Dockett active; Toler, Hyphen, Wright sit

Posted by Darren Urban on November 21, 2010 – 9:41 am

The inactives are out for the game. Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett is active today, which is a good sign for the defense. Cornerback Greg Toler (foot) is not. Alfonso Smith will get some work at running back as well, with LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and Jason Wright (concussion) both sitting out. Linebacker Clark Haggans is also inactive with the lingering groin injury.

The rest of the inactive list:

  • QB John Skelton
  • LB Cyril Obiozor
  • LB Reggie Walker
  • C Ben Claxton

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70 Responses to “Dockett active; Toler, Hyphen, Wright sit”

  1. By Allen on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I hope special teams picks up the slack with LaRod sitting, good luck today guys!

  2. By Kurt on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


    I wonder if Whiz considered activating John Skelton for the game?

  3. By Darren Urban on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Kurt —

    RE: Skelton


  4. By Mike on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


    Is Breaston returning kicks?

  5. By Darren Urban on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Mike —

    RE: Breaston KOR

    Won’t know until game.

  6. By CNelson on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


    If Haggens and Walker is out who will be the OLB?

  7. By Darren Urban on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    CNelson —

    RE: Haggans replacement

    Will Davis, as usual.

  8. By Adam on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Do we have a chance with out LaRod??? I hope so. Good luck men!!

  9. By Dre on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    looks like Greg Toler is speaking out about last weeks game…drama, drama, drama. disappointed in Haggans, they need him in this game.

  10. By Darren Urban on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Dre —

    RE: Toler

    I never thought he was really going to have a chance to play today. He was limping pretty good most of the time. This isn’t some kind of statement.

  11. By Adam on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    WHIZ.. We all want to know if you are tough or not. Please show us. I hear you blame the players all the time and don’t take responsibility for leading the team. Is this true????

    True leaders take all the blame and pass all of the success to the players. If its broke find a way to fix it.You either get rid of it or fix it. Lead us!!! We are all waiting for you.

  12. By brad oneill on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    this team looks 100% better this week than last week, i predict a win at the 6:02 mark of the 1st quarter even though we are about to punt.

  13. By KyCardsfan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Good call…

  14. By Money on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    1st and 10, base defense, blitz Wilson but he’s picked up easily by Jones, who’s left covering Duane Bowe? Your linebacker Paris Lenon! This similar matchup happened last week on 1st and 10, do they not think other teams watch tape? Where is the Defensive Quality Control guy who should be telling them what their tendencies and weaknesses are?

  15. By RED BIRD 66 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Anderson get a shot as hard as the one he got Early hurt on. How many times is he going to overthrow a WR by 15 yard.

  16. By brad oneill on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    quarterback is ice cold he is 9 for 19 in the game and you decide to throw on 3 and 1????? come on ken quit out thinking yourself and play the damn game

  17. By OLDude on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    :57 left 2nd Q – I think DA is in love with his own arm strength – I can’t remember ever seeing a QB overthrow (speed AND distance) receivers to the degree he does.!

  18. By ross on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Pound the ball. TH and Beanie are salivating.

  19. By CNelson on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


    Why does Hayes continue to get more play time than Washington? He clearly isnt getting the job done and Washington was looking very promissing b4 Hayes came back.

  20. By PWalker on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    KC has too much coaching! Arizona?

    The system works… when you have Kurt Warner and Todd Haley.

    The refusal to run first is just bone head coaching.

    This team has coaching problems not player problem, mistakes and not putting players in position to succeed is coaching.

    Constantly making Anderson throw is not putting him in a position to succeed. Not running Tim and Beanie constantly is not putting them in position to succeed.

    Whiz preaches running the ball, but doesn’t even make a good effort to run it.

  21. By Bill L on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Jimmy says it’s not coaching(fraternity brother) it’s personnel problems…….well, atleast it is being realized, outside Arizona, that the Cards have serious problems. Now, will someone be held responsible…….anybody……or, do we continue to pretend that VERY serious problems don’t exist……..and certainly don’t scream out for fixing……..well, as long as the money rolls in, who cares about fixing this mess…….everybody stick your heads back in the ground!

  22. By brad oneill on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    now that the cards have given up, can I?

  23. By Rick on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I think its safe to say that we suck

  24. By OLD CARDS FAN on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    this team is not smart too many penalties

  25. By OLDude on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Low football I.Q. + lack of discipline = bad team Anderson throws a decent deep ball but the other throws in his repertoire are way off. Time to cash it in and see what Max can do …. it can’t be THAT much worse (if at all) at least Max is exciting and acts like he’s gonna bring ’em back. Anderson has that ‘hang dog’ look

  26. By OLD CARDS FAN on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    wow! 2years ago sb to the worst team in the nfl unbelievable. off only scored 6 points mid of the 4th quarter with more stupid penalities.

