Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians had some strong feelings about parents that don’t let their kids play football.
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has never been one that’s afraid to express his opinions. He’s always been willing to tell it like it is and that’s why some of the greatest players to ever play the game all express their gratitude for being able to learn from him.
However, that doesn’t mean that he is always saying something that is popular. With the development of CTE and the link to football being the hot topic over recent years and players not letting their kids play as a result, Arians had some strong feelings about parents that aren’t letting their kids play football.
In an interview with Sports Illustrated‘s Peter King at the NFL’s owners meetings, Arians referred to parents that don’t let their kids play football as “fools” and preached about the life lessons that can stem from playing the game of football that other sports can’t provide.
Arians comes from an older generation of philosophies and grew up under the great Paul “Bear” Bryant. His comments are line with a lot of the other owners and coaches in the league. While his statements are strong and might be overboard calling parents fools, there is credence to his second notion of the game teaching lessons that others can’t.
He may or may not be right, but there’s a lot of people on the thinking spectrum that he is. With the way the league is treating head safety and the advances being made, he is most likely part of the old guard however.