The Red Birds decided to stay in the "Sunshine State" this week to avoid two cross-country plane trips and to adapt to the Eastern Time Zone. So far though they've been deluged with rain that has hit the Bradenton area hard.
Yeah, it's been that kind of weather week for the Red Birds.
The field the Cardinals used had huge pools of water on both sidelines, creeping a little bit on the field in places. But the Cards have made it work. So far, so good.
“We just had the best practice in the worst conditions” safety Tyrann Mathieu tweeted afterward.
“It’s been raining so much there really hasn’t been anything to do,” quarterback Carson Palmer said. “I’m sure everyone has seen a ton of film and had an opportunity to be forced to watch too much film. It’s good to get out and move around.”
Even practicing in the heavy rain is better than being cooped up in their hotel. The rain is a welcome relief, in a way, from the blazing heat of Glendale.
Okafor to have surgery on Tuesday
Rookie linebacker Alex Okafor will have surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn biceps tendon. Okafor suffered the injury playing special teams against the Saints.
"It was my opportunity to kind of step in but unfortunately things happen,” Okafor said via azcardinals.com. “I had a decision to make whether I wanted to do surgery or ride it out for the rest of the season. At this point in my career, it wasn’t worth playing through. I don’t want it to hamper me the rest of my career.”
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