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Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:14:48 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE John Carlson has been the tight end who impressed the most during organized team activities and minicamp. Head coach Bruce Arians complimented Carlson's ability to pick up the system quickly, his speed and hands, and he considers Carlson an adequate blocker. Arians wants physical tight ends who are capable blockers. Carlson will compete for targets with TEs Rob Housler, Jake Ballard and Troy Niklas (hand).
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals tight end corps has too many options to be able to rely on any of them as a weekly fantasy option, at least at this point.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:28:48 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians praised LB John Abraham, and does not see him slowing down in 2014. "He did it last year and there's no reason to think he's going to slow down," Arians said. "He's one of those freaks of nature. He just keeps getting it done. We are looking forward to another big year out of him."
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:14:07 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians thinks the Atlanta Falcons will bounce back this year, and he is not looking forward to playing them in 2014. "I'm not looking forward it," Arians said. "I thought (general manager Thomas Dimitroff) and (head coach Mike Smith) did a great job of really securing their lines of scrimmage, which I know was their goal. I know that Matt (Ryan) is going to come back strong. I could see the Falcons bouncing back real big this year."
Sun, 11 May 2014 06:33:01 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals were intrigued with QB Logan Thomas before drafting him. Thomas had workouts with head coach Bruce Arians, assistant coach Tom Moore and QB coach Freddie Kitchens.
Sun, 02 Mar 2014 07:07:36 -0800
Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby is a major priority for the team to keep this offseason, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "We're still in the negotiation process," Arians said. "But, yeah, he's a major priority because of what he brought to the table for us as a leader. We definitely would love to have him back."
Sat, 01 Mar 2014 08:40:55 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team has a list of about five free agents that they will contact as soon as they are allowed to next week.
Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:38:17 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is skeptical of Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel because of his height. "There are a bunch of 6-foot-5 successful guys who are athletic," Arians said. "The 5-foot-11 guys, it has to throw a question mark out there." The Cardinals are not expected to take a quarterback early in this year's draft.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:26:27 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he is willing to draft a quarterback in the second or third day of the 2014 NFL Draft if he believes that quarterback can become a better player than QBs Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:23:42 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians indicated the team may be best served addressing their offensive and defensive lines during the 2014 NFL Draft, depending on what they do during free agency.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:17:41 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he does not think the team needs to take a quarterback in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft because they have QB Carson Palmer. Arians said the team has two younger quarterbacks on the roster and does not like to have a rookie quarterback to learn while on the bench.
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 07:27:26 -0800
If the Pittsburgh Steelers trade QB Ben Roethlisberger, the Arizona Cardinals could be a landing spot as Roethlisberger and head coach Bruce Arians would be reunited.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:10:48 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he would like to get RB Andre Ellington around 20 touches a game. Arians talked about Ellington being used as a wide receiver to get him out in space.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:01:35 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians called his offense "putrid" in their Week 4 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Arians is shocked at how long it has taken his team to pick up the offensive playbook. "I haven't seen it take this long ever," he said. Arizona has converted just two of 21 third downs in their two victories this year. The issues have been linked to dropped passes, bad throws, poor protection and poorly run routes.
Tue, 01 Oct 2013 09:49:09 -0700
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett (groin), LB Jasper Brinkley (groin), OG Daryn Colledge (leg) and LB Vic So'oto (concussion) suffered injuries in Week 4, but head coach Bruce Arians said none of them were major injuries. LB Kevin Minter (hamstring) DT Dan Williams (personal) are expected to return to practice this week.
Mon, 23 Sep 2013 09:40:38 -0700
Updating a precious report, Arizona Cardinals FS Rashad Johnson (finger) is being considered day-to-day, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:02:30 -0700
Arizona Cardinals FS Tyrann Mathieu could be on the field at the same time as CB Patrick Peterson returning punts, or giving Peterson a break if the defense has been on the field for an extended period. That said, coach Bruce Arians said Peterson will be on the field every the other team is punting. "(Patrick) can't get his hands on the ball enough for me," Arians said. "As long as the other team is punting, he's going to be back there. And hopefully they will be punting a lot."
