But with the way this season has gone for the Card

first_imgBut with the way this season has gone for the Cardinals, the idea that the team may need him at some point does not seem to be all that far-fetched. Whatever the future has in store for him, however, he’s glad it’s in Arizona with the Cardinals.“It’s a great group,” he said of the team, noting that there has been some turnover since he was last in Arizona. “There’s a lot of fun guys. Coaches are awesome. That was the thing that probably made the decision easiest, just coming back and knowing this is a great group. They’re having a lot of success, so whatever I can do to keep that rolling, I’m going to be there for them.” The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo It certainly helps that Lindley has more than a season’s worth of experience in the team’s offense, as well as four NFL starts under his belt. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said as of now, Thomas is Stanton’s backup, but added they’ll have to see how quickly Lindley progresses after being with another team for a little more than two months. As Lindley said, the offense has changed some over that time.“There’s little things, I mean, there’s little things every year you change during the year and figure out what you’re doing; that kind of stuff has changed a little bit,” he said. “But it’s also kind of week-to-week game-plan stuff. So there’s stuff I was looking at in the game plan last night and I really had no clue, but then I come to find out that it’s brand new, so it’s good to know. So we’ll see.”Lindley said he learned a lot during his time in San Diego, but he’s excited to be back in Arizona’s system. He called it “awesome,” and is hopeful it will come back to him quickly once he gets back on the field. There has been no discussion of his exact role with the team, but until he’s called on to play he says the plan is to help Stanton and Thomas as much as he can. “I’ve been lucky enough to kind of stay around home, and this is close, too,” Lindley said from the Cardinals’ Tempe training facility Wednesday. “And actually, we’ve kind of hunkered down here, my wife and I, so she was out here the whole nine weeks, so it was an easy transition. She’s happy I’m back, too.”Lindley said she told him to “hurry home” once she found out he was going to be a Cardinal again, and at the same point he “hopped in the car, packed up everything I had out there and made the drive out.”The 25-year-old who is in his third NFL season could not have arrived soon enough. Palmer was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to a torn ACL in his left knee, meaning his 2014 season is over. Drew Stanton, who was Palmer’s backup, assumed the starter’s role, which left rookie fourth-round pick Logan Thomas as not only the backup, but the only other quarterback on the roster. Thomas got a taste of NFL action in the team’s Week 4 loss to the Broncos, when he filled in for an injured Stanton and completed 1-of-8 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. Whether the team has confidence in him or not should Stanton get hurt again, the Cardinals certainly wanted to have another healthy QB on board. TEMPE, Ariz. — It has been written that you can’t go home again.Well, Ryan Lindley is here to challenge that assertion. He’s gone home again…twice. Upon being released by the Arizona Cardinals in August, the San Diego State product signed with the San Diego Chargers. However, Tuesday he re-signed with the Cardinals, as the team needed a quarterback to take Carson Palmer’s spot on the active roster. Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img