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Steve Keim: We have to use loss as chip on our shoulder

GLENDALE, AZ - SEPTEMBER 11:  Defensive back Nate Ebner #43 and defensive tackle Malcom Brown #90 of the New England Patriots celebrate after kicker Chandler Catanzaro #7 of the Arizona Cardinals misses a field goal in the last seconds of the fourth quarter of the NFL game at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The New England Patriots won 23-21. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) Getty Images

The Cardinals had a chance to move ahead of the Patriots in the final minute of Sunday night’s game, but kicker Chandler Catanzaro missed a field goal from 47 yards and New England held on for a 23-21 victory.

That’s not the way the Cardinals wanted to start their season and General Manager Steve Keim said on Monday that he’s “angry, disappointed, embarrassed” by the way things went for his team. Keim said “when you are playing a backup quarterback missing some playmakers” at home, you expect to wind up with a victory and that the team has to take the negative feelings from the loss and channel them to make sure they don’t find themselves in the same position down the road.

“It’s ‘The-sky-is-falling’ Monday and we have to use that as a chip on our shoulder to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Keim said on Arizona Sports 98.7.

Keim found fault in all three phases of the game, which gives them plenty to work on before the Buccaneers come calling next Sunday.

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56 Responses to “Steve Keim: We have to use loss as chip on our shoulder”
  1. weepingjebus says: Sep 12, 2016 11:44 AM

    You played well and almost won. There is no shame here, just a great game between two well coached teams. Arians probably should regret not wearing his red sequined cowboy hat, though.

  2. doe22us says: Sep 12, 2016 11:46 AM

    They expected to beat the Pats?? like it was a giving. Look at Keim being so dismissive, and that is why they play the game.

  3. sopadegato says: Sep 12, 2016 11:49 AM

    They’d better get it together before next week, because we all know Jameis Winston doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer.

  4. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 11:49 AM

    now what? If that wasn’t a game ripe for the 2nd place Cards to win on national tv….find me a better opportunity. Pats whole offense stayed home.

  5. jonathankrobinson424 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:51 AM

    ……that chip on your shoulder is gonna be MIGHTY big once the Bucs beat the Cardinals. This aint the same’ol Buccaneer s this year……

  6. jjb0811 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:52 AM

    Palmer is done. When a 12+ year QB vet can’t beat out a guy starting his 1st game and plenty others missing that chip should be squarely pointed at your QB. Beginning of a 8-8 season & QB search in February.

  7. headwoundharry says: Sep 12, 2016 11:53 AM

    Sorry Steve, sick and tired of hearing every year how the Cards will win the SB. They are who we thought they are so go ahead and crown their azz with a phantom trophy!

  8. mogogo1 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:54 AM

    The “embarrassed” statement was totally over-the-top. It’s still the Patriots and they’re never an easy win no matter who is out. If the entire organization was just expecting an easy win that probably goes a long ways towards explaining why they lost.

  9. chicagobtech says: Sep 12, 2016 11:55 AM

    “They expected to beat the Pats??”

    I expect every single team expects to beat their opponent each and every week. Otherwise they’re going in playing scared, which is not how professionals play.

  10. bucsorbust says: Sep 12, 2016 11:55 AM

    Palmer, Johnson, and Fitz all had very good games. What can they do better? Finish better? What? It was a good game and they just lost. It is dangerous to go around with a “chip” that no one really believes should be there. That is, the Cards play well enough to win, but the Pat played better. Guess what though. The Bucs have a much better D than the Pats, and more than likely the O will put up more points with Winston, Jackson, Martin, Evans and ASJ than the Pats did. So the “chip” argument can backfire. Beware!

  11. xavier179 says: Sep 12, 2016 11:58 AM

    Cardinals can’t win the important games with Palmer, but who else do they have?

  12. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 12, 2016 12:00 PM

    It was a heck of a game played between what, barring critical injuries, should be among the last few teams left standing in the divisional round but someone had to lose. Yes NE was somewhat undermanned but they played extremely well and were led by the greatest coach of his time, plenty of teams will have a hard time putting close to that many points up against that D if it stays healthy. The sky is hardly falling on what is a very impressive AZ team. If Catanzaro makes that kick is Keim’s attitude different this morning? A few deep cleansing breaths might be in order.

  13. bucsorbust says: Sep 12, 2016 12:02 PM

    The Cards O is not better than the Falcons O. Matt Ryan and his squad put up almost 400 yards yesterday at home. Julio Jones, Devonte Freeman, Colemwn, Muhammad Sanu…had decent to good games, and couldn’t penetrate when it counted. This was a lot of what the Cards did last night…good play. The Cards have some good players on D but Jameis hit 8 receivers, and does well with each. How do you defend ASJ and Mike Evans and VJax all at once?

