Let’s Do It For Arians – Honey Badger

Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl safety Tyrann Mathieu is stressing that his team will fight even harder in 2017 after head coach Bruce Arians suffered an offseason cancer scare.

Two-time NFL Coach of the Year Arians, 64, coached the final month of the 2016 campaign while battling a small spot of cancer found on his kidney known as renal cell carcinoma.

After surgeons removed the cancerous area and a portion of Arians’ kidney, he has been declared cancer-free.

Mathieu told The Reynolds Report: “Coach Arians and I actually had that conversation towards the end of last season so I’ve known about that for a while now.

“You hate to see a guy like that go through something like cancer. He is such a good guy and somebody who does so much for us because he is so selfless.

“He is not somebody who is hard to play for – he is genuine and honest and real. Naturally, you want to go out there and give it your all for a guy like that.

“What happened with him and the cancer is going to add extra fuel to the fire and will put a chip on our shoulder to go out there and play even harder for him.”

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