Report: Drew Stanton being treated for infection

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The Arizona Cardinals, who seemed to have perfected the art of “next man up,” suddenly can’t catch a break.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, quarterback Drew Stanton had to have an arthroscopic procedure to fight an infection, and may be done for the year.

That’s bad news for the Cardinals hopes for anything beyond simply making the postseason, such that Stanton himself was the answer.

They were planning to bench Ryan Lindley in favor of rookie Logan Thomas, but Thomas got the quick hook this week in practice.

Of course, it’s worse news for Stanton, who suffered a knee injury and then an infection.

48 responses to “Report: Drew Stanton being treated for infection

  1. Seahawks fan here. Sorry to hear that, seriously. I wouldn’t wish this sort of season end on any team given the progress they made this year.

  2. This weekend is already lost. The Cardinals seriously need to bring in a free agent for the playoffs. Dixon, Tebow, anybody. Lindley and Thomas may “know” the offense, but if they can’t execute it, there’s no benefit to that. Install a simplified offense, and you may have a chance to beat Carolina or Atlanta. The defense will keep it close, just avoid turnovers and score ten points.

  3. Nobody cares about your injuries. I’m a Packers fan and watched countless starters go down on their roster the last few seasons. It’s a part of the game your season was lost when Palmer went down. Fans from other teams might chime in and say that’s too bad but really they are thinking good and hope the injury bug doesn’t hit our team.

  4. This team is done physically. Not only do they finish with 2 of the most physical teams in the nfl (sea and sf) they’re injured everywhere.

    And now mentally finished

    1 and done. Sad but true

  5. As sad as it is to realize, Stanton was the Cards’ only hope for a win in the playoffs. Whatever… it’s just not meant to be.

    Still, as a Cardinals fan since 1970, it would have been nice to have seen a healthy Palmer lead them into the playoffs. Given the strides this team (emphasis on team) has made, it is a shame.

  6. Looks bad but there are three ways the Cardinals can still make it to the big game.
    1.) Apply for one of the volunteer positions.
    2.) Buy a ticket.
    3.) Hide in the Stadium.

  7. The only thing that is hurts more than the disappointment in realizing the season is shot for the Cards is having to repeatedly read calls for them to sign Tim Tebow.

    Seriously. Do the math. 32 NFL team GMs, owners, coaches have the opportunity (right now, this very moment) to call him up and sign him to the roster to make their team better.

    None will do so. Not today. Or tomorrow. And, no… they are not the idiots you Tebow-lovers claim. He simply has such a limited ability in terms of running a pro-style offense (reading defenses, arm mechanics) that he is not considered an option.

  8. Arians has to be the coach of year dealing with these injuries at the most important position. Reminds me of the old Colts with Tom Matte and his wristband. Younger folks will have to google it.

    If Lindley can’t go, that means Thomas. Who would be the backup if he gets hurt?

  9. Boy, some franchises are just cursed, be it with bad decision makers or bad luck. Although the Cardinals have at least made a Super Bowl appearance recently they are in the same realm as our Detroit Lions and the castaways from Gilligan’s Island, that place where things seem to always go wrong no matter how right they may appear in a given moment.

  10. Doesn’t matter. If the road to the Super Bowl goes through Seattle, Stanton wouldn’t make the difference.

  11. Too bad. Shows how tough it is to have a great season. Even if you’re smart, hard working, and lucky enough to have all the right players and coaches, and you play hard and do everything right on game days, a couple of injuries at key positions can shut you down.

  12. This team isn’t winning ANYTHING with the “talents” of Lindley and Thomas.

    All the other teams got lucky this year at the rash of Cardinals injuries.

    Just think how many people pegged this team for 6-8 wins this year. Now 11 feels like a disappointment.

    See you in 2015………..

  13. Scary stuff when guys get injured and have to go under the knife to get put back together. Hope Stanton bounces back quickly, injuries are bad enough without anything else getting in the mix.

  14. Their third string guy is a kid named Mathews out of Cornell.. Big arm,smart, accurate and not very athletic …. Sounds like Lindley and every other NCAA retired QB

  15. Dec 26, 2014 11:46 AM – dioalice says: … Do the math. 32 NFL team GMs, owners, coaches have the opportunity to call [Tebow] up and sign him to the roster to make their team better. None will do so….
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    What a coincidence! That’s the same number of team GMs, owners, and coaches who ignored Kurt Warner for years – and those guys are always right.

    Even those who see no long-term upside to Tebow should recognize that this is an emergency situation. No QB on their staff or currently on the market is going to pass them to a playoff win. Their only chance is to keep the game close, and use the running game to keep their defense fresh. Tebow is the best at orchestrating the run, and doing so minimizes his limitations at passing.

  16. Arians shouldn’t be coach of the year.

    They’ll end up winning 1 more game than last year and will be one and done in the playoffs.

    Carroll should get it, hands down. All of you told us ad nauseam about the Super Bowl hangover and why teams don’t get back to the playoffs, much less repeat.

