Cardinals Host Colts in Primetime Sunday Night

September 25, 2009 by
In front of a national audience this Sunday Night , two high-powered offenses collide at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals look to prove their defense is for real while the Colts will try to extend their rookie Head Coach’s record to 3-0.

Here is some keen insight into this matchup from around the web, and other Cardinal news:
  • Another ROTB Cardinals writer Hawkwind interviews  Stampede Blue, a Colts writer, about his angle for this game.
  • ESPN’s NFC West blogger Mike Sando analyzes the Cardinals’ personnel groupings from their Week 2 game versus the Jags. By charting the team in this way he is then able to surmise Cardinal characteristics and trends.

Xander (Philly): “Who should get more carries, Beanie or Hightower?”

Mike Sando: “Tim Hightower should get more carries until Beanie Wells shows he can hold onto the ball more consistently. If they are both holding onto the ball consistently, Wells becomes my choice based on what I’ve seen from him. He moves so well and seems to have big-play ability. Hightower has improved, but Wells makes it look easier.”

  • I think both running backs have a chance to have a great Fantasy day this Sunday, but Fantasy guru Jacob Sloan from FantasyFootballFools.com has other ideas. Tim Hightower is his Hot Hands Start of the Week.
  • Finally, can we get a round of applause for Calais Campbell? He is replacing Antonio Smith who played a crucial role last season, and CC has been one of the best players on the team so far this season. Kent Somers from AZCentral.com reports the Cardinals are raving about him.
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    8 Responses to “Cardinals Host Colts in Primetime Sunday Night”
    • Jacob says:

      Don’t get me wrong, I think Beanie Wells could have a decent day as well, but when the game needs to be put away or the Cards need precious minutes off the clock, Hightower is currently the more trustworthy back. Until Wells has his breakout game, I think the Cards will look to Hightower in these situations, and he should have a nice day against the bend-and-sometimes-break Colts defense.

    • Chris Farmer says:

      Hey Jacob, now I see I worded that poorly. Didn’t mean to imply anything other than what you just stated. I am a huge Hightower fan and went out of my way to endorse him as a Fantasy sleeper this year. He has not disappointed, And I agree he will have a solid if not great game. But waiting in the wings is Wells who by all accounts has flashed big time big play ability. Hightower is a good player, but Wells is destined to break a long one any game now. The Colts might afford him the opportunity to break out. Yet, Tim is the safer choice and sure to get plenty of action.

      Btw I am now covering home games at Tim’s alma mater, pretty cool. U of Richmond Spiders baby! #1 in the nation, just beat Hofstra 47-0. I was trying to imagine if I had been covering them when TH played there 2 yrs ago, collecting nearly 2k yards and diving for pylons :)

    • Chris Farmer says:

      btw thx for commenting!!

    • sidney says:

      Campbell is indeed playing well, good call. I’m hoping he can incorporate more of a pass-rush into his game in the long haul too.

    • Chris Farmer says:

      Sidney, CC is a beast!! I think we have ourselves a perennial All-Pro

    • Jacob says:

      No worries. Tim’s great, but I agree with you that Wells should take over before the end of the year. His time is coming.

    • Chris Farmer says:

      In the age of the tandem back, these two are in a great situation, a rookie and a second year player that could potentially share the load for years to come.

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