Cardinals Push Back Against 'Pretty-Boy Football' Label

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Cardinals Push Back Against 'Pretty-Boy Football' Label
Cardinals Push Back Against 'Pretty-Boy Football' Label

Safety Lamarcus Joyner capped a dominant Raiders defensive showing on Thursday night by sacking Kyler Murray for a safety. It gave Oakland a 26-0 lead and dropped the Cardinals' total yardage to 12. Joyner crowed on the ESPN telecast afterward, calling coach Kliff Kingsbury's spread-oriented scheme “pretty-boy football.” Joyner was clearly happy with the first-team defense's performance, but Cardinals players found it amusing that he was so thrilled with exhibition superiority. “We were super vanilla,” running back David Johnson said. “They can say what they want. They played well against an offense that didn't even scheme against them. It's whatever.” According to Johnson, “when we played the

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