Peterson works, Wilson cleared, and some awards

Posted by Darren Urban on December 30, 2011 – 12:43 pm

Cornerback Patrick Peterson did do some work in practice Friday and will be worked out before Sunday’s game to determine if he can play coming off the Achilles injury. He’s said all week he wants to be smart; I think this will truly come down to how Peterson feels Sunday. Quarterback Kevin Kolb is apparently in the same boat, technically, but he remains stuck with concussion symptoms and, other than coach Ken Whisenhunt declining to declare Kolb out officially, conventional wisdom says Kolb won’t be in there.

Safety Kerry Rhodes (ankle) is still sore. His status figures to be a game-day decision too.

— Safety Adrian Wilson was not fined for the play in Cincinnati when officials flagged him for hitting Bengals QB Andy Dalton helmet-to-helmet. No fine generally means there was no foul. That hurts, since Peterson intercepted the pass on the play. It’s really no surprise, though, since from the moment the flag was dropped it seemed like Wilson was the recipient of a bad call.

— Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett was fined for a pair of $15,000 no-nos: Hitting Dalton below the knees and a horsecollar tackle.

— Finally, Defensive end Calais Campbell received the Lloyd Herberg Award for team MVP and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald took home the Steve Schoenfeld “Good Guy” Award for the player deemed best for the media in annual honors handed out by the local chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association.

Campbell’s accomplishments have been well-documented. Fitzgerald, meanwhile, has come a long, long way in his dealings with the Fourth Estate. If you would have asked me in 2006 if he would ever win this award, I’d have laughed. But Fitz has been great – he was considered for the award last year – in terms of access and he’s really good when you are able to get him one-on-one. He’s always talking about improving year to year, so maybe this is just him getting better.

Herberg was the original Arizona Republic beat writer covering the Cards before he lost his life to cancer. Schoenfeld was the long-time Republic Cards and NFL writer who was working for when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Tempe. (Pictured below, from left, Republic beat writer Kent Somers, Fitzgerald, Campbell, and XTRA 910’s Mike Jurecki).

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15 Responses to “Peterson works, Wilson cleared, and some awards”

  1. By Chuck 1 on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Is Fitz standing in a hole??? LOL
    I would not want to see Fitz take a direct hit from a player as big as C.C.

  2. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Chuck —

    RE: Fitz height

    That is a little weird. He must have been on a slope. I know he already had taken off his cleats.

  3. By Mark on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Who could ask for better representatives in our community and the NFL? Two great guys! Make sure you pay CC this year! WE NEED HIM!!! See you Sunday at the game! GO CARDS!!!

  4. By Ryan on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Campbell is listed at 6′ 8″ Fitzgerald is listed at 6′ 3″. I thought it looked kinda weird too so iI looked up how tall they both were…

  5. By D on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    I like K. Rhodes, but I wonder if we have seen the last of him in a Card jersey. They could resign Marshall to play safety next year. Rhodes contract for next year is a base salary of 3.5 mil and bonus of 1.5 mil. That is a 5 mil cap hit.

  6. By joecb91 on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Seems like a lot of bad calls from the refs have gone against us this year huh? Same kind of situation as the Marshall hit on Newton that took away a pick.

  7. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    joecb91 —

    RE: Similar situations

    Funny, Whisenhunt said the same thing. You know, without stressing the “bad calls against us” part. It’s been noticed.

  8. By Scott H on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Damn…Campbell is HUGE!!! Love this guy! Wonder if he ever considered playing TE…he looks like another Jimmy Grahan type.

  9. By Corgon on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Nicccccce. I already wanted to ask what was the decision about Wilson’s hit. Wasn’t even close to a HtH. (Don’t forget the return TD after S.wallace’s fumble as well!)

    Congrat to Larry and Calais. Nice job!
    I think this is a clear sign of an incoming contract to CC as well.

    And I hope D’re wrong and the Cards don’t let go Kerry away. I see a really nice future here for him!

  10. By AndHeSansSupper on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    At first blush, it appeared that Dockett hit Dalton in the thigh area. Didn’t see anything after to confirm/deny. Any second looks/ affirmations?
    What is the meaning behind the “Fouth Estate”?

  11. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Supper –

    RE: fourth estate

    Another term for the media.

  12. By AndHeSansSupper on Dec 30, 2011 | Reply

    Kinda figured that about the slang for news guys.
    If “The Dark Tower” is appropo for where Somers works, what’s the nickname for

  13. By Darren Urban on Dec 31, 2011 | Reply

    Supper –

    RE: nickname

    “The Third-Floor Cubicle”?

  14. By juan on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    are they planing to re-sign C.C.? #93? please tell me they are and not let him go like they do to all of our good players!!!….exp.. rolle, dansby, drc…..just to name a few…..

    darren give us good news plz

  15. By Eazy E on Feb 1, 2012 | Reply

    He is 6’8 for goodness sakes! Many people look shorter compared to him even guys that are tall such as Fitz. Fitz in my opinion is our team MVP having to deal with bad qb play for a second straight season and to have 80 balls, 1411 yards, and 8 TDs is just amazing.

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