Potter inactive, Batiste to start vs 49ers

Posted by Darren Urban on December 30, 2012 – 12:57 pm

Left tackle Nate Potter is inactive today because of his sprained ankle, putting D’Anthony Batiste back in the lineup for the first time since Potter replaced him during the Green Bay game prior to the bye week Nov. 4. That will make for an interesting matchup when he goes against 49ers pass rusher Aldon Smith (19.5 sacks). Fullback Anthony Sherman (knee) is also inactive, meaning tight end Jim Dray will fill in for the fullback duties.

Rookie guard Senio Kelemete is active for the first time this season, too.

Also inactive for the Cards today are:

— QB John Skelton

— WR LaRon Byrd (knee)

— G Mike Gibson (calf)

— WR Early Doucet (concussion)

— DE Ronald Talley (ankle)

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19 Responses to “Potter inactive, Batiste to start vs 49ers”

  1. By Steve on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: Is Skelton as good as gone after the season?

  2. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Steve —

    RE: Skelton

    I don’t know, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

  3. By AndyStandsUp on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why does this game seem like a bad love affair before the divorce papers are served tomorrow?
    Everyone knows the relationship isn’t working yet I keep going back, knowing the ending isn’t going to be pleasant.

  4. By georgiebird on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    At halftime of the SF game Kaepernick had 7 completions for 146 yards. This is an unacceptable stat.
    During the season there is always one stat against our defense e.g the feature backs YPC- that jumps out at an objective observer.
    The Cards’ defense needs a lot of work. Sure, there are excellent defensive plays during the game but, overall, the defense lacks consistency. There is a lot of “hit and miss” in our defense. The inconsistencies are overlooked because the offense is the “whipping boy.”
    No matter how many points the offense scores in future seasons, this defense is not to be trusted as currently put together..

  5. By kevin on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I pray we keep coach Whiz no reason to take 10 steps back. Need a QB keeping fingers crossed we get Alex Smith and keep Hoyer. We need a 2 offensive line men LT and G hope we can get to vets from free agency and through the draft. But we need to keep our coach. Here is a nightmare we fire coach and get Reid and Reid brings the loser Vick that will be 15 steps backwards. So we need to keep our current coach and let Dog fighter Vick retire from the NFL where he belongs.

  6. By cobra on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Bidwill needs to learn how to play the game. Irsay never, ever won with his teams until he had Unitas, Manning, and now Luck. It’s a cycle. It’s all about money, not the fans. The Colts sandbagged the season last year to draft Luck. Now, all of the sudden they are so great. Not because of Luck. If I remember correct, John Elway was drafted by the Colts. His Father raised so much hell, that he was traded to Denver.

    I guess what I’m saying is, Owners with Mills don’t want to part with their MONEY! Irsay moved the Colts from Baltimore to Indy, Bidwill moved the Cards from St. Louis to Az. Also, the guy that moved the Rams to St Louis, not to mention Al Davis and the Raiders. I could go on and on and on.

    Fact is, as fans, we don’t matter. Bidwill needs to put up, or shut up. If not, move your BS to another City, again.

    Yeah, I usually don’t show frustration towanrds the Cards orginizantion. Now, it’s time to show the fans a winning product on the field.

    Okay, I’m done now. Happy New Year to all Cards Fans everywhere!!!!!!!!!!

  7. By jeffgollin on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    How about turning Kelemete into a TE?

  8. By Jim in Missouri on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply


    Beanie said the other day he was auditioning for 31 other teams this week, and didn’t get into the game today. That’s a pretty loud and clear sign that he won’t be back in 2013, wouldn’t you say?

  9. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Jim in Missouri

    RE: Beanie

    It’s not a good sign, but we will see.

  10. By K-Dub on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply


    I remember A.J. Jefferson being traded for draft pick(s) at the being of the season. Is there any idea of what pick(s) are involved?

  11. By Darren Urban on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    K-Dub —

    RE: Jefferson trade

    I don’t know the details yet. I will try and find that out.

  12. By NJAzCardsFan on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Well this nightmare is finally over……
    It will be interesting to see what happens over the next few days and weeks.

    Bye Whiz! And the rest of the Offensive staff……

  13. By jason marcus on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Oh what a season everybody, I still dont know if Whiz should stay or go , but a lot needs to happen with the Cards the first 4 were great games ….man that was a long time ago.

  14. By frustrated on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    I bet that you are glad that this abysmal season is over. BTW, Have the fired Whiz yet?

  15. By jason marcus on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah I agree Georiebird, the D is sick of bailing them out, its got to be so frustrating for them, cmon people 3 yrs now with not 1 guy wortha shit as qb not even close I would say 2 new qbs are needed a whole revamp of the offense,

  16. By Madriffs on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Why would you save Whiz’s job? He has put a horrible coaching staff together (excluding Horton) and his pride does not allow him to correct his own mistakes. This team is still a few years from becoming a winning team IMO so keeping Whiz is pointless. Start with a new coach asap.

  17. By Madriffs on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Sorry, that comment was intended for the fans who think letting Whiz go is a step backwards…???

  18. By Nicolai on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    Kevin, just for your information …Reid will go to Chargers. He has a house in San Diego and Norv is already fired.

  19. By BIG RED on Dec 30, 2012 | Reply

    @Madriffs I agree with you. If you really stop and think about it, if it wasn’t for Kurt Warner being in the middle of Whiz coaching career with the cards, we’d be having six straight years like the last three years with QB’s. He just doesn’t know how to manage the QB’s. He screw up Lineart, DA, Skelton, Kolb and now Lindley. It’s time for a change, enough with this BS. Well, Kolb is man of glass but he still messed up with his mind. It’s sad how this team finished the season. Now, his doing the same thing with the Running backs. Expect the same next year, that’s all I can say. Time to move on!

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