Tuesday, August 12, 2014, 8:39am
Saturday, Palmer completed all five pass attempts. Stanton was 11 for 17, and rookie Logan Thomas was 11 for 12. Palmer has said how much he enjoys this locker room because it lacks drama. That's especially true of the quarterback position.
Think back to recent Cardinals locker rooms. Uncertainty at the position found players quietly picking sides. And a coaching staff's inability to help a quarterback's development left some players second-guessing leadership.
Remember the preseason of 2010, when then coach Ken Whisenhunt released Matt Leinart eight days before the first game? That left Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall to combine for a 5-11 record.
How about 2012? Whisenhunt opened up the competition, and Skelton won the job over Kevin Kolb. Skelton got hurt and Kolb took over. Kolb played well but was injured, and Skelton was back leading the charge.
The Cards have some stability at QB, but if Palmer would miss time, the talent around him, like WRs Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, would take at least a bit of a hit in fantasy value. For now with Palmer, these are pretty good WRs to target in your second tier after the studs are drafted.
Friday, December 10, 2010, 7:47pm
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson (head doubtful) continues to miss practice and is doubtful for week 14. As expected, John Skelton was named the starter for week 14 against the Broncos. A 5th round draft pick out of Fordham, Skelton certainly isn't a fantasy option but shouldn't be a drop-off from the likes of Derek Anderson and Max Hall. Still, the Broncos are a sneaky DEF start in week 14.
Thursday, December 9, 2010, 6:51pm
Cardinals QB Derek Anderson (head) continues to miss practice and has not yet passed his concussion tests. John Skelton and newly signed Richard Bartell have been splitting snaps with the starters. HC Ken Whisenhunt has not yet named a starter, but we expect Skelton to eventually get the nod. A 5th round draft pick out of Fordham, Skelton certainly isn't a fantasy option, but shouldn't be a drop-off from the likes of Derek Anderson and Max Hall. Still, the Broncos are a sneaky DEF start in week 14.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010, 7:15pm
Carinals QB Derek Anderson (head) did not practice Wednesday. John Skelton and newly signed Richard Bartell split snaps with the starters. HC Ken Whisenhunt has not yet named a starter, but we expect Skelton to eventually get the nod. A 5th round draft pick out of Fordham, Skelton certainly isn't a fantasy option, but it's hard to see him being too much of a downgrade from the likes of Derek Anderson and Max Hall. Still, the Broncos are a sneaky DEF start in week 14.
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10:52am
Sam Bradford went No. 1.
John Skelton went 154 picks later.
The Cardinals and the Rams each drafted a quarterback last April, ostensibly to groom them for the future. The plans for a first-round pick – especially the top guy in the entire draft – are different than a fifth-round selection, so it’s no surprise Bradford has been the starter for St. Louis all season while the Cards have kept Skelton far from actual game action.
And it isn’t going to change, with the struggling Cardinals playing host to Bradford and the Rams Sunday. Bradford will continue to make his case to be the future top quarterback in the NFC West. Skelton will wait.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt made that clear earlier this week by saying Skelton was unlikely to play this season, barring an injury, despite the Cards’ place in the standings. Veteran Derek Anderson remains the starter for now, and undrafted rookie Max Hall is still the backup and the man who would take over if Whisenhunt decided to pull the plug on Anderson.
Where does that leave Skelton? Learning.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 3:21pm
Whisenhunt said he's sticking with Anderson because Anderson has been working hard and has improved over the past few weeks. "That's really what you look for," Whisenhunt said.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 6:21pm
Cardinals WR Steve Breaston (knee) was limited Wednesday. Breaston returned to action last week with a huge day, catching 8 of 11 targets for 147 yards. Expect him to play this week against the Vikings, but his production will be streaky with Derek Anderson (or Max Hall for that matter) under center.
Sunday, October 31, 2010, 10:22am
The Cardinals plan to feature RB Beanie Wells — coach Ken Whisenhunt tired of Tim Hightower’s three lost fumbles — against the Bucs’ 31st ranked run defense that is allowing 158 yards a game. Max Hall really struggled with the wet ball in Seattle last Sunday, but Whisenhunt really likes him over Derek Anderson. The key, though, is that the Cardinals now have a healthy contingent of receivers for the first time since the season opener.
Friday, October 29, 2010, 5:59pm
Thursday, October 28, 2010, 5:50pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 7:07pm
Cardinals QB Max Hall (head) took full reps Wednesday. Hall has been cleared to practice and will start this week barring a setback. No one should be relying on Hall outside of a desperate BYE week play in 2QB leagues.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 6:37pm
Cardinals QB QB Max Hall said he was feeling fine today after coming back to practice after his concussion. He said he wasn’t worried about it despite two blows to the head in two games, and said he’s never had a concussion in the past.
He also said he wasn’t happy with how he played, which is obviously the focus in practice.
“There are things I can fix, though, excited to prove I am better than that,” Hall said.
– Hall said he is considering gloves, although made it sound like it would be for bad weather games and not all the time.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 8:21pm
Max Hall passes neuro tests and is cleared to practice. If that goes well, he will start against Bucs on Sunday
Sunday, October 24, 2010, 8:59am
Cardinals rookie QB Max Hall will make his first career road start in one of the league's loudest venues — and with significant rain and wind in the forecast. Seattle has the league’s 30th-ranked pass defense, but will load the box against the run, dial up blitzes on passing downs and dare Hall to make plays downfield. The Cardinals will counter with a conservative game plan despite the return of receivers Steve Breaston and Early Doucet. Hall has shown a tendency to make poor decisions early in games, and the Cardinals can’t afford to fall behind. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald, who has 26 receptions and two TDs on the year, could have a big day if Kelly Jennings (hamstring) can’t go. That means that rookie Walter Thurmond must shut down one of the game’s best.
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