Chasing the 10th sack

Posted by Darren Urban on December 27, 2012 – 10:14 am

Linebacker Daryl Washington, snubbed for the Pro Bowl Wednesday, is still chasing his 10th sack of the season. Notching one more would not only tie the franchise mark for sacks by a linebacker, but also make him the first guy with 10 since Bertrand Berry had 14.5 in 2004 and the first Cardinal ever to have 100 tackles and 10 sacks. Of course, Washington as been stuck with nine sacks since getting one against the Rams Nov. 25. Chasing down mobile 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for one might not be easy. Washington did have two sacks the last time the Cards played the 49ers, but at that point, Alex Smith was still playing QB for San Francisco.

— Left tackle Nate Potter sat out Wednesday’s practice with a bad ankle. If Potter isn’t able to play Sunday, his backup is D’Anthony Batiste — who struggled so much when he was in there earlier in the season — and I’d think Batiste would likely get another start. That would definitely be something that bears watching.

— The Big Red Rage tonight at Majerle’s in Chandler will feature not only host Kerry Rhodes but also wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, so reserve your table quickly. The show starts at 6 p.m.


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15 Responses to “Chasing the 10th sack”

  1. By D on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Imagine how much better DWash and the Def would be if Manti Teo from ND was playing next to him.
    With Levi Brown and his new contract extension coming back next year and with Massi at Right, I don’t see why draft people think this team needs a OT. I think that would be a bad pick if they stay in the top 10 in the draft. A better value would be a pass rusher or Teo if available. Warmack would also be a great pick, but most fans would not get too excited with a G selection that high in the draft. (even though he would be an upgrade and starter for the next 5 plus years)

    With the cap issue and contracts of Adub and Dockett and until they find replacements, they both probably will be back. Wells coming back depends on the draft and free agency.

  2. By Dynosoar on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    I proudly wore my Cardinals jersey three time in the last two weeks. Looking forward to this last game as it will be a while before I can see my Cardinnals on the field again.

    The 49ers looked as bad against Seattle as we did, that tells me we can win this game and possibly make San Francisco a wilcard team. Go Cards and get this win!

    As a side, I have always thought it interesting that college teams don’t mind destroying another team by racking up the score, but NFL team don’t do this too often. Have ya’ll noticed Jim and Pete’s aproach, it’s the college aproach. They don’t mind racking up the score.

    I’d love to rack up the score this week, although that means the defense will have more touchdowns than our offense will have 3rd down conversions. Now that would allow the pundints to talk twice as long about our Cardinals, we’d have a 90 second spot.

  3. By MIKE G on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren– Thought D-Wash definitely deserved the Pro Bowl nod. He will probably play with the way players drop out of this game–I know he is an alternate. Am Looking forward to the 49ers game. Both NFC West games have playoffs in the picture. It would be a nice New Years if the Card’s could get a win on the road to finish the season.

  4. By Dynosoar on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    I hope Patrick Peterson shows us why he’s a pro-bowler. Take a Punt and an interception back for six points. One of each.

  5. By Dynosoar on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    And Daryl Washington, let’s see sacks 10, 11 and 12!

  6. By Dynosoar on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    This is in answer to those who think Hoyers a Pittsburgh castoff or wonder why they would let him go. Unless he was better than Big-Ben, why would they keep him? Batch has proven as good as Ben and will probably replace him when he’s gone. Leftwitch looks to me as a second string QB, not a third string, so where does Hoyer fit in?

    Even if Hoyer’s a first string caliber QB, do you keep 3 first stringers on the roster?

    I don’t understand why New England let him go, but for the above reasons I completely understand why pittsburgh let him go, their completely set at QB and it would be hard to be better than Big Ben, equal maybe, but not easily better, so they let him go.

  7. By erik on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    I agree with D. That Guard from Alabama or Teo (if he’s available) would be the best choice. Snyder should not be a starter next year, that’s for sure.

  8. By johnkhenson on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    MANTI TE’O + DARYL WASHINGTON = CHAMPIONSHIP DEFENSE… There is not that many reasons why we shouldn’t draft Manti Te’o and skip Luke Joeckel mainly because both Manti and Daryl are tackling machines. Make it known that I do believe we need a quarterback in the draft. E.J. Manuel from Florida State or even Mike Glennon from North Carolina State. Perfect. Do we need offensive tackle this offseason? NOPE!!! No offense to Adam Snyder but Levi Brown could do better and has been there longer.

  9. By jocards on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    @ Dynosoar –

    I have to disagree with you on this one….Charlie Batch is as old as the hills and even in his prime was nowhere near as good as Big Ben….not even close. Batch handles the Pittsburgh offense reasonably well because he is a veteran that knows the system and he works at it….He is however very limited and won’t be taking over anybody’s QB job ever. With that said I have no idea whether Hoyer is capable of securing a roster spot as an NFL QB or not. I suppose we’ll see in time.

  10. By johnnybluenose on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    happy new year dynasoar. i like charlie batch and he has been paid pretty good money the last six or seven years to be ready to fill in when the steelers’ first or first two quarterbacks were injured. and on the few occasions that he has played he usually played well. i appreciated the emotion he showed a few weeks ago when he drove the steelers down the field so that they could kick a game-winning field goal. i think charlie batch is a class act. but he is 37 years old and unless i am mistaken he has already announced that he will retire at the end of this season. that would be on sunday. i have to think that the steelers would not have released hoyer if they thought he had any potential. and the steelers seem to be able to evaluate quarterbacks a lot better than our cardinal coaches do. we will see how this plays out. maybe hoyer will be a pleasant surprise. on another topic, i thought daryl washington was our first round pick a few years ago. turns out we got him in the second round. dan williams was our first round pick. i like williams and he seems to play well when he gets the chance. but i have to wonder why williams was taken over washington. we were lucky to get washington and if the patriots had not been willing to trade us their second round pick that year someone else would have drafted him. and who would our inside linebacker be?

  11. By georgiebird on Dec 27, 2012 | Reply

    Pope Urban II was famous for spearheading the Christian Crusades to the Holy Land during the Middle Ages.
    Your own crusade in 2012 from the draft to the last game of the regular season is no less a feat.
    Even though the Cardinals’ season has been one to forget, you have had your best year. Our posts have been fairly aired and you have maintained your dignity throughout the year in the face of our redundancies, inconsistencies and misspellings.
    A job well done- Happy New Year!

  12. By Darren Urban on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    Georgie —

    RE: Compliment

    Thank you.

  13. By jason marcus on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hoyer would have to throw 4 touchdowns and 400 + yards to even be a back up for us next year no more bs at that position have we not learned our lesson

  14. By Andy Kw on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hope LaRon Byrd stays next season because he has tremendous talent as an NFL player.

    And Darren,
    Do you think DeMarco Sampson will return to the Cardinals?

  15. By Darren Urban on Dec 28, 2012 | Reply

    Andy Kw —

    RE: Sampson

    I guess it is possible, but I wouldn’t count on it.

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