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Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (65) / 10/3/1952

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians (illness) has confirmed he will coach in 2017, and hopes to continue coaching beyond this year.
It was revealed on Tuesday that Arians was diagnosed with kidney cancer in December, and underwent surgery in February. "We'll re-evaluate it at the end of next year, and hopefully we'll be ready for another one," Arians said Thursday. Arians also said he would at least like to finish out his contract, which runs through 2018. Arians turns 65 in September. It appears he will be a year-to-year proposition going forward in Arizona. Jul 13 - 3:01 PM

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has revealed he coached through kidney cancer in 2016.

Arians was diagnosed with "renal cell carcinoma" in December. He had to have a "small portion" of his kidney removed in February. Arians, who also battled other health issues last season, says he's back to 100 percent. "Now I feel great," Arians said. "My energy has returned. I’m told I’m cancer-free again. I’m ready for at least one more season of NFL football — maybe more." It's a stunning admission from Arians, who turns 65 in October. One of the league's best coaches, it would be a shame were 2017 to be Arians' final season.
Jul 11 - 4:10 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he will be back in 2017.

Arians had multiple health scares this year, leading to speculation he will step down after the season. Arians has consistently squashed those rumors, however, saying, "I ain't going nowhere." The two-time Coach of the Year will be back to attempt a rebound from his first losing season as a head coach in the NFL.
Jan 1 - 9:10 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians (chest pains) will coach the team in Week 12.

The salty sea captain of a coach was back at work on Tuesday. Now 64, Arians has dealt with stomach and chest pains this season. Coaching professional football takes a toll.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 01:33:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians (chest pains) was released from the hospital and sent home on Monday.

Great news. Arians has had a couple of hospital visits over the course of this year, but neither has resulted in anything serious. He should be back to work shortly and will probably be coaching the team in Week 12.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 09:01:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has been hospitalized due to chest pains.

Schefter reports tests so far have been "favorable." Arians also visited the hospital in training camp because of stomach pain, but he was able to rejoin the team quickly. Hopefully the same script plays out here. We wish him the best.
Mon, Nov 21, 2016 11:49:00 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians is on the sidelines Friday night.

Arians spent Tuesday night at the hospital after complaining of stomach pain, but he was released Wednesday. He appears to have escaped without any serious concerns. The two-time coach of the year and prostate cancer survivor should be fine moving forward.
Fri, Aug 19, 2016 09:25:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports coach Bruce Arians is "good" after Tuesday's trip to the hospital, and he's expected to be released Wednesday.

The 63-year-old was bothered by stomach pain ahead of Tuesday's joint practice with the Chargers and was put in an ambulance and taken to the hospital. He spent the night there, but everything seems to be fine. A true tough guy, Arians should be back on the field with his team in the next day or two.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was taken to the hospital ahead of Tuesday's practice after he complained of stomach pain.

A prostate cancer survivor, Arians, 63, has been a model of good health since becoming the Cardinals' head man over three years ago. It doesn't sound like anything too serious for Arians, but he's being evaluated in San Diego with the Cardinals in town for joint practices with the Chargers. We'll provide updates as they come, but hopefully this is just a day-to-day thing.
Tue, Aug 16, 2016 09:21:00 PM

In an interview with HBO's Bryant Gumbel, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians admitted he "was pissed" when the Steelers fired him after the 2011 season.

We're in the midst of a 5-6 week lull on the NFL calendar before training camps open, so anything even remotely interesting is worth talking about. Plus, Arians is the GOAT. He was the Steelers' OC from 2007-2011, but the team decided not to renew his contract in March 2012, and it was announced as a phony "retirement" to save face. "I had done a good job," Arians said. "Maybe not the right image, but it was a damn good job. I was pissed. But again, time heals things." The Steelers are in good hands with OC Todd Haley, but the Cardinals are the real winner having landed two-time Coach of the Year (2012 and 2014) Arians.
Tue, Jun 21, 2016 09:46:00 PM

The Cardinals have brought in Dr. Jen Welter as a training camp/preseason inside linebackers coaching intern.

Welter is the first ever female coach in the NFL. Just about four months after the NFL hired its first woman official in Sarah Thomas, coach Bruce Arians is giving Welter a chance to impress as a coach. Welter is a Doctor of Sports Psychology and had been working as a coach for the Texas Revolution of the Indoor Football League. Arians openly supported woman coaches at the owners meetings.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 08:27:00 PM

Cardinals signed head coach Bruce Arians and GM Steve Keim to contract extensions through 2018.

Financial details aren't yet available, but both will get big raises as part of four-year deals with fifth-year options. Despite a bunch of lost talent on defense and starting quarterback Carson Palmer getting hurt, the Cardinals went 11-5 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2009. Arians, who is now 21-11 in two seasons in charge of the Cards, was named the NFL's Coach of the Year. He came in fourth in Patrick Daugherty's 2015 head-coach rankings, which are accessible at the link below.
Mon, Feb 23, 2015 12:59:00 PM

Associated Press named Bruce Arians its 2014 Coach of the Year.

It's the second time in three years Arians has won the award. Arians led the Cardinals to an 11-5 record despite losing his top two quarterbacks to injury. He received 39.5 first-place votes, beating out Bill O'Brien, Jason Garrett, Pete Carroll, Jim Caldwell, and Bill Belichick. The Associated Press also named ex-Cardinals DC Todd Bowles its 2014 Assistant Coach of the Year.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 08:47:00 PM

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