Posted on: January 10, 2009 9:28 pm
He's tossed two horrific interceptions in the first half. After the second one, he was roundly booed by the fans.
Delhomme is capable of this. You never know what he'll do. He can be spectacular and he can be horrific.
This is, well, horrific.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 6:48 pm
He's not playing and the Cardinals are in trouble without him.
Good luck Arizona. You'll need it without Boldin.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 5:53 pm
Anquan Boldin is trying that sore hamstring as we speak. He's on the field warming up. I have to say, he doesn't look great.
I'll update his status soon.
And it just started pouring rain here.
Posted on: January 10, 2009 11:33 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anquan Boldin's hamstring is this game's most important player.
If Boldin plays and is effective, the Cardinals have a great chance to win. That's right, a great chance.
But only if he's healthy and only if he can do more than limp through his routes.
While receiver Larry Fitzgerald is the stick of dynamite that makes the Cardinals go boom, Boldin is the detonator. When Fitzgerald draws the inevitable double-team, it leaves Boldin one-on-one, and no corner in this league can cover Boldin one-on-one.
Boldin playing also prevents teams from loading up the line of scrimmage to stop the run.
He's one of the top five most underrated players in the sport.
Boldin hasn't practiced all week and I'd be stunned if he was able to be effective.
If he is, the Panthers will be in for a fight. If he is, this game won't be the blowout everyone is expecting.
Posted on: January 3, 2009 5:56 pm
Edge told the media this week he won't be back next season. I don't think the Cardinals will greatly miss him.
If James believes he's still a starting back in this league, he's wrong. James has clearly lost a step and you could see that against the Falcons.
The holes are there but he's slow to hit them, and when he does see daylight, the holes quickly close.
He's done as an elite back in this league.
James was once one of the best but running backs get burned out. It happens on a yearly occurrence in this sport.
It seems James is the only one who fails to see that.
Posted on: January 2, 2009 6:07 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2009 6:08 pm
Hello from Phoenix where people are breathing a little easier that the Cardinals' playoff game here on Saturday won't be blacked out. If it had, it would've been one of the more embarrassing moments in the history of this franchise. And this franchise has certainly seen its share.
Minnesota is also struggling to avoid a blackout.
The question is why?
Is it as simple as the economy? It has to be. Many people don't have the finances to spend on a football game when they're struggling with house payments.
The economy is the biggest factor (understandably) but it's still shocking that two NFL franchises are this close to not selling out a postseason game.
I once thought nothing could ever conquer the NFL, not even an economic downturn. The sport is that popular. But even the NFL isn't impervious to the perils of a sour economy.