The Arizona Cardinals may not be thought of highly nationally, however Cardinals fans are eager to see new product on the field
Ever since quarterback Kyler Murray was drafted and even dating back further to when the Arizona Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury to be their new coach seven months ago, there has been a buzz locally. That buzz was confirmed on Saturday at the Red and White Practice in Glendale.
Their were 20,000 fans that showed up on Saturday to watch the team. To watch the team practice. To watch them practice against themselves.
Yep, it is confirmed, the hype and the excitement around this team is real. You can read all you want about it. It’s different when you can see it first hand.
It was 114 degrees on Saturday. That was outside. Inside nice cool State Farm Stadium, the only heat generated was on the field. By all accounts Murray wowed the fans and media alike.
But for 20,000 people to trek out to the stadium, park in a super hot parking lot in that heat for a team that many prognosticators don’t give a chance at winning more than 3-5 games, speaks volumes to just how much that gets tuned out.
Even though there are some fans that believe this team may not win much more than what those prognosticators do, they at least believe there is a chance they can do better. There is a belief they have fielded a group of players that certainly can beat last year’s team which finished 3-13.
That 2018 version should have won at least seven. If that team can win almost seven, what can this team do? There are a lot of unknowns but that is what makes this even more exciting.
What is known right now is Cardinals fans are thirsty for more offense. They are thirsty for more scoring. They are thirsty for more wins and they have a defense that might just help that offense out in doing so.