The Arizona Cardinals may be faced with playing the St. Louis Rams without quarterback Kevin Kolb. That means the Cards must do one thing, run, run, run. Beanie Wells is apparently healthy this week. He needs to carry the ball 25-30 times at least. Of course, he’ll probably go down with injury after like six carries, but that is beside the point. Wells needs to shine this week when his team needs him the most. With the possibility of John Skelton playing for the first time this season on Sunday, you have to put the ball in Wells’ hands.
Of course that is easier said than done. This is all going to be wishful thinking because we don’t the Cardinals never do the conventional or even the most logical thing. These are your Arizona Cardinals of 2011, expect Skelton to probably end up throwing 30 times instead.
The game plan may start with Wells, but as always, as game situation dictates, they may have no other choice but to throw. That being said, I don’t think that ends up being the case. The Cards have been in all but one game, meaning, running the ball has pretty much always been an option this season, given that the Cards have held leads in four of the six losses and four of their six losses have come by a total of 11 points.
I know, call me crazy, but the Cards would be smart to use Beanie even if Kevin Kolb plays. Maybe that helps his toe out a little bit and not have to force him to throw 50 times. We’ll see.