Tag:Beanie Wells
Posted on: September 19, 2010 11:27 am
 

Reports: Beanie Wells not dressed, 'likely' out

Posted by Will Brinson

Beanie Wells, for the second straight Sunday, is the most watched player before the games kick off -- it's mainly because of fantasy football, but everyone wants to know if Beanie's playing.

It seems -- given multiple reports -- that he will not play against the Atlanta Falcons, and Tim Hightower will get most/all of the Cardinals carries.

Will Carroll (a.k.a. "The Injury Expert") reports on Twitter that Wells is "not dressed, per sources" and "likely out."

Knox Bardeen of FanHouse tweets that Wells is "walking around sweat pants and a t-shirt and doing nothing to test his knee." Bardeen also notes that Wells is "talking to people [and] generally acting casual."

None of these things -- Carroll's report, Beanie not testing his knee, and Beanie wearing sweatpants -- are good news for the Arizona Cardinals (or Beanie's fantasy owners, grrr) as it sure seems like there'll be another week-long wait to see if Wells can really turn the Arizona offense into a high-powered running game.

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Posted on: September 17, 2010 11:04 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2010 11:13 pm
 

Beanie Wells a gametime decision

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Cardinals RB Beanie Wells, who’s been out with a knee injury, is listed as questionable on the official NFL injury list. According to the team’s official website, Wells will be a gametime decision, but it doesn't sound real promising,

Writes Darren Urban: “Like the last two weeks, he has done so little, it’s hard to believe he would be much help even if he would be able to play. Now that Jason Wright had all week to practice, however – added in with Tim Hightower and LaRod Stephens-Howling – I would think the Cards can deal with it if Beanie is a no-or-little-go.”

I watched much of last week’s Cardinals-Rams game, and Stephens-Howling (seven carries, 49 yards plus a 27.3 kickoff return average) looked pretty impressive to me. Hightower was OK, minus the two fumbles he lost, though coach Ken Whisenhunt said he wasn’t in danger of losing playing time (of course Whisenhunt also thought Wells would be OK by Game 2, and that doesn’t look like it’ll happen).

And while we're talking about Hightower, here's an interesting story from the Arizona Republic regarding his thoughts on his fumbles.

Said Hightower: "My job is to hold on (to) that football. My job is to make plays. My job is to run the football and be successful at it ... You can try to analyze it, try to break it down, slow it down, rewind it, pause it and do all that stuff. But at the end of the day you've got to find a way to get it done."

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Posted on: September 12, 2010 2:59 pm
Edited on: September 12, 2010 3:03 pm
 

Beanie Wells officially inactive for Sunday

Posted by Will Brinson

Beanie Wells, the Cardinals starting running back, is inactive for the team's game against the Rams on Sunday afternoon.

Wells had been considered "probably doubtful" (or some such term) for most of the week with a knee injury that's been called at times a "bruise" and at others a "sprain." Clearly the injury is worse than a "bruise" if he's being held out of the game, although the news that he won't play is hardly shocking.

It is pretty tough for the Cardinals, however, who will have to lean heavily on Tim Hightower ... or Derek Anderson. (So, yeah, Tim Hightower.)

Wells being out is also a tough blow for fantasy owners, who should have watched Fantasy Football Today (it starts at 11 AM every Sunday!) in order to figure out who to start instead of Wells.

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Posted on: August 23, 2010 12:35 am
 

Recapping the 2010 BFL fantasy draft

You may have seen some of our tweets about 2010 BFL, a fantasy league full of famous bloggers (woo oxymorons), in which I'm repping CBSSports.com and this here blog.

For the draft, we traveled to New York City this past Thursday in order to all meet up and create fake teams. The trip seems pointless, until you realize that we drafted in the NFL headquarters. Yes, like where Roger Goodell works. Yes, it was spectacular. Yes, the winner of the league gets some Super Bowl action as well as a large charitable donation to the local charity of their choice. Yes, you will have to suffer occasional posts about how I'm doing (and you can read more about the league here .)

