Michael Bidwill wasn't happy about how the season ended, and that isn't a surprise.
But talking publicly Monday for the first time since the Cardinals lost in the playoffs -- Bidwill was attending the Arizona Super Bowl host committee's press conference in which Larry Fitzgerald was named the Executive Chair of the host committee -- the Cardinals' owner told Kent Somers it was "disappointing for everybody."
"For our players, for our coaches, certainly for our fans and certainly as a fan myself, it was very disappointing," Bidwill said. "We have high expectations. We need to play better."
Bidwill didn't address the report of an emotional meeting between he and Steve Keim and Kliff Kingsbury -- "We're not going to talk about internal things" -- but added there have been internal discussions about how to improve the team.
The Cardinals won 11 games, most since a 13-3 season in 2015, but lost four of their final five regular season games before losing their playoff game.
"We had a lot of great success in 2021," Bidwill said. "I don't want to take away from that, but we can get better and that's what we're working on now."
The Cardinals had been atop the NFC West most of the season. It hasn't escaped Bidwill that it is the Rams and 49ers in the NFC Championship game.
"Anytime you see your direct competitors in the playoffs, it should bother any football fan and it certainly bothers this one," he said.