love to hear Pasch and Wolf in action rather than the crap announcer we got on CBS that day? I’m sure many of us would love to hear it if he can come up with a 1 to 2 minute sound bite? Could you ask him please?

  83. By Darren Urban on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    Shane —

    RE: Audio of end of the game

    I can do that.

  84. By Casey on Sep 28, 2010 | Reply

    RE: PR


    If they like McDonald, why is he not active on game days?

    And you are correct, what I am suggesting is that McDonald be cut, McBride be deactivated on game day, and Green be promoted from the PS to the Active Roster and be activated on Game Day as the #4 CB and Punt Returner.

    Based on what I watched during the preseason, Green showed well for himself both as a tackler/cover guy when the Cardinals punted and as a returner when the opposing team punted. So yes, I am suggesting that he would replace McBride’s “important” role on special teams and provide a viable choice for a punt returner.

    Clearly, the punt return play is simply unacceptable through 3 games and this team can’t afford to continue to make excuses. Changes need to be made right now. I’m sorry, but if this organization feels like the heat is being applied by fans and the media right now, just keep things status quo for another week and it will be exponentially worse… mark my words.


  85. By clssylssy on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Looking around the league, teams are making sweeping cuts going into the 4th week and signing replacements without missing a beat. We seem to be drowning in our distruction without a plan. Dennis Green was a terrible coach and Whisenhunt was like a gift from God to this organization however, I still think our problems are economical. Q just had a “historical” week with the Ravens and Ray Ray, Dansby is our gift to Miami and if we had paid these guys they would be doing the same for us. Money is the great motivator, like it or not, and this organiziation needs to be run more like a business and not someone’s hobby. This is starting to look alot like a sick-out. We can’t sign anybody or make changes anywhere if we can’t pay them so along with personnel changes we need a really good financial planner and marketing consultant. Luv em, won’t leam em;this may be one of those “rebuilding” years
    when we just enjoy the tailgate.

  86. By AZkidinJAX on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply


    Has DA thought about wearing gloves like Kurt did, it helped him and my guess is that it couldn’t hurt! Might create accuracy

  87. By Darren Urban on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Azkid —

    RE: QB gloves

    I don’t think gloves are Anderson’s panacea.

  88. By OttisAndersonFan on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t have any expectations for this season after Leinart was cut and Anderson named the starter. I sad to hear about Breaston, but he will be back. Now is a great time for our rookies to get meaningful training time and for the staff to find out who has the most promise.

  89. By bill on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    what are we going to do now. we have no recievers and noone who can throw the ball decent.
    i like da but we need someone like kurt who can throw to fitz.
    otherwise trade for someone

  90. By stuck in Texas on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Its a good thing that we got rid of Q…what a waist of $ he would have been.
    The Cardinals are back to being hard to watch.It was a nice two years.Now we know why the get no respect…Cheap owners.Please sell the team!!!

  91. By Darren Urban on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Stuck in Texas —

    RE: Selling the team

    Interesting. When I mention fans panicking, you may have moved to exhibit A.

  92. By stuck in Texas on Sep 29, 2010 | Reply

    Also…Put Hall in if this a rebuilding prosses lets go all the way.

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