Bruce Arians' most memorable quotes from the 1st day of training camp

Posted at 5:43 PM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 20:43:57-04

Cardinals fans love Bruce Arians because of the winning culture he's brought to the team.

We in the media love him because of the gems he delivers in the form of memorable quotes.

Once again, the Cardinals coach did not disappoint as he met with the media for the first time during training camp Friday. Here are his most memorable quotes and one-liners from that press conference:

-Opening the press conference: "Yes, I'm healthy, OK? Let's get that s--- out of the way right now."

-On the success of his book released last week: "I guess it's in some damn bestseller thing. I don't know. That's up to the book company. They don't tell me that stuff. They give me another check, I know I did good."

-On undergoing rotator cuff and cancer surgery in February: "It was a sh---y February. Too many operations ... But when they tell you you're cancer-free, that's a great feeling."

-On when he might retire: "You never know. It could've been last year. I know if I was gonna retire because of my health, I should've did it last year. Hopefully I don't have anything worse than I had last year."

-On whether having his wife on the sideline would help keep him call while coaching: "She'd get a (penalty) flag. She's worse than me."

-On whether he'd prefer to be a favorite or underdog: "I think when you're a favorite, you have a certain mindset, and when you're an underdog or whatever, you have a different mindset. I don't think anybody in our locker room thinks we're underdogs. I don't."

-On whether he'd rather be perceived as a favorite or underdog: "Well, you'd like your fans to think you're good so they get excited. We think we're pretty good. I'd rather be favorites. It's fun."