Bucannon will not play against Cowboys

Posted by Darren Urban on September 25, 2017 – 4:06 pm

The return of Deone Bucannon will have to wait for now. After it looked like he was trending up and on track to at least play a little Monday night against the Cowboys, he will not. He’s officially inactive for the game. His role would have been limited anyway, but this does give a little flexibility. I’ll be curious to see if this is strictly Bucannon not being ready, or in part because of injuries and roster flexibility.

As it is, the Cardinals had to promote tight end Ricky Seals-Jones from the practice squad today (cutting, again, linebacker Philip Wheeler) as a hedge against limited tight end Jermaine Gresham, who is dealing with a ribs issue. Alex Boone is also going to start again, with Mike Iupati (triceps) sitting out another game. WR J.J. Nelson, as expected, is playing with his hamstring issue. We’ll see if he can go full speed.

The full inactive list:

— QB Blaine Gabbert

— WR John Brown (quad)

— LB Deone Bucannon (ankle)

— RB D.J. Foster

— T D.J. Humphries (knee)

— G Mike Iupati (triceps)

— DL Xavier Williams

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26 Responses to “Bucannon will not play against Cowboys”

  1. By Coach K on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    My thoughts before kickoff

    The playing of the national anthem is NOT the time or place to protest racial issues.

  2. By Mike cribbs on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Need to replace your kicker and hire Sam Ficken who kicked at PSU

  3. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Vehdeer stop taking the juice or what? He SUCKS!! He’s done.

  4. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Old new kicker doesn’t look too good……… the special teams Coach, like u should have done last year.

  5. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Our Offensive line absolutely blows. Are the wearing roller skaters or cleats, looks like roller skates, might want to check for a jock strap, might be wearing panties instead.

  6. By TommyK on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Watching this game hurts…either move Veldeer back to the L side, or sit him down.
    Geez, Toner could be a revolving door.

  7. By D on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    AZ has a very embarrassing Oline.

  8. By Scott H on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Folks, I give you this year’s failure in progress – Jared Veldheer. OMG, can people even believe what they are seeing so far??? This is just pitiful. The Cowboys are getting to Palmer at will and they are doing it with a 3-MAN RUSH. That means they are dropping 8 into coverage. So….IF Palmer can even get to the point of throwing a pass, will he be able to find anyone open???

    Friggin un-believable. We take Veldheer – one of the best players at his position when he played on the left side – we move him out of his natural position and we’ve basically turned him into a liability. He is KILLING us.

    Oh, and his replacement on the left side is on the sidelines. I think at this point, we’d be better off if we put Veldheer on the sidelines with him.

    Other candidates for failure in progress – Nkemdiche and Phil Dawson. So, take heart, Jared – there is plenty of competition at this point.

    Bad penalties….not much running game…..special teams STILL suck…..last year’s first round pick is a complete zero….our o-line is a joke….bad tackling…..we’re just old on defense…..I mean, I could go on, but…..really, who cares?

    Going to bed, folks. I’m not watching any more of this. This is embarrassing. I’d rather get some sleep.

    But one more thing – the REAL failure in progress right now? Steve Keim.

    Good night.

  9. By Peter in Canada on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Happy to see the Cardinals respect the flag. To have done otherwise would have been an insult to the memory of Pat Tillman. He like Villanueva of rhe Steelers is a real hero. Those who took a knee are misguided at best.

  10. By Coach K on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply





  11. By Eric G on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Awful line play lost this game and the defense flat out gave up on that last td drive for Dallas.

  12. By Coach K on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Two possession game with over a minute remaining and we don’t kick a field goal?

    I’m sorry but Bruce must give up play calling. You always play the percentages no matter what.


  13. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    3 man rush? Wow…….what a compete disgusting performance by our Tackles…….not good enough to force the edger rusher to the inside where U have help? Then your not good enough to be on the field………and you know what Justin Bethel reminds me of??? He reminds me of a fish chasing after a lure, he has no skills whatsoever, has no f-in ball skills……all he does is lose steps by not having any judge of where the WR will be going, no anticipation, cut these dead beats.

  14. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    We have a geriatric QB with no offensive line………good job Keim, nice knowing you. Sellout streak will be coming to and end for sure, just like some jobs.

  15. By Crash21 on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Season is over, road to top10 pick. O-line is trash, JV (68) need to be replaced and Dawson should be cut.

  16. By D on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Sure glad Keim and BA put more effort into pre game thought than helping this pathetic Oline. Then you have HoneyBadger acting like Z. Elliot giving up on a play. Too bad Larry has to end his HOF career on a 4 win team. I don’t blame Palmer, it’s a miracle he did what he could.

