Aug 23, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Andre Roberts (12) dives across the line for the touchdown against Tennessee Titans linebacker Colin McCarthy (52) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Arizona Cardinals Show Character, Fall Short to Tennessee Titans 32-27


Give it to the Arizona Cardinals.  They didn’t give up.  The Tennessee Titans had them on the ropes, threatening to run away with the game.  The Cards however held in and eventually caught up to the Titans and took the lead 27-23 before a fifth turnover by the Cards led to a Titans touchdown and eventual 32-27 victory.  Kevin Kolb had his moments, we had a Larry Fitzgerald sighting. An impressive two-minute drive.  The Cards running game is alive and well with Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams, Williams Powell, Alfonso Smith, and Javarris James who all ran the ball well.  Very nice to see!

While the run game was good and the quarterback position is still up in the air thanks to a decent performance from Kevin Kolb, the Cardinals defense was bad early.  The Titans first team ran up and down the field on them and that is concerning.

Also equally as concerning was the start quarterback John Skelton had.  He only threw for 41 yards and a pick.  It was enough for coach Ken Whisenhunt to replace him and let Kolb get the bulk of the reps this evening.  That’s what should have happened last week.  Hindsight is 20/20 though.  Kolb went 17-22 with one touchdown and two interceptions.  Both interceptions were bad however I don’t think it was enough, not nearly enough for the Cards to come out and say Skelton is the guy.  most certainly not.

The big question will be if the Cards name their starter this week and then let Ryan Lindley and Richard Bartel get the bulk of snaps next week against the Denver Broncos?  I have to believe Lindley has done enough to win the third string job, especially with the way he played down the stretch tonight.  Whatever the decision is, I think Kolb is still in the discussion and I know that is much to the chagrin of many.  I say hate to disappoint you however maybe, just maybe Kolb is getting his feet under him at this point.  He still makes mistakes and big ones at times, but find me many quarterbacks who don’t.  Really.

 

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  • Maxwell

    I agree that the Cardinals should get some kind of credit
    for not giving up in a pretty ugly game for them. They made it a game, but could not overcome
    all of the turnovers. The QB situation
    is still less than ideal for them, however, and they need to make a decision
    soon. I wish I could have watched the
    game live but I was in class. I did
    remember to set up my Hopper DVR to record the game though. It has 2,000 hours of recording space so I don’t
    have to worry about running out of space recording all the long football
    games. I think Kolb made a strong push
    last night, and got Fitzgerald involved (something Skelton failed to do). This year is filled with question marks for
    the Cardinals, who knows what will happen.

  • Scott Allen

    Hopefully you have your recorder on tonight cause it’s going to be a boring game LOL