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Cardinals ranked amongst lower teams in new NFLPA Report Card

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After the dust has settled from going 4-13 last year to this offseason, the NFL Players Association has graded the Arizona Cardinals low in multiple organizational categories.

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This morning, Arizona received an annual report card from the NFLPA, highlighted by their overall ranking of 27th out of the 32 teams across the NFL in different aspects of facilities, resources, staff and more.

Here are the following grades for the Cardinals via

Cardinals 2024 NFLPA Report Card

Treatment of families: D+ (19th)
Food/cafeteria: D (28th)
Nutritionist/dietician: C (28th)
Locker room: F (31st)
Training room: C- (25th)
Training staff: B (20th)
Weight room: C- (27th)
Strength coaches: C+ (26th)
Team travel: C+ (14th)
Head coach: A- (15th)
Owner: F (30th)

The NFLPA did note that there have been improvements in certain areas, but other sections still need some refining and enhancement to do for a better score.

“Despite the fact that the Arizona Cardinals rank near the bottom of the Report Cards this year, it is important to note the club made improvements from last season, which increased their grade across multiple categories. Notable upgrades from last season include providing a daycare and small family room, and they stopped the practice of charging players for dinner. The club also upgraded their weight room with new equipment and replaced the hazardous floor from last season.”

“The underlying issue here is the facility itself – ratings of the size of the locker room, training room and weight room rank among the lowest in the league, with players comparing it more to an office building than a premier athletic training facility.”

Also in the report, the general consensus of the players who participated did not present a strong sense of optimism involving Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill spending more money to upgrade various aspects of the franchise.

“The responding players’ belief in club owner Michael Bidwill’s willingness to invest in the facilities remains low in comparison to the rest of the league, but it is significantly higher than last year given some of the upgrades. Additional upgrades and changes, such as greater variety in the cafeteria and renovating/expanding their locker room, as noted in the sections below, would instill more confidence going into next year.”

Unlike last year, players don’t have to pay for dinner from the facility anymore. Because of this, the grade saw a jump to 28th in the NFL.

Additionally, 62% of respondents felt the locker room did not have enough space, ranking Arizona 30th.

Since they are near the bottom of the NFL, time will tell if further improvements will be made or not.

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