Quick hits from Bruce Arians' presser


TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Bruce Arians didn’t need his notepad to evaluate the Cardinals’ offensive performance in their 13-10 win over Tampa Bay. In fact, he needed just one word: “Putrid.”

Here are a few notes from his Monday news conference:

  • Arians said linebacker Daryl Washington will start immediately, most likely alongside Karlos Dansby.

  • The defense played one of its best games this season, Arians said, especially the run stop.

  • Adding to his “putrid” description of the offense, Arians said its troubles are starting to get repetitive.

  • Arians hasn’t seen a team take this long to pick up his offense before.

  • Dan Williams is expected to rejoin the team Tuesday night.

  • Arians said Nate Potter looked “OK” at right guard taking over for an injured Daryn Colledge. The second-year player’s athleticism helped him.

  • Arians also alluded to getting rookie linebacker Kevin Minter back this week.

  • Arians didn’t have an update on the injured players who left Sunday’s game but said they were all minor.