Kliff Kingsbury feels like time has moved in slow motion since he became coach of the Cardinals.
He’s officially been on the job for less than three months, but “it seems like I’ve been here a year and haven’t met the team yet.”
That will change soon.
The Cardinals will convene for voluntary offseason work on April 8, where an antsy Kingsbury will finally get a chance to speak with the players and begin implementing his style. The team could have started a week earlier but Kingsbury preferred to delay it for scheduling reasons.
“We wanted to keep it more compact,” Kingsbury said Tuesday morning from the annual owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. “If we would have started on (April 1), we would have taken a break, and now we’re just going to roll straight through.”
It’s a slow burn, as the players are limited to strength and conditioning work during the first phase of the offseason. Still, it’s better than nothing. Kingsbury’s tenure has been marked by speculation, as pundits wonder how his offense will translate to the NFL and what the Cardinals will do with the No. 1 overall pick.
“It’s been a lot of other things other than coaching so excited to get that going,” Kingsbury said.