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 15:48:38 -0700
Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler could have a big role in the offense this year and ranks as a breakout candidate. Head coach Bruce Arians said he saw Housler as a big receiver, potentially as opposed to a tight end, when he came out of college.
Fantasy Tip: Arians' mixed record on using tight ends causes us to temper our expectations here, but the fact that Housler resembles more of a wideout than a true tight end should work in his favor, ala Dwayne Allen last year in Indy. Housler could offer some allure as a TE2 in leagues where carrying a pair is logical.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 09:53:17 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said on NFL AM that "there's no doubt" RB Rashard Mendenhall would be the featured back if the season started Wednesday, June 19. Arians is shying away from the notion that this is a time share. Mendenhall is also ready to go after fighting Achilles' tendonitis last year following early-2012 knee surgery.
Fantasy Tip: Hard to believe Mendy turns 26 today. Arians' history with Mendenhall will help with the transition, and as long as he's healthy, he'll take the lion's share of carries away from Ryan Williams, Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor. Mendenhall is a second fantasy back that might be the victim of overvaluation.
Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:05:19 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he would like the players to get in better shape for training camp because some players struggled with their conditioning during offseason workouts. "We're not in the best shape," Arians said. "We've got to get in better condition to play as fast as we want to play, especially offensively."
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:52:47 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians told reporters that when he was with the Indianapolis Colts as offensive coordinator and eventually interim head coach last season, WR Reggie Wayne started to embrace the idea of lining up at different spots along the line of scrimmage. Arians said WR Larry Fitzgerald has welcomed the idea, as well, as he's being tried in the "X," "Z" and "F" positions.
Fantasy Tip: Of course, Wayne had Andrew Luck throwing to him. Can Carson Palmer offer similar hope? Fitzgerald is a borderline WR1 (safer as a 2) but, if he falls, could reward those willing to pounce on a reduced price.
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:45:29 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team's wide receiver group is the strongest he has inherited since he started coaching. He said he likes the younger receivers on the team because of their speed and other attributes.
Fri, 24 May 2013 12:39:59 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer praised head coach Bruce Arians after organized team activities. "I love the head coach," Palmer said. "I mean, I love the head coach. He keeps it real. He already has this team wrapped around his finger. And we have some talented players in this locker room."
Tue, 21 May 2013 16:53:40 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was disappointed with his team during organized team activities Tuesday, May 21, and he singled out several players for making mental mistakes two weeks in a row. The Cardinals were ranked dead last in the league in total offense last year.
Fantasy Tip: Arians has plenty of work to do to turn this offense around in 2013, but it all starts with a productive offensive line. They were a terrible unit last year because they couldn't protect the quarterback. Inconsistent QB play didn't help, either. Now that Carson Palmer is in the fold, they should improve, giving Larry Fitzgerald and the rest of the receiving corps reason for optimism.
Wed, 15 May 2013 10:30:03 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts are expected to use their running backs more out of the backfield as receivers under new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton than they did in 2012 with Bruce Arians calling plays. RB Vick Ballard led all Colts rushers with just 17 catches a year ago.
Fantasy Tip: Ballard could gain value in PPR leagues. He isn't a natural receiver but has shown to be acceptable in this area, whereas RB Donald Brown is a suspect pass catcher with limited experience running routes. Brown could be used on screen passes to take advantage of his open-field speed.
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:54:06 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians named QB Carson Palmer the team's starting quarterback.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 10:10:14 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he prefers one running back that can play every down as oppose to the running-back-by-committee approach.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:37:33 -0800
Arizona Cardinal head coach Bruce Arians said he had always planned to hire Todd Bowles as his defensive coordinator if he got an NFL head coaching job.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:11:00 -0800
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will return punts in 2013, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 16:42:57 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has been named the 2012 Coach of the Year for his work as the interim head coach with the Indianapolis Colts.
