Cardinals’ Coach Will Allow Players “Phone Breaks” During Meetings

Kliff Kingsbury with Texas Tech. Photo by Matthew Lynch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

It looks like Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Kliff Kingsbury found a great way to connect with his younger players. While talking with reporters on Tuesday at the Annual League Meeting, Kingsbury said he would allow his players “phone breaks” during meetings as a way to keep their attention.

“Cell phone breaks, that’s what it is now,” – said Kingsbury. “They’re itching to get to those things.”

This is a method that the 39-year-old coach used during his time at Texas Tech, and it seems like it served him well.

“I think coming from the college ranks, obviously, those young men, it’s got to be quick hitters,” – he added. “Twenty minutes at a time, give them a break and get them back in. We want to make sure when we have them, they’re focused and they’re locked in, and we’re maximizing that time. So, if we’ve got to split it up or have shorter meetings, that’s what we do.”

You have to give it to Kliff Kingsbury for thinking out of the box and trying to find the best way to own the locker room in his first year as a Cardinals’ coach. We’ll have to wait and see, however, whether that will lead to wins and better record.