The Arizona Cardinals completed day one of their three-day minicamp on Tuesday
It’s not training camp yet but we will take what we can get from the Arizona Cardinals. On Tuesday they opened their final team activity prior to training camp with a three-day minicamp at team headquarters in Tempe.
Both rookie quarterback Kyler Murray and first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury answered questions for the media after practice. It will be Murray’s only availability this week.
Murray told the media that while he expects ups and downs this season, he doesn’t wake up each morning expecting to fail. He’s here to win but knows there is a process.
He is used to winning in Oklahoma. He thinks he can help the veterans get used to the offense that Kingsbury has instilled.
As for Kingsbury, he thinks Murray is adapting well. He also said on Tuesday he likes that Murray will take chances and if there is a time to do it, do it now.
He certainly makes a good point. Throwing in practice against one of the best in Patrick Peterson certainly qualifies as taking a chance. This is the time to learn what you can and can’t get away with.
He continued his media session by saying he likes Murray’s aggressiveness. Ultimately he believes that is what will lead to his success in the offensive system.
There is only so much the team can accomplish in the three days this week but it should be able to help build a foundation for training camp and the preseason. The offense is just one part of the equation though.
We need to see what the defense can accomplish as well. Would like to hear more from Kingsbury on Wednesday and/or Thursday about the defensive side of the ball.
The team gathers again on Wednesday morning. Stay tuned for more news and notes from the minicamp.