Cardinals coach bashes Seahawks: 'We're going to kick their ass'
PHOENIX, Ariz. - Bruce Arians is reportedly halfway out the door as the coach of the Arizona Cardinals, and on the way out he decided to gift the Seahawks a piece of bulletin board material.
Following Arizona's 23-0 win over the Giants on Sunday, Arians said to his team during a postgame locker room speech: "We got a big one next week now. We know that that's our home field. We're going up there and kick their ass."
Arians' Cardinals have won 3 of 4 games in Seattle since he became head coach in 2013. Last season a five-win Arizona team beat Seattle 34-31 on Dec. 24.
The Cardinals seem to not value their actual home field advantage in this division matchup; Seattle is 4-0-1 against the Cardinals in Arizona.
"Bruce can say whatever he wants," Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Tuesday morning on 710 ESPN Seattle when asked about Arians' comments. Asked if his players received word of the remarks, Carroll said, "I would imagine they would."
Seattle is already in a do-or-die situation, so it's tough to judge how much additional motivation Arians will provide this week. However, the Seahawks were essentially in the same position last week when Cowboys Ezekiel Elliott bet that he'd run for 200 yards against Seattle, a statement that apparently didn't sit well with the defense.
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