Bruce Arians is not messing around.
Immediately after Cardinals long snapper Kameron Canaday failed to snap the football into the hands of holder Drew Butler on Sunday, which resulted in a game-changing touchdown for the Bills, Arians went all in on him for his blunder. Specifically, he told him to grow up.
"Grow the hell up," Arians said after the game, according to the Associated Press. "It has nothing to do with anything but what's between his ears."
Two days later, Arians decided that Canaday will be doing that growing up somewhere else. On Tuesday, the Cardinals cut ties with their long snapper.
So, just how bad was that snap? Pretty bad.
Here's where the ball was supposed to go:
Here's where the ball wound up:
And that's how the Cardinals' 31-yard field goal attempt turned into a touchdown for the Bills and resulted in a 10-point swing. That's also how Canaday lost his job with the Cardinals.
Take a look at the play in its entirety:
It is, however, important to note that the Cardinals didn't cut Canaday entirely because of one mistake. As the team's website pointed out, Arians had already called Canaday "erratic" before that snap went rogue.
Here's another example: This is what the snap looked like when the Cardinals needed a go-ahead field goal at the end of their loss to the Patriots:
Still, it's also important to note that the Cardinals are not underperforming because of their former long snapper. They looked woefully underprepared in the season opener against a short-handed Patriots team and lost in Buffalo, getting destroyed by a hapless and -- at that point -- winless Bills team. Carson Palmer looked more like the turnover-prone Carson Palmer of the 2015 NFC Championship Game than the MVP caliber Carson Palmer of the 2015 regular season, throwing four interception against the Bills. That field goal mattered, but the Cardinals still would've been trailing the Bills by multiple scores in the second half.
Now, the Cardinals are 1-2 and tied for last in the NFC West -- and looking for a new long snapper, who is hopefully all grown up.