  14. brianyourwordsarehurtful says: Sep 12, 2016 12:03 PM

    “Keim found fault in all three phases of the game” …which makes the Cardinals an NFL football team. There were plenty of faults for the Pats, too. You’re not going to win every game.

  15. lscottman3 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:07 PM

    you really want to play with a chip on your shoulders?

    how about this, get Roger to suspend your QB, take away draft picks, and fine the team a $1M for complete BS, and then know that it was your co-owners who couldn’t compete with you on the field so they went after you via roger.

    now you can play with a chip on your shoulder.

  16. bencoates57 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:08 PM

    I feel sorry for the Cards. They were sacrificial lambs. When the league took action against Brady, the Patriots were determined to show at their first available opportunity that they could win without their franchise QB. There was enormous pressure on the Pats to perform. At the same time, they could play loose because with everyone thinking the Cards should win, the Pats were playing with house money. It’s a good psychological state to be in. And after their division rivals ALL lost, the Pats knew they gad an opportunity to not only take sole possession of first place,but to create a siruat I n where if they win, the worst that can happen after that is they finish 1-3 and are down 2 games at most by the time Brady returns to face Cleveland.

  17. trubroncfan07 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:08 PM

    After this weekend, pretty safe to assume the NFC is not as strong as the AFC. For the Cards to lose to the Pats without Brady and Gronk says a lot. I was really hoping as a Broncos fan that the Cards would be to handle business, but they did not.

  18. a1b24312 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:08 PM

    I think I would be more interested in what the head coach has to say.

  19. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 12:09 PM

    How is a game where one team is missing their stars on the road, just a well played game between 2 well coached teams?? Zona fans are absolutely dilliusional.

  20. 6ball says: Sep 12, 2016 12:09 PM

    .
    Keim is trying to make a point for this week’s game vs the improved Bucs. However, the Patriots offensive line did consist of 2 backups at tackle, 2 rookies at guard, and a second year free agent C
    .

  21. bencoates57 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:10 PM

    Palmer’s biggest mistake was giving the Pats bulletin board material with that comment about Brady.

  22. trailerparkking says: Sep 12, 2016 12:13 PM

    The Cardinals were out coached, it’s the reason they lost. Their defense has too much talent to play that poorly. Busted coverage all night and mental breakdowns stem from bad coaching.

  23. chuckshontaspads says: Sep 12, 2016 12:14 PM

    Welcome to playing the Patriots. You aren’t playing the 49ers, Rams or Bucs. 15 years of dominance and you are embarrassed? Win something first then talk.

  24. stampnhawk says: Sep 12, 2016 12:14 PM

    I thought Palmer was supposed to use the embarassing playoff loss (and really, he started getting the yips a couple games before that) as that same “chip”.

    Time is running out on Arizona because of Palmer. Defense is still good but they need Palmer to stay healthy and get over the mental block he has when it comes to big games. But age is not on his side to ” work through that” anymore.

  25. bucsorbust says: Sep 12, 2016 12:16 PM

    I think the problem is misplaced here. Is it the Cards, who played well, need to have a chip on their shoulder as if they’ve been wronged? Or is it in reality that Steve Keim feels helpless and has a chip on his shoulder for his team?????

    Signed,
    The Starting 22

  26. heavenow1 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:24 PM

    The Bucs will be playing with house money. An Away game against what is supposed to be a SB contender. They’ll be loose.

    All of the pressure will be on the Cardinals.

  27. mikeytoth says: Sep 12, 2016 12:24 PM

    So it was probably fixed so the Pat’s would lose the first four games. Such an injustice. Old Roger probably told these teams you’ll have your wins against them. It’s guaranteed since Brady’s not there.

  28. floriosnuts says: Sep 12, 2016 12:28 PM

    ‘Zona seems like the type of team that believes it’s own press clippings. That type of stuff comes from the head coach.

  29. tonebones says: Sep 12, 2016 12:33 PM

    They played good enough to win the game. I was surprised how easy they went down the field for the winning field goal. Fitzgerald played like a 25 year old kid. I’d be pretty excited if I were the Cards. Your kicker is going to make most of those kicks.

  30. zoneread510 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:39 PM

    The difference in the game (IMO) was the rookie corner for the Cardinals Brandon Williams (I think that is his name). The patriots picked on him early and was able to get the TD on their first possession.

  31. skawh says: Sep 12, 2016 12:43 PM

    Stop the excuses already! AZ blew it. You’ll never get to play the Pat’s in a weaker position. You’re at home. No Gronk. No TB. Season opener. If you can’t get up for that game, you might as well be statue hosting pigeon droppings!

