And a reminder: the Colts are going with a different starting QB in games 1-2 for the first time since 1992.
A handful of Cardinals players also have Colts ties, including safety Antoine Bethea.
Can the Cardinals pull to 1-1 on the season in Indianapolis on Sunday? Kickoff from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis will be at 1:00 p.m. ET on September 17.
Tolzien was benched in the fourth quarter of a 46-9 loss at the Los Angeles Rams. Quarterback Andrew Luck (shoulder), center Ryan Kelly (foot) and cornerback Vontae Davis (groin) will miss their second straight game.
“I think it’s really important because it gets people’s spirits back up after you’ve been inside for so long and so afraid”, Welsh said.
“We wish we could (have played) on Thursday”, Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton said. How do you get the best out of your players if you aren’t willing to admit you made a mistake by hitching your wagon to Tolzien, who didn’t even outplay Stephen Morris the last two preseasons?
Kerwynn Williams will take Johnson’s spot at running back, while Elijhaa Penny, Andre Ellington, and Chris Johnson can also get some play time.
The Cardinals got off to a great start in their opener against Detroit, jumping out to the lead when Justin Bethel went 82 yards on an interception for a score en route to a 10-0 advantage.
Peterson shadowed Lions receiver Marvin Jones in week one and gave up a touchdown.
So it was a week about the Cardinals’ offense and the struggles last week and the injuries they already have endured just one game into the season.
The Colts look to improve to 1-2 next week against the Browns.
Neither team looked good last week, but the Cardinals seem like they can bounce back somewhat on offense. The Steelers won 28-7.
Morrison likely will be replaced either by a returning Sean Spence or by Jeremiah George – who quietly had a solid game last week both in limited defensive snaps and on special teams.
Moncrief recorded just one catch for 50 yards in his season debut.
“But he could be one of the best all time with the right pieces around him”.
It went downhill as the game progressed for Bethel, as he ended up allowing two touchdowns, including a 45-yard bomb to rookie Kenny Golladay. WR Larry Fitzgerald is No. 9 on NFL’s yards receiving list, 118 yards ahead of former Colts star Reggie Wayne, needing 118 to pass former Colts star Marvin Harrison at No. 8.
“Sometimes it’s just about containing the run or containing the pass, rather than losing technique to get a sack, or me undercutting the ball to get an interception”.