Schedule hope

Posted by Darren Urban on April 18, 2011 – 3:19 pm

In the middle of waiting for the labor problems to be resolved comes the news the 2011 regular-season schedule will be released tomorrow — Tuesday — at 4 p.m. Arizona time (which is 7 p.m. Eastern). I know, I know, there are some of you who feel “What’s the point” until there is a labor agreement, and clearly, the NFL has taken part of that into account. Another game in London, between the Bears and Bucs, has been scheduled for Oct. 23 — except there is a caveat that the game will move back to Tampa Bay if a new labor agreement hasn’t been reached by Aug. 1.

As a quick reminder, the Cards’ home schedule includes the NFC West teams, Pittsburgh, Dallas, Carolina, Cleveland and the New York Giants. The away schedule includes the NFC West, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Philadelphia and Washington.

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  1. By John on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Are you kidding me with these cheerleader video’s? Seems like they are more “IN” to the 2011 season than the actual team is. Who makes these videos? Do they really think we care what the cheerleaders are doing?

  2. By TBru on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Lock out over yet?

  3. By cardinalman2 on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply


    If the lockout is still in place. Does that mean John Skelton will be our QB?

  4. By Darren Urban on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Cardinalman —

    RE: Skelton/lockout

    If the lockout is in place, there is no football. So there’d be no quarterback.

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Very slight chance the Cards have the season opener vs the Giants for the tenth anniversary of 9/11. More likely however, would be a Max Hall reunion with the Seahawks. HA!
    If the CBA isn’t reached by the draft, (and it won’t) minicamps will be out.
    At what point, Darren, do you think it would be too late for Training Camp?

  6. By Darren Urban on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Camp

    Good question. Depends how long you need camp. For example, NAU still has a school year starting and one of the reasons the Cards leave there when they do every year is because the students are moving in. So it’s not like you can push NAU back for football. That said, I’d expect a couple of weeks of ramp-up time at least no matter when the deal was done.

  7. By Marcelo on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    hey darren…

    are there any talks or comments coming out bout randy moss ending up in Arizona? or am I exagereting?

  8. By Darren Urban on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Marcelo —

    RE: Moss/Cardinals

    Nothing to exaggerate. There are no talks. He isn’t coming here.

  9. By Joe Holst on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    They usually open against San Francisco, any quarterback outside of Carson Palmer will not do it, Bulger is a statue, IR waiting to happen, Skelton connected on 47% of his passes he might hit 52% in his 2nd year, Mcnabb would make me happy as he can at least hit 55% of his passes, Hall is too little, vulnerable. DRAFT GABBERT or NEWTON and shoot for 2012, they aren’t going anywhere this year.

  10. By cards62 on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    I do not know why but I just think the players are not in a rush for off season team camps, two a days, and 4 preseason games and my gut is telling me a deal gets done in the preseason but camp is shortened and only 2 preseason games are played.

    GO Cards

  11. By tyman on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Look at the teams we play dallas, washington, philly, and the g men. does this not mean that maybe going out and giving mcnabb a shot might make even more sence? I think so, hopefully the cba thing works out sooner rather than later.

  12. By D on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Suppose to be the 32 weakest schedule, but the Ravens, Eagles, Steelers, Cowboys, Giants and at the Vikings doesn’t appear to be good matchups for the Cards…..maybe we will be in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes…

  13. By tyman on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    John love your post. I agree 100 percent. The inside draft stuff is really good stuff. Cant have enough of that.

  14. By drummer-1 on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Gabbert ,Luck, Gabbert , Luck…. Please can we talk about something worthwhile…

    @ D…. say we go 4-12, 5-11… but the QB wasn’t the problem do you still go after Luck because you like him or go for the area of need, someone who will help the team advance..

  15. By cardsalltheway on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    NFL dot com says…”Will the Cardinals draft a QB with the 5th overall pick? Former Arizona QB Kurt Warner thinks so. Find out which QB they’ll target.”
    But, Warner didn’t nessarily say that. He did say the Cards would consider Gabbert “IF” they liked him. Trent Green took that as a “Yes” and agreed with Warner that the Cards will draft Gabbert if available. Such nonsense! I guess it’s all about what you want to hear someone say, aye? Nonetheless, I’m glad NFL dot com and Trent Green is leading folks to think we’ll pick Gabbert # 5. The question is does Ken W. “like him(Gabbert)?” The sad answer is that he “liked” Max Hall so I wouldn’t doubt it. Ken W. don’t be a killjoy on draft day.

