With the offseason underway for the NFL the Arizona Cardinals had an advantage heading into the offseason workouts.
They could start a little early.
They have decided not to. In fact, the Cardinals will start workouts on April 8, 2019 along with most of the rest of the league, as to avoid a potential lag time in the middle.
#AZCardinals can start offseason program as early as April 1 with a new coach. But Kliff Kingsbury said it'll be April 8 when voluntary strength and conditioning gets going, so there are no off-weeks through the final June minicamp. Otherwise, there would have been a week break.— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) March 26, 2019
With an early start, the Cardinals would have an extra week that would need to be accounted for, meaning taking a week off somewhere.
Instead now they can enjoy the meetings, come back as a staff and start piecing together their draft board while also putting together an NFL based practice plan, something Kingsbury has never done as a coach.
It is sure to drive speculation for other reasons, but the reality is the team is getting ready for a pivotal offseason, big decisions and to make sure there is not a repeat of last year. More time to get things right for the team they have in house is far more important and logical than anything else.