Cards bring back OT McQuistan

Posted by Darren Urban on October 16, 2012 – 4:28 pm

The Cardinals added an offensive tackle Tuesday, and you know him — it’s Pat McQuistan, who was with the team the first three weeks before being released. It will be interesting to see if he gets a chance to play at some point in front of the struggling D’Anthony Batiste or Bobby Massie. It does produce another option, however, and at this point, options are good.

To make room for McQuistan, and in a good sign of the rehab process for Michael Adams and Greg Toler, the Cardinals released cornerback Crezdon Butler.

The Cardinals also made a practice squad move. Practice squad receiver Isaiah Williams, after hurting his finger in practice, has been placed on the injured reserve – practice squad list, clearing the way for receiver Gerell Robinson to return to the practice squad after serving his four-game suspension. Robinson had been suspended for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs.

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24 Responses to “Cards bring back OT McQuistan”

  1. By Mark on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Bring Back Floyd “Pork Chop” Womack Or Mike Gandy

  2. By david on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Is k. Taylor. Still there.? (wr)

  3. By Darren Urban on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    David —

    RE: Kerry Taylor


  4. By Kurt on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    When can the Cardinals consider resigning Bartel?

  5. By Darren Urban on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Kurt —

    RE: Bartel

    I believe it is the Monday after the Vikings game, if they would want to.

  6. By AndyStandsUp on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    @ Darren re Bartel
    Wouldn’t that make perfect sense? Can Lindley be taken off the active roster and placed on the Practice Squad? Something tells me no.

  7. By Darren Urban on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Lindley

    He would have to be released first. He is eligible but I don’t see that happening.

  8. By philly cards on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    This guy doesn’t give his playbook to new people.if you haven’t seen it by july you’ll never see it.depth chart suffers for it.

  9. By Texascard on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    What if we ran the ball more? What would be the downside? I don’t understand why we have to throw so much. More draws. More screens. More off tackle ( because the dt or olb is five yards up field). I support the coaches but struggle to watch the lack of balance in play calling. Kolb u proved urself as a football player, get well soon.

  10. By DanH on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Any chance of taking a look at Williams, the tackle the Bears just cut?

  11. By Credit Card on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply


    Does the new CBA agreement cover post traumatic syndrome treatment for our QBs. Goodness sakes alive, the pounding our QB’s are taking certainly is taking its’ toll on their mental health. They should also receive free dentures.

  12. By Bay Area Bad Boy on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    We should let Russ Grimm QB the first quarter and Mr. Miller QB the second quarter. They both will get knocked out of the game and put on injured reserve for the remainder of the year. Then we might have a chance in the second half. lol. Let’s go Skelton. Kevin, get well soon. Now lets go up to Minnesota and get a W.

  13. By in fitz we trust on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    wow, im suprised maui’a wasn’t the one cut for mc tackle….

  14. By georgiebird on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    The signing of McQuistan is another move that shows the Cards don’t have a clue. It seems that the Cards are trying to show that the offensive tackles are what ails the Cards. This is nonsense. As I have said before ‘there is enough of blame to go around on this team’.
    The proper move would have been to go up to Ray Horton and tell him to get his act in order- that would make more sense. Someone would argue “the defense”, they only gave up 14 points what is georgiebird talking about. This would be a response from anyone who knows little about winning football.
    Let’s go back to the end of the 3rd quarter, where the Cards have gone on a 6+ minute drive and kicked a field goal to lead 13-9. The Cards kick off with a touchback and the Bills start at their 20. In 5 plays covering 80 yards, the Bills score a TD with the drive taking 2:54. The score goes from 13-9 Cards to 16-13 Bills.
    All I hear about is Grim, Miller, the young tackles but I don’t hear anything about Horton. But 5 plays and 80 yards (with the last play only a 1 yard TD run). This is where the game was lost and this is where anyone with an objective eye can see that Horton and his 3-4 scheme are tremendously overrated. I will be happy when Horton is gone and a new defensive guy tries to work on our defense that has been lousy for the 60+ years that I have followed the Big Red.

  15. By Jzoully on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Ok this is just another pickup that to me just doesn’t make since. First off McQuiston is just going to be on the bench. We need a QUARTERBACK considering a few aspects. Kolb is out for at least a month and Skelton has been out since week one and when he came back last week he didn’t look fully healed. I mean Lindley was a more logical choice for starting this next week but let’s not ruin his rookie year were he is suppose to be learning behind starters. As of this week I think possibly bringing in Troy Smith or Chandler Harnish is not a bad move. Back up Skelton or even start so we have a stand-in. Next offseason we need to think about drafting a 1st round quarterback for stability. Anyone thinking what I’m thinking? Tyler Wilson from Arkansas. Trade for Geno Smith. I don’t know but get a quarterback that we can groom.

  16. By juan on Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

    Why would you want Lindley on the pratice squad? He out beat Bartel in the pre-season, doesn’t make any sense!!

    If you fix the O-line any quarterback you put in would just as good as Tom Brady. Thats the only reason why he is good because he has a good O-Line. You can see it when we played against them they did bad because some of the starters in their O-Line were hurt.

