Archive for the ‘Arizona Cardinals’ Category

Atlanta’s new stadium ready for business – except that roof

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

With less than two weeks to go before Atlanta's $1.5 billion stadium hosts its first game, there's only one major issue to address. While vowing that Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be open to the elements at some point this fall, officials still can't put a timetable on when the elaborate roof - which resembles the cover of a camera lens - will be fully operational. ''We knew it would be complex,'' said Rich McKay, president and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons.

Goodell talks anthem protest, urges outreach

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

National Football League chief Roger Goodell has encouraged players to engage in community outreach in the wake of fresh protests against the national anthem during pre-season games. Goodell told an Arizona Cardinals fan forum on Monday that while it was important to embrace different viewpoints, there was a "time and a place" to speak out. The NFL Commissioner's remarks came after Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett sat through a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner on Sunday to raise awareness of racism and intolerance.

Don’t Look at the Sun, Kids: Scottsdale Students Must Stay Indoors During Eclipse

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

“That means no outdoor lunch, recess, or PE,” the release stated. No recess is definitely a bummer, never mind missing a once-in-a-decade solar event. The school district said the eclipse “raises concerns about safety,” and quoted a Planetary Society scientist, Bruce Betts, as saying that people should never look directly at the sun. Watching a solar eclipse without protective eyewear can cause eye damage. Arizona is not in the so-called "path of totality," where the sun will completely block out the sun for a couple minutes, but Scottsdale seems to be operating on an abundance of caution. Erin Helm, public information officer for the school district, told Phoenix New Times in an email, "When

After praising them in spring, Bruce Arians has soured on Cardinals receiving corps

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Not amused: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians took aim at his team’s receivers on Monday. Bruce Arians continues to be our favorite NFL head coach, at least in the “you never know what he’ll say next” category. “I must have been seeing things back in the spring when I said we had 12 guys [receivers] that can play in the NFL.

Roger Goodell said a whole bunch of nothing about national anthem protests

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

On Sunday, Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett joined the ranks of NFL players who are sitting or taking a knee during the national anthem in support of racial equality. Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the topic during an Arizona Cardinals fan forum, but there wasn’t much substance to his statement. Goodell opened by pointing out that people have different perspectives. “The national anthem is a special moment to me,” Goodell said. “It’s a point of pride. That is a really important moment. But we also have to understand the other side, that people do have rights and we have to respect those.” Goodell went on to say, though, that there’s a time and a place for these protests. “And that's

Bruce Arians no longer thrilled with his wide receivers

Monday, August 14th, 2017

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is not happy with his wide receivers. Arians was critical of the Cardinals’ receivers after a sloppy practice on Monday left a poor impression. “I’m not very pleased with our wide receiver room,” Arians said, via Adam Green of

Arians criticizes receivers in ‘lethargic’ Monday practice

Monday, August 14th, 2017

The Arizona Cardinals were back at practice on Monday and coach Bruce Arians didn't like what he saw from most of his offense, particularly his wide receivers. ''I thought it was very lethargic offensively,'' Arians said. Lest anyone be left guessing the identity of the two receivers who escaped the criticism, Arians spelled it out later in his post-practice news conference.

Roger Goodell on player protests: ‘We have to understand the other side’

Monday, August 14th, 2017

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell met with Arizona Cardinals season-ticket holders on Monday, and of course was asked about players protesting during the playing of the national anthem. Over the weekend, Seattle Seahawks veteran Michael Bennett and Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat on the sideline during the anthem, while Los Angeles Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins each raised a fist.

Marshawn Lynch Sits During The National Anthem

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

While Colin Kaepernick remains an unsigned free agent due to his refusal to stand during the National Anthem, Oakland Raiders Running Back Marshawn Lynch staged his own silent protest when he too took a knee during the Star Spangled Banner during Saturday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. Despite the Raiders losing 20-10 against the Cardinals, all the talk was on Lynch’s silent protest.

Lynch sits during anthem in Raiders loss in Arizona

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

In his first game in an Oakland Raider uniform, Marshawn Lynch didn't play a down. Although he rarely talks to the media, Lynch has voiced support for quarterback Colin Kaepernick's decision to kneel during the anthem last season to protest what he saw as a pattern of police mistreatment of people of color. Coach Jack Del Rio said he spoke to him about the issue after the game.