Cardinals plan to stay back East a week

Posted by Darren Urban on April 22, 2015 – 8:04 am

The Cardinals have a handful of games back East (or at least in the Eastern time zone) this season and the team requested at least a couple of them back-to-back so they could just spend a week out there without having all the flying. According to Peter King, that’s what the games in Detroit Oct. 11 and Pittsburgh Oct. 18 are about — a week back East for the team. Obviously, coach Bruce Arians has deep roots in Pittsburgh having coached there for so long and being from Pennsylvania. (GM Steve Keim is from the area too, so it works for those guys.) Both Keim and Arians have a pre-draft press conference today so I’m sure the subject will come up. UPDATE: Arians confirmed the Cards plan to stay back and that the team is looking for an indoor facility within which to practice.

The last time the Cardinals spent a week away, there were some rain issues in Tampa, when the Cardinals got beat up in New Orleans in Week 3 of 2013 and then barely pulled off a win against the Buccaneers in Week 4.

A week in Pittsburgh. It’ll be interesting.

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11 Responses to “Cardinals plan to stay back East a week”

  1. By Patrick Hoog aka Don't Take Losses on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    Seems the schedule stars aligned for our Cards.

  2. By D on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    Thank you Pat Tillman!

  3. By rod (Eddie Goldman RD1) on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    It’s the 5th hardest schedule in the league so I wouldn’t say the stars are aligned but at least the bye is in the middle of the schedule and the Thursday night game is at home.

  4. By J. Lamborn on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    12 wins here we come!

  5. By Andy Kw on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    If Jordan Phillips is still available at #55, he’s a must grab. Pairing him up with Ed Stinson in the future. Oh man, we will have ourselves a young and powerful interior in the DL for the future. For now, Corey Peters should be more than capable of keeping the job this season.

  6. By much.faster on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    playoffs start a bit early this year, but the team has homefield for the first two games, against the packers and the seahawks in december 27 and january 5.

    if most of them stay healthy, i hope for a 12-4 season. a loss before the by, and then the hawks and eagles at the road, and another loss should do it.

    maybe even homefield advantage up to the nfc final?

  7. By much.faster on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    now, after the schedule is out, a moch draft, my first one:

    1. johnson kevin RB (can play CB too)
    2. coleman tevon RB (can play CB and WR too) or Ajayi, if he is available, but i doubt it
    3. havenstein rob OT
    4. heeney ben RB (can play ILB too)
    5. emanuel kyle OLB
    6. obum gwacham DE (can play WR)
    7. hager bryce RB (can play ILB too) or marshall nick QB (CB too) if available
    7. sifrin jean TE (yes i know, he has it in spades, the issues (age, charakter, expirience) and on tzeh other side the cathes and the block abilities)

    as you see, i like versatility.

    and i would change this mock draft away from RBs, if AP would be traded to us, but only if he would play for 6 mio a year, and for a 6+7 round pick 😉

  8. By much.faster on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    ” …GM Steve Keim on weighing off-field issues for prospects: “If Hannibal Lecter ran a 4.3, we’d probably diagnose it as an eating disorder.” …”

    please, but only if his digestive tract and teeth are healthy, “next man up” is from last year :-), no need to scare us fans as early as the draftday.

  9. By Black on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    The Cardinals will trade down and grab a RB with their first pick. Thrown enough on the wall some of it sticks.

  10. By Dr. G. on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    This looks like visitation of friends and family for Arians and Keim…and perhaps some of the team members/coaches…nice touch. The cost of all those hotel rooms for an entire week will not offset the charter expense of flying, so this cannot be a financial decision. But the Greenies will find artificial solace in this.

    I hope the men with no ties will not get bored and start looking for nefarious entertainment. I would rather see them at home during the week and using their own fields and beds. These young men aren’t really affected with jet lag…only 2 hours to Pittsburgh??….but that’s just me….later

  11. By Coach K on Apr 22, 2015 | Reply

    Well, I waited and did not post any mocks since my last one almost a month ago. So with a week to go before the big day, here is my final mock again without Sean Mannion the QB from Oregon St. It’s getting more clear that B.A. wants to try and turn a tight end into a QB by giving Logan lots of reps. So I reluctantly pulled Mannion from my final mock.


    1. Jalen Collins, CB, LSU
    2. Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
    3. Lorenzo Mauldin, OLB, Louisville
    4. Martell Spaight, ILB, Arkansas
    5. Joey Mbu, DT, Houston
    6. Justin Cox, CB, Miss. St.
    7. Zach Zenner, RB, So. Dak. St.
    7. Terrell Watson, RB, Azuza Pacific (Wolf’s favorite)

    All of the above are high character men as well who fill position depth.

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