Bethel playing for Cards-Pats, Taylor sits

Posted by Darren Urban on September 11, 2016 – 4:02 pm

The Cardinals are fairly healthy, so Bruce Arians had some choices to make with his inactive list for Sunday night’s game against the Patriots. Not surprisingly, cornerback Justin Bethel (foot) is going to give it a go. Running back Stepfan Taylor (knee) will not. The full list of inactives:

— S Marqui Christian

— RB Stepfan Taylor (knee)

— G Cole Toner

— DT Olsen Pierre

— DT Ed Stinson

— NT Xavier Williams

— LB Kareem Martin (knee)

The Patriots’ inactive list wasn’t surprising since so many guys were hurt. One healthy scratch was former Arizona State running back D.J. Foster, who won’t be dressed. Again, no Gronk, no Jonathan Cooper, no Nate Solder.

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14 Responses to “Bethel playing for Cards-Pats, Taylor sits”

  1. By Jay on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    How you gonna let New England, down Brady gronk and BOTH starting tackles, jump on you like that?! You guys and Arians are a joke! I’m glad we got rid of BA!

  2. By creditcard on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    1st half summary:

    Patriots outplayed the Cards. Patriots were more physical, faster, and their offensive coordinator was 1-2 steps ahead of the Card’s Defensive coordinator.

    I am in hopes the Cards wake up for the 2nd half.

  3. By Scott H on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    What a LOUSY possession before the half, after we stopped them to get the ball back. And for what?? So we could go 3 and out, taking almost no time off the clock at all??

    It is not one play that has us losing this game. There have been MANY plays that have us where we are right now. Just to pick one, how bout a STUPID penalty to set us back 15 yards right after we FINALLY get to the QB ( and BTW, WHERE is the pass rush??? Not much evidence of it in the first half ) and create a turnover?? I swear, Jones and Swearinger should have been benched for a series for that idiocy.

    Half time, we are losing, and we are letting this back-up QB have the time he needs to play very efficiently. UN…..FRIGGIN…..BELIEVABLE.

    Palmer playing well but there have clearly been some plays where he and the receiver were not on the same page. Not sure what the problem is there, but….why is that happening with a veteran QB and WR’s who have no excuse for not knowing the plays? Very frustrating.

  4. By Canadian Redbird on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    Can we please get a kicker that can punt a ball over 40 yards. This isn’t Bantqm Football folks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Come on Bruce , do something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By dan on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    Calais Campbell is a total waste of space…….dude flat out sucks. John Smoke And Mirrors Brown sucks too.

  6. By Jay on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    Yeah, Arizona! Way to beat New England when they don’t have anybody and you have everybody! Yeah!!!!! Thanks for perpetuating the myth that belicheat and company know something that the rest of the league doesn’t by being outcoached and choking!

  7. By CARDS62 on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    Worse special teams in all of the NFL. Worse punter and worse return teams so it is only fair that we lost the game to an inferior team because of our inferior units. Final drive and I am praying the patriots kick the ball out of the end zone, but of course they are too smart to do that and right on que we start the most important drive on the 8 yard line.

    I think we also need to teach our defense how to tackle again as we could not even tackle or cover the patriots cheer leaders.

    Fitz and David Johnson almost won the game for us, but we were just outplayed.

    So much I could write but all of you watched the game. We just are not playing well right now but I think that will change as the season progresses, but our special teams will cost us another game and a closely contested playoff game.

    Go Cards fix this.

  8. By dan on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    So how many pics with Palmer have this year trying to throw to “Smoke Mirrors”?

  9. By creditcard on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply

    I’m a die hard Card fan, but I think we need to look at some of the simple facts. The Cards looked pathetic throughout preseason (except the Bronco game where our 4th stringers player their 4th stringers). Throughout the preseason the Cards were man-handled. The play-off games, the Cards were out-physicalled. This game the Cards were out-physicalled. I see a trend. I think the rest of the NFL sees that trend as well.

    A punch list of the Card’s woes:

    The not so special teams.

    Cards got completely out-coached — all phases,especially special teams.

    Pats pounded sand down the Cards A$$. They were simply more physical.

    Right now, I’ve said this before, the Cards do not look like a team that will win more games then they will lose, let alone make it to the play-offs.

