Cardinals Coach Kliff Kingsbury Will Allow Cell Phone Breaks During Team Meetings

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Arizona Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury will allow players access to their phones during team meetings.

“You start to see kind of hands twitching and legs shaking, and you know they need to get that social media fix, so we’ll let them hop over there and then get back in the meeting and refocus,” Kingsbury told ESPN when explaining why he’ll allow cell phone breaks during team meetings. (RELATED: Kyler Murray Meets With The Arizona Cardinals)


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I like Kingsbury, but I’m not sure I can get onboard with this decision. If you can’t get players to focus during team meetings, then you probably need to find some new players.

These are guys getting paid millions of dollars, and they’re apparently unable to pull themselves away from their phones.

That’s embarrassing for the players, and Kingsbury shouldn’t give into that. This is the NFL. It’s not high school. Either pay attention or get the hell out.


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Again, I like Kingsbury a lot, but I just can’t get behind this decision. It’s the opposite of a football guy move. It’s the most anti-football move possible.

Let’s hope the Cardinals young coach hears the music and changes his tune because his current plan is a terrible one. It’s just bound to be a disaster.

I want Kingsbury to win a ton of games, but this isn’t the way to get it done.

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