Bruce Arians was asked this week what he wanted most out of Fridays preseason opener in Green Bay. The short answer was "win."
We all know how meaningless preseason games are when evaluating the potential of a team. We all know that players who impress in these exhibition affairs may vanish to the depths of the depth chart or waiver wire when the regular seasons begins. But when a new coaching staff arrives, there is something to be said for establishing a winning mentality right out of the gate -- even if the wins dont count.
So swallow the Cardinals' 17-0 victory over the Packers at Lambeau Field -- and any ensuing analysis -- with a healthy sprinkling of skepticism. But a win is still better than the alternative, and there were plenty of positives to take away.
"Whether it's Pop Warner, high school or college," Arians said afterward, "a shutout is a shutout."
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