Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact The Cardinals are sitting at 0-3 in the preseason and are looking forward to the next match-up at home with a visit from the 2-1 Denver Broncos. The model for success during Week 4 of the preseason isn’t predicated on possession time but production time.“I don’t believe in possession time, I believe in production time. We want a point for every minute of possession; we hit that about eight times last year. I’ve gone through years in Pittsburgh where we didn’t hit it at all,” Arians said. – / 33 The 34-24 Arizona Cardinals loss to the Houston Texans on Sunday resonated Monday with coach Bruce Arians.Offensive woes still linger even after the first two preseason games. The Cardinals scored a combined 13 points and gave up 50 within the first two weeks. Discipline also remains a concern with 14 penalties for a total loss of 111 yards in the first two weeks.Week three was no different. It was a mixed bag.“We had two really nice drives. The no-huddle was the best we’ve ever done it, especially with Carson (Palmer) at the helm,” Arians told Bickley and Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “We were pretty much no-huddle the whole first quarter. Other than the tip on the screen pass, we could’ve executed that play better because that was a 30-yard gain. The screen runner could have ran it better and Carson could have had a better alley to throw it in but the guy made a nice play. We’ve had two tipped passes for interceptions the last two weeks. They made good plays, but we can’t throw it through people either.” Top Stories Four of the six costly turnovers were made by quarterbacks Carson Palmer and Matt Barkley. Barkley recorded two touchdowns on 12 for 18 passing while Palmer had 64 yards and two interceptions.Drew Stanton, after a few early hiccups, got going after Palmer took a seat.“Drew was a victim of guys screwing up around him. I thought he was in really good command. He only threw one bad ball really,” Arians said. “Matt had some really, really bright moments and some really, really bad moments. He has to get rid of the bad moments. His two interceptions were just bad balls. He had a nice scramble for a touchdown. He did really good things you’d just like to see those other things go away. His biggest problem is he’s usually high and hot.”Overall, Arians likes what he sees from the offensive line that is only missing backup do-it-all lineman Earl Watford. Rookie offensive linemen Evan Boehm from Missouri and Cole Toner from Harvard have been the bright spot for the Cardinals preseason.“When we get Earl back we’re going to be fine,” Arians said. “Those two rookies have done a really good job. They got a lot of time. They had about 100 plays the last two games and they are doing a lot with it. Antoine McClain needs to pick it up. We’ve had high hopes for him and he’s just not quite getting it done. I like the depth and the number of offensive linemen that we have.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling 0 Comments Share The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo LISTEN: Bruce Arians, Arizona Cardinals head coach Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Your browser does not support the audio element.
Want to be in the luxury travel know? Subscribe to our free eNewsletter here to keep up to date with everything in the luxury travel industry. Quark Expeditions’ President, Andrew White, phrases the concept best: “When we intentionally put ourselves in a unique setting where we can no longer count on things as they were, our senses become more finely attuned and our instincts sharpen – it’s a sure ticket to revitalised awareness.”Ultramarine will combine leading-edge technology and advanced safety systems that will allow passengers to get off the ship and deeper into the polar wilderness faster than ever before. Two twin-engine helicopters and two helidecks will allow passengers to experience epic aerial perspectives of the polar regions and landings only accessible by air. Twenty quick-deploy Zodiacs will be onboard the ship, which can be quickly deployed at four embarkation points that will be accessible from two passenger ready rooms, allowing guests to get off the ship in less than 20 minutes – half the industry average. Thomas Lennartz, Vice President of Sales, Quark Expeditions | Image credit: Dominic Loneragan Quark Expeditions’ newest ship, Ultramarine, was presented to media this week by Vice President of Sales, Thomas Lennartz, at an exclusive breakfast at the Art Gallery of NSW in Sydney.The event coincides with the release earlier this month of the first renderings of Ultramarine, a 102-suite ship that is expected to launch for the Antarctica 2020/21 season.The previously released renderings, revealed first to the trade by LATTE on 11 July, showcase the ship’s spacious suites, spa, sauna and fitness centre. Those renderings have now been complemented by a growing gallery, which highlights Ultramarine’s main restaurant, panorama lounge, lecture theatre, polar boutique and ready room. The new ship takes its name from the colour of the same name: ultramarine, which means “beyond the sea.”“We picked the name Ultramarine because it links us directly to the sea,” said White. “But the word ‘ultra’, especially by its modern day definition, ‘beyond what is ordinary,’ reflects our signature approach to polar exploration.” At this week’s event, Lennartz – who likes to refer to himself as a “lifelong polar ambassador” – spoke of the exponential growth Quark Expeditions has experienced in the Australian market, with over 6,000 Aussie travellers heading to polar regions in the last five years.Last year alone, more than 60,000 visitors travelled to Antarctica, either stepping ashore or cruising past the continent. Of that number, around 17% were from Australia – the destination’s third largest source, trailing only the USA and China.“Growth from Australia is 40% year-over-year, outpacing the growth from other parts of the world,” the Quark Expeditions executive said.Lennartz also spoke about the concept of “maximum aliveness”, the idea that people become more alive by changes in their environments, particularly through adventure. Go back to the e-newsletter Go back to the e-newsletter