Sitting out against the Chiefs

Posted by Darren Urban on August 15, 2015 – 5:09 pm

There is no “inactive” list for preseason games — everyone is eligible to play — but there are “not expected to play” lists. For the Chiefs, the most notable player not playing is defensive tackle Dontari Poe. For the Cardinals there is a long and wholly injured-induced list of guys sitting:

— WR Michael Floyd (hand)

— RB Marion Grice (hamstring)

— CB Darren Woodard (groin)

— S Chris Clemons (groin)

— RB David Johnson (hamstring)

— CB Jonte Green (hamstring)

— LB Shaq Riddick (hamstring)

— LB Sean Weatherspoon (hamstring)

— LB Darryl Sharpton (hip flexor)

— T Rob Crisp (knee)

— LB Zack Wagenmann (foot)

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12 Responses to “Sitting out against the Chiefs”

  1. By Credit Card on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Cards scored 1st 10-pointsand looked good in 1st qtr. After that, it has been all KC, literally pounding sand down the Card’s hind ends. Even though it is 2nd and third teams in there — you at least expect a more competitive stance by the Cards.

    I would guess next week’s practice will not be pretty.

  2. By clssylssy on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Agree with ya Credit Card! Very disappointing, but not so much because of the new talent, of which we have an abundance, but more because of the play calling on defense. Chase Daniels was wide open so much, I kept waiting for the blitz but nothing…again, we were missing on the basics like tackling and catching…hand to turn it off!
    On a better note, Logan Thomas looked pretty darn good and Tyrann Mathieu was awesome!

  3. By Darren Urban on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Clssy —

    RE: Playcalling

    You do realize the Cards aren’t going to “try” much in the preseason playcall department, right? It’s preseason.

  4. By Credit Card on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    When getting pasted by 22-points, to me, it is obvious that:

    1. Not well prepared by 2nd and 3rd teamers
    2. Some 2nd and 3rd teamers are certainly not NFL material

    I do recognize it is preseason, and that the full playbook is not being utilized, but keep in mind it is also Kansas City’s preseason, and they too are not using many types of plays. The Cards are simply getting beat physically.

  5. By Dynosoar on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Logan Thomas threw for 60% completion. Not too shabby.

  6. By Dynosoar on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    If Sims throws better than 25% next week, this will be a grand battle for the third QB. If he throws for 25% and Thomas throws for 60%, it will be a short lived battle.

    If they both throw for 60%, whoever gets cut will be playing on another team. The Jets may need another QB. Looks like the Patriots do as well.

    Come on Sims, make the most of this opportunity. We know you can or BA wouldn’t have kept you on this long.

    Logan, Way to go!

  7. By rod on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Logan looked pretty darn good. Maybe he should run with the 2’s next week.

  8. By rod on Aug 15, 2015 | Reply

    Oh, and that Jones-Courtney or whatever his name is looked good too, he was always around the ball it seems. LB’er or whatever.

  9. By Kenny on Aug 16, 2015 | Reply

    Like how Logan showed poise in the pocket and went threw his progression. I think he’s making strides can’t wait to see if continues to improve

    Phillip Sims not to bad

    The defense 2 and 3 where not to good expected more especially since we pride are selfs on the next man up philosophy

  10. By Cardinal's Chick on Aug 16, 2015 | Reply

    Relax…it is preseason. There is no game planning. It is the time to evaluate the new talent. See who is going to step up and make the 53 man roster. Geez….save the stress for regular season when it matters.

  11. By clssylssy on Aug 16, 2015 | Reply

    LOL Darren, I don’t think anyone expects to see anything revolutionary in plays dialed up in preseason and it’s not like this is new to me either. I was listening to BA before the game saying how this wasn’t just a time for players to get real game experience but also a learning experience for coaches as well in play calling. He went on to say how Goodwin would be doing some play calling and that this would be a new experience for our DC…wow, talk about throwing a guy into the fray without a net!
    As a fan, my concerns have been about our defense this season without the Boyles’ genius for responding to situations and dialing up aggressive plays that kept our opponents from scoring. While I didn’t really expect to see anything “creative” in the preseason, I did expect to see basic coverage and a few simple blitzes, the norm for about every other team in the league. I really don’t care about the score as much as the execution of basic plays and since many of these guys have their future careers on the line, it really doesn’t help them present their best foot forward when they seem to have no direction. Letting the Chiefs march down the field for three consecutive TDs so effortlessly should be cause for major alarm even in preseason!
    The fact is, our defense has carried this team for the last two years and I think the original plan of having Dick LeBeau in a Tom Moore type role was very sound however, when that didn’t happen, it seems that line of thinking was lost and the organization didn’t recruit anyone to help mentor our new and very inexperienced DC learn how to become a sought after defensive mind. That is on the organization…BA and Keim!
    As far as our RBs go, I thought they looked pretty solid and can see no need for adding Chris Johnson at this time, resources would be better spent on defense.
    I noticed Bobbie Massie was playing, which leaves me questioning how much improved our O-line is going to be when it counts. TEs, WRs, and QBs seem to be our strength as well as secondary and special teams.

  12. By Kevin S Mesa on Aug 16, 2015 | Reply

    OK, our 2nd- and 3rd-team defense didn’t look good. On the other hand, Logan Thomas did, and yet I certainly wouldn’t feel confident with him out there in a real game.

    It’s like we all say over and over that preseason football is largely meaningless (except for the guys fighting for spots). I still recall people after Ryan Lindley looked good in his first preseason saying that maybe he should be our QB.

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