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Cardinals not worried about weather in Charlotte


In case you somehow hadn't heard, Winter Storm Jonas is raging on the East Coast.

In places like Charlotte, North Carolina, even a modicum of snow can debilitate the region.

While the Carolina Panthers dealt with practicing in the winter weather this week, the Arizona Cardinals aren't concerned about the weather. Coach Bruce Arians even played weatherman this week when discussing the conditions for Sunday. 

"Sunday is going to be 37, wind about six miles an hour," Arians said, via the Arizona Republic. "You couldn't ask for better than that in Charlotte.

"I think the playoffs, at this time of year, you have to expect some weather. I feel bad because our fans aren't going to be able to get there, supposedly because of flights getting canceled. We have some great fans that travel with us and you hope they'll be able to get in town for the game."

The Cards didn't expedite their travel schedule to try to avoid the Saturday storms. The team left Arizona without a hitch after an airport rally.

Arians said, other than practicing with wet footballs, Arizona didn't worry one iota about the weather. The coach added that the weather conditions could actually give the Cardinals an advantage because their practices weren't interrupted or affected.

"This is one of the best practice areas in the league," he said of the Arizona facility. "Indoors or outdoors, we're never going to miss or disrupt our week of practice. But yeah, that's (practicing outside) got to be hurting (the Panthers)."

So long as the Cardinals' travel plans don't distract the team and the weather clears up by Sunday afternoon, Arians' squad won't worry about the weather deterring its path to Super Bowl 50.


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