Kolb starts, Heap sits, Jaymar Johnson’s chance

Posted by Darren Urban on December 4, 2011 – 12:46 pm

As expected, Kevin Kolb will start at quarterback today for the Cardinals. Not as expected: tight end Todd Heap is inactive again, thanks to his hamstring problems. The Cardinals will give wide receiver Jaymar Johnson a chance to play too, inactivating not only Stephen Williams but also Chansi Stuckey at the position. Heap’s absence, after playing last week in St. Louis, has to be disappointing. This season has not turned out the way anyone expected for him.

Jeremy Bridges will remain in the starting lineup at right tackle, having usurped Brandon Keith.

Besides Heap, Stuckey and Williams, the Cards have put four others on the inactive list:

  • QB Rich Bartel
  • T D’Anthony Batiste
  • S Kerry Rhodes (foot)
  • LB Joey Porter (knee)

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18 Responses to “Kolb starts, Heap sits, Jaymar Johnson’s chance”

  1. By C on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Darren,

    What has Jaymar Johnson done in practice to elevate his status?

    Does Joey Porter carry lots of luggage and iron the team uniforms better than the equipment managers? He has no business on this roster and hasn’t since the season started.

    My obligatory Sunday Porter slam! I may now go about my Sunday.

  2. By garrett on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Rob Housler starting at TE?

  3. By Darren Urban on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Garrett —

    RE: Starting TE

    It will be Jeff King.

  4. By Codyw on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    GRRRR todd heap has been really pissing me off we need to get rid of his ass

  5. By AndyStandsUp on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Have to include Stuckey as a disappointment also.
    Signed for 2 years, 3.5 mil and as a slant “expert” IMO.
    Now 3 catches for 32 yds, costly fumble and a healthy scratch after, boy, what a mistake.

  6. By Nick Pepe on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Housler finds the end zone. Defense continues to shine. Larry does what he does. Cards win. I got that feelin……

    Nick Pepe
    Lifetime Member

  7. By cards62 on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Half time of the Cowboy game.

    Much love to the defense for being the only squad that showed up for the home game.

    Will our coverage teams wake up and make some plays so we quit giving up field position?

    49 yards of total offense in the first half. Do you believe it 49 stinking yards? I wish our defense could play our offense every week as we would look like the 85 Bears on defense.

    Even Tim Tebow and the Broncos are getting better on offense and we can not even pick up a first down after gaining 9 yards on our first down play.

    Please hire Norv Turner the very minute he becomes available.

    Go defense beat the Cowboys.

  8. By Gary on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Darren,

    I asked you earlier this week if the Cardinals would be wearing all RED for this game…… Well I’m glad they are! GO BIG RED!

  9. By Austin on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Apparently you didn’t pay attention because Tebow and the Bronco’s only had about 50 yards of offense in the first half of their game.
    Just finished watching the game and WOW what a finish, Nice to see Kolb clicking after the rust peeled off. Hope we can continue to play like we did in the second half. GO CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. By Orange slice on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Congrat to the Defense they are the one’s that Won that Game !

  11. By wnycardfan on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    wow, what a game and finish. I have to say watching the first half a little, I was thinking, other than the DEF looking good, here we go with same old offesne and Kolb looking bad. But that 2nd half they looked a lot better. I don’t know what they did at halftime, but I hope they keep doing it. Kolb looked better, still scrambling a bit more than I’d like, but he didn’t turn the ball over WOW, that is progress. Same with all Offense, no turn overs. DEF played really good. 5 sacks, nicely done. Looks like some good progress all over, I’m glad for them. And we didn’t have to have PP return the kick to win this time. GREAT guys

  12. By azfancolo on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Man what a game thank you Jason Garette for calling the timeout man would have love to see all those cowgirl fans leave. Do have to admit Kolb looked little more comfortable in the pocket maybe being hurt helped a little to see what was going on!!

  13. By cardsalltheway on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’d been thinking how little LSH was doing as a kick returner. Hopefully his TD today will loosen him up a bit for a kickoff return in one of these last games. Great game, even if Jason Garrett did give it to us. Garrett blew it, he should’ve called time-out with 20 seconds remaining to possibly get closer then call another time-out for the kick if need be. Anyway, I love it when the Cardinals beat the Cowboys! Can we win out to go 9-7 ? That would be great but the odds are against us. And even more so to qualify for the playoffs is we do.

  14. By Jzoully on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply


    Wow Patrick Peterson looked very good keeping Dez Bryant and Laurant Robinson bottled up… Looks like the corner we wanted in the draft, is there any way that he might be teamed up next season w/ a rookie draft pick in Dre Kirkpatrick from Alabama or Morris Claiborne from PP23’s alameda LSU?

  15. By Darren Urban on Dec 4, 2011 | Reply

    Jzoully —

    RE: Draft

    Everything is possible. But no, I wouldn’t think they’d take a CB in the first round.

  16. By Vic on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    After beating the Cowboys the comments about the game on NFL network were that the Cowboys play down to the competition. It is time to write NFL Network and blast them for not commenting on the positive on the Cardinals.
    Come on let’s let them know!

  17. By darren on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    Wow what a game. team came together and finished the game.
    love the blog but wanted to say thanks. im about 3 rows in front of your family and your son makes these games so much fun. he is a die hard cardinal fan and my daughters love it. he gets them pumped up and that makes these games so much better.. thx

  18. By Darren Urban on Dec 5, 2011 | Reply

    darren —

    RE: Family

    Thank you for the compliments.

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