No surprises on inactive list

Posted by Darren Urban on October 31, 2010 – 11:44 am

As expected, linebacker Clark Haggans will sit today with his bad groin, and the remaining group doesn’t contain any shocks either, including wide receiver Max Komar as the odd man out after all the wideouts returned to health. The rest of the Cards’ inactives:

  • QB John Skelton
  • CB A.J. Jefferson
  • S Hamza Abdullah
  • LB Reggie Walker
  • C Ben Claxton
  • NT Gabe Watson

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48 Responses to “No surprises on inactive list”

  1. By carlo7000 on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    darren is possible seeing darryl washington playing outside linebacker during the game

  2. By Darren Urban on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Carlo —

    RE: Washington

    I do not expect it.

  3. By Nick Pepe on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hopefully we play a complete game today. Go Big Red

  4. By Cards4Life on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren…..just wanted to thank you for keep all us die hard fans updated. I have a off subject question.what do you think of the phoenic suns this year lol there writers suck never give insightful info.

  5. By Darren Urban on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Cards4 —

    RE: Suns

    I’ll stick to writing about football.

  6. By lg on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    max hall is trash put DA in and leave DA in max hall has given the other team 14 points

  7. By Scott H on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Gee, way to go, Cardinals. Way to go, coaches, for not putting a FG on the board near the end of the first half. Way to go, offense, for not being able to score when you had first and goal near the end of the first half. And way to defense, especially, for allowing the Buccs to go the length of the field and put more points on the board near the end of the first half. Hey, at least we’re seeing a total team effort. They sucked in all phases of the game righ there!

    And in a game when we should be able to FINALLY lean on the running game, we’re going into the second half down by 10. Ya know what? I think we have truly met the enemy…and it is us! Gee, can’t wait to see what surprises are in store for us during the second half…special teams haven’t killed us yet…

  8. By Bill L on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hard to watch. Way below NFL quality. Whiz says a lot when he says Max Hall gives the Cards their best chance of winning…….a lot about Cardinals’ chances…….a lot about DA……..a lot about Whiz.

  9. By Lone-Eagle on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Well there is really not much to say! Stupid miskakes, poor protection, and terrible secondary, but most of all, no set, qualified QB, I really don’t see playoffs, and if I am Fitz, I am extremely frustrated, even though he he an extremely unselfish player…… That was an awesome block by Fitz to break Hyphen for his first TD. Wow, has the defense woken up or what, Nice job Hayes on that TD, welcome back!! Hey Joey, it’s about time, nice sack on Freeman. If you haven’t noticed Darren, I am blogging while watching the game. Oh and by the way, I can tell that Whiz did some tongue lashing at half-time. Looks like Anderson from 07 has finally shown up. Nice pass to Larry. Well I’ll fginish after th game is over

  10. By el_padrino on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I hate your play calling whiz!!!

  11. By ron on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    The Cardinal Defense is good but the offense really dig the grave for the other team to use it on them. Both Anderson and Hall made up all the turn overs that killed the entire team. “CRAP”

  12. By el_padrino on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I am sick of this river boat gambling play calling crap!

  13. By Marlon Skrusinski on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I think Whiz should be inactive for game days.


  14. By dylan on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Its official, even if we came away with a win today our wrecked quarterback situation can’t be denied. I have always given Whiz the benefit of the doubt, but releasing Matt was a mistake and I think you would be hard pressed to support the opposing view. Too bad, I thought we had this one.

  15. By Lone-Eagle on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    All it takes is one mistake at the wrong time. Seattle gave us a gift on a silver platter, and Anderson once again, found a way to kill it. You knew as soon as he released that ball, as well as he did, it was an interception. Thank goodness the Seahawks lost, but I just don’t know. If the offensive line doesn’t start protecting the QB, it doesn’t matter who is the QB!!! I will be the first to eat crow!! Be careful what you wish for, you just might get it! So far our free agents really haven’t paid off, except maybe Rhodes!! That is just my opinion!!

