Bruce Arians on his weekly Sirius NFL radio appearance Tuesday night had said how much he didn’t like the concept of the Hard Knocks TV show — the show that follows a team through training camp and the preseason each year. The NFL passed rules Tuesday allowing the league to mandate a team to do the show if none volunteered, but there were caveats — including an exemption for any team which had made the playoffs in either of the previous two seasons. Arians certainly took notice when asked about Hard Knocks Wednesday.
“We’re gonna be in the playoffs so I don’t have to worry about it,” Arians said with a grin.
Asked if he would want to fight it if it was pushed the Cardinals’ way, Arians said “I don’t care.”
— Carson Palmer said he’d probably cut out throwing deep jump balls since they haven’t worked. But Arians said he wants to make sure Palmer walks the fine line between being smart and not being aggressive. “You don’t want to play scared,” Arians said. “You want to play smart.”
— Arians was asked about those who wondered if Todd Bowles would be an effective defensive coordinator. “I don’t know who would question it,” Arians said, adding, “If you’re talking about replacing Ray (Horton), there was never a doubt in my mind.”
— Arians talked about his disappointment with not being able to connect on those deep shots he is so fond of, calling it a combination of factors: Protection and coverage among them.
— 49ers WR Anquan Boldin said this game holds no special meaning to him anymore. Too much change, too much time has passed.
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