center_img Players hustled on and off the field and from one drill to the next.“It’s very beneficial,” safety Antoine Bethea said. “You go out there, get your work done and get off the field. It’s very up-tempo so at the end of the day, you’re going out there, you’re getting your work done, you’re getting conditioning and everything, so everything is working hand-in-hand.”Related LinksChandler Jones: DT Robert Nkemdiche, Cards will benefit from 4-3 defensePFF: Cardinals’ David Johnson a candidate for comeback player of 2018Cardinals draftee Christian Kirk arrested at Phoenix OpenCardinals’ Markus Golden on his ACL rehab: ‘I’ll be out there soon’Wilks, as he has since landing the head coaching job, stressed the fundamentals.The Cardinals will be on the field a total of 10 times between now and mid-June before they break until training camp.“I love it. He’s a big detail guy and I feel like that’s the things you need,” dollar linebacker Deone Bucannon said, referring to Wilks. “The details are important. I feel like if you miss out on the little things, it’s going to affect the big things so I feel like if we get the little things, big things are going to happen.”Though players practiced in just helmets and shorts, the start of OTAs meant the offense could go against the defense, with limited contact, of course.Two players stood out to Wilks.“David Johnson. He looked outstanding today,” Wilks said. “It’s good to have him back out there, just flying around and the things that he’s doing right now is pretty exciting. Josh (Rosen) looked great today. Some of his timing and his throws with the quarterback and tight ends, I thought, were right on point.” TEMPE, Ariz. – Scheduled to be on the practice field until noon, the Arizona Cardinals ended their first day of organized team activities, or OTAs, well before then. And there was a very good reason for that, according to head coach Steve Wilks.“The tempo and the urgency was there and that’s one of the things that we emphasize,” he said Tuesday. “When you look at the pace of practice, I think we probably finished up 22 minutes ahead of time, so that’s outstanding.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Afterwards, Kirk was not seen inside the locker room during media availability.“I’m not going to go indulge in what he told us, but I will say this, we knew about it. We did our own independent research on it and we felt very good about the information that we received and that’s why we moved forward in really drafting him,” Wilks said.“As I stated before, we want to bring in great character guys and I think Christian is one of those guys. I think the situation is going to resolve itself here in a couple of months and with it still being a on-going legal issue, I’m not going to go into it any further than that.” – / 12last_img read more