  16. By ImaCafan on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Why has Watson been benched in your opinion? Has he been that bad during the week that he can’t supplant BRob in the line-up? What is your opinion of Watson?

  17. By Darren Urban on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    ImaCa —

    RE: Watson

    Coaches just say they like Robinson better. I don’t break down practice every day, so I have to rely on their assessment.

  18. By Dre on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    The enemy is coach Whisenhunt, thats what I have been saying for a long time now. Everyone wanted to compare him to Green but the truth is this year he is the reason we are where we are.

    He don’t understand that we do not have a QB that can run his Kurt style game plan but he wants to force it anyway. The blame is on the coach and he needs to man up and admit he’s funkin it up.

  19. By James on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Hey whiz thanks for losign us the game my god im disgusted with the coaching its 1st and 10 and he throws it my god whisenhunt! thanks

  20. By Scott H on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Ya know what…it’s really hard to figure out just how good OR bad the Cardinals really are. The past two weeks, we lost to two teams that appear to be better than the Cardinals but the fact is, we killed ourselves with turnovers and never gave ourselves a chance. Maybe when we stop killing ourselves with our own mistakes, we’ll actually find out where this team stands. Until then…the Cowboys are probably the ONLY team that has fallen farther than the Cardinals. And that ain’t much of a consolation right now…

  21. By brad Oneill on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Dear jamarcus We can offer you some of the best recievers in the league. we know you like purple drank and we are willing to overlook that just don’t nap during the game.

  22. By TBru on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply


    I never ever what to see Derek Anderson take the field again. I was a big Anderson supporter at the beginning of the season. But seriously, throwing the ball off Sendlien’s helmet, then crying for an interference call. And once again, why not air it out at the end? Go for the end zone, I’ll take my chances with Fitz in a jump ball. Props to Breaston, Welcome back with a bang Hayes Very nice effort on Beanie’s part as well. I keep saying we have to get the ball in The Howling’s hands more and look what happens when. It is a shame Max spotted them 14 points, but I still feel better with him back there than DA. I think we should sign Culpepper and waive bye bye to DA (pun intended) The two touchdowns in two minutes is a highlight for the season, but in a wasted effort. Still not sure if our O line, or our QBs are the problem but something has to change.

    I don’t even have any thing bad to say about Andre Roberts this week

  23. By nor cal cards fan on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Urb- In the “Cards Give Away the Ending” story on the homepage, u have the Cards record as 3-5…You’re jumping the gun a little bit, although i agree we will probably lose to the Vikings the way we have been playing..

  24. By John Charles Fremont on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    The elephant in the living room needs to be addressed frankly. A lot of us have seen this for a long time, but said nothing about it because we very much respect Coach Whisenhunt, and acknowledge that he is the greatest, or at the very least, second greatest HEAD coach in the team’s entire history. What he is NOT however, is an offensive play caller. Everyone could see the difference last year in losing Todd Haley. The effect is much worse this year. There is no Kurt Warner to overcome the plodding, non-surprising, very predictable, anticipatable (for defenses) calls. They are non-sequential, show no creativity, innovation or anything else that places the defense off balance. And often they call for the extremely difficult pass–the kind that only Warner and perhaps three or four other quarterbacks can pull off. The problem this year is not Hall, or Anderson–though neither is a top-flight NFL quarterback. The problem is that we need at least a 2nd tier play caller as the offensive coordinator. Coach Whisenhunt is terrific as a head coach (and sadly, he’s too close to the situation to see/admit/realize that this is not his forte—and no one else in the organization has the guts to say that “the emperor has no clothes”) but he should put down those clipboards, charts and overhead photos, and not come any closer to any of them for the rest of the season than the mascot, the cheerleaders, or fans in the stands. We need the best playcaller available, and we need him right now.

