Arizona Cardinals: Bruce Arians Praises Team Once Again


May 10, 2013; Tempe, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians throws during rookie minicamp at the Cardinals Training Facility. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals underwent a major overhaul this offseason, and it looks like it’s going to pay off.

According to Revenge of the Birds, head coach Bruce Arians praised the Cardinals once again. Arians said that the Cardinals are ahead of schedule in learning his new offensive system, and he said that the Cardinals have about 95 percent of the offense and defense installed.

While Arians is pleased, he isn’t taking this too seriously. Training camp, which starts in late July, is where the cuts are made, and that’s because some players stand out in how they apply their knowledge on the field. This is good news for the revamped Cardinals, but it’s nothing to jump up and down about.

The team added almost 50 new players this offseason, including a new quarterback (Carson Palmer), multiple new running backs (Rashard Mendenhall, Stepfan Taylor and others) and multiple new coaches (Arians, Todd Bowles and others). When that happens, chemistry usually doesn’t come easily.

For the Cardinals, it’s been a different story.

Three months remain until the season starts, so Arians, who has experience coaching, isn’t getting too giddy. However, he has to be pleased with the strides his squad has taken. The Cardinals are on the right track, and they’ll be completely ready to go come Week 1.