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Cardinals Already Have Made Improvements After Shocking NFLPA Report Card

The Arizona Cardinals were slammed across the league for their poor NFLPA report card that graded the team in different aspects. New head coach Jonathan Gannon said they've already made improvements.

The Arizona Cardinals were recently slammed in a recent NFLPA report card that graded the team's facilities - most notably where players were forced to pay for their own meals. 

That was a month ago. The Cardinals have reportedly already made changes according to Sports Illustrated's Albert Breer.

"Arizona already had some renovations underway before Gannon and GM Monti Ossenfort were hired, or the NFLPA report card was released. The Cardinals have already upgraded their weight room and their training room, replaced the turf in their field house and invested in sports science initiatives. And, by the sounds of it, there’s more coming," he said. 

"Which, really, is the upshot of doing something like this for the NFLPA. It puts the heat on teams to make improvements for their players. I’d expect to see a lot of it happening across the league this offseason."

Earlier this week at the NFL annual meeting, Cardinals head coach Jonathan Gannon said he wasn't aware of the report card but changes have indeed been made. 

"No decision that I make is going to be predicated on a report card or a media story or a narrative out there. I don't do business like that. We'll evaluate things how we want to evaluate things and make changes from there," he said.

"I'm not going to get too much into it, but food, weight room, facilities, contracts, Michael has been fantastic. He came in my office the other day saying he wanted technology (discussed) and graded. We had a couple meetings with the heads of departments and we said 'we need this this and this, we don't need this,' and he's pulled the trigger on all of it.

"Everything I've said that I felt we wanted or needed has come to fruition."

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