The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. There might have been some extra incentive in the game for the Eagles after Arians made some not so friendly comments regarding a certain type of offense.
“I still think it’s a great offense,” Arians told Philadelphia reporters this week, via the Philadelphia Inquirer. “It’s a great college offense when you put a great athlete back there.
“But when you’re facing great athletes, with the speed that’s in the NFL who are chasing these guys, unless you’re superhuman, you’re going to get hurt sooner or later — not hurt, but beat up and bruised up,” Arians added. “And you don’t want your quarterback feeling bruised up when he’s trying to throw and be accurate.”
Eagles veteran tight end Brent Celek took exception with the comment.
“It makes me mad that the coach for the other team talked trash and said, ‘That’s a college offense,’” Celek told NFL.com.. “It bothers me that other coaches think of this offense as stupid. Calling it a college offense? That doesn’t even make sense.
“We’re running the same plays that a bunch of different NFL teams are running. We just do it quickly, and with different, more streamlined terminology. How is that a college offense? Come on, man. People are just afraid of change.”