Beanie sits out of practice

Posted by Darren Urban on October 26, 2011 – 3:07 pm

Not surprisingly, running back Beanie Wells sat out practice today with his sore knee. Whether Wells plays Sunday is unknown, but as usual, if he can’t practice all week, playing is a longshot. Having Beanie available or not makes a big difference. The Jaguars were able to topple the Ravens Monday night in large part because of their defense, but also because on offense, they fed Maurice Jones-Drew 30 times to take pressure off quarterback Blaine Gabbert. Beanie could be that guy too, if he could play.

Having a pair of receivers sitting out — Early Doucet (quadricep) and DeMarco Sampson (hamstring) — isn’t great either. At least tight end Todd Heap (hamstring) was back to work, at least on a limited basis. Go here for the full injury report.

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24 Responses to “Beanie sits out of practice”

  1. By Scott H on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Sigh…why does it seem that we are constantly dealing with truly talented players who never get to reach their potential ( at least not with the Cardinals ) because of injuries???

    Andre Wadsworth….Eric Swann….Kyle Vandenbosh….Timmy Rosenbach…now Wells. Damn….

  2. By LongTimeFan13 on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    What a suprise! I feel like he is always hurt! We need to cut ties with guys that arent working out in our system and who keep failing, as a fan I am tired of seeing 20 years of failures! We also need to get a GM that focuses just on the draft and player development so we dont have Whiz doing everything, maybe even a OC that calls the plays. The bonehead penalties are enough to stop watching them alone, I hate to blame the coaches but there is fundamental stuff they are missing on the field as players every week and it looks like we are not prepared to go into the game each week. I see Kalil might be the guy worth drafting since Brown has failed also, what do you think about him or other guys as a LT for the future?

  3. By Darren Urban on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Long time fan –

    RE: LT

    Honestly, I don’t pay attention to potential draftees until the combine in Feb.

  4. By Thedude on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    No, beanie we need youuuuuuuuuuuu

  5. By cardsalltheway on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds familiar aye?…
    “Cardinals’ Wells optimistic knee injury won’t keep him out”

    I’ve also heard…”Beanie has a bone bruise,” “Beanie out two weeks,” “Beanie doesn’t have a bone bruise” “Beanie has a sore knee,” etc…
    It sounds like the Cardinal medical experts are as clueless as the coaching staff.
    “Beanie could be that guy too, if he could play.” That also sounds familiar, the only time Beanie has really been the guy is his 3 touchdown game and if I remember correctly we lost that game.

  6. By againstthegrain on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    darren,in reference to having beanie available or not makes a big difference…. in what? beanie has been available and we’re 1-5.we’re playing the ravens who are as tough and smash mouth as they come. the ravens are pissed because jacksonville beat them. i hate to be a realist but beanie or no beanie this sunday ain’t going to be pretty. the only difference beanie would make is if… and that’s a big IF… beanie actually got sprung by the o line and could physically punish some defenders but,in the game of football there are no style points for punished defenders.

  7. By Frustrated on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Were the Cardinals preparing to use Sampson more against the Steelers and then he got hurt?

  8. By Darren Urban on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Frustrated –

    RE: Sampson

    I do not know.

  9. By John the Draft Guy on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    This is one game I don’t think Beanie will be a factor. If he is even slightly injured, hold him out for the Rams game

    To win, our defense must step up. I wouldn’t be surprised if they matched Peterson on Torry Smith and AJ on Boldin and brought 8 up in the box to try to take away Rice. I think this is a game where Horton is going to have to gamble and leave those CBs on an island. I believe our CBs can win their one on ones this week.
    I dont think we can win this game, but we could make it interesting.

  10. By Mr. Know It All on Oct 26, 2011 | Reply

    Get well soon Ryan Williams!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. By Rugbymuffin on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Doucet is hurt ?

    Well, he made it longer than I thought he would. Glass Doucet.

