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Boredom, chippiness and sweaty offensive linemen: Bruce Arians' 5 best quotes from Wednesday

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Posted at 12:21 PM, Aug 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-10 15:21:56-04

On Wednesday, Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians held his final press conference before Friday's preseason opener against the Oakland Raiders.

Among other things, Arians said he'll let offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin call the plays on Friday, and he announced the team will hold practices outside Sunday and Monday morning before heading to San Diego for a series of joint practices with the Chargers.

Here are some of Arians' most memorable quips from Wednesday:

On how he'll feel while Goodwin calls plays Friday: "Bored."

On what his role will be while Goodwin calls plays: "Deciding if we go for it on fourth. Or go for two. Tough job. Somebody's gotta do it."

On backup offensive linemen Antoine McClain and John Wetzel: "They're both extremely heavy sweaters. They'll lose eight pounds in a practice, and as they fatigue, their technique goes to (expletive), but their effort's still good."

On whether players fight with each other during camp: "We don't have any pushing or shoving. They're just tired of listening to each other."

On third-string quarterback Matt Barkley playing in his first game for the Cardinals: "Every practice is a chance to show me what you got. This is the first test to show everybody else what he's got."