After a rough 2013, the Cardinals feel much better about the offense heading into the summer of 2014:
"We're working so much more efficiently," receiver Larry Fitzgerald said. "We're finishing (practice) periods with two, three minutes left. We're not having to restart, regroup and do over. It's very encouraging."
HC Bruce Arians is convinced his offense has turned a corner, not just put its blinker on.
"Where we're at this point is like light-years from last year," he said last week after the team's first full-squad workout of the off-season. "They are getting on the same page. Every play, they come back and there is good dialogue — 'Why did you break out? Why did you break in?' "
"We've got a ton of work to do," QB Carson Palmer said, "but it just feels so good to be confident and be comfortable and know the guys around you know that you know what you're doing.
"There's not a shadow of a doubt on certain plays where there was in the past, like there are in new systems and new offenses. Just a great start and a long way to go."
If the offensive line can come together, this bodes well for Palmer, Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd, who has stood out in offseason activities. Palmer finished as the #17 QB in 2013 and is a QBBC/streaming candidate heading into 2014.