Foster in, Ellington sits, Stanton backs up

Posted by Darren Urban on November 19, 2017 – 9:30 am

It turns out Drew Stanton is healthy enough to at least back up Blaine Gabbert today, and he will be active for the Cardinals against the Texans. In a surprising move, running back Andre Ellington is a healthy scratch — and former ASU star D.J. Foster will get his first chance to play this season. It’ll be an intriguing third-down possibility with Foster and the mobile Gabbert,

The full inactive list:

— QB Matt Barkley

— WR Chad Williams

— S Harlan Miller

— RB Andre Ellington

— LB Bryson Albright

— C Max Tuerk

— DL Corey Peters (ankle)

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22 Responses to “Foster in, Ellington sits, Stanton backs up”

  1. By mitchaz on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Perhaps Gabbert and Foster developed a chemistry on the scout team that the coaches took note of…kind of they way they took note of the way K. Williams was running the read option for the scout team last year and then they created a game read option package for him.

  2. By Rick on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Lets see Foster , Andre has been dropping the ball.

  3. By D on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    If BA retires at the end of the season, my first choice for HC in 2018 would be Jim Harbaugh. He’ll most likely stay in MI for a few more years, but money talks. Pair him up with a first round QB pick and watch the start of a brand new era unfold.

  4. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    D – Harbaugh really wanted to be in college; the money is not as big a factor @ $7million he gets with all the extra perks and adoration of fans, local ads etc., he will do better than most NFL HCs.

    And the threat of losing a scholarship for players is a huge tool to keep things somewhat orderly. ((You can exclude stars like Winston..a real putz in school))

  5. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Gabbert looks good so far…Brown missed a big opportunity…I’m thinking he could have caught that 20 yard ball with serious concentration though it may have been tipped…right thru his hands. Lots of bad tackling so far 1st qtr…ugh!

    Our offense looks OK..Gabbert’s only bad throw was just over Gresham’s reach…but what an arm!! …is there a better arm in the NFL…realistically? Please name one that is stronger with accuracy. His accuracy needs to be proven to be as good as some have said… I still want a win today to lift the attitude of the guys.

    This looks like a real football team!!!

    And if Gabbert can be “”the Man”” it will help the draft tremendously..later Fans

  6. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Darren = love the Twitter Chatter… ((John Brown? Is the ball coming too fast for him? ((sarcasm))

  7. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Budda gonna be a Pro Bowler baller rookie!!! …sack & turnover…fantastic draft pick…

  8. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Sorry to post so much…Gab to Fitz for six as I hopefully predicted…what a combo! This will make Fitz want to come back in 2018. That was a Great grab Fitz with a hand stinging some, huh?

  9. By Corgon on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Yes! Gabbert is the 176th qb who thrown a TD to Larry. Something to put on the Note cards.

  10. By Coach K on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    7 minutes left, 4th and 1 and B.A. calls a run play to Peterson 7 yards deep in the backfield. Result. huge loss.

    B.A. needs to be fired IMMEDIATELY as play caller.

    I am sick and tired of this man’s play calling.

    Yes, out run defense sucks,, but you do not give the Texans a short field wih
    7 minutes left in the game.

    The clear and obvious problem this year is BA and his stupid, high risk play calling.

    Gabbert playing great. Only bright spot.

    Defensive line gets no push. Horrible.

    BA, plain an simple. .. YOU SUCK as a play caller.

  11. By Eric G on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Bruce Arians, please freaking retire. That 4th down in one call was so blatantly obvious. All of his running plays are so obvious. Gabbert did well today for what he was given., Bettcher still doesn’t know how to coordinate a defense. Are we not the worst on 3rd down stoppage? Somehow, he made Savage look fantastic and like a top-15 quarterback. Anyone still feel like this is a playoff team? I’ve been telling you for weeks and weeks that this was a 5 and 11 team and I got thumbed down. Believe me yet?

  12. By Jametruis Judge on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    It’s time for B.A to go. Why go for it on 4th and 1? Just punt the ball!!!
    Only bright spota of the game were Blaine Gabbert and Budda Baker. It’s just time for a regime change. Bettcher defensive scheme makes Time Savage looks like Tom Brady.

  13. By Dr. G. on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    One of the worst play calls ever…ball on our own 35 with 6:35 to go ((plenty of time)) and BA calls for a run in 4th down to try to keep the ball…

    Next play = a TD for the Texans to cinch a win. Just dumb. Gabbert looks at BA like WTF? Way to gàmble and put your QB//team in a gigantic hole.

