Mondays are normally a film day, but this past Monday was in full pads, something that the team will do twice this week. Here is the post practice chatter.
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There will be no changes to the lineup this week, Bruce Arians said.
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"My old coach Ray Hamilton, he always said, ‘John, you gonna be a third down rusher?’ I was like, ‘Hell no,’ " Abraham said. "I said, ‘You understand, I’ve got to come in one play and be ready, and this guy (blocking) is lathered up and ready to go.’ It’s tough."
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Head Coach Bruce Arians spoke to the media after Monday's practice in preparation of the Atlanta Falcons.
Arizona will don pads Monday and Wednesday this week, the one time during the season they’re allowed pads twice in one week per the collective bargaining agreement.
With the weekend off, while some of his teammates headed out of town, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hit the links.
"I always called Peyton 'The Piranha,'" Arians said. "I mean, you couldn't feed him enough information. The hardest guy I ever coached was Peyton because if you had a two-hour meeting, you better have two-and-a-half hours worth of stuff ready, because he was going to eat it up and spit it out."
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"I think Carson's problems, some are his and some are the 10 guys around him," said Arians. "It's not just the line. It's the receivers running the wrong routes, not being in the reception areas. And then again it's protection."
A guest of the same show Monday afternoon, Arians said Fitzgerald is going to have to figure out how to succeed with his expanded role.
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