Though the Kevin Kolb experiment has yet to produce for the Cardinals, running back Beanie Wells have come into his own during his third NFL season. Rushing for 526 yards through seven games, Wells’ production has slipped a bit lately, as he plays through a bone bruise in his knee.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Wells likely would benefit from a week of rest. But he has decided to keep going.
Last week, against the Rams, Wells gained only 20 yards on 10 carries. The previous week, he gained 83 yards on 22 carries at Baltimore.
Kent Somers, who writes primarily for the Arizona Republic but also serves as a correspondent for Sporting News, reports that Wells’ knee is improving. And that’s good news for a team that is facing the run-vulnerable “Wide Nine” defensive front in Philly.
And here’s the part where I mention that Patrick Peterson, the hero of Arizona’s Week 10 win will appear on Friday’s PFT Live.
Yeah, it’s a bit of a non-sequitur.
Or maybe it isn’t. Based on the way Peterson ran back that punt, maybe the Cardinals should let him carry the ball for a week or two while Wells heals.