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Beanie Wells promising “real deal” when he comes back

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The Cardinals had to make some adjustments in practice Wednesday.

After a series of injuries forced them to get used to a stable of undersized backs, getting Beanie Wells back on the field took a moment to get accustomed to.

Yeah, that was a sight for sore eyes,” quarterback John Skelton said, via Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. “We were just talking about the contradictions between the running backs that we have, with all the little guys, and then Beanie coming back. Just a big, powerful back.”

Wells has missed six weeks with a severe turf toe injury, was placed on IR/designated for return, and will be eligible to return on Nov. 25 against the Rams.

“That’s not even the target, that’s the set date,” Wells said. “That is the day, no doubt about it. I’ve missed seven games, something like that? I’m not missing anymore.”

He said the time off also helped his surgically repaired knee (which was operated on in January).

“You’re going to see the vintage Beanie Wells,” he said. “The real deal.”

Considering the Cards are 1-5 without him, having lost five straight, they’ll likely take any Wells they can get.

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10 Responses to “Beanie Wells promising “real deal” when he comes back”
  1. ppc50 says: Nov 8, 2012 10:49 AM

    The “vintage” Beanie Wells? Is that really good? Last year, his best, he averaged 74 yards a game in 14 games with an avg of 4.3 yards a carry. In his previous year, 3.4 yards a carry for a grand total of 397 yds in 13 games, then this year he was averaging 2.6 yards a carry until he got hurt. He is an ok back, I guess, but to state that you are “vintage” and the “real deal” is a huge stretch. I suggest he put down the pipe and just focus on his job…and don’t fumble.

  2. mazblast says: Nov 8, 2012 10:51 AM

    “The vintage Beanie Wells”? That means he’s going to get hurt in his first game back.

  3. atomicpunk says: Nov 8, 2012 11:02 AM

    When healthy this guy can be a beast and a much needed weapon to help this terrible offensive line, the problem is he hardly is ever healthy and always has some type of injury which makes him very soft. Now whoever is calling plays Miller or Whiz can find a way to use Beanie that will not be predictable for defensives to stack the box.

  4. southpaw79 says: Nov 8, 2012 11:28 AM

    Why not, we already got the vintage cardinals back.

  5. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 8, 2012 1:07 PM

    haha the whole NFL is shaking in their boots

  6. dwoofer says: Nov 8, 2012 3:07 PM

    Watch what happens when Beanie comes back and plays behind the new-look O-line of the Cardinals: Massie, Ohrenberger, Sendlein, Colledge, and Potter.

    Jet fuel, baby !

  7. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 8, 2012 4:33 PM

    Wells acts like he was good when he was completely healthy — which is almost never.

  8. Kreedos says: Nov 9, 2012 8:19 AM

    Wells will make a difference when he returns. Mark my words on that!


  9. pemory says: Nov 10, 2012 11:00 AM

    Cards need something good to happen these days….

  10. beardinals says: Nov 11, 2012 10:29 AM

    The best thing Beanie can do is stay healthy and run his rear off the end of the season, it will make his trade in Feb. go much more smoothly for the Cards.

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