ARIZONA CARDINALS

Arizona Cardinals coaches doing things the right way, says Lorenzo Alexander

Aug 20, 2013, 6:29 PM | Updated: 6:29 pm

LISTEN: Lorenzo Alexander, AZ Cardinals' LB

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians is about as honest as they come.

In his first year with the team, his style has earned many a fan within both his locker room and his media room. Players like receiving straight answers, and journalists enjoy a candid coach.

“He keeps it real to you,” Cardinals linebacker Lorenzo Alexander told Arizona Sports 620’s Doug and Wolf Tuesday. “He’s not going to sugar coat anything; he’s going to put it out there.

“If he thinks you did great, he’s going to let you know. If he thinks you were horrible that day, he’s going to let you know, too.”

Alexander said that’s a trait he and his teammates appreciate and respect, and the fact that he treats Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald the same as he does players who are fighting to make the roster shows what kind of coach he is.

“I think that’s why we’re going to change the culture around here and start winning more games,” Alexander added.

The linebacker, who made the Pro Bowl in 2012 for his work on special teams with the Washington Redskins, says that way of doing things extends to the entire coaching staff.

“Todd Bowles, our position coach — you can see the same exact personality as far as getting on you, letting you know, being honest and holding you accountable from top to bottom,” he said. “You’ve got to have that; you’ve got to have people that have your back and hold your same type of concepts and the way you do things if you want to create that type of chemistry and atmosphere throughout a whole organization and team.”

Comments

Comment guidelines: No name-calling, personal attacks, profanity, or insults. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate comments by reporting abuse.
comments powered by Disqus

Arizona Cardinals

Kyzir White runs through drills during OTAs...

Tyler Drake

Arizona Cardinals’ Kyzir White letting his play do the talking in 2024

Arizona Cardinals inside linebackers Kyzir White and Mack Wilson Sr. are expecting big things out of the newly formed tandem in 2024.

5 hours ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

1 day ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft?

Did Monti Ossenfort and the Arizona Cardinals play mind games during the NFL draft? Gambo and Mitch Vareldzis break down some of the information that was in Cardinals Flight Plan.

1 day ago

Brandon Aiyuk...

Kevin Zimmerman

49ers’ Brandon Aiyuk fuels contract dispute talk with former ASU teammate Jayden Daniels

San Francisco 49ers receiver Brandon Aiyuk posted a conversation with former Arizona State teammate Jayden Daniels to TikTok Monday.

1 day ago

...

Arizona Sports Video

Video: Which Arizona Cardinals player who is flying under the radar could be a star in 2024?

Wolf & Luke discuss who is flying under the radar and could be a star for the Arizona Cardinals in 2024.

1 day ago

Michael Wilson looks on...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals’ Michael Wilson, Marvin Harrison Jr. building off one another

Arizona Cardinals WR Michael Wilson has been a valuable resource for fellow wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. and vice versa.

1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals coaches doing things the right way, says Lorenzo Alexander