GLENDALE, AZ — Arizona Cardinals training camp is wrapping up at State Farm Stadium after three and a half weeks. This newest week was probably the most grueling of all of them, so when Kliff Kingsbury instructed the staff Thursday that Friday morning’s observe was simply a walk-through, it was well-received to say the least.
“I think it’s just an accumulation of the last couple of weeks and then this week, like five-day stretch, we were in the locker room like, ‘Damn, we got another one tomorrow.’ So, when he said that, guys were definitely excited,” stated linebacker Devon Kennard. “I think it’s good for the young guys to get their legs fresh. They’re gonna have to play a lot of snaps on Sunday.”
Part of the explanation for a mild day of labor was as a result of the Cardinals had a few accidents this week.
“They’ll be okay moving forward,” Kliff Kingsbury stated of the injured gamers. “It’s just for this game. We lost a couple of bodies we weren’t anticipating losing, so we got a little light on numbers going into this game.”
Speaking of the numbers sport, that is when guys on the roster bubble strive to maintain that out of their head, but it surely’s solely human.
“It’s always going to be about ups and downs. It’s going to be about fighting through adversity, and I kind of kept that mentality all the way through this process,” stated rookie quarterback Jarrett Guarantano. “We knew it wasn’t gonna be easy, and that’s why I said I’m thankful and grateful for this organization because they gave me the opportunity to continue my journey. Every day it’s a learning curve for myself, and I’m just trying to get better.”
Guarantano is at the moment the odd man out because the fourth quarterback. Trace McSorley has a chance to put a stranglehold on that third-string job, and he can accomplish that by beating his former staff, the Baltimore Ravens, who he helped build that weird streak of 21 straight preseason wins.
“I think even like after the first year, it was like one of those, ‘Oh, hey, we haven’t lost in two preseasons,’ or something like that.” McSorley stated. “So, then it’s just kind of, ‘hey, by the way, we haven’t lost like, we got to keep winning and keep the streak alive. It’s one of those things that it just kind of became a thing of its own.”
Now McSorley has a probability to finish it.
As for beginning jobs, Antonio Hamilton has grabbed that #2 cornerback spot from Marco Wilson.
“Antonio Hamilton’s been really, I would say a nice surprise, but we knew what type of competitor he was,” stated Kingsbury. “I think he’s continued to ascend and really taken over that number two spot as of now. Physical, tough, edgy, every day has a chip on his shoulder. I really like what I’ve seen from him.”
No reps for beginning QB Kyler Murray, however anticipate Murray to be again on the headset calling performs sooner or later on Sunday.
“You’ll see me probably laughing sometimes, he’s a funny guy on the mic,” Guarantano stated of Murray. “I really enjoy when he’s on and when he’s doing it, especially in the scrimmages. He definitely bring some life to the games and to the scrimmages.”
Sunday’s lone preseason house sport kicks off at 5 p.m.
The subsequent time the Cardinals play in Glendale is September eleventh for the season opener in opposition to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Former proprietor Bill Bidwill might be inducted into the Cardinals Ring of Honor at halftime of that sport.