  17. If this is what Arians can do with a team that has literally had every injury you could imagine, just imagine what he could do with a stocked team.

    If John Fox falters again, Denver needs to make a run at this guy or Sexy Rexy.

  18. So your telling me that the 3rd and 4th Qbs are better then the likes of Josh Freeman, Patrick Ramsey, David CArr, and Charlie Batch. Granted im not a fan of the cards and the situation stinks, but 1. I would think that any of these guys would be better and 2. if you decided not, you may just want to run the wild cat offense to take pressure off the QB. JMO

  19. Stanton was just serviceable… Our 3-4 QBs shouldn’t be on a roster.. Anyone worth their weight strives to be a starter not a tag along…

    Logan Thomas does not have what it takes to be an NFL QB…. Lindley has already shown what he has…

    Disappointing as they had all the makings of a championship team..

  20. I hate to say it, but maybe this is simply destiny paving the way for a back to back SB Champion that’s not seen in years. After all, a healthy AZ team was a major stumbling block to Seattle.

    Now Seattle’s only obstacle, as I realistically see it, preventing a return to the big game is Dallas…and Seattle has got to like those odds since if that game were to happen it will happen at C-Link in Seattle…tough place to play. Spare me the bravado of Dallas having earlier beaten a non competitive Seattle team not at full strength. We’ll see how it all plays out soon enough.

  21. Arians shouldn’t be coach of the year.

    They’ll end up winning 1 more game than last year and will be one and done in the playoffs.
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    Exactly, all teams have to deal with injuries.

    Pete is the obvious choice for COY.

  22. We in Cardinal Nation have known for a long time that FootballGod hates us. But to start us 9-1 and then do this was just Dark Ages cruel.

  23. We in Cardinal Nation have known for a long time that FootballGod hates us. But to start us 9-1 and then do this was just Dark Ages cruel.
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    Must admit, that made me laugh.

    And you’re right about the 9-1 to out in 1.

    But let’s face it, Hawks put 600 yards and 35 points on you in AZ last game. And it should have been 44 if not for 3 missed FGs.

    Wouldn’t matter who was at QB, Brady, Rogers, Manning, Luck, much less Palmer or Stanton, you’re losing and you’re losing big.

    NO ONE is going to put 35 on this defense.

  24. Didn’t Curtis Painter run this offense in Indy…..where is he. Definitely a better option than what they have now. As for anyone asking for Logan Thomas….I’m not sure why he is even in the NFL. At VA Tech, he was awful, so being an awful college QB translating into a good NFL QB doesn’t make any sense to me. Trust me card fans….go get Painter if he is available.

  25. higheriqthanyou says:
    Dec 26, 2014 4:34 PM
    We in Cardinal Nation have known for a long time that FootballGod hates us. But to start us 9-1 and then do this was just Dark Ages cruel.
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    Must admit, that made me laugh.

    And you’re right about the 9-1 to out in 1.

    But let’s face it, Hawks put 600 yards and 35 points on you in AZ last game. And it should have been 44 if not for 3 missed FGs.

    Wouldn’t matter who was at QB, Brady, Rogers, Manning, Luck, much less Palmer or Stanton, you’re losing and you’re losing big.

    NO ONE is going to put 35 on this defense.
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    With a good Qb its doubtfull that the seahawks hang 35 on the cardinals, im not a fan of either team but the way the cards were going 3 an out every drive that cards d-fense had to be gased and my guess is the same thing would happen if the seahawks lost russel.

  26. With a good Qb its doubtfull that the seahawks hang 35 on the cardinals, im not a fan of either team but the way the cards were going 3 an out every drive that cards d-fense had to be gased and my guess is the same thing would happen if the seahawks lost russel.
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    First it is spelled Russell, or Mr. Wilson to you. Second, You are wrong on your assumption. Russell is a great quarterback and it would be a big hit to the Seahawks if he were injured. But T. Jackson is a much better option than a healthy Stanton.

    Separation is in the Preparation

  27. “None will do so. Not today. Or tomorrow. And, no… they are not the idiots you Tebow-lovers claim. He simply has such a limited ability in terms of running a pro-style offense (reading defenses, arm mechanics) that he is not considered an option.”

    There was a time when none of them were willing to call up Kurt Warner either. Not saying that Tebow is Warner but just because they’re GMs & Owners isn’t an absolute on them knowing more than the average person, in fact out of all 32 owners & Gms, how many of the current ones would you give a passing grade?

    Barely a top ten.

  28. If I was a Cardinals’ fan I would be asking the two following questions:

    1.) How do you start a season with Stanton as the backup to a 35 year old QB with a history of injuries?

    2.) When Palmer was injured, why would the GM not bring in a QB with some experience, such as Terrelle Pryor, or a Josh Freeman? If they would have done that then one of these two could have been a viable option now.

    Separation is in the Preparation.

    Go Hawks

  29. Hawks had more yards in the first half (338) then the second half.

    Quit claiming the defense “wore down”.

    And guess what, Niners fans AREN’T impartial. They’re still hurting to see the dynasty they will never have.

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