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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:59:59 -0700
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said this year's wide receiver prospects are the "slowest group of receivers I've ever seen in 20 years."
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:47:51 -0800
Arizona Cardinals WR JJ Nelson averaged 27.2 yards on 11 catches as a rookie in 2015. Head coach Bruce Arians stated it is a goal of his to get Nelson on the field more often next season.
Fantasy Tip: Arians' offenses rarely use the tight end in the passing game, but not much else appears to be working in Nelson's favor in regards to making him relevant in fantasy. The Cardinals are stacked at receiver with Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and John Brown, and have two very soft-handed running backs in David Johnson and Andre Ellington. Owners in standard leagues can ignore Nelson for now.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:25:05 -0800
Arizona Cardinals RB David Johnson "has a chance to be one of the all-time best", according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fantasy Tip: Arians has been known to engage in a bit of hyperbole from time to time, but Johnson did emerge as a total-yardage machine once Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington both succumbed to injury. While he has a long way to go to prove he could be "one of the all-time best", David Johnson will probably be a top 10-15 fantasy pick at worst this summer as one of the few clear-cut feature backs in the league.
Tue, 16 Feb 2016 09:56:05 -0800
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to use the franchise tag because they don't have any free agents that are worth it, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Josh Weinfuss. General manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians have been good at filling voids in free agency and through the draft.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:40:22 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he has no intention of resting his starters in Week 17 against the Seattle Seahawks. Arians said the Cardinals will approach it as if it were Week 1 of the season.
Fantasy Tip: The Cardinals could elect to remove some starters late in the game if the Carolina Panthers are comfortably ahead in their matchup at the same time, considering the Cardinals would have nothing to gain if Carolina wins in Week 17. Approach this like any other week, but consider the possibility that the Cardinals offense could struggle to perform at a high level against a tough Seattle defense.
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 18:33:41 -0700
Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Floyd has "looked really good" catching passes in practice, according to head coach Bruce Arians. "He went one-on-ones and went a bunch of practice and looked really good," Arians said. "He dove for a ball and caught it, made me hold my breath. But he caught it."
Fantasy Tip: It still hasn't been decided whether or not Floyd ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) will suit up against the New Orleans Saints in Week 1, but if he does play, he should make a worthwhile starting option at FantasyScore against a New Orleans secondary that was terrible a year ago.
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 04:49:34 -0700
Arizona Cardinals LB Larry Foote, who joined the coaching staff following the 2014 season, may still play in 2015. Foote had knee surgery, and head coach Bruce Arians hopes Foote makes his decision before training camp.
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:40:16 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is not a proponent of spread offenses in the NFL because they often set back the development of a young quarterback, such as San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick or Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III. "That ain't playing quarterback. There's no leadership involved there. There might be leadership on the bench, but when you get them and they have to use verbiage and they have to spit the verbiage out and change the snap count, they are light years behind," Arians said.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:00:56 -0800
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will make $6 million a season as part of his new contract. The deal also includes an option for the 2019 season.
Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:09:30 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and general manager Steve Keim have signed contract extensions that will run through the 2018 season.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:26:56 -0800
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim and head coach Bruce Arians both are likely to get contract extensions in the next few weeks, according to team president Michael Bidwell. "I think it's the right thing to do, and I want to reward people that have had success and brought success to the team," Bidwill said. "I can't think of two people more deserving -- coach of the year, two times in three years, executive of the year.
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:05:18 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he is worried about the prospect of WR Larry Fitzgerald playing elsewhere next season and "desperately" wants him to stay with the team.
Fantasy Tip: If Fitzgerald does return to Arizona, a healthy Carson Palmer should help his value. However, he is probably a WR3 at best.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:45:04 -0800
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said Monday, Jan. 26, that the team has already hired its next defensive coordinator, though the team has not announced the hiring yet. Arians previously said the new defensive coordinator would be hired from the current coaching staff.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 12:33:20 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said the team's new defensive coordinator will be promoted from the current staff.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:12:47 -0800
Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will not be joining the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff, a source said Sunday, Jan. 25. Head coach Bruce Arians is still expected to fill the defensive coordinator vacancy from within the organization.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:17:42 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is expected to get a contract extension this offseason, according to team president Michael Bidwell.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:31:42 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians plans to promote an assistant to fill the open defensive coordinator position. Arians also wants to hire former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator as a senior assistant, according to a source.
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:10:51 -0800
Arizona Cardinals LB Daryl Washington, who is on the team's suspended list, has "protocols" to pass before he can be reinstated, according to head coach Bruce Arians. Arians will meet with general manager Steve Keim and team president Michael Bidwill to discuss Washington's future shortly.
Fri, 12 Dec 2014 06:34:44 -0800
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was critical of people that picked the St. Louis Rams to beat the Cardinals in Week 15, and in doing so, ripped the Rams. "I love it when nobody says you have a chance to win. There is an 11-3 team and a team that is always 8-8," Arians said. "You figure it out."
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:36:14 -0700
The Arizona Cardinals may consider adding a running back to the roster, but the team really likes RB Kerwynn Williams, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 21:34:06 -0700
Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer (shoulder) continues to see improvement with the bruised nerve in his right shoulder, and head coach Bruce Arians said Friday, Oct. 17, that the injury continues to improve daily.
Fantasy Tip: Palmer has a decent matchup in Week 7 against the Oakland Raiders, a team which ranks 11th in the NFL against the pass, but which has conceded nine passing touchdowns in just five games. At $7,300 (or 14.6 percent of the cap) in FantasyScore leagues, Palmer is a solid play this weekend.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:26:36 -0700
Arizona Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein (calf) will miss three weeks with a calf injury, according to head coach Bruce Arians. C Ted Larsen will move to center while he is out.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:00:43 -0700
Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson will be used strictly on defense this season and will not see time in any offensive situations. The Cardinals have excess capacity at wide receiver this year. Coach Bruce Arians plans on relieving Peterson of his punt return duties.
Fantasy Tip: Peterson's fantasy value will take a hit without the special teams presence, because he has returned punts before this season. However, Peterson claims focusing on his CB duties will make him a better defender, and individual defensive player leagues could see an added boost from Peterson.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:57:30 -0700
Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham (personal) has not reported to training camp due to a personal matter. Abraham will report when it is resolved, according to head coach Bruce Arians.
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.