Daryl Washington said it’s just called “The List” — a term Bruce Arians gives his tally sheet of mental errors and mistakes the players make every practice and game. The point is simple: Shame the guys into making sure they never get there.
“It’s Cardinals beating Cardinals,” Arians said.
Arians had it in place last season with the Indianapolis Colts. Veteran receiver Reggie Wayne was in situation similar to Larry Fitzgerald, learning a host of new positions. Wayne had a bad day at practice, Arians said, and “he was up on there, like, seven times.”
“He came into my office livid,” Arians said. “I was, ‘Hey dude, you’ll get off of it.’ He said, ‘I’ll never be on it again’ and I don’t think he was. It’s a pride factor.”Washington said there are still going to be times mistakes are made, even now, especially with a new coaching staff and schemes, but “you don’t ever want to be on The List.”
Arians doesn’t want them there either. “Once we get down to a 53-man roster, that thing better be real short,” Arians said. “If it is a young guy, guys in the room better make sure he’s doing what he should be doing because it’s all about accountability for the ballgame.”
— A host of Cardinals returned to practice Monday. So many, in fact, it’s a shorter list to say who didn’t practice: TE Jeff King (knee), WR Jarrett Dillard (concussion), DE Frostee Rucker (toe), T Joe Caprioglio (foot), WR Andre Roberts (undisclosed), LB Reggie Walker (undisclosed) while LB Dan Giordano (toe) remains on the PUP list.
— RB Ryan Williams didn’t practice either. All the details on that are right here.
— Patrick Peterson dunking after catching a touchdown pass? Patrick Peterson dunking after catching a touchdown pass (Check it below):
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