Beanie off and running as ‘the man’ for Cardinals



TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Beanie Wells is off and running as “the man” in the Arizona Cardinals’ backfield, so much so that it’s not a stretch to ask why he’s not carrying it more.

The third-year pro from Ohio State has flirted with 100 yards rushing in each of his two games, gaining an average of 5.7 yards each of the 32 times he has carried the ball. Quarterback Kevin Kolb says it’s time to push Wells over that 100-yard barrier on Sunday when Arizona plays at NFC West rival Seattle, a team playing its home opener after an 0-2 start on the road.

Wells says that while he’s pleased overall, he can’t help thinking about the few running plays that didn’t work last Sunday.