Beanie active, Heap and Porter out

Posted by Darren Urban on October 30, 2011 – 8:49 am

A week ago the Cards feared RB Beanie Wells was lost for the season with a knee injury. Today, Wells will be active for the Cardinals, although they will have all four of their running backs — including LaRod Stephens-Howling, Alfonso Smith and Chester Taylor — active, just in case. Tight end Todd Heap (hamstring) is out, however, taking away that reunion potential. LB Joey Porter (knee) is also out, and will be replaced by rookie Sam Acho (and no O’Brien Schofield) in the lineup.

The rest of the Cards’ inactive list today:

  • QB Rich Bartel
  • WR Stephen Williams
  • S Kerry Rhodes
  • T D’Anthony Batiste
  • DE Ronald Talley

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32 Responses to “Beanie active, Heap and Porter out”

  1. By emm7777 on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    YES! Porter should never step on the field again! He seems like a good teammate and excellent motivator, but he can’t play anymore.

  2. By Phoenixraven1 on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Porters being a great coach on sideline though! Maybe we have a coaching spot for him!

  3. By Rodgerscromartie17 on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Not much of a change, were going to blow this win I can see it already, the Ravens are destryoing us in ever category right now,

  4. By suspence716 on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Is anybody else sick of watching this Kolb guy pretend to play quarterback? He just looks disgusting! Happy feet, happy feet, can’t step up in the pocket, looks really scared every game!

  5. By SameOLDcardinals on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Kolb SUCKS!! No moral victories WHIZ…You’re Outta Here!!

  6. By cardfancolorado on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply


  7. By NYCARDSFAN on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Sad…very sad indeed.

  8. By R Robles on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Kolbs gotta go ALL IN FAVOR SAY I……….

  9. By D on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Where to start:
    The Good: Beanie is an effective runner. Patrick Peterson is special on special teams and it appears Schofield and Acho are improving-
    The Ugly- All 3 Off Tackles for the Cards shouldn’t be playing-all of them are terrible and we now know why Richard Marshal was not signed by Carolina-

    The play calling on second down was terrible-the second and long two yard runs up the middle put the Cards in 3rd and long all day…which we know how that ends up…Kolb running for his life…Did we not think to throw to #11 on Second down????

  10. By lg on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    see thats why i talk about the punter. everybody no we dont have no DEF so the punter need to be able to pin the other team back. ben had a great leg this guy dont 27 to 27 when we punted the ball to them they was already in field goal range with 53 second left so we lose its not wiz its not kolb its the DEF its the punter bring back ben graham

  11. By dre 1368 on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    playing for the ot killed us. some chicken stuff. bad play calling on the second half. Kolb is lost out there 21 un answered points poor play on the qb . best play pp21 once again why did we ever get rid of 81 boldin came back to haunt us . over all better team play best thing 55 not out there on the field. it time to see what big john has cause Kevin plays like a rookie cam is way better then him cut your loss lets play john maybe we could trade him for a 2 thats kolb i mean

  12. By BIG RED on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Enough is Enough with this Kolb QB. Just look at what his score was on Fantasy Football -2, he can’t even score there. Come on coach Whiz, are you really doing this on purpose or what. Big John Skelton is just rotting on the bench. What do you see in Kolb he sucks. He had 145 yards passing, 66 yards in one pass to Fitz., that means he threw 79 yards for the remainer of the game. Do you call that a franchise QB. Just plain sick!!!!!! Miss Boldin!!!!

  13. By AZ Cardinals Rock on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Long list of complaints:

    Last three drafts have been a joke, coaches that don’t coach, players that don’t play, and draft picks (2nrd l/b from TCU that broke his wrist and the next year we cut him and draft another TCU l/b and keep Porter???).

    if Kolb was to be our savior then why in preseason did he only play the first quarter or less in alot of the games. He still has no real rhythum or consistency with the rest of the team. If he doesn’t improve why not give Bartel a chance to play? He can’t do any worse, and he seemed to move the ball pretty well.

    i am so close to being done with the cardinals and becomming a Lions fan, at least they will put forth a good effort and play with some passion. if the cards don’t draft some big, nasty offensive tackles and at least one guard next year Iam done with them.

    By the way, great trade and give away for a at least above average DRC. once again Whiz got tooled on that one. Iam so frustrated with the whole thing that anybody who says we improved is full of fairy dust and needs to wake up. We suck and we give other teams the games because we fold like a house of CARDS. I may be back next year but this year is done, YET AGAIN!!!!

  14. By dan on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Andre Roberts should never step on the field again either, somebody tell Whiz he can’t play either.