  25. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Like I said last week, Hall doesn’t have “it” and he never will. STOP the madness

    THEY decided not to park in KW’s driveway (MN had to fly to Farve’s house)
    THEY decided to sign DA
    THEY decided to cut ML
    THEY “briefly” decided not to sign McNabb
    THEYcouldn’t then get either Bulger or Troy Smith (twice)
    THEY decided to play a short weak armed undrafted rookie
    THEY have all of my season ticket money

  26. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    With no offensive coordinator you get:

    Chinese fire drill on 4th and 2 at the 3
    Needless timeouts when 26 isn’t in the huddle
    Passing call on first down against one of the weakest run defenses in the NFL in the red zone with 2+ minutes to play

  27. By BIGCARDFAN on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    the cards need to change to selkton i know how raw he is in some people eyes but i bet he atleast he wouldnt through 2 int for touchdowns almost every game he to small and u just sucks peole tryin to make him in to jake plummer because he from AZ and we see what haben to him i dnt care if this dont make it on hear but if it does good bliss the cards cause they really need it badly kurt made people look good and now we see wear we are lets stop sit people on the bench and never find out if they can play or not

  28. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve said this before on this blog and now I’m going to put it in your face again

    Beany doesn’t have the DURABILITY to play in the NFL. That’s why the other teams who needed RB’s didn’t draft him. 25-30 carries a game and DOMINATE…no he could run 35 or more. WHAT are you smoking???? I’m from THE Ohio State Universit and he couldn’t even finish it there. I could have told you that for thousands of $ less than the moron who told you to draft him. WHO are your scouts. WHO evaluates the college talent.

  29. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    “The game speed is definitely a lot different than practice,” said Schofield, a fourth-round pick from Wisconsin

    Can you tell that to our OC who thought Max Hall’s wonderful practice sessions made him ready to play in the NFL

  30. By firemagoo on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Nice knowing ya Fitz. No QB he’s gone. This game just solidified it!

  31. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Well, while I’m on THE Ohio State University, this team desperate for a QB let a Heisman QB go to another team in their own division when they had no QB. So I’m sitting here thinking Troy Smith or Beanie Wells…what a bunch of saps the Cardinals are

  32. By Lone-Eagle on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    There are some serious Whiz haters out there, kinda makes you wonder!! maybe it’s time to get an O coordinater and let Coach Whiz do what a head coach is supposed to do, oversee things. I am really starting to miss Haley. Darren, I am starting to see what people are talking about regarding Beanie. He is to too quick to the holes and not in a good way. He is not reading the Defenses at all, and to his own admission he is just not getting low enough. I really like what Hyphen is doing, any chance he gets a start?

  33. By Darren Urban on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Lone —

    RE: LSH

    No, he won’t start.

  34. By akcard on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    The Niners started 0-5 and we started 3-2, but don’t look now because they now have 2 wins and we still have only 3. The problem is that this team is not getting better, if anything we are getting worse. Issue number one is we don’t have a QB. We are 8 weeks into the season. How long will it take before Whiz steps up and acknowledges that Hall and DA are not the answer. And how long will it be before Whiz quits throwing the ball around as if Kurt Warner is still our QB. Get the game plan in line with the ability level of our personnel. We gave this game away. Raheem was right, stats are for losers, the only thing that counts is the Win column. We gave away 17 points with Hall’s 2 pick TDs and the field goal that we didn’t try for at their 2 yard line. Our team is not good enough to give away 17 points and still win.

  35. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    “It was a good opportunity, but I definitely have some things to work on out there,” Wells said. “We do a better job as a whole offense. For me, I didn’t miss very many holes, but I think I need to run a little bit lower.”

    This from a man who has been playing football since he was 10 years old and played for THE Ohio State University, MY confidence has been restored, HALLEJUEA bring me a new contract for my season tickets, Wells is going to run lower.