    Question, how do you find/draft/sign a Franchise QB, a 1 WR and 4 new starters on the Oline and a good DE in one Off season?

  17. By Dan on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Is Dak Prescott really that good? ABSOLUTELY NOT! It’s called a GREAT OFFENSIVE LINE! U shut down that running game and he SUCKS! He’s a stiff. Tired of Gruden, he should be a used car salesman…..what a kiss ass.

  18. By clssylssy on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Our O-line was what we’ve come to expect. But, our defense quit on us just when we needed them most, no excuses.
    But, at least Fitz had a good game which made it worth watching so hope you didn’t miss that amazing catch!
    Rams are going to slaughter us in London at this rate & probably win the Division.
    It’s so annoying to have to listen to the announcers slobbering all over the Cowboys as well as saying a decision was bad coaching (even if it was), just seems unprofessional. However, this loss was bad coaching in all three areas.

  19. By Kevin S Mesa on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    For the second time this year (Detroit being the other), the team comes out like gangbusters and plays like they are unbeatable for one quarter, and then falls apart.

    A few observations besides the obvious O-line deficiency:

    (1) Frostee Rucker getting flagged for a stupid penalty shoving a guy after the play cost us 20 yards — because it also negated a 5-yard Cowboy penalty. Veteran players can’t do that.

    (2) Who the heck is advising Arians on challenges? At first, the play is called a completion and it looked like Dallas was going to have to spend a challenge to overturn it and our guys are hustling up to try to get a play off. Then another ref calls it (correctly) no catch at which point the next thing I know, Arians already has the challenge flag on the field. Why the rush to throw the flag? Why not try to get some kind of signal from Nelson who had to know he didn’t even hold onto the ball? Or wait a bit — you’ve got 40 seconds before the next play has to be run. Instead, a couple seconds later they show a replay on TV and it’s obviously not a catch and a completely wasted timeout. Incidentally, NFL, this is one place you need a better fix — supposedly the “tablets” are to speed up the game. But when there is such an obvious result, it shouldn’t even be necessary to stop the game. Have some way to communicate to the ref “no catch” and don’t waste time running over to a monitor or tablet.

    (3) Tyrann Mathieu could barely even be bothered to touch a guy to ensure he was down after giving up a 40-plus yard pass. Yeah, he did in fact touch him while his knee was still down (thank you replay for that one), but it was way too close and way too casual — if the Dallas receiver had just been a fraction of a second quicker bouncing up, Mathieu’s tap on the rear wouldn’t have been enough. Just completely lackadaisical effort.

    (4) Down by a touchdown, after the amazing catch by Fitz on 3rd and forever (due to being backed up by a penalty), look at how we marched the ball down from there. Ellington 5 yard rush, Williams 8 yard slant for first down. Now from the 30, 5 yard pass to Ellington, 4 1/2 yard rush by Ellington, QB sneak. OK, first down on the 19. Now, instead of trying to continue with some 5-6 yard pickups to keep it at 2nd/3rd and manageable, we throw a long pass to Jaron Brown that is uncatchable (comes down out of bounds). We heave a pass into the end zone intended, sort of, for Fitz, but that bounces 10 yards away from anyone. And then it’s 3rd and 10 (or 3rd and desperate) and Palmer throws a pass slightly out of Golden’s reach, so we have to kick a FG. Once again, suspect play calling — especially when the O-line wasn’t giving Palmer a lot of time. What’s wrong with trying to get 6, 7, 8 yards?

    (5) Remember when we were all excited about the supposed upgrades on special teams? Dawson with another miss. If a Cardinal kicker runs the ball out of the end zone on a kickoff, he’s virtually guaranteed to be stopped short of the 25, often inside the 20. Punt returns? Peterson let a ball bounce and it was downed inside the 5. Meanwhile, the Dallas punt returner got them 46 yards in returns; our total return yards on punts = 4.

    (6) Larry is amazing. Our other wide receivers, combined, had 4 catches on 13 targets. They sure complained a lot about supposed penalties, though.

    I don’t know what I’m most frustrated about, but probably a tie for the lead is the wasted challenge by Arians which just makes the team look like it doesn’t know what it’s doing, and the aforementioned play by Mathieu which was just lazy — even though, at that point, we were only down 4 points.

  20. By Chris G. on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    I’m glad to see The Cardinals did not take a knee during the anthem. Our Cards are a class act. I am, however, not glad that they seemed to take a knee in the second half. Our O-line couldn’t handle a 3 man rush? It’s a glaring problem that cannot be blamed on players or Palmer holding on to the ball too long. Steve Keim and BA need to wake up and stop making excuses. The play in the trenches was so pathetic that my wife, who knows nothing about football, questioned why the quarterback was being hit so much. GO CARDS. I will always be a fan, just not an optimistic one at the moment.