And yes, I'm quite confident I'm winning; after all, look how alert I was just moments before the draft began.



Of course, that didn't stop me from drafting a kick-A fantasy team. Or at least one that I think kicks some A. Before we get to that, though, let's talk about the participants, in draft order:
By the by, you can actually check out the P&G sponsored league , as it's public I belive. So if you care to see the draft results, here they are. If not, I'll tell you about them anyway.

First of all, I heart my team. A lot. I'm totally fine with taking Maurice Jones-Drew second overall, especially after seeing how the Vikings offensive line looked on Sunday. I really, really wanted DeAngelo Williams to fall to 23, but I'll deal with Beanie Wells. DeSean Jackson is a clear No. 1 wideout, so I'll absolutely take him in the third round. Wes Welker in the fourth? Yes, please.

Dwayne Bowe is primed to blow up this year (I like the Chiefs a lot, actually), so having him as a WR3 isn't something I'm unhappy about. Myself and two others waited to draft a quarterback and I think it paid off nicely with a combo of Matt Ryan in the sixth and Matt Cassel in the 11th.

Didn't particularly love my Jerome Harrison pick in the seventh -- although I ended up with Owen Daniels at tight end in the 10th, leaving Tony Gonzalez and Vernon Davis on the board at that point was just stupid. Kenny Britt I like as a solid backup wideout, especially paired with Julian Edelman on the bench; Edelman's insurance if Welker goes down again and Britt can fill in on the bye.

Marion Barber is still starting in Dallas last I checked, no? Okay, thought so. 9th round for him is silly. Levy hosed me on Dexter McCluster in the 12th and I panicked a touch and took Demaryius Thomas, but, again, I think he's a good backup, particularly since someone has to catch passes in Denver. Niners defense, as good as it is, in the next to last round is something I'm thrilled about, insofar as one can be thrilled about drafting a D. Same with Rob Bironas in the last round, I suppose.

It's not worth discussing any other teams. They're clearly inferior to mine. (I do like Bassett, Jerod and Zerkle's teams the best out of the other squads, though, I think. Except that Zerkle decided to draft a sampler platter of running backs for five rounds instead of wideouts.) But I certainly welcome your thoughts on the squad below.

Also, huge, huge tip of the cap to everyone involved at the NFL for making this happen: they couldn't have possibly been kinder to a fairly dangerous looking bunch, or more accommodating in terms of showing us around, peppering us with cool NFL stuff and letting us spin around in Goodell's desk chair until Sebek got sick and threw up.

Just kidding. That last one never happened. But the NFL rules for letting us swing up to the Big Apple and get our geek on in their offices.

So to does P&G -- for the purposes of FTC biz, they helped hook it up.

Posted on: August 10, 2010 4:20 pm
 

Beanie Wells to be limited in practice

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A quick update on Arizona RB Beanie Wells, who hurt his ribs Monday after taking a well-placed hit from Cardinals S Hamza Abdullah. Though there were no fractures, Wells is experiencing swelling and he’s likely to be limited in practice today.

At this point, it’s unclear whether Wells will play in the preseason opener Saturday against the Texans.

Coach Ken Whisenhunt explained what happened, and the Arizona Republic was taking notes:

Whisenhunt had no problem with Wells being hit on the play, he said.

"I don't blame Hamza because earlier in practice Beanie had come through and lowered his shoulder and knocked the (inappropriate term) out of a DB," Whisenhunt said. "And Hamza obviously wasn't going to let that happen to himself. It was a good football play; there was nothing cheap or unnecessary about it."

Wells was carrying the ball through the hole and was stepping over another player. "He was a little bit high," Whisenhunt said. "He could have dropped his shoulder and there would have been a collision but that (bruised ribs) wouldn't have happened. But that's part of practice and you have to understand that when you're in pads, that's what can happen."


Tim Hightower remains the starter at RB, but Wells was looking to take more carries this year after a decent, but not great rookie season. LaRod Stephens-Howling and Jason Wright also will take more reps if Wells is out for a while.

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