Don’t look past what’s happening right behind them in the backfield between Chris “Beanie” Wells and Ryan Williams, and what could be potentially brewing there.
Wells has been on the PUP list, or physically unable to perform list, since the team reported to training camp, while Williams has looked extremely sharp in the two practices the team has held so far in Flagstaff, Ariz.
Both players are coming off knee surgeries: Wells’ surgery came in the offseason, while Williams’ surgery, unfortunately, was a season ending surgery last Fall.
Wells said he could be back “in the next few weeks or so,” and that he doesn’t want to go out and “put wear and tear” on the knee.
In Williams’ case, that’s music to his ears, because that pretty much gives him the showcase floor at camp, to show the coaching staff exactly why they spent a second round pick on him.
The ideal situation for the Cardinals would be to have both Wells and Williams completely healthy and ready to roll come Sept. 9 vs Seattle.
An awesome 1-2 punch they would be.
It would take pressure off whomever the starting quarterback is – Kevin Kolb or John Skelton – plus it would make the offense much more potent, as defenses would have to play for both the run and pass and stay honest.