One quarterback for Sunday is definitely out for the Cards-Browns game. Colt McCoy, who suffered a concussion the Browns’ last game a week ago Thursday, won’t even be making the trip to Arizona. That means Seneca Wallace will start for Cleveland.
The Kevin Kolb situation with his concussion is much more vague, although the vibe seems to signal another start for John Skelton. “Kevin is doing good,” coach Ken Whisenhunt said. “We have to get to Sunday. He is getting better.” Asked if that meant Kolb could start, Whisenhunt said, “We’ll see. We don’t have to make any decisions on that right now.”
One thing for sure will be that safety Kerry Rhodes will be back Sunday for the first time since breaking his foot Oct. 9. “We don’t want to give him 62 plays,” defensive coordinator Ray Horton said. “We’ll ease him in. He’ll get about 50 percent of the snaps.
“For him, the main thing will be the butterflies because he hasn’t played in a long time, and the speed of the game. It’s so much faster than you can simulate out here (at practice). That’s why we want to ease him in, and then next week against Cincinnati we can let him go 100 percent.”
Rhodes said he’s been the defense’s “number one cheerleader” but that he was anxious to play again. He said it was a mutual decision between he and the coaches to start off slow.
“I don’t want to go out there and just get back into everything,” Rhodes said. “It’s going to be different. Practice is one thing, actually getting out there and reacting to someone giving me a double move, it’ll be fun to see how that happens.”
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