The practice week was a few days old and Kliff Kingsbury was asked the obvious: Had he seen improvement from his offense after its poor showing in its preseason game against the Chiefs?

The Cardinals' coach flashed his oft-hidden dry sense of humor.

"All we had to do is move the ball about a yard forward and that was an improvement," Kingsbury said. "We're not talking about much."

The line drew a laugh, but there was a point to be made – both with the struggles the first-team offense had and with the importance with which to assign to it.