What I Saw

Harry

ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
Joined
Jan 7, 2003
Posts
5,834
Reaction score
8,991
Location
Orlando, FL
That was one of the weirdest games I can recall. It’s odd because Lester posted a thread last weak about the Cards’ 1970 Monday shellacking of the Boys. It’s good Dandy Don wasn’t here to see this. He would have cried again. I know people feel vindicated by the win, but frankly it was more a Cowboy loss.

The Cards won’t win many games with 9 for 24 passing. That said I’ve never seen a QB as fast as Murray. When he ran outside he simply easily beat people to the edge. That’s a devastating advantage in the red zone and in short yardage situations.

Drake was faster than I thought but I think Edmonds would have taken that long run to the house too. It seemed early on the announcers agreed.

Phillips had a strong game. Perhaps he was honoring of his dad.

Hicks still has bad hands. It’s always hurt him in pass coverage. However he was solid against the run.

At least they let Simmons play a little. Hard to believe they can’t find a role for someone who’s that impressive an athlete.

The O-line played their best game but they got very little resistance from the Cowboys.

Reddick had another solid game.

Deionte Thompson plays better every week.

For those who thought Fitz was done; he looked quite good when given the chance.

I have no clue what happened to Isabella. He seems to be playing some other game. How can you lose a ball in the sun during a night game? It reminds me of the time an STL Card baseball player lost a ball in the sun and Harry Carey noted, “How can he lose a ball in the sun? He’s from the Dominican Republic.”

Kirk had 2 nice plays. If would be huge if he could become a weekly threat. The Cards again benefitted from involving multiple receivers.

Awesome game by Baker. He looked worth the money last night.

Finally, it’s important to keep a perspective. This opponent gave up in the first half. 24 points followed turnovers. Certainly a win is a win, but I’m not certain it said much about the Cards’ potential. Even the Jets would have won against that kind of effort.
 

SoonerLou

ASFN Lifer
Joined
Sep 15, 2019
Posts
4,229
Reaction score
5,059
Location
St Louis, MO
The Cards won’t win many games with 9 for 24 passing. That said I’ve never seen a QB as fast as Murray. When he ran outside he simply easily beat people to the edge. That’s a devastating advantage in the red zone and in short yardage situations.
.

I'd say Lamar is still faster and probably a prime Mike Vick.

Truth is that stadium has a very fast turf. Him and Kirk ran their fastest MPH of their careers there.


Wish the Cardinals had a better home surface..
 

SpokaneCardfan

Registered
Joined
Jun 7, 2005
Posts
1,056
Reaction score
67
Location
Spokane
I'd say Lamar is still faster and probably a prime Mike Vick.

Truth is that stadium has a very fast turf. Him and Kirk ran their fastest MPH of their careers there.


Wish the Cardinals had a better home surface..
The cardinals field has been voted by the players the best field in the league on more than one occasion. It's not the fastest field but better on the body.

Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
 

Garthshort

Registered User
Joined
Aug 11, 2002
Posts
7,322
Reaction score
2,259
Location
Scarsdale, NY
The Defense played well, last night. But not having a premiere pass rusher, like CJ, will probably keep us from being consistently good, and dependent upon blitz packages. But I do applaud the effort. JMO.
 

dreamcastrocks

Chopped Liver Moderator
Super Moderator
Moderator
Supporting Member
Joined
Aug 19, 2005
Posts
39,807
Reaction score
2,298
That was one of the weirdest games I can recall. It’s odd because Lester posted a thread last weak about the Cards’ 1970 Monday shellacking of the Boys. It’s good Dandy Don wasn’t here to see this. He would have cried again. I know people feel vindicated by the win, but frankly it was more a Cowboy loss.

The Cards won’t win many games with 9 for 24 passing. That said I’ve never seen a QB as fast as Murray. When he ran outside he simply easily beat people to the edge. That’s a devastating advantage in the red zone and in short yardage situations.

