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I think the organization thinks that much of Wilson, and I think Wilson thinks that much of this organization.
Ted Larsen will start at left guard Monday night against the San Diego Chargers, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians confirmed. The decision left Jonathan Cooper on the sideline.
“I figure, everything’s been streamlined now,” Kelly said. “You know exactly what we’re going to run. Then it’s much easier to learn the defense than just looking at the playbook and flipping through it, not knowing what the coach is going to call. But when I know what he’s going to call, I kinda got a feeling at how he likes to call stuff.”
Keiser, who the Cardinals were awarded off waivers from San Diego on Sunday, knows exactly why the Cardinals wanted him -- to rush the passer.
"It's just getting in my mind that it's not hurting," he said. "It's really a mental thing."
He's a little bit older, a little bit heavier, but he swears he's a hell of a lot wiser.
"I don't care about draft status," Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said. "I want to see the results on the field, and Ted Larsen's way outplayed (Cooper)."
Bob McManaman reports from Cardinals practice, where second-year safety Tyrann Mathieu is expected to show he's game ready.
"I had the adrenaline going in college, I guess with the fans and everything," he said. "But in the NFL, it's more settled and more laid back, like, 'We're into business now.' I'm hyped, but it doesn't seem I'm hyped."
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Though he may still be the future at the position, at this point he is not the present. Right now, the job belongs to veteran Ted Larsen.
Typically, players are grouped by position, but there Brown resides with Palmer to his right and Drew Stanton to his left.
Yet, for some added help and protection in the event of an injury, the Cardinals are working in Watford at right tackle.
"I think all three teams besides us got better," he said.
"Tommy did alright for jumping on the plane and jumping in there," Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said the following day. "He did fine and I look forward to seeing him out there some more."
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