Kolb’s football flow and Thanksgiving notes

Posted by Darren Urban on November 24, 2011 – 1:29 pm

Quarterback Kevin Kolb was “a little sore” in practice today after his most extensive work Wednesday since getting hurt, but that was to be expected, coach Ken Whisenhunt said following Thanksgiving practice.

“It’s just a thing where he has to warm it up,” Whisenhunt said, pointing out Kolb didn’t have any setback. “He has to get back into the flow of football.”

— The Cardinals did get Jeremy Bridges back for practice today — he missed Wednesday for personal reasons — which is good, since starting right tackle Brandon Keith has yet to pass his concussion test. Whisenhunt said the hope is that Keith will pass all the tests by tomorrow and be able to practice, but that’s TBD.

— Other than Bridges, the injury report was unchanged from Wednesday.

— Adam Schefter reported 49ers safety Dashon Goldson was fined $25,000 for his ejection in the Early Doucet scuffle from Sunday. Doucet, meanwhile, was fined $10,000 for his role in the fight.

— The players got a chance to bail out after practice, with no afternoon meetings so they could get to their holiday. Whiz did have a message for them before that, though.

“You can’t forget, we have practice (Friday),” Whisenhunt said. “The point you have to make with the players is that it’s great we don’t have meetings and you get to spend time with the family, but we have to come back and work tomorrow, clean up the things we made mistakes on today.”

Whiz and the coaches still had to prep for Friday, but then, their own families waited. “Eat a little, not a lot,” Whisenhunt said. “That’s the goal.”

A good goal to have. With props to Jimmy O for helping me out and letting me have my own family time, I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.

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16 Responses to “Kolb’s football flow and Thanksgiving notes”

  1. By Chuck 1 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving, Darren and all Cards fans.
    You do a great job of keeping us informed.

  2. By Steve on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Darren: To a terrific Cards writer, thanks for the great work and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  3. By Grant on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you for all that you do Darren keeping fans in the know. Happy Thanksgiving to you and keep up the good work. Go Cardinals

  4. By ron werner on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    just think if wiz had not released matt last yr ??? we have let so many starters go over wiz’s tenure its ridiculous , really hope he gets fired , did u see how fired up harbaugh gets ?? wiz always has that same stupid look . come on lets get a real coach please !!!!!!

  5. By Prashant on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    I like how Wiz stays calm and collected most of the time. I think he can be a big calming influence. I am so happy the niners lost today. Loved watching Alex getting sacked again and again and again …

  6. By clssylssy on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Thankful my other birth team walked over the 9ers and remind people it’s not over till it’s over! A lot of coaches get “fired up” but that doesn’t make them a good coach…would rather have the cool head of reason driving the train than a raving lunatic any day and remind ron werner that Whiz has won more championships with this team than any other. Again, you can do only so much with what you have and he’s not the one responsible for all the loss of talent except in the case of Leinert, and, if I recall, most fans applauded that move. We’ve played well at times even though we haven’t gone home with the W, our defense is taking shape, and most sports analysts feel the Cardinals will be a threat next year. I still believe that we play up to the level of our opponent, except in the case of the 9ers, who it’s hard for anyone to respect and view as a “winner”. Hope the Cards will be back to playing at a level we’re capable of instead of feeling the Rams are a slam dunk because of their record…seems a lot of teams have made that same fatal flaw when playing us!

  7. By clssylssy on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Darren…by the way, where does all this big pile of money from fines go? Seems like this has been a particularly lucrative year for “the fund”…would seem more palatable if it were going to a sort of “Workman’s Comp” fund for injured or retired players who develop disabilities as a result of their football careers rather than the NFL and Goodell’s 401K?

  8. By Darren Urban on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    clssylssy —

    RE: Fine money

    It goes to NFL charities.

  9. By CreditCard on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    NFL fines should be based on a percentage rather than a flat fee, and be tiered. For instance, 1% of your gross income for the 1st fine, 2% for the second, 5% for the third, 10% for the 4th, and 25% for the 5th etc… $25,000 is a bunch of money for most of us, but not someone making a few million per year. Besides, the $$$ goes to charities, and a better cause then lining the pocket of some of these athletes.

  10. By Steve Lee on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Don’t let Levi eat. Just say no to foods that make you slow, Levi!

  11. By Christo on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    Classic Whis quote:

    “clean up the things we made mistakes on today.”

    2 years + and still good as ever.

    Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

  12. By ron werner on Nov 25, 2011 | Reply

    classylssy needs to do a litle research , just to name a few that wiz has run out of town : our starting punter his 1st yr as coach, boldin [a beast] dansby, rolle , lienart, gabe watson and alan branch our 2 2nd round michigan starting defensive tackles , let antonio smith sign elsewhere , steve breaston , michigan receiver 3 yrs ago to san fran , and many others . Again if we had kept lienart we would have won 5-6 more games last yr , 3-4 more this yr , would not hve to sign sorry kolb and give away our 1st round db~!!!!

  13. By azfancolo on Nov 26, 2011 | Reply

    ron get off the matt hollywood leinart wagon go join the texans bandwagon

  14. By LUKE on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    back into the flow?i havent really seen him be “in” the flow since he has been giving him till around game three next season to imp[rove.and please no more “checkdown king”talk.ron had to much turkey

  15. By ron werner on Nov 27, 2011 | Reply

    cola; leinart played well , but dont like texans ! cards fan for 37 yrs diehard !!! sick of letting good players go

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