Cardinals coach slipper: ‘We are still alive’
Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he believes the team is still alive despite missing the playoffs for the first time in 13 seasons.
Arians was asked about the team’s recent struggles and what he wants the next chapter of his tenure to look like.
“We are not the team that I want to be.
That’s what’s going to happen.
I can’t just say ‘we are the team.’
We are the players.
We are just a team of players,” Arians told FOX Sports Arizona.
“I’m not going to try to say we are the best team in the league.
We have a lot of great players.
We’re still alive. “
But I’m not trying to be anything but that, that’s not the goal.
We’re still alive.
We can’t take this for granted.
We still have a long way to go, but I think that’s what we’re going to continue to do.”
Arians has been vocal about his desire to rebuild the roster in his first season as the Cardinals’ head coach.
He said in October that he wants to build a “great, talented football team,” but also added that the team will need to “have a lot more consistency.”
“The last couple of years we have a bunch of guys that are going to be hurt or out of the game for a while, and I’m going to have to start doing things differently,” Arias said.
“So that’s part of it.
That is part of the journey.
But I’m still trying to do what I can to help this team get to where it needs to be, and that’s the biggest thing.”