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Cardinals part ways with John Lott

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Last weekend, Cardinals strength and conditioning coordinator John Lott was back at the Scouting Combine, encouraging players to lift 225 pounds as many times as they can.

This weekend, Lott’s tenure with the Cardinals has ended.

Per multiple league sources, Lott was let go on Friday, after seven years with the team.  Lott was one of a small handful of staff members Bruce Arians retained after getting the head-coaching job in 2013.

According to one source, it was simply a matter of a desire to go in a different direction and with a different philosophy.  Lott had two years left on his deal.

Lott had been promoted by Arians to the coordinator title in February 2013.  That same month, the Cardinals opted to keep Lott in Arizona during the Scouting Combine.

There likely will be speculation that Lott will land in Tennessee with coach Ken Whisenhunt, who hired Lott in Arizona seven years ago.  The Titans have employed Steve Watterson as strength and conditioning coach for 28 years.

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6 Responses to “Cardinals part ways with John Lott”
  1. monsterscream says: Feb 28, 2014 4:02 PM

    dude acts like a bona fide Delta Bravo at the combine.

  2. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 28, 2014 4:15 PM

    A lot of football coaches (at every level) don’t know the difference between a GOOD strength and conditioning coach and a bad one.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 28, 2014 4:35 PM

    A different direction? In other words they don’t want to share the real and specific reason. Maybe an interesting story?

  4. beardinals says: Feb 28, 2014 5:32 PM

    Per the local beat writer: Lott wasn’t hired by Arians. Under Arians, players prep for practice on their own. Lott was Whiz hire.

  5. gbrim says: Feb 28, 2014 7:27 PM

    Many of Arians’ old school ways are entertaining. Having to surround himself with ‘his guys’ isn’t one of them. Lott is certainly more accomplished than anyone who will replace him after most coaching staffs have been set for ’14.

  6. cakesw says: Mar 4, 2014 7:39 AM

    Cardinal fan….but not a fan of this move.

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