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The NFL season is upon us. Yes, it’s still six weeks until training camps get started. And sure, the regular-season opener isn’t for 84 days. But with voluntary OTAs and mandatory minicamps underway, every team in the league has already started their preparation for 2014. That means coaching staffs have already begun evaluating talent, molding their roster, installing systems and getting their team ready for the rigors of an NFL season. In other words, the clock has already started ticking on them; in a results-oriented business, head coaches are always being evaluated, as today’s preparation leads to September’s results. That proverbial clock ticks louder for some people; having barely blown a whistle in 2014, there are some head coaches in the NFL who are already under the microscope. They have to win this season – and in some cases, win big – or they’ll be doing something else a year from now. Who falls into that category? To see the 10 NFL head coaches who are already on the hot seat, click here. You may also be interested in:Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians isn’t on the hot seat, but one NFC West guy isRight tackle still a huge concern for Arizona CardinalsArizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer named 20th best in NFL

Bruce Arians delivers tough message at end of mini-camp

The Arizona Cardinals have their calendar empty for about six weeks until training camp opens at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mini camp wrapped up yesterday but the process of being ready doesn’t stop just because mini camp is over. Arians delivered a solid quote at the end of yesterday’s session. “This is the beginning,” Arians said in a Kyle Odegard article on the team’s...

Tyrann Mathieu says he contemplated suicide in jail

Depression and the helpless feelings that come with it is one of those afflictions that seems to have been overlooked by mainstream American society. It’s a disorder that many don’t understand but a large amount of Americans have had at some point in their lives. Much like any other relatively unknown affliction, being open about it is one of the best ways to educate an unsuspecting...

NFL Network’s Mayock: Arizona Cardinals’ Troy Niklas should be best blocking tight end in league

Niklas watches on the sidelines during rookie minicamp Credit: Norm Hall   It’s obvious the Arizona Cardinals drafted an unknown entity when the selected Troy Niklas, the tight end out of Notre Dame, with their second round selection (52nd overall). Niklas only accounted for 37 receptions for 573 yards and 6 touchdowns total in his college career, thus after converting from the...

Cardinals rookie Troy Niklas out until training camp

(Courtesy of The Arizona Cardinals have a plethora of tight ends that includes Rob Housler, Jake Ballard, John Carlson and now Troy Niklas. Even with the depth, an injury in OTAs usually effects player growth, especially in rookies. The Cardinals 2014 second-round draft pick Troy Niklas has suffered multiple setbacks on his path to the NFL as he missed early...

Power Rankings: NFC West, Arizona Cardinals’ home, named NFL’s best division

Yesterday, the World Cup kicked off in Brazil, a sporting event that once again introduces fans around the globe to the concept of “group play.” It’s essentially an elaborate round-robin tournament, where 32 teams are divided into eight groups of four, with each group only playing against teams within that group to see who will advance. Every team is guaranteed three games...

Report: Cardinals, Patrick Peterson have made some progress towards an extension

According to Ian Rapoport of the. NFL Network, the Cardinals and star cornerback Patrick Peterson have made some progress towards getting a contract extension done. Other topic I hit: Patrick Peterson’s extension: I’m told talks are active & some progress has been made, more than most 2011s. Not imminent — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 12, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: &...

Cooper Close, But Not Ready to Go

Cooper gets carted away following his season ending injury against the San Diego Chargers. Credit: Rick Scuteri/ Jonathan Cooper’s rookie campaign ended only three weeks before the 2013 season opener, after a fellow teammate barreled into the back of his left leg, causing it to break. Fast forward after nearly 10 months of tenuous rehab and conditioning. The second year player...

Inmates talked the “Honey Badger” out of suicide

People look inmates as bad individual(s), but if it was not for the inmates in the cell of Tyrann Mathieu the former LSU Heisman Trophy hopeful, he could be dead. “I’m sitting in that jail cell thinking, ‘I don’t know if I want to go back out there and face the music,’ ” he said. […] The post Inmates talked the “Honey Badger” out of suicide appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

Tyrann Mathieu admits he thought about suicide

Cardinals cornerback Tyrann Mathieu added the following sentence to his Twitter profile. “I’ve tried committing suicide. But I didn’t, look at me now.” Mathieu told FOX Sports Southwest that he ended up removing the words because, “I didn’t think it would go viral,” he said. “I think the biggest thing is to be open about it,” he said Tuesday after the first day...

A status check as offseason workouts end

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Bruce Arians always reminds the local media that offseason workouts are not football, they're soccer. Football doesn't begin until the pads come on and the hitting commences at training camp. No position battles have been won; no personnel questions have truly been answered. "A lot of guys in the spring look really good. Then the noise level goes up and...

Tyrann Mathieu says he thought about committing suicide while in jail

Arizona Cardinals DB Tyrann Mathieu has been through a lot to make it to the NFL. He was kicked off of LSU football team for failing multiple drug test. He was also arrested when police searched his apartment and found marijuana. With his life quickly spiraling out of control, Mathieu found himself in jail and he started to question himself. Mathieu says that while he was in jail...

Tyrann Mathieu contemplated suicide while in jail

Tyrann Mathieu has come a long way from being kicked off LSU’s football team because of repetitive marijuana use and spending time in jail following a marijuana arrest. The Arizona Cardinals DB even admitted recently that he tried to commit suicide while he was in jail. Mathieu caused a stir last month when he changed […]

Mathieu on suicidal thoughts: 'The biggest thing is to be open about it'

Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu made a small but not-so-subtle change to his Twitter profile recently when he added these words. "I've tried committing suicide. But I didn't, look at me now." Mathieu has since removed the words because "I didn't think it would go viral," he said. But the sentiment behind the words hasn't changed. "I think...

Arizona Cardinals DE Calais Campbell named top-10 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...

Cardinals were in talks with Buccaneers regarding Mike Glennon trade Earlier in the off-season, it was being reported that new Tampa Bay Buccaneers  head coach Lovie Smith was’t a fan of Mike Glennon and that the team may consider trading the quarterback.  No team took the bait and the Buccaneers decided they were committed to Glennon. Jason Licht, the general manager for the Buccaneers, has revealed that one of the teams who were engaging...
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