Wait and see with the returnees

Posted by Darren Urban on October 20, 2010 – 2:03 pm

The Cardinals were pretty healthy Wednesday. Everyone did a little something, including long-time rehabbing linebackers Gerald Hayes and O’Brien Schofield.

“Ben (Graham) point that out, that there was no one on the bike,” said wide receiver Steve Breaston, himself coming back from knee surgery. “That’s the first time in a long time, I think. I guess that’s a good sign.”

(Here is the injury report. Hayes and Schofield won’t appear because they are not on the active roster.)

That doesn’t mean anything is a lock for Sunday though. While it was good to see Breaston and Early Doucet back in pads, the way their respective injuries respond to practice will make a difference. Hayes could make an appearance Sunday, but it’s too early to tell. Schofield is unlikely to come back this week, I’d guess. It seems like the other banged-up Cards all have a good chance to be ready by the weekend.

The Cards had a lot of things going for them Wednesday. There was even a little rain, with the gray skies mocking a possible Seattle Sunday. “It was a little bit like a Seattle day today,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “Good for us to practice in it.”

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13 Responses to “Wait and see with the returnees”

  1. By Tyrelle on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply


  2. By el_padrino on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Who’s hungry for some sea chicken?!?! Bgack!

  3. By BirdGang on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    How did Hayes look? Can he make an impact as soon as Sunday? Man we sure can use his help.

  4. By AndyStandsUp on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    70% chance of rain in Seattle on Sunday.(SURPRISE!)
    Will that affect the chances of some of the walking wounded playing?
    And who are the team’s “mudders”? Has Hall played in inclement weather?

  5. By Darren Urban on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Andy —

    RE: Weather

    It’s a little rain. On turf. Not exactly a hurricane in a pasture. I don’t think it changes anything.

  6. By Dre on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    I’m excited about G Hayes and Schofield rejoining the defense soon. G Hayes experence is really missed in the middle. The Schofield situation, although hopeful, is becoming difficult to swallow. I hope he could get on the field and contribute something but I just don’t think its going to happen.

    To have a rookie coming off major knee surgery, who missed training camp, preseason and the first half of the season just does not sound to good to me. The knee injury alone takes recovery time, conditioning time and time to return to your original/ true form…if you’re able, plus he will be going up aganist an offense of line in mid-season form. He will not get a lot of playing time and I got to remember he is just a rookie. Maybe we will have a few proming plays but I wouldn’t expect much from him this year.

    I think the Cards need MERRIMAN and with G Hayes back we could see a totally different defense shortly after mid-season. Shawne Merriman, G Hayes, Daryl Washington/ P. Lenon and Joey Porter can and will do damage….big and fast linebackers is what the 3-4 is all about. I don’t understand why we have 5 safetys on the active roster…3 – strong and 2 – free saftys. In the 3-4 defense beside the noseguard, the linebackers are the most important unit…I rather be fat at the LB position then at the safety position.

  7. By justice on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    How OL is coming along today? Is it too early to tell this week? I know their effectiveness in blocking for Max Hall will be important in this game. How is Max connecting with Fitz, Brreaston, and Doucet? I can’t wait til Sunday. Thanks.

  8. By Darren Urban on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Justice —

    RE: Practice

    It’s impossible to know at practice. We will see Sunday.

  9. By Pheenic Cromartie on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Darren, do you think Steve Breaston and Early Doucet will play alongside Fitz?

  10. By Darren Urban on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    Pheenic —

    RE: WRs

    Pretty confident in Breaston. Waiting to see on Doucet.

  11. By hebrew on Oct 20, 2010 | Reply

    the boys are back in townnnnnnnnnn

  12. By Staff Sergeant TIm Roberts on Oct 21, 2010 | Reply

    If everything goes right for them, then the game should be a good one. Hopefully it will result in another “W” and not a loss. Get ’em Cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

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