The Arizona Cardinals named quarterbacks coach Mike Miller the new offensive coordinator today. Miller technically was titled as “passing game coordinator”. Whatever. He was the quarterbacks coach since coach Ken Whisenhunt still called the plays.
With Miller getting the chance to call plays at the end of the 2010 season, this move most likely means Miller will now be the official play caller of the Cards. Of course, who know, maybe not. Whisenhunt likes to have control, however, he went the same route with now Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and I think that went pretty good, no?
This also most likely means not much of a change with offensive philosophy. I’m good with that. I think the issue last season was more of an execution issue. That being said, there were times I felt the play calling didn’t adjust properly to the poor execution and that’s why I felt like Whisenhunt needed to find someone to call the plays as coordinator.
What this means personnel wise going into the 2011 season, who knows? It may mean Miller has more of a say in who they bring in at quarterback and try to continue to find that balance between run and pass, something the Cards struggled mightily with in 2010.