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Budda Baker says Lack of Preparation in Training Camp Hurt the Cardinals Season

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After the Sunday Pro Bowl flag football game, Arizona Cardinals safety Budda Baker talked to reports about the lack of preparation in training camp. 

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“It started with the beginning of the season in training camp when we had a lot of injuries,” Baker said. “We didn’t really have a lot of players practicing and doing a lot during training camp. Which then, of course, led to that kind of a (expletive)-show Week 1 versus the Kansas City Chiefs.”

The Chiefs beat the Cardinals 44-21 in week one, going into the fourth quarter the Cardinals had trailed 37-7.

“I definitely felt like we were on the right path,” Baker said, via Grant Gordon of “You know in training camp it was definitely startling to not see a lot of the starters practicing and stuff like that. Cause I knew, you know especially with the preseason games none of us played in the preseason, it’s kinda just going through training camp, which was not a lot of people, and then we get to Week 1, it showed who was prepared. I don’t think we were as prepared in the beginning of when it all started than what we could’ve been.”

Arizona finished the season 4-13 and fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury at the end of the season. Since then, the Cardinals have hired general manager Monti Ossenfort and are in the process of hiring a new coach. It is reportedly down to three candidates, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Brian Flores, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo, and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.

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