Doesn't bother me either : as they are an opponent. To accept this means you are admitting your paid professionals are unable to be focused enough to do their highly paid job w/o NEEDING to check their phones. It's a losing strategy. I'd sooner rid myself of the guys who aren't all in and get UDFA that care and work hard.
There shouldn't be. Prior to cell phones, there was still a lot of things that people would rather be doing than sitting in meetings (smoke breaks, video games, reading, whatever). Nobody likes meetings, but pros should be able to act like pros for more than 20 minutes at a clip.
Google "Arizona State Coeds" and you'll know why the players need a moment to themselves.
Kliffy probably instituted this policy just to get himself some extra Holly Sanders time.
Cardinals win total projection....4.5
Take the under even if they draft shorty