Monday Evening Thoughts on Arizona Cardinals and the NFL


Oct. 14, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback (4) Kevin Kolb runs the ball in the the second half against the Buffalo Bills at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Bills defeated the Cardinals 19-16 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

We’ve had a little more than 24 hours now to absorb the Arizona Cardinals stunning 19-16 OT loss to the Buffalo Bills.  It still stings a bit but now we can move on and look forward to this weekend’s tough game against the Minnesota Vikings.  Before we do look ahead though, one last look and some thoughts from this past weekend on the Cardinals and other NFL happenings.

Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb is one tough dude.  I know he went out late with a rib injury but the man has taken a ton of hits the past three weeks.  Cards need him.  John Skelton is not an NFL starting quarterback.  He further proved that point yesterday.

Don’t beat up Cards kicker Jay Feely too much.  He nailed a 61-yarder before his 38-yard miss.  It was only his second miss of the season.  I realize its a big one, but he still gets a mulligan.  Without him, they wouldn’t even had been in a position to attempt the game-winner.

Cards running back William Powell was impressive with 70 yards on 13 carries.  Now prove you’re the real deal and do it again in Minnesota next week.  Tall task.

Cards receivers need to step up.  Mistakes happen, but Andre Roberts and Rob Housler need to help their quarterback out.

Does anyone else think the Todd Heap experiment should end?  I’m tired of seeing this guy on the injured list.  He’s done practically nothing since signing with the Cards last year.  I’m not blaming him, but at some point shouldn’t you cut your losses?

I’ve never been a huge fan of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis the person just because of his past, although he has seemed to improve over the past several years though.  However I have mad respect for him as a player.  I’m saddened to see him lost for the season and maybe has played his last game of his career.

Thoughts out as well to Detroit Lions running back Jahvid Best.  It seems he can’t get cleared to play.  He needs to just hang it up.  It’s not worth cutting your life severely short.

Note to NFL pre-game shows.  Stop talking about the NFC West.  After ESPN NFL Countdown did a whole expose on them yesterday, with their 14-6 start, including undefeated at home, the Cards and the San Francisco 49’ers lost at home.  The St. Louis Rams lost at the Miami Dolphins but the Seattle Seahawks saved the day at the last moment and pulled out a home win against the New England Patriots.