    One special team play, really blew my mind. Kicking off from the 50-yard line, instead of having a high kick around the corner 5-yard line, and pinning the Pats deep — instead they elected to kick the ball into the next county …. absolutely stupid.

    The Pats have a QB playing his 1st game, banged up offensive line, and no all pro TE. What does the Pats do …. run right at Chandler Jones and up the middle challenging the undersized Card linebackers. Why the coaching staff didn’t make any adjustments the entire game — is a mystery. They should have plugged the middle with bigger Linebackers.

    Pats offensive coordinator was 1 to 3 plays ahead of the Cards defensive coordinator throughout the entire game.

    Huge mental mistakes throughout the game. Holding call, pushing the offense back on the last drive, followed by a dump pass to garner a 4-yard loss. Miscommunication on Williams on the Pats 1st TD.

    The Cards defense cannot defend third and forever. Last year they couldn’t, and this year is looking the same. Lack of a consistent pass rush. Golden looks better than Jones … by far, as an OLB. Jones definitely took several plays off during the game.

    The three wide receivers the Cards need to play, Fitzgerald, Floyd, and Jeron Brown. Smoky Brown and especially Nelson are not big or tough enough to get off the line, and catch a ball in traffic. I’m not certain Nelson is NFL quality.

    Secondary has more holes than Swiss cheese.

    The list goes on ….

  10. By rio on Sep 11, 2016 | Reply


  11. By rod on Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

    That sucked.

    We must be the worst team in the entire league in getting an apposing offense in 3rd and long, only to have the QB extend the play long enough for our

  12. By clssylssy on Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

    This is on Keim/BA…they knew what we needed from Camp/Preseason and didn’t get the job done. With the schedule we have, can’t afford to just expect to get by on the Power of Positive Thinking! Got so sick of Chris Collingsworth talking about how Williams didn’t belong starting opposite Peterson…DUH! But then, I wasn’t really “WoW’d” by our defense at any point of the game and kept waiting for them to show up. Glad Tyrann got his payday but, had to wonder if he wasn’t hoping that we had spent more money on another Corner and held off on his deal?
    So many problems we haven’t fixed that we knew were problems…Special Teams, choking on 3rd downs, receivers who can’t catch the ball? I see where Tampa Bay went out and got a sports psychologist to work with their rookie kicker which paid off in their final preseason game when he nailed a 50 yarder in a light hurricane, our kicker couldn’t do that in a climate controlled environment! And, while I have to admit, loving “old school” over trendy new “solutions”, sometimes there are benefits in employing forward thinking to make your team better and exorcise demons. I’m not looking forward to next week playing Tampa on the road after the impressive job they have been doing to improve and win. I think this team has some serious demons and perhaps a sports psychologist could help Smokey Brown focus on catching the ball (he’s had trouble since Detroit), as well as, help the entire team find their winning mojo again. Whatever it takes, the time is NOW.
    It seems the cost of “going younger” has hurt the defense as we no longer seem to have the stable veterans keeping the young colts from hurting themselves (and their team) with their “excessive celebration/unsportsmanlike”, immature antics.
    Please, please, please, get our DC a veteran adviser , a Tom Moore for the defense, b/c JB lacks the wisdom and experience, is no Todd Bowles who no longer has the Veteran teachers we kicked to the curb.
    We can still turn this around and get our loss out of the way if we can learn something. That may require some humility and a renewed focus on winning one game at a time.

  13. By Dr. G. on Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

    Just Wow! There are so many obvious legit observations here, so I cannot repeat them…only to add that we watched our so-called shut down corner ((PPXXI)) miss a tackled on 3rd and long to let the Pats continue the drive. Lots of anemic efforts last night…

    Additionally, re-watching the final kick to win the game, the snap and placement were just fine….Catman pulled his kick left…don’t blame the long snapper…

    I don’t quit on the team, but I had some flashes of bygone days….Next Team Up?

  14. By JohnnyBluenose on Sep 12, 2016 | Reply

    creditcard….you are absolutely correct. kicking the ball off out of the end from the 50 yard line only to allow the patriots to scrimmage from the 25 yard line defies logic. I would like to hear BA’s explanation for that. kick the ball high and short and our kicking team is almost on top of them by the time the patriots field the ball. just incredibly dumb. we played with a lot less desire than I expected and really just gave the game away. we were plus two in takeaways and still lost. unbelievable and unforgiveable. wake up cardinals.

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