It’s wait and see on Sunday’s QB

Posted by Darren Urban on October 10, 2014 – 1:17 pm

Friday came and went, and the Cardinals do not know who will start at quarterback Sunday against the Redskins.

“Honest to God, for the first time in 20 years, I really don’t know who’s starting,” coach Bruce Arians said.

Some of that is because there are still things going on Friday that need to happen. All the quarterbacks were at practice and throwing Friday. But Drew Stanton had yet to take/pass his concussion test — he was headed there post-practice — and Carson Palmer was flying to Denver to have a late afternoon session at Muscle Activation Techniques, the place he got worked on last weekend.

Palmer is expected back for the mock game Saturday. Arians said Palmer was throwing at about 80 percent and had some decent velocity. But Arians also said it’s possible all three QBs will be active Sunday and a decision on who will play might not come until closer to game time. It’ll all depend on their health, Arians said, and at this point, that’s nothing concrete. Both Palmer and Stanton have issues that could rear their ugly heads Sunday morning. Officially, both were limited in practice Friday and both are questionable for Sunday,

— Guard Paul Fanaika was also back on a limited basis for Friday’s practice and is questionable. DE Calais Campbell (knee), TE Troy Niklas (ankle) and LB Glenn Carson (ankle) are all out for Sunday.


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22 Responses to “It’s wait and see on Sunday’s QB”

  1. By ryan on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    NEXT MAN UP! Lets get to 4-1 and keep on truckin’!!


  2. By MadJack on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Well then, perhaps MadJack’s banner this Sunday should read: “QB OR NOT QB”.

  3. By Darren Urban on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    madjack —

    RE: Banner

    I like it.

  4. By georgiebird on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    The current QB situation is very unfortunate for the Cards. The next two games are the most important two games of the season- two wins are expected against these underachieving teams in the Redskins and Raiders.
    Losses in either of these games will erase the edge the Cardinals have built up in the early season and we will be back in a dog fight for the second WC.

  5. By georgiebird on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Glenn Carson has rapidly become the Bob Housler of linebackers.

  6. By Darren Urban on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Georgie —

    RE: Carson

    Because he suffered a bad ankle sprain last week?

  7. By Dr. G. on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Hey Darren, If you are able to hear something on Stanton’s test results later today or Saturday, are you able to post something? Perhaps permission is needed… Thx

    Another week for Palmer seems prudent to let his shoulder heal some more….

  8. By Darren Urban on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Dr. G —

    RE: Stanton

    If I hear something, I will post. I certainly got the impression he’s expected to pass. We will see.

  9. By Drew on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    This reminds me of the Green Bay and Dallas scenario last year where they had to reach out and just find a QB. In GB’s case luckily they got Flynn back and Dallas got Kitna. Ironically John Skelton was flown in for a workout with both teams to fill, in GB’s case if Flynn had not worked out Skelton would have landed it. I think the Cards should look at him again if this Sunday is not good, he was not a bad QB given what he had going line wise (outside of the Seattle disaster). Apparently things were so bad in 2012 opponents were getting huge pressure with just a four man rush. When he had protection he was decent, he also connected a ton to Fitzgerald in 2011.

  10. By William Barry on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    I think the Cards are going to take aggressions out on the Redskins this week!!!!! Its great that we are ranked #5 in run defense!!!!!!Go Cards.

  11. By truths4all on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Too bad Skelton has gotten into the same rut Tebow has been stuck in where no NFL team has the “vibes” to where they are willing to take a chance on a roster spot to sign them.

    Sure, IMHO, Whis ruined Skelton who got worse and worse the more Whis coached him (Skelton was not alone, remember?), but that does not account for why Skelton has gotten the Tebow blackball treatment, unless Skelton regressed and was ruined so badly by Whis.

    Still, with the genius of BA and Tom Moore, would they be able to turn a project like Tebow into a serviceable NFL back-up or even into a starter who is able to compete with the best and win in the NFL as Tebow was once able to do in college.

  12. By Scott H on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Still hoping Stanton can roll on Sunday and Palmer will be on track to start the following weekend. Please, just give me ONE of them for Sunday. Sounds like Palmer is not ALLLLL the way there and that concerns me. I’d be concerned that if we push him too soon, we set him back. Don’t need that! And, really, how do you ask a QB to be out there BUT only throw at 80% of your capability? You can’t.

    I know outward appearance does not tell the whole story for a player where a concussion is concerned, but it certainly sounds like Stanton is looking and feeling OK.

    IF we can get either of these guys on the field Sunday, the O-line really needs to come through with the protection. Clearly, it would be a good week to be able to lean on the running game more than usual. And THAT means you can’t fall behind early – something that has been a problem in every game this year.

    And ya know what else scares me just a little? Washington is going to have their TE, Jordan Reed, back for this game. This guy can play. And do I need to remind anyone how badly we have been torn apart by TE’s who can play? This is NOT to be overlooked.

  13. By steve88 on Oct 10, 2014 | Reply

    Let me help you clear the QB situation up a little bit. There is no way…….NONE, that Carson Palmer will be playing Sunday. 80 percent with decent velocity AND headed to Denver. Yea, I know he’ll be back for Saturday’s mock. He is OUT FOR SUNDAY. No way, No chance he plays or even suits up unless he’s the 3rd QB.

  14. By georgiebird on Oct 11, 2014 | Reply


    I want to see Glenn Carson do well and contribute. My comment was made since Carson mysteriously went from inactive to the injury report.
    I also realize that guys can be hurt in practice-(did not know of Carson’s injury).

  15. By Darren Urban on Oct 11, 2014 | Reply

    Georgie —

    RE: Carson

    Yes, wrenched his ankle bad in practice last week. Been in a boot.

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