TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reiterated a common postgame theme at his Monday press conference at the teams practice facility.
You never accept losing, but there are some very, very good things and some very correctable things, he said of Sundays 27-24 loss to the Rams in St. Louis. Disappointed? Yes. Discouraged? Not at all.
We wanted that win desperately. Its a big win on the road, and we had it in our grasp. But it would have been (worse) if we couldnt get ourselves in that position.
Heres a look back at the season opener:
The broken wheel route: One of the biggest plays of the game came on a third-and-2 at the Cards 41-yard line just after the two-minute warning with the game tied at 24-24. Instead of opting for Andre Roberts or Larry Fitzgerald (both had big days), coach Bruce Arians called a wheel route to rookie running back Andre Ellington. The play looked like it could have gone for miles, but Ellington was looking over one shoulder while Palmer ...