Sat, 02 Feb 2013 08:43:56 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said his first look at the team's roster prompted more positive surprises than negative ones, most notably on the offensive line. "We get some guys healthy, it's not as dire as some might make it out to be," Arians said. "And some young guys have a chance to play who might be all right." Arians pointed to OTs Nate Potter and Bobby Massie. Massie started every game while Potter started the last six. "They got some experience against quality opponents," Arians said. "They're just going to get better."
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:32:19 -0800
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he will sit down with head coach Bruce Arians to figure out to do at the quarterback position. He said the team will look at every available player at the position.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 06:57:12 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he is keeping an open mind when it comes to the quarterbacks on the team's roster. Arians will give QBs Kevin Kolb, John Skelton and Ryan Lindley an opportunity to earn the starting job; however, he is not opposed to an outside candidate earning the nod as well. "I'm sure that (general manager) Steve (Keim) and (vice president of player personnel) Jason (Licht) are going to be looking behind door number two," Arians said. "If door number two is a better option, we'll go to door number two." Arians said he's looking forward to meeting with all three quarterbacks but isn't in a rush to evaluate their chances at this point.
Sat, 26 Jan 2013 05:54:22 -0800
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells is excited for the 2013 season with the recent hiring of Bruce Arians as head coach. Wells expects a better relationship with his new head coach; he often did not see eye-to-eye with former head coach Ken Whisenhunt. "We definitely had our fair share of disagreements this season, and I've never been in a situation like that before," Wells said.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 11:41:21 -0800
It's believed that Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will devote many resources to improving the team's offensive line weaknesses, including the number of coaches that will work with the unit. Previous offensive line coach Russ Grimm under former head coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't have an assistant to work with, and 10 or 12 offensive lineman would often be seen standing around during training camp. Grimm worked better with veteran linemen and worked mainly on pass protection, which didn't help the younger linemen much with developing key techniques. Arians said there will be as many as three or four coaches working with the offensive linemen this year.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:17:17 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he will call the offensive plays himself, although he will bring in someone with the title of offensive coordinator.
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 04:09:22 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians assured he will build a team that is disciplined and accountable. "I think players respect honest and discipline, and we're going to work hard. They're going to be accountable, not to me, to each other," Arians said. "It's not my football team. Our players will decide how good they are. It's their football team. If they want to win, we'll win. I'll show them the way. I'm no magic man. I've never tried to be."
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:21:23 -0800
Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians agreed to a four-year deal with a team option for a fifth year to become the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Jan. 17.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 17:20:16 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals offered their head coaching position to Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. Arians is expected to accept that position.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 20:18:28 -0800
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is having dinner with Arizona Cardinals team officials Wednesday, Jan. 16, and he will continue interviewing with them Thursday, Jan. 17.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:30:44 -0800
It appears that Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is the favorite to be named as the new head coach for the Arizona Cardinals.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 13:30:19 -0800
The Indianapolis Colts are prepared for the possibility of losing offensive coordinator Bruce Arians as he pursues a head coaching job in the NFL. If Arians departs, quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen would receive consideration in replacing Arians in the offensive coordinator position.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:54:00 -0800
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians likely would not retain Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton if he becomes the Cardinals new head coach. It is believed Arians has promised former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles that he would hire Bowles as the defensive coordinator if he got a head coaching job.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 05:16:51 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals have requested permission to speak with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians regarding their head coaching vacancy, according to a source.
Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:23:52 -0800
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is in Chicago Tuesday, Jan. 15, where he is the third finalist for the Chicago Bears' head coaching position.
Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:19:14 -0800
The San Diego Chargers will interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:49:13 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians are scheduled to meet Tuesday, Jan. 15. Arians will interview with the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 13, and San Diego Chargers, likely Monday, Jan. 14.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:22:50 -0800
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is tentatively scheduled to interview with the San Diego Chargers Monday, Jan. 14, for their open head coaching position.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 18:02:05 -0800
The Chicago Bears have tentatively scheduled an interview with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians for Sunday, Jan. 13.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:27:29 -0800
San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said he has not talked with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians about being a candidate for the Chargers head coaching position.
Wed, 09 Jan 2013 05:47:32 -0800
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is the San Diego Chargers' top choice to be their next head coach.