  36. By TucsonTim on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    This is Halloween and so lets be the devil for the a minute… Who has has been really special on this extremely disappointing Cardinals team, who might be leading the league in a given stat, how them might we DESTROY this special precious??? YES I have it , lets put him in a totally unfamiliar situation and run him on a pass play over the middle about 7 yds beyond the LOC, yes that will hurt him and kill our precious. Happy Halloween Hyphen!!!

  37. By Dre on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I’m getting really tried of listen to all the moaning and growning about how bad our QBs are. Shut up all ready, we already know we don’t have anyone good at that position.

    It is the coaches job to put the team in the best possible position to win. We see it every flipping week the same results. IT’S THE COACH…IT’S THE COACH…IT’S THE COACH. The coach is the one calling the playes that led to the INTs.

    I rather lose 9 to flipping 10 with no turnovers oppose to making major mistakes after major mistake and to lose 35 to flipping 38.

    No one is buying the bull he is selling. I post day after day the same song but y’all rather correct me on gammar, misspelled word and slight oversight then to look at the real flipping issues why we are losing to teams we are better then.

  38. By Darren Urban on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Dre —

    RE: Your posts

    Yes, you’re right, I’m overlooking the issues. Thank goodness you’re there to put me in my place.

  39. By Cali Mark on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Can we get Tyler Thigpen, Kellen Clemons, or anyone that does not suck as bad as the Quaterbacks the cards have..

  40. By Chuck on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    My conclusions after the debacle:
    • Jaws was correct about Hall’s INability to be an NFL QB.
    • Whiz deserves an ASSIST for the loss because:
    • He KNEW that his offense had first and 10 at the 20 with 2:00 to go
    • He KNEW that he had two time outs remaining
    • He KNEW that he could run Beanie and possibly get a touchdown
    • He KNEW that doing so would cause the Bucs to use their time outs
    • He KNEW that he at least had a probable field goal to tie
    And, what did he call on 1st down??? A pass by DA
    And, what did he say??? “we’re not getting what we need out of the quarterback situation right now.”
    Who’s fault is that? Graves and Whiz, who signed DA and Hall.
    It’s time to bite the bullet and start Skelton, who could not be any worse than Hall and DA!!!
    It’s also time for Graves to tell Whiz to hire an Offensive Coordinator!!!

  41. By ron werner on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    dismill showing weak arm hall now u can see why 31 teams passed on him i was so pisse whem genius whiz released ML See now why!!!!

  42. By cardsalltheway on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    I think Max Hall should stop the ra ra college football antics. I think he knows in the back of his mind he can’t do it, he’s simply too small and can’t see what’s going on. DA should know what’s going on but I guess he never will learn. Next up please…it’s John Skelton’s turn. How obvious can it be?

    We had one little piece of Kurt Warner remaining on the team with his two year understudy Matt Leinart, but of course the Cards coach cut him. I really wonder whether Kurt W. truely feels as though he was slapped in the face? I know I would. Which makes me also wonder about whether Kurt W. relationship with the Cards coach was worth much. I guess the Cards coach gets and will continue to get what he deserves.

  43. By RodgersCromartie for PR! on Oct 31, 2010 | Reply

    Us fans sure are not going to get much from this team this season if they play like they did at the end of todays game, Anderson threw a terrible pass that got intercepted, back breaker right? Well how about that defensive stand at the end when we could have came back? Instead Anderson let almost 40 seconds run off the clock between 2 plays when we could of easily spiked the ball and had at leased 3 more chances at field goal range. Al of you that watched todays game saw it, or what about the last play were Fitz jogged toward the sideline and cought the last pass and just walked to the sideline? Why not a hail Marry or something? Its like they just dgaf after something like that happens

  44. By Gary on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    We want Skelton, we want Skelton, we want Skelton…

    C’mon Whiz, this is why we drafted Big John, time to give him his shot. Max is 3-and-out, Derek is just not that guy, and all the big free-agent names are long gone.