  12. By Matt in Philly on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I think it’s fair to say that this season is a wrap. Kolb doesn’t seem to improve whatsoever week-to-week. Beanie is on an off the injury list. We can’t dial up a pass rush, despite Horton proclaiming that he’d bring it. Our corners still need seasoning. What’s most disappointing is that we don’t even have any real talent to give playing time to other than maybe Schofield and Acho. There’s really nothing on this team to be excited about.

  13. By jocards on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Well if Beanie could play we’d obviously be better but the truth is this is an awfully tough matchup for the Cardinals no matter what. The Ravens in their stadium, coming off a loss. Unless Wells is mostly healthy and has had some practice time it would likely be prudent to keep him on the sideline. The truth is the odds are very, very long this week anyway. Considering the way this team has been playing I could definitely see a blow out. To me there is no reason to run a less than healthy Beanie Wells out there. I am as frustrated with the team as any fan but the truth is this season is all but lost not merely because of the 1-5 record but because the team is every bit as bad as that record would indicate. Again, no reason to risk further injury to one of the only weapons the team possesses.

  14. By joe67 on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Last time I looked the Cards are a 12 point dog against the ravens. I don’t think I can ever remember us being that far down. Man, this year sure has turned out sour. All I can say is “keep the faith guys”

  15. By Jeff Gollin on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    It seems as if other teams – when hit with injuries – have backups waiting in the wings who can step up without missing a beat.

    While we appear to be 2 or 3-deep in talented players on our depth chart, it seems as though these guys are not developing and improving fast enough to keep us competitive. (Where are our playmakers!!!)?

    In fact, you could fairly say that, as a team, the Cardinals aren’t improving fast enough to keep pace with the rest of the league.

    Logically you can attribute this either to (a) (b) coaches who aren’t teaching or (b) players who aren’t listening or learning. Either the coaches &/or the players have to get better or we need to get ourselves new coaches, new players &/or a front office capable of getting us better coaches and players.

  16. By John S on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Beanie is gonna just watch this game for laughs like the rest of us are.

  17. By wampag on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Bears release veteran safety Chris Harris

    you think we’ll go for him?

  18. By Darren Urban on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    wampag —

    RE: Chris Harris

    I wouldn’t expect it, no.

  19. By georgiebird on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Darren on the “Making Changes” article which idiom applies:
    1) Too little -too late
    2) A day late and a dollar short
    3) close the barn door after the horse has bolted
    4) the lights are on but no one’s home
    5) Dead in the water
    6) In dire straights
    7) Dead as a doornail

    To stay somewhat optimistc let’s go with this one- ” It’s never too late to learn” or is it “Better late than never”.

  20. By jocards on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    @ Jeff Gollin

    You ask where our playmakers are and that is a good question. The one we have on defense (i.e. DD) is rendered ineffective in the scheme we are running. Of the two we have on offense one receives a lot of attention & is game planned against each week taking him out of the game (Fitzgerald) and the other can’t stay on the field due to injury (Wells)…Okay, that about covers our playmakers sadly enough.

  21. By Wampag on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Hey D thanks for the quick response I thought he’d be perfect for the CARDS

    Did you get the email about my friend Matt and his operation?
    Also can you throw Matt in Philly my email would love to watch a game with a fan

  22. By georgiebird on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    The Ravens’ game is a long shot but I will be hoping for the following reason. The Ravens have an offense that’s pretty close to ours:
    1) inaccurate QB
    2) slow wide receivers
    3) pretty good running back
    Our defense has practiced against the above combination for a while now- maybe they have a way to defend against the bad Raven offense. Last week the Jags used a 4-3 scheme so there may be no help there.

  23. By AZ Fan in WA on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    I hope they are practicing the screen with Smith and LSH. That seemingly basic move could come in really handy this week.

  24. By Scott H on Oct 27, 2011 | Reply

    Doucet out due to injury? Really? Hell’s a-freeze….

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