Former Arizona Cardinals LB Schofield opens up about release

Sep 6, 2013, 11:53 PM | Updated: 11:54 pm

Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker O’Brien Schofield went on 710 ESPN Seattle with Wyman, Mike and Moore on Friday and opened up about his unhappiness over the way the Cardinals released him back in July.

Schofield, now with the Seattle Seahawks, said he could tell things weren’t going well with the Cardinals when the new coaching staff came in.

“I could kind of tell they didn’t want me there from the jump,” Schofield said. “I had to put up with a lot of B.S. in the OTAs and it used to drive me crazy.”

He said the first sign of trouble was when the team made him start camp with the rookies, even though he’s about begin his fourth year. Then on the first day of camp before the conditioning test, they pulled him aside on the field and released him there. Schofield said he’s using it as motivation going forward.

“I’m fired up for the rest of my career,” he said, before adding he’s happy now in Seattle. “These guys here about competing, having a great time. I feel like family here.”

The Cardinals host the Seahawks on October 17.

Arizona Cardinals

Zach Pascal #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts against the San Francisco 49ers during the second ...
Tyler Drake

Cardinals agree to terms with WR Zach Pascal, QB David Blough

The Cardinals have agreed to terms with WR Zach Pascal and QB David Blough on a two- and one-year deal, respectively, the team announced.
20 hours ago
A general view as the Arizona Cardinals make their #1 overall draft pick during the first round of ...
Tyler Drake

Here is where the Cardinals own draft picks in 2023

The Arizona Cardinals have eight picks to work with this upcoming NFL Draft, five of their own and three compensatory selections.
20 hours ago
General manager Monti Ossenfort of the Arizona Cardinals answers a question from the media during a...
Arizona Sports

What is behind the Cardinals’ quiet start to free agency?

What should we make of Arizona's first week of free agency? Are the Cardinals setting up a rough 2023 season?
20 hours ago
Arizona Cardinals Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Rodgers looks on during the NFL football Game betw...
Tyler Drake

Holdovers providing Arizona Cardinals’ Jonathan Gannon familiarity in new role

Arizona Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon believes he has a good mix of new and old when it comes to his coaching staff.
2 days ago
Alabama linebacker Will Anderson Jr. answers questions from the media during the NFL Scouting Combi...
Austin Scott

PFF has Cardinals getting defensive help in 3-round mock draft

With the NFL Draft in a few weeks, PFF revealed a mock draft for the first three rounds. For the Cardinals, defense is the theme.
4 days ago
Byron Murphy Jr. #7 of the Arizona Cardinals breaks up a pass intended for K.J. Osborn #17 of the M...
Tyler Drake

Ex-Cardinals CB Byron Murphy ‘grateful’ to join Vikings’ culture

Former Arizona Cardinals CB Byron Murphy is blessed to join the Minnesota Vikings' ranks following four seasons in the desert.
4 days ago
Former Arizona Cardinals LB Schofield opens up about release