  15. By georgiebird on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    As the Raven game is discussed and the moral victories are awarded, there is really only one significant questions that the Cardinals have to answer:
    “If the Cardinals were leading by 30 points at the half would the Cardinals still have lost the game”??? “If they were leading by 40 points??
    Until the defense is brought up to top-flite NFL standards, it’s rather stupid to be discussing the OL, Kolb, Beanie, the TEs. For possibly the 100th time I’ve said it on this post, the Cardinals have never been a good defensive team in the 51 years of my fandom. The defense cost us a Super Bowl-make no mistake about it.

  16. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    The nfl will never let the cards pick Andrew Luck they know the cards will destroy his career before it starts.great game to one of my favorite players boldin cant believe they let you go for andre roberts. duh?

  17. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    The only good thing that came out this game is the play of acho and shcofield but we all know once porter healthy he is going to know what im done with the cards until the bring in a real coaching staff…….

  18. By KurtM on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    emm couldn’t agree more they need to do the same thing with Haggans

  19. By Barry Bond on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Nice job Graves and Whisenhunt on reneging on Anquan Boldin’s extension/contract! Boldin beat us with his 7 catching and 145 yards, he was the whole show for the Ravens. And you guys say we do not need a SECOND receiver? What a dumb move by sending Boldin to Baltimore! That sucks.

  20. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply


  21. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Its time for heads to roll. 6 straight losses and the way it look might go to 15 worst than last year this almost want me to say bring back huhhh DA NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! OK I NEED A DRINK.

  22. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    The biggest comeback in ravens history once again the cards are in another team record books.

  23. By GW on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    fizt had 98 yards today.

  24. By ALONEEAGLE on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    There really isn’t that much to say!! It was obvious a personnel game for Q, more than it was a needed game for the Cards. If Boldin is still wearing a Cards uni. They win that game, ‘nough said! The first half was great to watch. Too bad football is 4 quarters, because the Cards didn’t even show up in the 2nd half. Embarrassing!!

  25. By Mr. Know It All on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply


  26. By Scott H on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Honestly, I don’t even see where we lose anything by not having Heap and Porter in this game or any other. Two players who were anywhere from very good to great during their prime years. Their prime years are over. Just two “name” players who are not going to be part of helping this team move forward. Heap is just taking time away from Housler, who appears to offer much and needs to be on the field as much as possible. The LAST thing I wanna see is s replay of last year where we just kept putting Derek Anderson out there long after the season was a lost cause. That took valuable time away from the other QB’s, who should have gotten more playing time. Well, we’re now 1-6 and this season is another lost cause. So, why do we need to bother with over-the-hill guys like Porter and Heap when we need to be looking to the future and we know those guys ain’t part of it??? Makes no sense to me at all, but this head coach just can’t seem get over his own stubborness.

  27. By Steve Karch on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb has turned into a real joke! In the shot gun he stands too close to the line of scrimmage….watch the good QBs and they are back 5yds not the 3 1/2 that Kolb is. Instead of his first movement being to catch the ball and begin looking for receivers, his first move is to back peddle two steps….then begin looking for receivers. What’s the average time for QBs to get rid of the ball (4 seconds)….he has already lost 2 seconds moving backwards and hasn’t looked down field yet. Where’s the coaching to help him out? He is getting worse not better. Look at the rookies that have come into the league that are performing much better than he has. The “system” needs to use the players they have rather than trying to remold everyone without the benefit of a camp. Very disappointed to say the least.

  28. By cardsalltheway on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations Cardinals, you played the best 1st half thus far in 2011. And ditto to Ken W., for playing the right people on defense. The sad thing is Ken W. is still playing the WRONG people on offense. Kolb NEVER should’ve started this season nor should he have ever been gotten at 60 + million dollars(he only had 3 more starts than John Skelton). It was ridiculous to give Kolb the AUTOMATIC starting position when he didn’t even know the offense. What a coach(decision-maker) we have in Ken W., aye?

  29. By dan on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    Count the pass interference calls against Boldin and he had well over 200 yards. I’m a huge Cardinals fan and even I enjoyed watching Boldin. Truth is Kurt Warner would have stayed if the Cardinals brass would have not stabbed Boldin in the back.

  30. By CORMAC on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    We need offensive production plain and simple. Instead of learning on the job, give the ball to someone who knows the offense already. At least Skelton does not fumble the ball all the time and give us horrible field position. Seriously…. WHY stick to a losing quarterback? Its about wins, and KOLB is not getting them…..WHO cares about charisma and potential. Let him sit on the bench with the rest of the guys who have POTENTIAL. He is not ready, let him learn a bit more. Crappy O line? YES, but we had this same crappy OLINE before and seemed to do better than this……..SO LAME…..

  31. By BIG RED on Oct 30, 2011 | Reply

    No offense with that #4 he’s worthless. Skelton this coming week please, enough with this stupidity.

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