  16. By Scott H on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    John –

    RE: Cheerleaders

    Um….I just watched the cheerleader video and i’m wondering exactly what you are having a problem with??? If you’d rather watch a bunch of guys at the combine running the 40-yard dash, hey, have a ball. Until the real games ( or even practices, for that matter ) start, I’d rather watch a room full of hot women doing dance routines any day. ANY DAY!!! That’s just me…

  17. By Chuck 1 on Apr 18, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Hoist and D,
    At least a few other Cards fans realize that 2011 (if the games are played) won’t be pretty for the team.
    The OLine and QB are the main problems.

  18. By joe67 on Apr 19, 2011 | Reply

    Tell me again how this is such an ez schedule. All the West teams should be better, the NFC East, then Balt, Minn, Pitt. Guess that leaves Cleveland, Cincy, and Carolina as “easy” games.

  19. By lets talk cardinals on Apr 19, 2011 | Reply

    Cards should go P. Peterson with the 5th pick. He will eventually become the next A. Rolle x 2 & we will have an awesome Secondary. At the LB situation we have many young Talented players who will be ready to become the next C. Dansby. Remember K. Warner had NO good numbers coming from NY. Any QB that is decent will blossom with the Offensive skills our Offense has, that being said, our D will be killer & we still have 6 picks to draft any loose screws we may have.

  20. By Chris B on Apr 19, 2011 | Reply

    At what time, if a CBA is not reached, do we play with the QBs currently on the roster? Meaning, what date is it too late to bring in a QB who hasn’t had the chance to work with the offense?
    Boivin wrote somethig yesterday about the Cards not drafting a QB (I agree) and tanking the season (don’t agree) to get a shot at Andrew Luck.
    Personally I think people are giving up on Hall too fast and praising Skelton too fast. Put Hall in there for his second year and he’ll do better.
    I think they don’t draft a QB and play better at the position next year if they can’t get a QB from FA. Not saying that’s ideal, but it’s preferred over the mediocre QBs this year.

  21. By Darren Urban on Apr 19, 2011 | Reply

    Chris B —

    RE: “Too late” for a QB

    That’s impossible to really know. No offseason helps no one, on the roster already or not.

  22. By D on Apr 19, 2011 | Reply

    So, Darren
    You picked Peterson over say Quinn in that mock draft-I am a little concerned on Peterson’s low test scores, I wonder if Quinn would be able to play OLB

  23. By Marcelo on Apr 20, 2011 | Reply


    how much can the schedule interfer on draft choices? considering Carolina may draft Newton which means they would probably come motivated enough with such a prospect…

  24. By Darren Urban on Apr 20, 2011 | Reply

    Marcelo —

    RE: Draft/schedule

    Not sure what you are asking exactly.

  25. By CG06 on Apr 20, 2011 | Reply

    OT of schedule: If worst case scenario for Cards falls into place with Miller, Peterson, Gabbert being taken and NE has interest in Green, would the Cards be willing to deal that low in the first? If the received a package such as NE’s two firsts, swapping picks at top of second, and NE’s 5th rounder, would it be worthwhile? I could see a combination of 3 of these making more of an impact (not only immediate, but also long term) than just picking Quinn at 5: Watt, Pouncey, Watkins, Heyward, Sherrod, Sheard, Rudolph, Wilson. With 3 of those the Cards could have an OLB that fits the 3-4 better than Quinn, OG/T, ILB or TE starting immediately. Thoughts?

  26. By Darren Urban on Apr 21, 2011 | Reply

    CG06 —

    RE: Trading down

    I think the Cards will look at the option to trade down regardless of who is there. How seriously they look to do it will depend on who is available. Don’t forget, someone will need to want to trade up. Pats don’t usually trade up. My guess? Pats choose at 17, trade 28 for extra picks.

  27. By Marcelo on Apr 20, 2011 | Reply

    Sorry for not explaning well….

    that was a helluva question, forget it hehehe

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