Football coaches have a thing for parking. If you park in Urban Meyer’s spot, he will park behind you and not move his car until he leaves for the day. Park in the wrong spot while playing for the Arizona Cardinals? Head to the coach’s office — and make sure to bring your playbook. On a recent episode of the sports documentary series All or Nothing on Amazon, head coach Bruce Arians had to let a player go because he broke that cardinal sin.
From CBS Sports:
It was a practice squad player by the name of Lawrence Okoye. It seems Okoye was running late and the Cardinals’ facility was running out of spots, so he just grabbed the first one he saw. Arians decided to cut him.
“Parked in the wrong spot,” Arians said to general manager Steve Keim and team president Michael Bidwill. “There weren’t any parking places, so he just parked and came running in. Tough (expletive), bro.”
In episode one, Arians said this was his biggest pet peeve, and that if you parked in a spot reserved for someone else, he’d “tow your ass.” So you have to believe since Okoye was cut, that this was Arians’ spot, right? Which would make this a fantastic power move. And if it wasn’t Arians’ spot? Even bigger power move.
Sure kid, you’re 300+ pounds and can run a 4.76 in the 40, but you’re a dime a dozen these days. Arians needs players who can follow simple instructions, like knowing where to park. If you can’t do that, how’s a coach going to expect you to follow instructions on the field? Love this move by Bruce..
[via CBS Sports]
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