Arizona Cardinals head coach has been criticized by some for his coaching early on in 2017 season
No one is perfect, not even Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. After starting the season 1-2, some have taken to social media to voice their opinions about Arians and his coaching.
Some call him old school, some have just called him old. Not everyone is against him. He certainly has his fans. To call him out though for the issues they currently face is not fair.
Now, Arians will never make excuses. He will call players out and to a fault sometimes fails to own up to mistakes he made. He’s made them but what coach hasn’t?
Where would this organization be without Arians over the last four plus seasons? Certainly not in the playoffs two out of the four seasons.
People believe he can’t coach. He has two NFL Coach of the Year awards to prove them wrong. He can be stubborn at times, sure. Again, what coach hasn’t been?
He’s not completely blameless for the 1-2 start. The play calling, at times, has been questionable.
However, we aren’t coaches. We aren’t there for practice and game prep 18-20 hours a day during the week. The man works his tail off. All NFL coaches do.
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We don’t have to agree with the play calling but as stated many times, in Bruce Arians I trust. He does line guys up differently at times. Where in the rule book does it state he has to be like everyone else?
Being himself has gotten Arians to where he is today. Cut the man some slack. He’s a smart man who hasn’t all of a sudden forgotten how to coach.
Like I said, perfect he is not. I wouldn’t want a perfect coach. Mistakes lead to better decisions down the road.
Certainly frustration over the Cardinals start to the 2017 season is shared on this end of things. At this point though, a coaching change is not what this team needs.
This team needs to get better health wise. This team needs to draft with the offense in mind next year. They took care of the defense with the last draft.
There are a lot of issues this team currently faces. Coaching is not one of them.