Drake was faster than I thought but I think Edmonds would have taken that long run to the house too. It seemed early on the announcers agreed.

Phillips had a strong game. Perhaps he was honoring of his dad.

Hicks still has bad hands. It’s always hurt him in pass coverage. However he was solid against the run.

At least they let Simmons play a little. Hard to believe they can’t find a role for someone who’s that impressive an athlete.

The O-line played their best game but they got very little resistance from the Cowboys.

Reddick had another solid game.

Deionte Thompson plays better every week.

For those who thought Fitz was done; he looked quite good when given the chance.

I have no clue what happened to Isabella. He seems to be playing some other game. How can you lose a ball in the sun during a night game? It reminds me of the time an STL Card baseball player lost a ball in the sun and Harry Carey noted, “How can he lose a ball in the sun? He’s from the Dominican Republic.”

Kirk had 2 nice plays. If would be huge if he could become a weekly threat. The Cards again benefitted from involving multiple receivers.

Awesome game by Baker. He looked worth the money last night.

Finally, it’s important to keep a perspective. This opponent gave up in the first half. 24 points followed turnovers. Certainly a win is a win, but I’m not certain it said much about the Cards’ potential. Even the Jets would have won against that kind of effort.

Nonsense. The Cowboys were considered by many the top offense in the league before Dak went down, and most people expected them to torch the Cards D. Our D was amazing and really only gave up a meaningless touchdown.

This game has just as much to do with a Cards win as it does a Cowboys loss.

Also, he didn't lose the ball in the sun... :sarcasm: It was clear he was expecting it on the other shoulder.
 

BritCard

ASFN Lifer
Joined
Jan 10, 2020
Posts
8,217
Reaction score
10,308
Location
UK
so, what happens this offseason if Reddick finishes the season with 11 sacks and plays credibly against the run?

You let someone else pay him and take the comp pick.

His sacks have been against Morgan Moses, Tyrell Crosby, Brandon Knight and Terence Steele. He has, it seems one pass rush move and that's speed rush.

I'm not falling for it. He's been better for sure, but not so you would pay him any real money.
 
Last edited:

GuernseyCard

ASFN Lifer
Joined
Dec 29, 2012
Posts
10,123
Reaction score
5,679
Location
London UK
"The Cards won’t win many games with 9 for 24 passing".

True... but you'll find more than a few Russell Wilson's wins with similar passing results: Legs matter!
 

BigRedRage

Reckless
Supporting Member
Joined
Mar 25, 2005
Posts
46,403
Reaction score
10,981
Location
SE valley
The Defense played well, last night. But not having a premiere pass rusher, like CJ, will probably keep us from being consistently good, and dependent upon blitz packages. But I do applaud the effort. JMO.
At least we finally blitz

Sent from my motorola edge plus using Tapatalk
 

Harry

ASFN Consultant and Senior Writer
Joined
Jan 7, 2003
Posts
5,834
Reaction score
8,991
Location
Orlando, FL
Nonsense. The Cowboys were considered by many the top offense in the league before Dak went down, and most people expected them to torch the Cards D. Our D was amazing and really only gave up a meaningless touchdown.

This game has just as much to do with a Cards win as it does a Cowboys loss.

Also, he didn't lose the ball in the sun... :sarcasm: It was clear he was expecting it on the other shoulder.

I expected a higher point total from the Cowboys. However, they gave up 24 points on turnovers. It’s a thing called momentum The turmoil currently reported in Dallas fairly well says this team without Dak is not competitive. I think they fell apart before our eyes. In fact Drake’s run was the result of the game being virtually out of reach before that play.

BTW since it was a night game so I didn’t really see the sun as a factor. As for the wrong shoulder theory, it wasn’t just that play. He seemed lost to me. He’s got to run better routes and get separation. On Kirk’s TD both he and Isabella were running deep routes. Murray correctly threw to Kirk as he had greater separation.
 
Top