    FWIW = We got a QB, a new TE, and a Budda for 2018. ((And a new HC))

  14. By Jon on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Arians going for it on fourth down on our own thirty down by three with seven minutes and two timeouts left. That’s not “no riskit no biscuit”, there just isn’t even a biscuit to be had there.

    Is there any doubt he needs to go? Cost us this game and it isn’t the first one.

    The guy has officially lost his mind, going for it in that situation. It was just absurd.

  15. By Scott H on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Late in winnable game, down by 3…..then AP loses a yard on 4th and 1 and the defense lets up a long TD run on the very next play.

    That’s a great one-two punch, huh?

    So much for continuing the win-lose trend.

    But Gabbert has played well….or so the numbers say. Not sure if anyone who can see this game is seeing anything they don’t like.

    But it doesn’t seem the defense is holding up its end in this one.

    And from the numbers, a lousy game from AP. The feast or famine thing has been a bit much. Ate the Texans THAT good against the run???

  16. By Scott H on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Then, some INT’s late in the game. I was thinking maybe the best thing Gabbert did all day was NOT turn the ball over. OK, so much for that.

    My God, the last 7 minutes or so of this game must have been pretty bad for the Cardinals…..

    But we are getting a much-needed look at Gabbert, and I can only hope it continues. Even if he plays bad, who cares? At 4-6, we’re going nowhere. If he doesn’t really offer anything for this team going forward, let’s see that NOW.

  17. By Eric G on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    And I am not remotely saying that Gabbert is the future of this franchise. He is definitely not. If the Cardinals do not draft and trade up for a number one quarterback this offseason, I’m probably quitting this team. I can’t do this anymore. I want one of the top three quarterbacks coming out. Most likely it’s going to be Josh Allen. I’d be happy with that. But I will not be happy coming back next year with Gabbert and Stanton as our quarterbacks.

  18. By georgiebird on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Forget the OL and QB, next year draft all defensive players. Sorriest defense, I’ve ever seen. Made Tom Savage look like an NFL QB.

  19. By DZ on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Haven’t we seen this movie before?

    Should have been inactive.
    John Brown. A Ghost on the field and all passes go right through him.
    J J Nelson. Hands of stone, guaranteed to disappoint and kill momentum.
    J Grisham. As expected, too dumb to learn from past mistakes. Many many past mistakes.
    Honey Badger. Typical 2 steps behind his cover guy. Needs to be benched. Has lost “IT”, both mentally and physically.
    J Bethel. Very consistent. Giving up TD’s and as a bonus, holding on every punt we recieve.
    K. Williams. I’m still pissed about last week’s 2 yard line fair catch. Oh and Bethel held on that play too. Williams adds nothing to this team in a positive yards way. Except for when he takes a knee in the end zone on a kickoff.

    Play calling. You would have thought we learned our lesson on the Safety last week right? Uh, well, no… lets do a single set back that is 7 yards behind the line of scrimmage take the snap under center. No one will know what we are going to do right. It’s only 4th down on our own 38 or so yard line.
    Even Ronde Barber (Johnson) said the Cards offense has no imagination. And Ronde can’t get Larry Fitzgerslds name right. 3 times even.

    I was encouraged by a coach today though. Unfortunately it was the DC on the other side of the field.

    Vrabel would look good in red calling all the shots.

  20. By Patrick on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    In Yuma, fox showed the Rams vs. Vikings game instead of the Cardinals game. So apparently they have given up on the cardinals.

  21. By Coach K on Nov 19, 2017 | Reply

    Betcher has no idea what he is doing. Today was a great example exposing both BA’s inability to coordinate, and Betchers inability to coordinate the D.

    I sure miss Calais Campbell and his constant penetration into the pocket.

    The loss of Campbell, Swearinger and Jefferson continues to show its effect on this defense.

    Next draft, we better find two freaken beasts to occupy the inside defensive line of this team I say go first and second round and take the two best studs on the board. We cannot stop the run or the pass. Defense is so bad, now I understand why BA lost his mind and went for it on 4th and 1 on his own 30.

    Punting it meant he’d never get the ball back.

    I have said this many times. You do not allow your best players to leave in free agency Mr. Keim. Pay them or live with your mistake the following year.

  22. By Scott H on Nov 20, 2017 | Reply

    Coach K –

    Been saying for over a month that Bettcher needs to go. But when Amos Jones still has HIS job…..well, you can fill in the rest.

    There continues to be no accountability.

    The GM needs to stop using words like accountability and aggressiveness when he has NO FRIGGIN CLUE what they mean.

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