Kolb questionable for Sunday; Horton talks Peterson

Posted by Darren Urban on November 11, 2011 – 12:37 pm

Quarterback Kevin Kolb will officially be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Asked if that meant questionable to start or questionable to be the backup to John Skelton, coach Ken Whisenhunt bluntly said “questionable to play.” I would still think it’s more likely John Skelton starts against the Eagles. It will be determined on gameday, Whisenhunt said, based on how Kolb can push off on the Lincoln Financial Field turf.

Running back Beanie Wells feels much better this week and he did more in practice this week, a good sign for the running back. Fullback Anthony Sherman’s ankle is doing well enough that Whisenhunt said he thinks he as a “great chance” to play, although he will be worked out ahead of the game.

— Defensive coordinator Ray Horton isn’t concerned with the penalties of rookie cornerback Patrick Peterson. “Hopefully the league will look and give him the same amount of respect, eventually, as the guy in New York (Darrelle Revis) or Philadelphia (Nnamdi Asomugha) and they just don’t call those things, because if they do, (opponents) are just going to catch every ball.”

Horton said he just wants Peterson to provide close coverage and, for the most part, the Cards are going to live with the consequences. “You want a guy challenging and being close,” Horton said. “Go back and look at our game with the Giants on fourth-and-2, I don’t know how to tell the difference or I don’t know how to coach, where their guy does really the same thing and for them it’s a big play and for us it is a penalty.”

Horton was referencing the Cards’ final drive when a pass to Larry Fitzgerald was challenged, physically, by Giants cornerback Corey Webster.

“Hopefully they understand this guy (Peterson) can cover,” Horton said. “It’s kind of like ‘Jordan Rules.’ He’s going to be on the guy tight because he is so good.”

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21 Responses to “Kolb questionable for Sunday; Horton talks Peterson”

  1. By Wampag on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    D you in Philly yet?

  2. By Darren Urban on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Wampag —

    RE: Philly

    Not yet.

  3. By Austin on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Way to stick up for your player!! Horton, you’re the man!!!!

  4. By Kurt on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Vick is about to learn what Patrick “The Blanket” Peterson brings to the Cards

  5. By cheesebeef on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Gotta agree with Horton here… Peterson’s getting the short end of the stick because he’s a rook… on a bad team. that kind of player never gets the benefit of the doubt, but I do think he’s getting better and closer and closer and he’s been one of the true bright spots on the team this year. There is NO DOUBT that he’s a playmaker and combine him with Washington and Campbell (who better be resigned) and the Cardinals actually have three potential impact makers on defense. And if Acho keeps on coming on, that’s another LBer position that doesn’t need to be filled.

  6. By CardsRepInChile on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Exactly! I was saying the exact same thing, the pass D at the end of the Rams game that drew the flag looked very very similar to the “good defensive play” on 4th and 2 in the ginas game against Fitz.

  7. By Chuck 1 on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Kevin Spencer has done such an outstanding job with the Special Teams that I think that he should be given second and third jobs (call it moonlighting) to be the QB coach and OC.

  8. By Chuck 1 on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Horton’s treading on thin ice with the NFL when he makes a comment like:

    Horton said. “Go back and look at our game with the Giants on fourth-and-2,
    I don’t know how to tell the difference or I don’t know how to coach, where their guy does really the same thing and for them it’s a big play and for us it is a penalty.”

  9. By brad oneill on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    you know what that is just crap. Peterson gets so many penalties because he always puts his hands on people. its a comfort thing for him. he likes to play with one hand on his opponent yes the calls he is getting are ticky tack but its the rules the refs know to watch for it because he does it all game long. For his coach to want him to keep doing what he is doing and just hope the league eventually realizes he is special so he can get away with it is garbage.

    I love the kid, i love the way he plays i want him to be a Dion Sanders, or Chris Mccalister and shut down the opposition but i dont want him thinking he is special so he doesn’t need to worry about the rules. someone needs to tell him to keep his hands to himself if not his coach then who?

  10. By lg on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    some guy picked the eagles to win 38 to 10 lets show the world that the cardinals can beat any team on any given day we had the NEW YORK 27 to 17 but we lose we had the ravens 24 to 3 but we lose lets jump on them and keep the lead

  11. By D on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Cards in good shape next year as far as Corners:
    Peterson under contract for some time
    AJ Jefferson–Restricted
    G. Toler–Restricted
    Appears Marshall and Mike Adams UfA
    With Rhodes coming off an injury and not getting any younger, ADub up there in years and R. Johnson not really showing like he is a starter, it’s time for AZ to draft a Safety

  12. By D on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Will be solid once they resign Campbell
    With Dockett, D. Williams and D. Carter

    Losing Haggans and Porter to retirement.
    Acho and Schofield as OLB. Will need to add in this area
    next year.
    MLB Washington, Bradley, Lennon and Walker should be okay inside.

  13. By AndyStandsUp on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Since his hiring in 2007, Whiz’s Cards are the second most penalized team (6 behind the Raiders) in the NFL. Is it the players or the coaches? AZ has/had aggressive guys like Dockett, Wilson and Okeafor and boneheaded tackles like Gandy and Brown, but some of the players have moved on and the head coach hasn’t. (They’re the 4th most flagged team this season.)

    Speaking of which, the head referee will be Walt Anderson who this season leads in roughing- the- passer calls which Vick complained earlier that he doesn’t receive enough of.
    Be careful, Adrian Wilson.

  14. By Jason on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, I hate to say it but the Cards in general get bads calls often from the officials. This is my perception as a fan. What is your perception?

  15. By Darren Urban on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    Jason —

    RE: Calls

    Honestly, I’m not a big fan about general complaining about officiating. Sometimes there is an individual call here and there, but mostly, I feel these things even out.

  16. By Andy on Nov 11, 2011 | Reply

    This game day decision thing about QB John Skelton really messes with my Fantasy Roster. Skelton scored an impressive 22pts last game. So I hope he starts again.

  17. By AZCARDKIDINJAX on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Is there a chance PP gets moved to safety like Rolle?

  18. By Darren Urban on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Azcardkid —

    RE: PP to safety

    Not in the foreseeable future.

  19. By Doug on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    After watching the last (2) games with SKELTON running theunit, I believe SKELTON should be the starting QB. KOLB just hasn’t shown me in any of his games that he can handle starting. Lets just take our loss for hiscost and go with SKELTON, he’s earnedit.

  20. By William Barry on Nov 13, 2011 | Reply

    Darren–I’d like to comment that our linebackers, Acho, Schofield, and Washington really have some great plays this year, and they will only get better

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