    Good grief AZ, after the embarrassment in the last game you played in the NFC playoff, that’s what you got? You should be embarrassed as an organization.

  32. factschecker says: Sep 12, 2016 12:43 PM

    A bad snap away from being 1-0. It was a great game to start the season between 2 great teams. No shame in that.

    -Patriots fan.

  33. patriotsticketssince1978 says: Sep 12, 2016 12:48 PM

    Before last night non-divisional opponents were 0-16 in Arizona since Ariens arrived.

  34. troylok says: Sep 12, 2016 12:53 PM

    Hey, Keim, you let the coach worry about the play of the players you give him. What you should be thinking about this Monday morning is what place kickers are available…

  35. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 12:55 PM

    So Arizonas one and only demise was a backup QB picking apart one of their starting cornerbacks.wow….the excuses I have had to read over the past 4 Cardinal games range so vast even the Cascades pale in size.

  36. gisellichek says: Sep 12, 2016 12:59 PM

    General Manager Steve Keim said on Monday that he’s “angry, disappointed, embarrassed” by the way things went for his team.

    Keim said “when you are playing a backup quarterback missing some play makers” at home, you expect to wind up with a victory and that the team has to take the negative feelings from the loss and channel them to make sure they don’t find themselves in the same position down the road.
    _______

    I think this statement was made after the call from Park Ave in NYC… Goodell ripped him a new one… to quote… “what else do I have to do to suspend Belichek also… The expectation around the league offices was this was the season we finally put down the Patriots? We can’t tell you how “disappointed” we all are the Patriots didn’t get embarrassed on National TV”… ” We are going to have to discuss your future as an executive in this league… your team need to get with the program here”

  37. bsizemore68 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:04 PM

    After watching my team ( Miami ) losing with 31 seconds left I wanted the cards to pull this one out. However don’t ever under estimate Bill and the Pats, even with injuries they are tough, Miami goes there next Sunday and we expect there best game. Bill

  38. deacon85 says: Sep 12, 2016 1:09 PM

    lscottman3 says:
    Sep 12, 2016 12:07 PM
    you really want to play with a chip on your shoulders?

    how about this, get Roger to suspend your QB, take away draft picks, and fine the team a $1M for complete BS, and then know that it was your co-owners who couldn’t compete with you on the field so they went after you via roger.

    now you can play with a chip on your shoulder.
    ———————-
    That’s a great point, lscottman3! And made in a soundly convincing manner.

  39. PFT-made-me-change-my-handle says: Sep 12, 2016 1:13 PM

    Welcome to overreaction Monday, week 1.

    Most REAL fans know that no team this week is as good, or as bad as week 1.

    Have fun with that.

  40. jackedupboonie says: Sep 12, 2016 1:22 PM

    factschecker says:
    Sep 12, 2016 12:43 PM
    A bad snap away from being 1-0. It was a great game to start the season between 2 great teams. No shame in that.

    -Patriots fan.
    _______________________
    Translation…..even we pats fans thought we were gonna lose.

  41. bobthebillsfan says: Sep 12, 2016 1:32 PM

    Same old Patriots, they find a way to win regardless of the circumstances. AFCE teams are somewhat used to this.

    I think Keim’s comments are in poor taste. The Cardinals played well last night and are a good team. I think he was just frustrated with the loss and emotion got the better of him.

  42. factschecker says: Sep 12, 2016 1:35 PM

    jackedupboonie says:
    Sep 12, 2016 1:22 PM
    factschecker says:
    Sep 12, 2016 12:43 PM
    A bad snap away from being 1-0. It was a great game to start the season between 2 great teams. No shame in that.

    -Patriots fan.
    _______________________
    Translation…..even we pats fans thought we were gonna lose.
    —————-
    Not at all. There doesn’t always have to be a hero and a villain. Compete to the very end. Watching competitors compete is why I watch sports. I am willing to handle both the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat. May the best man win.
    To me that is what makes sports special. I embrace the unknown outcome.

  43. MichaelEdits says: Sep 12, 2016 1:42 PM

    Don’t underestimate the Bucs. They make extra points and field goals now.

  44. slick50ks says: Sep 12, 2016 2:10 PM

    The Cards defense just isn’t very good.

    Patrick Peterson is the most overrated player in the league, by a mile.

    And of course, anyone with a brain knew Carson Palmer is average at best. And now old too.

  45. tylawspick6 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:13 PM

    The Cardinals are pretty arrogant. They love themselves a bit too much.

    Maybe next time don’t read your own press clippings.

