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Cardinals | Karlos Dansby a major priority

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."

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Cardinals | Coach says team knows what FAs they will target

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.

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NFL | Bruce Arians questions Johnny Manziel's height

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians willing to draft QB

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.

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Cardinals | OL, DL could be draft targets

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.

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Cardinals | Coach says team does not need QB early in draft

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.

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Cardinals | Could be landing spot for Ben Roethlisberger

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.

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Cardinals | Want to get Andre Ellington 20 touches

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians not happy with offense

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.

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Cardinals | Injury updates

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.

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Cardinals | Rashad Johnson injury update

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.

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Cardinals | Tyrann Mathieu could return some punts

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."

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Cardinals | Rob Housler on the brink of breakout?

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians backs Rashard Mendenhall

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.

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Cardinals | Coach wants to players to be in better shape

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."

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Cardinals | Larry Fitzgerald's situation resembles Reggie Wayne's

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.

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Cardinals | Coach happy with WR group

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.

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Cardinals | Carson Palmer praises Bruce Arians

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."

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians critical of offense

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.

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Colts | RBs to be involved more in passing game

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.

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Cardinals | Carson Palmer named the starter

Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:54:06 -0700

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians named QB Carson Palmer the team's starting quarterback.

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Cardinals | Want one RB to carry workload

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians was always going to hire Todd Bowles

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.

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Cardinals | Patrick Peterson to return punts

Thu, 07 Feb 2013 12:11:00 -0800

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will return punts in 2013, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

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NFL | Bruce Arians named Coach of the Year

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians feels offense can rebound

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."

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Cardinals | GM, HC to make QB decision

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.

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Cardinals | Expect competition at QB

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.

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Cardinals | Beanie Wells anxious for fresh start

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.

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Cardinals | Will focus heavily on offensive line

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians will call plays

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians says team will be disciplined

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."

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians accepts head coaching job

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.

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Cardinals | Offer head coaching job to Bruce Arians

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians interviewing

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.

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Cardinals | Bruce Arians the favorite for HC?

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.

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Colts | Prepared to lose Bruce Arians

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.

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Cardinals | DC change likely if Bruce Arians becomes HC

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.

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Cardinals | Have interest in Bruce Arians

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.

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Bears | Bruce Arians in Chicago

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.

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Chargers| Bruce Arians to interview Wednesday

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.

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Eagles | Interview with Bruce Arians set

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.

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Chargers | Bruce Arians interview likely to be Monday

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.

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Bears | Expected to interview Bruce Arians over weekend

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.

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Chargers | GM has not talked with Bruce Arians

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.

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Chargers | Bruce Arians the top choice

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.

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Browns | Ask permission to speak to Bruce Arians

Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:38:39 -0800

The Cleveland Browns asked the Indianapolis Colts permission to speak with offensive coordinator Bruce Arians about their open head coaching position.

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Colts | Bruce Arians released from hospital

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:05:43 -0800

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians (illness) was released from a Baltimore hospital Monday, Jan. 7. He will begin interviewing for a head coaching position this week.

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Eagles | No timetable in coaching search

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 10:14:48 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles still do not have a time or date as to when they will interview Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their head coaching vacancy. The Eagles also have yet to receive permission from the Cincinnati Bengals to interview offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.

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Colts | Bruce Arians update

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 06:31:57 -0800

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians currently remains in a Baltimore hospital, and he is hopeful for a discharge and return home Monday, Jan. 7.

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