Cardinals’ Kingsbury ready to move on from hoopla surrounding clap snaps

Sep 16, 2019, 3:45 PM | Updated: Sep 17, 2019, 9:55 am
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against the Baltimor...
Head coach Kliff Kingsbury of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on September 15, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Dan Kubus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Dan Kubus/Getty Images)

Throughout the preseason, the Arizona Cardinals were the byproduct of a new NFL rule change, as they were continuously penalized for false starts on the quarterback.

Those were called on the quarterbacks clapping their hands for the ball to snap, doing so in a way that failed to meet the criteria of officials. The frantic nature of the clapping that many quarterbacks have relied on in the past to absolutely get the ball before the play clock expires is no longer tolerated.

It became a leaguewide discussion point after the first game of the season when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was called for the penalty in Week 1.

The Cardinals themselves went away from it in a Week 1 tie against the Detriot Lions, only for it to occasionally perk up during Sunday’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Starting quarterback Kyler Murray used a clap to get his center A.Q. Shipley to snap the ball a handful of times, presumably due to a loud environment on the road.

Murray was not called for a penalty off any of those, which seemingly means we can all move on from this with our sanity intact.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is ready.

“Was a positive,” he joked when asked by 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Bickley & Marotta about no flags being thrown. “We’ve moved forward from that and all parties are in a good place.”

When told there was not going to be any followup question on that, Kingsbury shared that desire to not discuss the clapping habits of his quarterback anymore.


Arizona Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals DL J.J. Watt checks his face after running through a drill during practice Wednes...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ J.J. Watt feels for Texans fans, ready to face former team

J.J. Watt undoubtedly has a ton of love for the city of Houston. Come Sunday, however, moving to 7-0 is the biggest thing on his mind.
1 day ago
Zach Ertz of the Arizona Cardinals looks on prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at First...
Kevin Zimmerman

Keim: Cardinals pursued Zach Ertz trade feeling they ‘had to make a move’

General manager Steve Keim felt that his Arizona Cardinals had no choice but to be aggressive after losing starting tight end Maxx Williams.
1 day ago
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones interacts with Arizona Cardinals tight end Darrell Dan...
Arizona Sports

Texans-Cardinals injury report: Arizona TE Darrell Daniels, DT Rashard Lawrence out

The Cardinals are nicked up at tight end, on the offensive line and at linebacker as they prepare for Week 7 against the Houston Texans.
1 day ago
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Kylie Fitts (49), Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones (55) and Card...
Arizona Sports

Cardinals OLB Chandler Jones out of COVID-19 protocols, Fitts’ year over

Cardinals outside linebacker Kylie Fitts said on Instagram that his season is over, though it is not clear what has led to his year ending.
1 day ago
The Arizona Cardinals prepare to take the field for a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEne...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals OL making up for Hudson absence; Green to Ertz: ‘Play fast’

TEMPE — Not only did the Arizona Cardinals have to deal with a handful of coaches and players testing positive for COVID-19 when they took on the Cleveland Browns last Sunday, they did so without starting center Rodney Hudson, who was placed on the injured reserve with rib and shoulder injuries ahead of the action. […]
2 days ago
Cardinals DL Jordan Phillips looks on during practice Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021, in Tempe. (Tyler Drak...
Arizona Sports

Report: Cardinals restructure Jordan Phillips’ deal after Zach Ertz add

In order to make the trade for TE Zach Ertz happen, Cardinals GM Steve Keim had to pull some strings with the team's salary cap construction.
2 days ago
Cardinals’ Kingsbury ready to move on from hoopla surrounding clap snaps