The windy conditions didn’t stop the Arizona Cardinals from practicing this morning outside the Sports Performance Complex at the Greenbrier. In fact, coaches say the wind and the climate in the mountain state are helpful to the team and may help them better prepare for Sunday’s game in Pittsburgh.
After their game in Detroit on the 11th, the team traveled to the Greenbrier instead of flying home to Phoenix, and then back to Pittsburgh for this weekend’s match-up.
Cardinals players and the coach Bruce Arians said that staying here this week has definitely been beneficial to the team. It saves a lot of the hassle that comes with traveling between games.
Quarterback Carson Palmer says, “Its just nice not flying all the way back home, quick turn around, and then flying back on Friday. And just the time zone and dehydration and all that that happens. And it’s great to be here with the guys, I mean it’s a great bonding experience and this place is phenomenal, so it’s been really good for us so far.”
Sunday’s game will mark the second time in NFL history that the Cardinals have played at Heinz field. The last time was in 2003.