  27. By Bill L on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Is there anybody left on EARTH that thinks the Cards are better off with DA than Matt? Yet we suffer through this season of incompetence with DA and an undrafted rookie, while NOBODY will tell the truth about Matt being demoted then released. ANYONE think this ugly season is atleast worth some TRUTH? Now, some idiot is pumping DA……..released by Cle and beat out by Max Hall, an undrafted midget………FINE, I guess, if one really doesn’t give a damn about the Cards…….I’d like to punch Lynch in the Nose!!!!

  28. By Lone-Eagle on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Well, we are killing ourselves with stupid penalties with the exception of DA’s Penalty. I am also sorry to say this but por play calling, and way too many missed assignments and tackles. DRC has looked terrible most of the day, and DA is killing the team by missing wide open recievers. It is time for everyone on this team, players and coaches to start looking at themselves in the mirror and take accountability. This is just ugly!!

  29. By Dylan H. on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Let me say it is a crying shame the rest of the team is playing so bad, because Steve Breaston and LA-Rod are shining bright. I can only imagine how they would look with better pieces to this offense. As for the rest of the team the gigs up and they have been exposed. Why do we never run it on 3rd and short? Great sheme to Fitz and easy first, BUT!! DA can’t throw accurately. He has played much better to his credit, but Whiz screwed the pooch having Hall as are back up. As for me I am not rebuying my season tickets. I am still a huge fan, but I am not paying $1,000 dollars a season for this. Last week I could not sell my GOOD seats for face value and that sucks! Bidwell is going to loose the cash cow if he does not spend the money, any insight into why he is so reluctant to spend?

  30. By RED BIRD 66 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Players have given up on the season. Time to see what Skelton has or if we are going to pick a QB with our top 3 pick. Also need to hire a OC or fire the entire coaching staff. Pathetic, glad I didn’t waste time watching on TV and just worked and listened to the radio. Obviously Whiz way isn’t the right way. Time to start thinking about Gruden-bye bye Whiz.

  31. By OLD CARDS FAN on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    hey coach whiz it look like some of your players are giving up. NOTgood. da is a career backup he only throw airballs the 49ers are licking their chops for the mon nite game should be over by 2nd quart.

  32. By cards fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if the cards would be smart and draft a qb in the 1st round in next years draft.derek anderson is not the man to get the job done sorry to say.

  33. By azcards24 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    this is the stuff thats gonna make fitzgerald leave come on

  34. By OLD CARDS FAN on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Derrick “HIGHBALL” ANDERSON FINALLY throw a td to fitz.oh but the game is over. its time for a change.

  35. By Andre on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    For GODS SAKE, I thinks it’s time to say Anderson is not the answer by ANY means. He is just a distraction and his performance is getting too irritating. Throw in the two rookies and develop them. I’m a calm person. I never scream, yell or question what the coach is doing or when the players play poorly while watching the game. That will break if DA starts another game. It’s over for him.

    I know it may be a problem bringing in a rookie too early, but they already done that with Hall, so what’s the issue? Anybody?

  36. By Evan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Anderson MUST go. As everyone knew before he arrived, the guy can’t hit open receivers and/or leads them so high they get hurt. Now that we lost two must-win games and this season IS over, DO SOMETHING like getting Charlie Batch or Jeff Garcia as a short-term solution until Hall or Skelton can be developed. Losing (in a weak division) is unacceptable…

  37. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Nice, we got Monday night football against the Niners who started 0-5, we made fun of them, and now we know they are going to destroy us

  38. By brad oneill on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    at least they will be well rested for the lock out.

  39. By TucsonTim on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Can we start the lock out now?

  40. By JD on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Lets be honest…We need a dedicated offensive coordinator. 3rd and 1 and you put it in the hands of one of the worst QB’s in the NFL. The decline started after Haley left and was masked by Kurt warner having the ability to keep the defense off the field and masked Whizhunts bad play calling. After today it is clear Anderson will physically destroy every receiver before the season is over making them jump for every thrown ball. Put your rookies in and give them playing time and get ready for next season. Dump the line coach and defensive coordinator today, and start rebuilding this team for next season. This is a QB league and we don’t have a veteran worth 100K a season much less 3+ million.