    I said it before the game and I’ll say it now:

    The Pats are loaded beyond belief on both sides of the ball and aren’t at full throttle yet, but the media hates BB so much, they refuse to acknowledge it.

    The 9 point point spread was too much and it was easy money.

  46. tylawspick6 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:14 PM

    “I think this statement was made after the call from Park Ave in NYC… Goodell ripped him a new one… to quote… “what else do I have to do to suspend Belichek also… The expectation around the league offices was this was the season we finally put down the Patriots? We can’t tell you how “disappointed” we all are the Patriots didn’t get embarrassed on National TV”… ” We are going to have to discuss your future as an executive in this league… your team need to get with the program here”

    ——————-

    BRAVO

    Nailed it.

  47. noknoknokpenny says: Sep 12, 2016 2:24 PM

    bucsorbust says:
    Sep 12, 2016 12:02 PM
    The Cards O is not better than the Falcons O. Matt Ryan and his squad put up almost 400 yards yesterday at home. Julio Jones, Devonte Freeman, Colemwn, Muhammad Sanu…had decent to good games, and couldn’t penetrate when it counted. This was a lot of what the Cards did last night…good play. The Cards have some good players on D but Jameis hit 8 receivers, and does well with each. How do you defend ASJ and Mike Evans and VJax all at once?

    ======================
    The Cards’ offense was ranked #2 last year and the Falcons’ was ranked #20 (ppg).

    Yesterday, the Cards put up 344 yards against last year’s #10 defense (pretty good) and the Falcons put up 374 yards against last year’s #26 defense (stinky).

    I’m a Pats fan and couldn’t care less about either the Cards, the Falcons, or the Bucs.

    But it’s idiotic to say that the Cards’ offense is not better than the Falcons’ offense.

  48. kjdoyle58 says: Sep 12, 2016 2:31 PM

    “Steve….Robbie Gould on line 1”

  49. toybkshr says: Sep 12, 2016 2:36 PM

    @ troylok says:
    Sep 12, 2016 12:53 PM
    Hey, Keim, you let the coach worry about the play of the players you give him. What you should be thinking about this Monday morning is what place kickers are available… ——————————————————————————–
    Actually, “thinking about this Monday morning” is what LONG SNAPPERS are available would be more appropriate.

  50. goodellclownshow says: Sep 12, 2016 2:37 PM

    Palmer “suffered the consequences” for the crime of running his mouth….

    …when will they ever learn….

  51. j0esixpack says: Sep 12, 2016 2:56 PM

    Karma

    The Cards should have won that home game easily

    Palmer had to go and open his mouth and add fuel to the Patriots fire in their belly by implying that Brady – despite the NFL’s own PSI readings confirming the was no deflation – cheated

    Despite Goodell and the other owner’s efforts to stop the Patriots by corruptly benching their best player, the team just continues to win

    The Patriots good karma of going to the Super Bowl every other year continues to be in effect

    (Not sure what bad things other teams did to deny them a Super Bowl bid for 30, 40 years and longer – but they must be pretty bad to earn that bad karma)

  52. RegisHawk says: Sep 12, 2016 6:14 PM

    Keim is wrong, but damned if I’ll point him in the right direction. Now you know why the Seahawks hired Schneider instead of him.

  53. ibillwt says: Sep 12, 2016 8:38 PM

    Cards have very talented team and an excellent coach. But they don’t have Belichick for GM and coach.

    That’s the difference between Pats and 31 other teams. They don’t win them all, but only a fool ever bets against them.

  54. psljax says: Sep 13, 2016 11:51 AM

    Everyone says Pat’s without Brady and Gronk..have to remember both starting tackles and 2 rookie guards with a second year undrafted FA at center. No Dion Lewis, no starting g DE. As a Jags fan I am happy we are moving in the right direction, however the Pats are at a different level. No wonder the NFL is trying wclveryrhing to create parity.

  55. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says: Sep 13, 2016 2:56 PM

    Dolphins 24
    Pats 14
    Can’t wait to see my patriot pals this Sunday at Capriottis!
    Hopefully it won’t get too dark by halftime.lol

  56. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 13, 2016 4:44 PM

    MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoNewEngland says:
    Sep 13, 2016 2:56 PM
    Dolphins 24
    Pats 14
    Can’t wait to see my patriot pals this Sunday at Capriottis!
    Hopefully it won’t get too dark by halftime.lol
    —————————————–

    Please have Mom bring you by TJ’s after the game chipster.
    I will be the guy in the well worn Hannah jersey. It would be easier on her if we could meet up at the game but stadium security would probably frown on my ‘greeting”

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