2016 was an extremely rough season for the Arizona Cardinals and head coach Bruce Arians.
However, the tough part for Arians wasn't what was happening on the field, but off of it.
In August he had to go to the hospital for issues from diverticulitis, in November some discomfort led to a second hospital visit and then in February, according to Arians new book, he had a cancerous tumor removed from his kidney.
The strains and shortcomings of the 2016 NFL season can really be put into focus when you get the idea of what Bruce Arians went through just to get his team to 7-8-1.
To read coaches enthusiasm and excitement returning can only get us, the fans excited, from his book:
“Now I feel great,” Arians writes. “My energy has returned. I’m told I’m cancer-free again. I’m ready for at least one more season of NFL football—maybe more.”
Arians of course had a battle with prostate cancer in 2007 and had some cancer cells removed from his nose in 2013, so he's no stranger to fighting, but to hear his joy return is even more important.
While we all want to see Coach have a great season, more than anything we want to see Coach Arians healthy and enjoying life once again.
Information from Darren Urban's blog was used for this post.