Cardinals coach: Drew Stanton’s dance moves ‘weren’t really pretty’

Nov 16, 2015, 2:20 PM | Updated: 2:58 pm

You can dance if you want to, you can — no, wait, you cannot dance if you want to.

So sayeth Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians, anyway.

“No, and I really wouldn’t like to see them again,” the coach answered when asked if he knew quarterback Drew Stanton had the kind of dance moves he showed Sunday night in Seattle. “They weren’t really pretty.”

What say you?

Of course, beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder, and given the context for why Stanton was dancing in the first place, odds are Arians was actually happy to see it. The backup quarterback was celebrating Andre Ellington’s game-clinching 48-yard touchdown run, a play that capped off an outstanding and intense matchup with the Seahawks.

And if Stanton feels bad about his coach’s criticism, he should know his teammates have his back. Sort of.

“Umm, strong to quite strong, I think,” fellow QB Carson Palmer said when asked to grade his teammate’s moves. “It was just all heart. That’s what he said. I heard him doing an interview and he said it wasn’t premeditated. It just came out. I think that was dedicated to Ryan Lindley because he was a great sideline celebrator, and I think Drew just slid ahead of Ryan.”

“I saw it on Twitter and it looks good,” receiver Jaron Brown said. “I don’t think he’s going for ‘Dancing with the Stars’ or nothing like that. He was pumped up.”

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It is often said a team’s backup quarterback is its most popular player. As of now, that may very well be the case in Arizona.

Arizona Cardinals unning back Andre Ellington, right, gets away from Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) as he runs for a touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington leaps into the end zone for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, right, hugs tight end Jermaine Gresham, left, after Gresham caught a pass for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham holds the football behind his back as a television camera records his celebration after his touchdown reception against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals tight end Jermaine Gresham makes a catch for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) fumbles as he is tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. Seahawks' Bobby Wagner recovered the fumble and ran for a touchdown on the play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson runs the ball as Arizona Cardinals' Frostee Rucker (92) and Calais Campbell (93) try for the tackle during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) returns an Arizona Cardinals fumble for a touchdown as Cardinals' Lyle Sendlein (63) pursues during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer, center is hit by Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, left, before fumbling during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. The Seahawks recovered and scored a touchdown on the following play. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, hands off to running back Marshawn Lynch, center, on a touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes under pressure from Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) is hit by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Justin Bethel just after getting a pass off during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll watches from the sideline during the second half of his team's NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) and holder Drew Butler react after Catanzaro kicked a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, center, is greeted by teammate Jimmy Graham, right, after Baldwin's touchdown reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin, right, runs for a touchdown ahead of Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers after a reception during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas tackles Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington (38) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals free safety Tyrann Mathieu is tackled by Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham after he intercepted a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians yells as he stands next to quarterback Carson Palmer during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) makes a catch as Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas, center, and cornerback Richard Sherman defend during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) An ambulance is brought in to take injured Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati off the field after a play against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) An ambulance is brought in to take injured Arizona Cardinals guard Mike Iupati off the field, during the first half of the Cardinals' NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals guard Jonathan Cooper (61) kneels on the turf as teammate Mike Iupati, left, is tended to by trainers after Iupati was injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) rushes as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Tony Jefferson (22) attempts the tackle in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks fans cheer as they hold a French flag Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, during the first half of an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals in Seattle, to show support for France after Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd catches a pass for a touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Cary Williams defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd comes down in bounds for a touchdown as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Cary Williams tries for the tackle during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd catches a pass for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) is greeted by wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) after Floyd scored a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd, left, catches a pass for a touchdown ahead of Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) and cornerback Richard Sherman during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril runs out of the tunnel carrying a French flag in support of France, which was hit with terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril holds a French flag in the tunnel in support of France, which was hit with terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, as he stands next to U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Survival Technician 2nd Class Darren Harrity holding a U.S. flag, before an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson (23) runs the ball against Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril as Cardinals' Jermaine Gresham (84) blocks, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) recovers his own fumble in the end zone for a safety next to Cardinals' Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker Alex Okafor (57) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, left, is tackled by Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright, center, in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals kicker Chandler Catanzaro (7) kicks a field goal against the Seattle Seahawks as Drew Butler holds during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks outside linebacker Bruce Irvin (51) breaks up a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals running back Chris Johnson in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks free safety Earl Thomas (29) intercepts a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd, top, as Seahawks outside linebacker K.J. Wright (50) watches during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) runs the ball as Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) watches during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) passes under pressure from Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril (56) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear) Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) passes as center Patrick Lewis (65) blocks Arizona Cardinals' Calais Campbell (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

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