    What is there to loose??? Let’s give Big John a shot at QB now I’m sure he knows the playbook well enough, plus has learned a ton about turnovers by our other QBs to know this kind of crap is unacceptable. We are almost at the mid-point of the season and nothing to show for it. I’m pretty certain other fans are quite tired of these turnovers and points off turnovers as I am. This team has set a much higher bar over the past couple years than what they playing at this year. There is a winning attitude in the desert now and this is unacceptable. How the ‘blank’ do you throw and INT at the Tampa 20yd line with 2 minutes to go??? Only Derek can pull off such a feat…

    Again, Max is 3-and-out, Derek is not the answer. Time to throw Skelton in the fire and see if he was worth the 5th round draft pick we used on him…he looked good in preseason, I’m curious to know if those performances will transfer over to the regular season…some food for thought…

  45. By Gary on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I am going to retort just a bit…if we throw Skelton in there with Whiz calling plays, I truly think he’ll end up like Derek and Max…I’m starting to think now how Derek would have played, or Max for that matter, if we ACTUALLY had an Offensive Coordinator??? It’s like anything else, a team has to play to it’s strengths AND put players in positions to actually make plays. As far back as I can remember, been a fan for 23 years now, every piece of talent we let go turned out to be great players and the great players we let go continue to be great players. For instance, Calvin Pace and Antonio Smith more recently. Look at Thomas Jones, Anquan Boldin, and Karlos Dansby – to name a few. I sometimes wonder if the leadership of this organization does this sh*t purposely??? I think if Derek or Max were to, say, go to San Fran, I believe they would have more success there than here because they have an OC calling plays. Whiz thinking he can pull off OC and HC duties…LOL! It’s obviously not working, just look at our 3-4 record. Technically, we are lucky not to be 2-5, thanks to Seabass missing that kick (Oakland game).

    Nonetheless, I don’t think it really matters who we have at QB, RB, WR, TE or OL at this point in time – in most respects. For instance, look what the Patriot are working with these days. The only house-hold name in that offense is Tom Brady, but they still make it work. Why? Because they have an OC – of sorts. Bill O’Brien is the de facto OC, plus the mastermind Bill Belichick has the experience to call plays successfully. However, I think before Big John gets his shot, let’s actually get a reputable OC in here. Then, only then, will we begin to see improvements and we’ll be able to see the TRUE Cardinals, the winning Cardinals we have been so accustom to over the past two years…

  46. By Dre on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply


    Re: IT’S THE COACH Post

    Sorry, I didn’t intend that post to be directed towards you. I can see how it could have been interpreted wrong. It was intended for everyone pro DA, Max and Skelton.

    I’m trying to get my thoughts together right now and might post something later. For now I just what to express an idea I been thinking about here lately.

    Do you remember in ’05 & ’06, the Cards had made some pretty noticeable improvement to the team. We weren’t winning many games but we could move the ball a lot better. We were able to get into the red zone but many trips resulted in just FGs. That was Green’s issue…he got the player and some pretty impressive stat but no TD which meant NO WINS.

    The Cardinal had to learn how to win games which meant they had to learn how to get in the end zone. That is what Whisenhunt bought to the team. He took Green’s team and instead of kicking FG he scored TDs. Instant success…he rode that car all the way to the SB and as far as he could.

    Now we find ourselves in the exact position we were in 4 to 5 years ago. We have a good team but we don’t know how to win games with the personnel we have. It’s obvious to everyone who watches for whatever reason that Whisenhunt has to change his approach, everyone sees that except him.

    I’ll get back to this later….see ya

  47. By Scott H on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Well, it sure is clear at this point that Kurt Warner was truly THE guy who made this offense go the past tree years. I didn’t want to believe that coming into the season, but…to deny it now would be nothing less than total denial. Whoever made the point about how the Patriots can keep rolling with different players as long as Brady is there is right on. Same with Peyton with the Colts. Warner was that kind of guy. But when you lose that guy…it can be quite ugly.

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