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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