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Arizona Cardinals turn back to Ryan Lindley

mdtee001 posted @ 2015年4月18日 09:21 in 未分类 , 42 阅读

Arizona Cardinals turn back to Ryan Lindley

Coach Bruce Arians promised he use a short hook on rookie quarterback Logan Thomas (left) after naming him the starter for Sunday game at San Francisco. It was short, all right about the quickest hook in NFL history. He going back to Ryan Lindley (right).(Photo: Rob Schumacher/azcentral sports)

Coach Bruce Arians promised he'd use a short hook on rookie quarterback Logan Thomas after naming him the starter for Sunday's game at San Francisco. It was short, all right about the quickest hook in NFL history.

Thomas lost his chance to be the team's fourth different starting quarterback of the season due mainly to a pitiful practice performance on Wednesday.

Now it's back to third string Ryan Lindley, Arians confirmed, amid news Friday that Drew Stanton underwent arthroscopic surgery earlier this week on his injured right knee, and team doctors discovered he has been dealing with an infection that led to massive swelling in the knee.

Stanton stayed home on Friday and will remain there louboutin shoes replica throughout the weekend as he is treated for the infection, but Arians said "he's on schedule" to be ready when the playoffs arrive.

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That could be as early as next weekend and most likely involves a wild card road game at either Atlanta or Carolina. If the Cardinals beat the 49ers and Seattle were to lose at home to the Rams, however, Arizona would win the NFC West; if the Packers also lose to the Lions, the Cardinals would win the No. 1 seed in the NFC.

"I have no idea about infections and all that; you can talk to the doctors about that stuff. He's on schedule for next week," Arians said of Stanton. "He's at home, he'll stay there and rehab over the weekend and be ready to go next week, hopefully.

"That's what we've hoping for all along."

Arians said his decision to turn back to Lindley had nothing to do with Stanton's status.

"We will start Ryan Lindley in the ballgame strictly because of the evaluation process of during the week he's going to give us a better chance of winning this game," Arians said. "Like I've said earlier, Logan's going to be a hell of a player one of these days, but right now he's not ready."

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None of the quarterbacks were available for comment on Friday.

Asked what he saw in practice from Thomas on Wednesday to make the switch a day later to Lindley, Arians said: "The ball wasn't in the spots it needed to be. He was throwing it well, but not to the right guys. He just hasn't had enough reps to go against this defense, which is one of the best five defenses in the National Football League."

Then Arians admitted he might have made a mistake.

"It was probably a poor decision on my part to early announce it, but it is what it is and we're going to do what we need to do to win the football game and that's to start Ryan. I was hoping (Thomas) could handle it, but it's not the time right now."

Lindley was 18 of 44 for 216 yards with no touchdowns and an interception last Sunday night in a 35 6 loss at home to the Seahawks, his first start since 2012. His performance left Cardinals fans scratching their heads, but Arians backed Lindley once again on Friday, saying the rout can't be pinned on the quarterback's shoulders.

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"The ball was to the right spots. We missed a couple balls that we needed to catch and not jump off sides on third and three on the goal line," the coach said. "Score touchdowns and he'll be fine. Ryan didn't damn sure lose that game."

Arians scoffed when asked if the roulette game he's had to play at the quarterback position has worn down his players, emotionally.

"No," he said defiantly. "If your defense shuts the other team out, you're not going to lose. Ain't got a damn thing to do with the quarterback. It's simple. So, hopefully, we'll scratch out some more points and be able to win the game."

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