Bruce Arians returning for another season despite health issues

Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

Bruce Arians will return to the Arizona Cardinals despite health scares

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians will return as coach next season, despite health concerns. Coach Arians had multiple health emergencies during the season.

The first time, happened during a training camp practice, where he was suffering symptoms related to diverticulitis. The latest episode was in Week 11, when Arians had experienced chest pains after landing in Arizona after losing to Minnesota.

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  • Coach Arians told reporters during a press conference that “I’ll be back,” “I ain’t going nowhere.” The 2016 season was Arians first losing season as an NFL head coach. He won his career best 13-games last season.

    His current record is 40-22 as head coach for the Indianapolis Colts and Arizona Cardinals. Coach Bruce Arians has already made plans for OTA’s, free agency meetings, draft meetings, and has  begun preparing for the Scouting Combine.

    Arians has been a strong coach for the Cardinals and has reinvigorated a franchise that has been looked down upon, for most of its existence, with the exception of a Super Bowl appearance in 2009. Bruce Arians has led the Cardinals to the playoffs in two of his four seasons, including a sport in the NFC Championship game in 2015.

    Coach Arians has turned the Cardinals into a team heavily focused on downfield passing, which many have praised him for. However, Arians’ genius methods have cost him dearly this season, ending with a 7-8-1 losing record.

    Coach Arians has shaped Carson Palmer into a franchise quarterback, who has to strength and IQ to lead a team to victory. The Cardinals hired Arians in 2013, making him a first-time head coach at age 60.