Bruce Arians: “Play like s–t, I’ll treat you like s–t”

AP

Bruce Arians was not happy with the way the Cardinals practiced today.

As a result, at the end of practice, Arians forced the entire team to run wind sprints. Although that was once a regular feature of training camps everywhere, in today’s NFL strength and conditioning programs are usually more geared toward individual players’ needs, rather than just forcing every player to run in the Arizona heat for punishment.

So why did Arians make everyone run?

Play like s–t, I’ll treat you like s–t,” Arians explained to reporters after practice.

Arians said he had expected his players to be fresh and ready to go after getting yesterday off, and instead they were lagging and unfocused.

“We did not come out, after a day off, at 8 o’clock in the morning and handle the schedule change or the heat very well,” Arians said. “Way, way too many mental errors and a sluggish practice. So we did some conditioning.”

The Cardinals will be motivated to turn in a better performance tomorrow. Nothing gets players’ attention like wind sprints.

49 responses to “Bruce Arians: “Play like s–t, I’ll treat you like s–t”

  1. One thing is true, if the Cardinals do take the Division. Hawk fans will have no clue how it happened and incessantly whine about the refs.

  2. Arians is accelerating the program this year. He’s not waiting for the regular season to throw his guys under the bus. It’s one thing to make them run sprints, it’s another to give the press a numb quote about it too show he’s The Man.

  3. Seahawks easily wrap up the (now pathetic) division by Thanksgiving and both the 9ers and Rams will finish this season better than the Cards. You heard it here first.

  4. Bruce’s team went backwards last season and he’s just lost Calais Campbell to the Jags. His QB, Carson Palmer just applied to join AARP. Bruce’s players have heard this speech a million times before.

  5. Ouch. Barely losing in Week 1 last year cost them the whole season. A bad practice in July probably means at least a winless first month with Arians at the helm.

  6. sweetnlow44 says:

    Seahawks easily wrap up the (now pathetic) division by Thanksgiving and both the 9ers and Rams will finish this season better than the Cards. You heard it here first.
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    I’ve been saying that since March.

  7. I should add that Mr. Arians was not a very effective football player himself, and he never played professionally. By that metric, these men are all better than he was. Yet even if that were not true, it’s counterproductive: he’s alienating players even before the team’s first preseason game.

  8. manderson4150 says:
    Jul 31, 2017 6:59 PM
    Old school which is refreshing, but not with today’s player…too spoiled.
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    With numerous studies showing the long term impacts of contact sports, more players are being more proactive about their health.

    This whole old school cowboy worship mentality needs to end. The days of players (and soldiers for that matter) abusing their bodies to the point of not being able to function in retirement is over.

    The mantra of “ultimate sacrifice” by players is as antiquated as conservative ideology; just so you good ol’ boys can sit around drink beer and talk about how great so and so was in his playing days… Give me a freakin break.

  9. Wow…the bus isn’t due for 6 weeks and Arians is already throwing his players under it.

    Without a doubt, the most overrated coach in the history of the NFL. And it isn’t even close.

    My initial prediction was 9-7, now 4-12 seems more likely.

  10. Superbowl title is nothing? You’re the tool from where im standing!!

    xavier179 says:
    Jul 31, 2017 6:56 PM
    He is quite the tool, especially since he hasn’t won a thing.

  11. Bruce…taking a page outta Rex Ryan’s playbook? There’s proof that doesn’t work out well. Good luck in your next job.

  12. Keeping Palmer and Fitzgerald and paying them over $30 million this season will cost Arians his job at the end of the season. BIG MISTAKE. Palmer has won 1 playoff game in his career and that was a home game two seasons ago. Last season should have been a clue to rebuild with the $30 million. Not in the bottom of the league in wins this upcoming season but seven or eight wins, book it.
    Footnote: Having players run around in 100+ degree heat is NO way to earn respect from players especially the guys that weigh over 230 lbs (see Korey Stringer death).

  13. sire703 says:
    Jul 31, 2017 9:48 PM

    manderson4150 says:
    Jul 31, 2017 6:59 PM
    Old school which is refreshing, but not with today’s player…too spoiled.
    ——————–
    With numerous studies showing the long term impacts of contact sports, more players are being more proactive about their health.

    This whole old school cowboy worship mentality needs to end. The days of players (and soldiers for that matter) abusing their bodies to the point of not being able to function in retirement is over.

    The mantra of “ultimate sacrifice” by players is as antiquated as conservative ideology; just so you good ol’ boys can sit around drink beer and talk about how great so and so was in his playing days… Give me a freakin break.

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    Hey fragile Snowflake, sounds like you would be more comfortable watching tennis.

    BTW… Conservatives have the House, Senate, Presidency, and the Supreme Court… looks like you’re as clueless about politics as you are about football.

  14. Old school for sure. I don’t question anything this guy does, he is a winner. He turned the Colts around and he turned the Cards way around. Boo hoo, he made millionaires run some gassers because they were not tyring, he is so terrible…

  15. Honestly other than the lineman these players are mostly in shape where this is not that taxing to them. It might be annoying like you and I having to go up 3 flights of stairs, but ten minutes later they are not lying on the floor crying because practice was SOOOOO Hard. Not to mention it is their extremely high paying job.

  16. Its a good thing again. Do you want them occasionally just mailing it in during the regular season? ‘Now’ is the best time to make the point that is never acceptable.

  17. I guess he’s starting to make excuses early for not making the playoff this coming season. He just loves to hear himself talk as the self-proclaimed QB whisperer. LOL. one good season coaching the Colts and he thinks he’s some kind of god.

  18. So, did he make himself run wind sprints? Considering his level of failure, I would think he’d make himself do a lap around Arizona at the least.

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