    Fire Russ Grim and next year’s draft just draft top OL players only. Not OL players it the 5th round!!!!

    Darren what are you thoughts??

  17. By Patrick Eagan on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    This is random but I loved when Coach Ken Whisenhunt yelled at the fullback after he had spiked the ball. Whisenhunt’s team is so discipline. That’s why i love this team.

  18. By bluepitt on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    WOW!!!! so Brady is only good because of his O line? Has nutn to do with his reads and ability to fit the ball accurately in to a 2 foot window? Or nutn to do with extreme calm under pressure? Well I can think of some really disgusting passes by the Cards QB’s over the past 2-3 seasons! and most all come when the O-Line has held up! That is what makes them so disgusting, You cant blame a dude throwing on the run or getting hit when throwing. But to throw 10 yards over fitz head when not pressured (Anderson) or throwing right to the defender when Fitz was behind him in the end zone (Kolb) or throwing a game loosing pick in to triple coverage (Skelton) all when the O-Line was holding! So I don’t understand what you are talking about! To say Brady is only good because of his O-Line is crazy! You still have to make the throws to the WR’s that are most times in a window 2′ wide 40yds up the field on the run! wow….wow! Nother example, if you have a screen pass open for a huge gain, you have to make a 5 to 7 yard throw leading your WR in the right direction, you cant throw it low while he is on the run, that is one of the hardest catches to make. So take Skelton out, put Brady in and tell me that pass isn’t right on the $!!!!

  19. By BIG RED on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    Bluepitt I can just see your face light up in RED with some of this comments, calm down dude life’s to short. A Cardinal fan!!!!!!

  20. By Kevin S on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    Georgebird —

    I’d hate to think what it would take to impress you.

    Who has a “good” defense by your standards? I’m looking at the top 5 defenses in the league in points allowed. Bears didn’t play this week. Next is Seattle… well, on the 2nd drive of the game, they let up 82 yards in a drive that took 6 plays and less than 2 minutes and included 3 10+ yard completions. Then after SEA scores a TD in response, so it’s time for the D to step up and have a shutdown drive, instead they let NE drive for another TD even after NE started the drive with a penalty. So less than 5 minutes into the 2nd quarter, Seattle’s D has given up as many points as our D gave up the entire game on Sunday. Not to mention, those were 2 long drives (80+ yards) vs. SEA, whereas on one of our TD’s given up on Sunday, the Bills only had to go 49 yards due to great field position. The ONLY drive where Buffalo started in their own territory and scored against us is the drive you are talking about. There is no NFL defense that stops the opponent on every drive.

    Next-best defense in PPG after the Bears and Seattle is SF. They must be terrible… they let up 26 points. More than ANY Cardinals opponent this year has scored.

    Next (after the Cardinals) is the Rams. Now, any sane person would say, their D was excellent on Sunday. They only outgained the Fins 462-192. But, by your standards, the D presumably “lost” the game for them, because after already giving up 10 points in the first half (the horror!), with the game tight and trailing by only 4 points, the Rams’ D had the nerve to allow MIA to put together a drive to open the second half with a TD and take a 17-6 lead. Must be a terrible defense to actually allow an occasional touchdown in a close game.

  21. By Brian on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    Georgiebird –

    And you know everything about “winning football”…?Correct me if I’m wrong but the Cardinals are the only team in the NFL that hasn’t given up more than 21 points in a single game this season. I’d say Horton is doing just fine. The defense has done it’s job to keep us in games. It’s our offense that needs to step up. You must have stopped following Cardinal football halfway through last season if you think they have a lousy defense. You aren’t going to shut everyone out, even the lowly Bills and I’d take 14 points a game for the rest of the year if it were offered! If our offense could have put up at least 20 points in every game this season, we’d be undefeated.

    You point out one drive by the Bills and say the game was lost there…how about the opening drive where that defense that you are blaming gave the offense the ball in Buffalo territory but couldn’t get a touchdown. You could make your same argument to that being the drive that cost us the game. Oh, they are also the same defense that got us the ball back right after tying the game and gave us a chance to win. Don’t claim to be objective if you aren’t looking at the big picture…

  22. By bluepitt on Oct 17, 2012 | Reply

    @BIG RED,
    True Dat!

  23. By nodavis2000 on Oct 18, 2012 | Reply

    @Kevin S,

    LOL, I couldn’t have responded better if I was paid!!!


    Yes, you are nuts. What in the blazes are you talking about!?!?!? For someone to say that other people don’t have a clue about football, you seem to be acting exactly like ONE OF THEM!!!

    You sir know nothing about football. If a media person asked EVERY coach if they’d be happy if every opponent scored less than 20 points against them, and that the Offense and/or Special Teams would only need to score more than 20 points to win, all of them would say: “I’d take that.” (assuming of course that the Defense doesn’t score any points.)

  24. By Kevin S on Oct 19, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I didn’t even realize it until just rereading this thread, but as I went back and looked at my post — with the exception of the Bears, those are all NFC West teams I was talking about. The four NFC West teams are currently #2, #3, #4 and #5 in the entire league (Bears #1) in PPG allowed. What a division we’re suddenly in after being the league laughingstock.

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