Monday, September 30, 2013
Quick hits from Bruce Arians’ presser
By Josh Weinfuss
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.