Yesterday, Steve Keim was eligible to return to work for the Arizona Cardinals.
We did not hear anything about his return, so that left the question of when. Now, a day later, he is back, reinstated and has met with the media to address his time off, how he is doing and of course what is next for the Arizona Cardinals.
GM Steve Keim has returned. pic.twitter.com/oMUpbaOlLZ— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 22, 2018
Sporting a grown out beard and looking like he has caught some sun, the Cardinals GM spoke to the media openly and honestly about the last five weeks.
Steve Keim has returned. Says he failed to live up to standards. Worst part was hurting his family, he says.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 22, 2018
While the organization can and did get by, it was always Keim’s family that should have been first in this and it was nice to see Keim open up with that thought.
Keim: Apologizes to organization and fans. The experience has been “humbling beyond belief.”— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 22, 2018
There is no doubt that the remorse is real, but the biggest thing that you take away from the comments made by Steve Keim was actually about looking at this as a potential positive:
"At the same time I don’t know if it was a bad thing to take that time, to self-evaluate and look at my behaviors, and become stronger as a man." (2/2)— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) August 22, 2018
That’s what you have to do when you make a mistake. You own it, but you also learn from it and grow from it.
Now starts the next chapter for Keim and the Cardinals and hopefully, it is without conflict off the field.
Welcome back Steve Keim.