Campbell still hurting, Heap will sit too

Posted by Darren Urban on November 25, 2012 – 12:56 pm

Injuries will keep defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) and wide receiver Early Doucet (ribs) as inactive today against the Rams, but it would seem that it is a coach’s decision that will keep tight end Todd Heap inactive once again. Heap practiced full all week and was probable for the game, but after missing every game since Week 2 with knee issues, coach Ken Whisenhunt warned that Heap being active on game day would depend on the rest of the 46-man game day roster. With Rob Housler playing a bigger role, Heap just isn’t as crucial at this point.

With Doucet down, rookie Michael Floyd will have to perform, and it means LaRon Byrd is active too.

Besides Heap, Doucet and Campbell, the rest of the inactives:

— QB Kevin Kolb (ribs)

— RB Alfonso Smith (with Beanie back and LaRod Stephens-Howling playing despite sore ribs, Smith must sit)

— G Senio Kelemete

— T Pat McQuistan

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38 Responses to “Campbell still hurting, Heap will sit too”

  1. By neptune0327 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Do you think Heap is sitting because of locker room and/or coach’s perception that he quit on the team? I know that there has been some questions about why it has taken Heap so long to get healthy.


  2. By Darren Urban on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    neptune —

    RE: Heap

    I think there is no question the length it took him to get back healthy worked against him.

  3. By mal on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Yay! Lets give those Rams the Byrd!

  4. By lg on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    we will lose today because who we got as our QB just watch

  5. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am already shocked, Ryan Lindley is a pretty accurate QB that can take our Offense down the field. I take my bad comments back about him, he is pretty good for a rookie.

  6. By cobra on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Great job by Lindley in the first half. Thought Rams were offsides on the INT, maybe not? Atleast he can hit the barn. Skelton is gone, if you want to see him again, well, find the barn he hit with a pass! You can meet there!

  7. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    I am so lost:
    Terry Bradshaw said that the Cardinals were leading 17-14 in the half and the website reads 14-14, which one is right?

  8. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    I know John Skelton is inaccurate but I know, as a fact, that he would not throw 3INT against the Rams which is what Ryan Lindley did. Lindley is accurate but the 3INT is worse than what Skelton has done. Lindley is still okay but he needs to step it up.

  9. By lg on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    well once again i no football lindley is so good he done throw 3 int’s two for a touchdown somebody need to get john out the barn and on the field asap

  10. By lg on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    And i no that our def need a rest cause the offenes is only doing three and out now in the second half

  11. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    You know what, give the Rams the win. Lose the rest of the games and fix this organization ASAP after seasons end. Our winning season in 08 and 09 was a fluke. Kurt Warner was the only reason why the team was so successful, nothing more. Draft a GOOD QUARTERBACK and get back to your winning ways.

  12. By suspence716 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Ahhahahahaha Hey whiz, what you going to do next week? Switch quarterbacks again? The musical Qb thing hasn’t worked for you yet…. Get out of town superbowl fluke loser!!!!!!

  13. By jason marcus on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    and the season is over the site was right last week when they said put a fork in us were done, the fans are probably on there way out now with 5 minutes left in game, goodbye 2012 this offense just cannot get the job done, also everyone reads us sooooooo well, but still when all you have is 2- 3rd sting qbs what could we expect, very sad people this team has some splainin to do

  14. By cardsalltheway on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    “With Rob Housler playing a bigger role, Heap just isn’t as crucial at this point.”

    I’m not so sure anything is “crucial” anymore. It looks like the Cardinals are playing Tiddlywinks in the 2nd half. We’ve been blanked out and it’s now 31 – 17 with only 5 minutes remaining. I’d say it’s all over. We got seeped by the Rams, a new low for Ken W. Two pick 6’s and they even tried to help by missing a field goal. Well, let’s see if we can lose to the New York Jets next week. Yippy yippy yi
    yippy yippy yi yo yo!!!

  15. By dan on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Nice play call on the pass to Fitz in the flat on 4th down WHIZ. That play is a complete joke, like its been all year. Jhiz needs to go. All Whiz has done is live of the dividends OFF OF KURT WARNER and DENNIS GREEN.

  16. By dan on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Well, at least we keep losing. Hopefully we will draft a QB in the first round, probably draft another WR……tards.

  17. By Andy Kw on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    WHY DO THE CARDINALS SUCK SO BADLY??????????????????????????

  18. By wnycardfan on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    glad he sat Heap, he deserved it
    DEF looks to have played well, but the deep attack and a good run game seems to still be our issue there.
    2 DEF TD’s don’t help (so 31- 14 = 17 vs our 17 pts).
    SO the difference in game, technically is poor QB play AGAIN. I give lindley a pass since he’s a rookie, hard to judge if he’s good or bad, but this team can’t do squat on OFF to save their lives.
    Wells, 2 TD, good, but only 48 yds rushing. Where is he?

  19. By cardsalltheway on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Talk about new “lows,” no team has ever started 4 – 0 and then gone 0 -7. Oh well, what do the Bidwill’s expect?

  20. By lg on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    its 4 ints now he’s good dont it twisted but he’s not ready thats all i’m saying he’s not trash he’s just not ready if whisenhunt want to try and save the season you dont put it in a rookie hands with a offensive line like the one we got even doe they did good today

  21. By louie on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    The Cardinals might have had the worst 8 QB’s over the last 3 seasons and this issue needs to be resloved before we start winning. No one can seem to pass the ball to Larry and this is a joke.