  41. By Dylan H. on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why does the blog not get moderated right after the games? That seems to me like the most busy time of the week. During the week it is always spot on though.

  42. By Darren Urban on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Dylan H —

    RE: Blog after game

    Because I am kinda busy right after the game. One-man operation here.

  43. By Lone-Eagle on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Still searching for a win, hopefully some homecooking will make a difference, cause this season is getting awfully close to being over. So much for my birthday present, maybe next year!!

  44. By Rugbymuffin on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


    Any chance of Derek Anderson retiring after this game ?

    He can’t complete a 5 yard out to an open Fitzgerald, so he obviously is not putting the work in, and is an absolute joke.

    I know this organization has been horrible most years, but even we have some standards.

    I need 2 million. I can go out there and make a joke of this franchise.

    Please ask Anderson to retire. Please

  45. By AndyStandsUp on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Knee jerk response from this game- Defense lost this game. Everyone knows the O would struggle this year and the D would have to, well, “D” up, but they continue to have problems with tackling. (DRC looks like DOA.)
    Anderson overthrew Breaston on at least 2 deep routes and couldn’t put touch on intermediate or short passes.(But that’s a given quantam. Same was said about Leinart’s throw to Fitz in the preseason.)
    Why does the NFL continue to place “hometown” referees in the vicinity of their games? Walt Coleman(grown and raised in Little Rock,Arkansas-nearest NFL team KC) had several questionable calls, (half of the Chiefs’ was in that 1 yard possesion at the end of the first half.) MLB doesn’t allow even the slightest sniff of impropriety.
    The Cards seemed to mail this one in, I bet even the Chiefs would say so.
    Good luck next week.

  46. By TucsonTim on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I once said that 7-9 would win this division. I think I was wrong, I think 6-10 can win this division. We’re still in it! GO CARDS

  47. By Rob on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Billy Davis has to go

  48. By TucsonTim on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the over-under on receivers going to IR catching ambulance passes from DA?

  49. By Brian on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    let’s just go for first overall draft pick. Looks more and more like we got lucky for two years and now the same old.

  50. By Javi on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    OH MY GOODNESS DARREN what is happening with the cardinals team!! what will we ever do at the quarterback position!! DO YOU BELIEVE WE CAN MAKE IT TO THE SUPERBOWL LIKE THIS?????????

  51. By Don't Take Losses on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Cards win out. Win div. In Whiz we STILL trust. Oh how ye forget. This too shall pass bro.

  52. By Don't Take Losses on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    We lose NO ground in div today. Have some faith bro. Whiz sure hasn’t quit.

  53. By OLD CARDS FAN on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply


  54. By cardsalltheway on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    I think it’s about time Ken W. starts considering John Skelton. We have seen ENOUGH of D. Anderson and Max Hall. End of dream, fantasy experience over, NEXT please!
    I wonder if Cardinal fans will chant the same thing about Ken W. as Viking fans did about Brad Childress if(when) the Cardinals look bad or lose at home next game?

  55. By cardsalltheway on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    It looks like the first 10 or so plays were scripted, b/c D. Anderson seemed to know approximately where to throw the ball. After that, D. Anderson was lost. Sit the man down and play John Skelton, if his confidence hasn’t already been ripped away. How is a guy suppose to learn playing behind 2 other pathetic QB’s? Maybe learning/watching poor performing QB’s instead of watching a HOF QB as Matt Leinart did is what Ken W. thinks is best for John Skelton. Go figure.

  56. By Sect 113 row 10 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    First and foremost I think we should applaude Brad ONeil for his post — if the Card’s are going to give, why shouldn’t we??

    This is lazy, boring football and it is obivious that the players and the coaches don’t trust each other.

    Can we PLEASE fire Bill Davis and Chris Miller. These guys are NOT coaches and not got getting NFL quality play from these amazing athletes.


  57. By Dylan H. on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    PS- does anyone know of any fan related sites? Thx

  58. By Scott H on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Interesting that Steve Breaston makes reference to being tired about talking about the same things after these games…know what, Steve? So are we. But that’s all we can do because that’s all we are seeing – the same damn things. I’m so tired of making the same points and observations that I’m sick of listening to myself. But, really, what can you say that’s any different when this team just continues to do the same things every week and it results in the same thing every week???