  21. By Cardinal on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    100% agreed Scott H …. JV is a joke on the right HELLO…. COACH PUT HIM BACK ON THE LEFT SIDE Saw the worst challenge ever , is there anybody watching the screen upstairs ??

    Why do we fair catch every punt week after week , and when we punt they have 20 yards before anyone gets to the punt returner after the catch . ???

    Can we EVERRRR defer to the second half ….ya we finally scored on the opening drive today but nothing happened after the second td was called back and changed the game after the missed FG Wish we would have stayed with Cat man
    As a diehard cards fan for 43 years I’m never surprised at anything that happens now what ever happened to us running the hurry up offense, #90 on dallas would have been even more wore out ,,,,,,,cant believe no one can block him our OL is a joke!!!!!!!!

    I’ve worn our #90 jersey since 2008 …..our new #90 is a joke , time to get a new one .

    Damm frustrating as a cards fan in VA for 35 years after growing up in St Louis ……. and watching this !!!!

  22. By JTDG on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Scott H,

    You have come over to my side.

    Keim needs to go

    for his failure to do nothing with the offensive line but make the horrible decision to switch the tackles. This is the worst oline I have ever seen.

    His decision to overpay for an injured player in Badger who is ineffective. I would say Branch is playing better.

    His decision to go with Bethel, who gave up another big TD.

  23. By CARDS62 on Sep 25, 2017 | Reply

    Its after 2 AM and I still can not sleep so I stayed up and worked to cool off and write you guys about our Cardinals. First a few questions for you fans at the game.
    1) Did Chandler Jones get injured because he totally disappeared for a couple of quarters?
    2) I mentioned we were out coached last week, but one coaching move I liked was using Holden at TE last week to help our pathetic o line. Was he injured or did our coaching staff think our o line is playing awesome?
    3) JJ Nelson was by far the best player on our offense last week so can you guys tell me what happened to him this game? Was he getting open?

    Carson Palmer and Fitz really can not play any better than they did this game and we can only score 17 points against a weak defense. We had no running game and can not block 3 rushers with 5 lineman so Carson played awesome only 1 bad throw all game and he was under pressure.

    Branch played well on defense and I rather see him on the field than Honey Badger. Kevin S you are right about the Badger and he also missed a tackle at the line on Zeke’s first big run.

    We once again have the worse special teams in the league. K. Williams worse return man ever. Punter hangs the ball up for 7 seconds and #26 can not even cover the punt properly. We can not block on kickoff or punt returns. We can not put pressure on other teams punter. Just awful. Once again fire the lousy coach like we have been saying for years, bring our punter back, and cut the old man, and also start looking for a new kicker.

    The main reason we will not win this year is that we are just not a tough team.

    We do not have an NFL quality running back on the roster but it really does not matter much with our pathetic o line.

    O line coach has to be fired. Our best lineman is Wetzel our second string tackle. Once again I will ask what is wrong with Nick Mangold???? Is he retired as I do not know, but I do know that Jared Veldheer has retired. He just decided to be paid his regular salary while being retired.

    Might as well put Robert N. back on inactive list and play Xaxier Williams.

    Dear Larry and Carson and Fans so very sorry as we have wasted another year not improving our team in areas we knew needed to be improved. We are up 7-0 and go up 14-0 but we dont because we hold and then we miss a 36 yarder, and then we can not cover a punt and then it is 7-7. Reminds me of old Cardinals just finding ways to lose games.

    Goodnight all and I hope your college team does well so you will have some joy this football season.

  24. By TucsonTim on Sep 26, 2017 | Reply

    OK – serious question for football geeks. In the history of the NFL, how many NFL starting Left Tackles have been moved to right and succeeded?

  25. By clssylssy on Sep 26, 2017 | Reply

    The answer to that question is to get an experienced GM with a proven track receord like Scot Maclanihan who built Champion teams for the 49ers, Seahawks, and made Washington relevant again or else find a HC who can do it all like Billichick. Experience in the league is ,a MUST, someone who has been around elite players and knows talent when they see it and has the creds to convince the owner to part with some money to bring in top notch players.

  26. By Chris G. on Sep 26, 2017 | Reply

    Is there a way to personally thank Mr. Bidwill, the coaches and players for showing unity while STANDING for the anthem? If not, can you thank as many of them for me and the other fans that I talked to today? I saw a lot of Cardinal pride while I was out and about today and even though the loss sucked, most were proud of their team and said that they were relieved to see that The Cardinals stood and that they didn’t have to turn off the game. 95% said they would have tuned out.

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