  22. By GW on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    The first team to win their first 4 games then lose 7straight another record for the cards.
    7 game losing streak.
    swept by the RAMS.
    Lindley not the answer (another MAX HALL)
    DEFENSE overrated a good defense do not give up 140yds rushing or 400yds totalthey are ok but not dominant.
    I say all this for all the whiz we trust supporters because his butt should be burning from sitting on the HOT SEAT NO WAY SHOULD HE STAY AS COACH AFTER THIS SEASON WITH ALL THE TALENT. WAIT! WHIZ JUST MADE ANOTHER QB CHANGE JOE SMOE WILL START NEXT WEEK.

  23. By Bay Area Bad Boy on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Good bye Whiz, You are signing your doom. Do us all a favor and just resign.

  24. By Credit Card on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply


    I’m listening to the NBC analyst discussing on how Kapernick provides a different dimension to the SF offense and makes them really dangerous right now. Can you expand why the Cards have three QB’s that are virtually clones of one another. In my opinion, this is a serious mis-managment decision. Who is responsible for the notion of getting three similar QB’s?

    Also, expand as to — in your opinion on how our two offensive tackles are doing? to me, they are doing better. Next year the Cards should move Brown to left or right guard. Brown does not have the speed and athletism to be a tackle.

  25. By Darren Urban on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Credit —

    RE: QBs/tackles

    I think the tackles are OK, but I don’t think they have done enough to say, “We are set here.”

    As for QB, the Niners drafted Kapernik because they thought he would be the best, not because they wanted something different than what they had. He fits their offense. That’s usually what teams search for. Miners would have taken Luck instead if they could have.

  26. By Scott H on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Andy –

    RE: “I’m so lost”

    So is this team. BTW, never mind your earlier confusion about the score. The final was 31-17. Just so ya know, the Cardinals had the lower of those 2 numbers. And, unfortunately, that comes as no surprise whatsoever.

    I’m just thinking about what this team has done to some of its rookies this year…their rookie O-linemen will probably be in therapy for PTSD after the physical and emotional beatings they were subjected to. And now, we put in a rookie QB and we ask him to throw 52 times??? Seriously?????????????? I’m going to check and see if the Cardinals are subject to criminal charges for this because it sure seems like they should be.

    I cannot believe this team played in a Super Bowl 3 years ago. I cannot believe they were 4-0 at one point this year. And if there are not major changes at or by the end of this season, I will not believe that, either. As far as I’m concerned, Rod Graves can take the same train out of town that Whiz and Russ Grimm are gonna be on.

    On the brighter side of things, I had the Rams as my fantasy D this week and they got me 27 points! Thank the lord for fantasy football. After spending decades getting nothing but misery out of losses like this, fantasy football has provided a way to get something positive out of them!

    See? Who says I’m negative???

  27. By Chuck 1 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    What should we expect from a draft pick in a later round? First Skelton, then Lindley.


  28. By Credit Card on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    I should add, Brown is a loyal Cardinal, does not make mental mistakes, and has the physical abilities to be a very good guard.

    Last thought, the Cards need to copy the NY Giants. They are very open to the idea — they spend the most amount of money to those players that are closest to the ball. The O-line, D-line, and QB is where they spend $$$. Not at WR, and safety.

  29. By uofafan on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    There is no doubt that the Cards need to spend their number #1 draft pick next year on a QB. I appears that all confidence has been lost in Skelton, Kolb is scared to play again this year and well Lindey is not developing very quickly as a rookie. The Cards do not have a prospect of a franchise QB on the rooster this year.

  30. By Credit Card on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    A thought after the Rams game: The team is doing knee-jerl decisions. From a loyal fans point of view — players have given up their spirit — they act like a team ready to lose. Players must know by now, large personnel changes are coming.

    Unfortunaely, the GM will be forced to make large unhealhy changes — they can’t accept this level of incompetency by the current coaching staff.

  31. By Red cards on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Hmm whiz pulls Skelton for missing fitzgerald bit lindy can throw 4 int anyways that’s 7 in a row whiz is taking this team places I’m sooo glad he’s not on the hot seat I can’t wait till next season 4 wins is all the fans need to feel good about this team ……… In whiz we trust

  32. By BIG RED on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Wow! This was the last straw. Sorry, but I blame the coaching staff on this one and the whole season. Playing mine games with the QB’s.

  33. By Rio on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Two coments, # 22 Gay must go he is the worst,

    Lindley can”t throw accuntly more than 20 yards he should be in Arena ball.

  34. By georgiebird on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    I guess Whiz proved a point today- we deserve the #1 draft choice because we are the worst team in football.

  35. By jdcrow59 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    Rams adjust at half time. Whiz has no answer as usual. This is a bad football team that got lucky 2 out of the first four weeks. The entire organization needs a overhaul. Put your trust in Whiz and Graves and another wasted season is what you get. If next year is going to be more of the same, please trade Fitz and give him a chance to go out a winner. He’s earned it, and he’s not getting any younger.

  36. By NMCardsFan on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    next time whiz talks about accountability he needs to be looking in the mirror

  37. By suspence716 on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    “the Niners drafted Kapernik because they thought he would be the best, not because they wanted something different than what they had. He fits their offense. That’s usually what teams search for.”

    No Darren, thats what every team except the cards and whiz search for!!!!!!!

  38. By Eazy E on Dec 5, 2012 | Reply

    You give LaRod 2 carries total, that’s it even with the sore ribs. He shouldn’t be playing if he can’t get more touches than that. He was ballin when he had the workload on him at RB.

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