    Derek Anderson? Ya know what? If people want to continue to say that he gives the team the best chance to win, then knock yourself out. BUT WHERE ARE THE WINS??? Feels like we haven’t had one in months. So, spare me the mindless rhetoric. I’m so tired of talking about Anderson. No, this isn’t all his fault. He’s playing about as well as he can. I knew back in July that that wasn’t gonna be good enough, but…whatever. It’s not his fault. It’s the fault of the people who over-evaluated him from the beginning and who continue to keep him in as our starting QB. That would be the coaches. It’s not working. It hasn’t been working. It’s probably not gonna work next week, either. But nobody wants to make a change that might bring a different result, so…what’s the point? By the way, I won’t accept that Anderson gives us the best chance to win while we still have a QB on the bench who hasn’t had a chance to play yet this year.

    Bill Davis? Anyone else think he should have been fired by now??? Anyone else tired of seeing our defense serving as a doormat every week??? I am. But I guess they’re not. So…again, what’s the point?

    The Vikings have lost 4 of their last 5 games. The one win during that span? Against the Cardinals. Of course. And for that one week, they looked like the Vikings team that everyone expected this year. Clearly, they’re not that team – they just looked like it against the Cardinals because that’s what the Cardinals do for everyone these days.

    The Seahawks have won two games out of their last five – both against the Cardinals. Of course. The other three ganes? They were toasted and looked exactly like the lousy team they are.

    The Chiefs? Lost their last two and had many people wondering if they were pretenders after all. Now, the Chiefs really are a decent team. But it sure did help them that they had the Cardinals to provide stepping stool to get them up and running again.

    And guess who’s up next? The 49ers! And do ya think they are happy that they have the Cardinals up next on their schedule? Oh, you better believe they are! Why wouldn’t they be??? Here’s another team that has been in the toilet all year but is about to get an opportunity to put it all together for one shining moment and to look like the team that they were supposed to be. Of course! It’s the Cardinals, after all. They make everyone look great. They’re everyone’s doormat, stepping stool, whatever the other team needs them to be.

    Nothing else to say. Looking forward to another not-good-enough performance from Anderson next week along with another horrible performance by the defense. Until something changes, I have no reason to expect anything else.

  59. By TBru on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    First game all year I did not watch. DA’s numbers look decent, I don’t see any turnovers listed. So what happened?

  60. By Khardz on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Looks like it won’t be hard getting a High draft pick!

  61. By jdcrow59 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Can someone please explain why with over a minute to go on the kc side of the fifty and two time outs you ask Anderson to complete a clutch pass. And Johnson says there isn’t a coaching problem. Try watching them every week Jimmy. Just keep throwing Anderson out there and you will more likely than not end somebodys carreer. With the possible exception of Carolina, this guy couldn’t play for any other team in the league. Just remember that the guys that can’t straighten old HIGHBALL out, are the same guys working with Skelton. No wonder he isn’t near ready. And Whiz talks about dropped balls. How about talking about a qb who couldn’t hit a receiver in stride if his life depended on it. Just wonder how many of the folks out west are going to keep shelling out cash money to watch this mess. Hey Rod, can you say Blackout!!!!!!!!!!!

  62. By azcards24 on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    this is the stuff thats gonna make fitzgerald leave come on !!!!!!

  63. By Andrew Luck Fan on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hey if we keep losing we will less wins than Buffalo and we can draft Andrew Luck.

  64. By ben on Nov 21, 2010 | Reply

    on the bright side maybe the team will play well enough to get a shot at andrew luck from stanford is he comes out. fingers crossed

  65. By Chandler PD on Nov 22, 2010 | Reply

    Whisenhunt is not a good coach. He’s a good person, but a poor head coach. The only reason for the success in Arizona with him as the coach was because of Kurt. Any other team in the NFL would be calling for his job. Bidwell isn’t smart enough to realize how bad of a coach this guy is. Look at his track record this season:
    1. Didn’t have the common sense to know that Leinart was weak early in the season, even though he’s coached him for how long?–This was devastating to the leadership role on offense before the season even began?
    2. Too sackless to call out Adrian Wilson for 7-10 missed tackles in the last 3 games, instead pulls Toler–WHO LED THE TEAM IN TACKLES THE SAME GAME HE WAS PULLED!
    3. Never admits poor coaching! It’s always the players faults, according to Kenny. In reality, it’s both. But to Whisenhunt, it’s NEVER his fault.
    4. Vanillla and conservative play calling, flat energy, and zero road-game presense

    The very reason why this entire city laughs at the Cardinals = Coach Ken. Nice guy, good Christian values, but terrible leader and decision maker who lacks ability to motivate and inspire. This team is lost and Whisenhunt is 80% responsible.

    Your welcome.

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