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Bruce Arians has a message for the players during practice

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The Cardinals practiced early and outside, and Bruce Arians was not happy with the results.

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There will be no open practices for the Arizona Cardinals today (Monday) or tomorrow (Tues, August 1, 2017) as University of Phoenix Stadium prepares for the upcoming Metallica concert.

That means early practice, outside for the Cardinals to avoid the heat.

The beat guys had it covered for you, but the aftermath is what really caught my attention.

Glad Arians was happy with Saturday, I know many I spoke with were not, but Arians in the end is who matters, so to hear he was satisfied is important.

Today though, it's a new day.

This is obviously a combination of things:

  1. Arians wants to remind the players this is camp, this is work, take it seriously.
  2. They play a game on Thursday. They have one practice left. While the game doesn't matter in the scheme of things, no one wants to look lost. No one wants to be embarrassed.

I think today was a reminder of that for several players.

There was one good thing:

That's good, but how good?

Tyrann Mathieu being Tyrann Mathieu is one of the keys to the season.

The team feeds off of Mathieu and his success is paramount to the Cardinals.