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Temper flashes hot for Arians

Bruce Arians still has his fire. It's been there a few times on the sideline this season -- for those asking where it went -- and it most certainly was there in Carolina last weekend during halftime.

Arians, during his weekly coach's show "Cardinals Flight Plan" late Saturday night, Arians said what he said in the locker room, he "couldn't repeat it."

"There were a lot of things thrown, and my temper was … I haven't done that since I was 33 years old  with Temple, at Deleware," Arians said. "I don't really think anything gets done that way, but it was just ridiculous the way we were playing offensively."

The Cards played better on offense in the second half, but that isn't necessarily the point. I think it says something that Arians, who has had plenty of heated moments in games and in practices since he arrived in Arizona, got into his team harder in his mind than any time in the last 30 years. Arians is right, I think -- on the NFL level, anger doesn't help a lot, not with pro athletes -- but clearly, Arians hasn't lost his ability to lose it on his team. It also shows where his frustration level was before the bye.