The Arizona Cardinals loss to the Buffalo Bills still stinging some the day after
The sun still came up on Monday. If you are reading this, you still have life, you still have a pulse. If you are local sports media or an Arizona Cardinals fan, upset you are.
The NFL is a week to week proposition. Win or lose, many carry it with them all week. A loss as bad as the Cardinals had to the Bills on Sunday at 33-18, it’s time to move on the day after.
Listening to local sports radio on Monday morning you would have thought head coach Bruce Arians stabbed your only child but you “still love him”. Really? You have a funny way of showing it.
On Sunday everyone up and down the roster and every coach can be held accountable for not being ready to face a previously winless Bills team. There is no one person or coach that caused the loss.
There also should be no panic. Should there be concern? Maybe. The Cardinals have a really good chance to right the ship however over the next two weeks. A home game against the Los Angels Rams this Sunday and then a short week with a Thursday night game at the San Francisco 49ers. Lose those games, fire away.
That doesn’t mean sit back and do nothing if you are the Cardinals. General manager Steve Keim isn’t sitting doing nothing. Monday morning he told arizonasports.com in his weekly interview that they are bringing in nine players for a tryout on Tuesday. Good. Never expect change to happen unless you are willing to change yourself.
Fans will be fans but enough of the Carson Palmer sucks, Bruce Arians sucks talk. They made mistakes on Sunday. It was frustrating but we must all move on.
We can’t go around throwing fits that the Cardinals get off to slow starts. We can’t throw fits because Palmer throws four interceptions trying to make things happen to get back into the game in the fourth quarter.
What we do is put on our big boy pants and suck it up. Be angry in the moment. Don’t carry it over all week to the next game. The Cardinals are going to do just that. So should fans and the media.
This organization is a far cry from what they used to be. I still trust this organization to make the right moves. We won’t all agree on every move and that’s fine. However we don’t run the team. Let’s allow the Cardinals to try to fix this and get some victories. Until we are told otherwise, the Cardinals are still contenders. They just don’t look the part at the moment.