Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that the Cardinals didn’t practice today continuing their preparation for their upcoming trip to St. Louis to take on the Rams. The health of this team has been in constant flux since the preseason.
After three weeks Kevin Kolb is finally back on the practice field. He received about 40 percent of the reps with the starting offense and about half the reps with the practice team. Still listed as limited, he is being told to still take it easy from head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Kolb is on the right track. That track just has been a slightly longer than usual one. Skelton has performed admirably, but Kolb didn’t receive a five year 60 million dollar contract to be the backup quarterback. He needs to finish the year strong for the City of Phoenix and its surrounding areas to restore faith in its future franchise quarterback.
Tight Ends Todd Heap and Rob Housler were once again limited in practice, but the coaching staff seems quite optimistic that they will be available come Sunday. This week is also giving rookie defensive tackle David Carter (UCLA) a chance to learn the defense as a starter. Veteran Nick Eason and Carter will be replacing DT Dan Williams, who broke his arm last sunday in a loss to the 49ers and will miss the remainder of the season. Williams reported to training camp over weight and had to compete with Carter for the starting position. Williams was just coming into his own until the unfortunate injury. Losing players to injury has been the story of the year for the Cardinals hopefully this will be the end of this ugly trend and the beginning of something beautiful.