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Bruce Arians says Arizona offense “light-years” ahead of last year

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The Arizona Cardinals finished last season as one of the hottest teams in the league. In Bruce Arians’ first year as head coach, the Cardinals won seven of their final nine games to post a 10-6 record.

Arizona’s offense averaged 27 points per game over the final nine weeks of the season. With a full season under Arians now in the rear-view mirror, the Cardinals look to take another step forward toward a return to the playoffs this season.

And so far, Arians likes what he sees.

According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, Arians believes the offense is much improved from last year.

“Where we’re at this point is like light-years from last year,” Arians said. “They are getting on the same page. Every play, they come back and there is good dialogue – ‘Why did you break out? Why did you break in?’”

Quarterback Carson Palmer had four 300-yard passing games and two 400-yard passing games in the final seven games of the season. Arizona went into the final week of the season with a chance to supplant the San Francisco 49ers as the second playoff team from the NFC West. Instead, they fell just short with a 23-20 loss to the 49ers.

But if Arizona’s offense can be more consistent throughout the entirety of the season, the Cardinals may become an even more troublesome thorn in the side of the 49ers and Seattle Seahawks.

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10 Responses to “Bruce Arians says Arizona offense “light-years” ahead of last year”
  1. bostonfrogs says: May 27, 2014 12:08 AM

    An offense capable of moving the ball across a country dirt road would be “light years ahead” of where the Cardinal offense has been since Kurt Warner left.

  2. fordmandalay says: May 27, 2014 12:26 AM

    Dream Team!!

  3. MostlyRight says: May 27, 2014 12:33 AM

    Cannot wait for 2014′s NFC West divisional games.

  4. chawkup says: May 27, 2014 12:34 AM

    NFCW should be fun this year! No doubt the Cards are for real.

  5. ptfpoetlovestheseahawks says: May 27, 2014 1:02 AM

    As long as they can put down the 9ers I’ll be happy.

  6. juliusanonymous says: May 27, 2014 3:33 AM

    Two words: Carson Palmer.

    And that is precisely why the Cardinals will continue to be no more than a minor “thorn in the side” of the 49ers and Seahawks.

  7. cardsfann1 says: May 27, 2014 7:20 AM

    As long as the injury bug stays away from the desert, the Cardinals are going to be really tough. Offense will be better. Defense will be just as good. Schedule is really tough so they have to stay healthy to overcome the Rams, 49ers, and Seahawks…

  8. baltimorons says: May 27, 2014 7:37 AM

    That’s not saying much.

  9. kamthechancellor says: May 27, 2014 10:27 AM

    Passing on Johnny Manziel will haunt them.

  10. mrpeary3189 says: May 27, 2014 11:37 AM

    Letting Golden Tate walk in FA will haunt the ‘Hawks

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