Arizona Cardinals: Hold the phone on Bruce Arians leaving
By Scott Allen
A Phoenix news station reported Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians would be stepping down after the season
When your local news tells you that something is likely to happen, it must be true right? Well when it comes to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, Phoenix ABC affiliate ABC15 reported he would be stepping down after the 2017 season.
Not so fast says much of the rest of the local media. It seems like a strange time for that news to come out, even if BA was thinking about leaving.
The Cardinals are still 3-4, the immediate future of quarterback Carson Palmer not known, and plenty to play for in the rest of 2017. That’s another story.
For now, it would seem that BA’s family and even BA himself is refuting the story. Certainly we would excuse BA if he in fact was thinking about retiring. It is only normal based on everything that has happened with the team and his own health over the past two years.
Certainly other news outlet got to it quickly to also deny this is a story. His own son even sent a tweet out.
Right, the timing just makes absolutely zero sense. Could BA have said something to someone and it was overheard? Could someone have been given that information in confidence and said individual let that information out? All are plausible.
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It makes no sense though why one outlet would let that out if it wasn’t confirmed with the man himself. I can’t imagine with an outlet with a supposed good reputation would release that news unless they had some concrete info. Especially when every other outlet in the the city says not true.
Who knows what the real story is but unless there is something official, I’m not buying it. There’s not even a second news source that can confirm the story. And when the man himself says it’s not true, I’m believing him until I have a reason not to.