We all love Bruce Arians. I love his risk taking mentality most of the time. I agreed for the most part with going for it on fourth-and-one earlier in the game, even though they came up short.
However when special teams has been struggling and you have a hot David Johnson, why on Earth is Arians not handing the ball to David Johnson on third down there late in overtime from the one yard line? Isn’t that the best time to take a risk?
Johnson got stuffed on second down but this man has proven he can break tackles and protect the ball. If he comes up short, at least he can center the ball for kicker Chandler Catanzaro on a third down try.
I also question the need to challenge everything. Arians challenged a call that clearly could not be challenged and it cost the Cardinals a first-half timeout.
Also, David Johnson is a beast and he should get a lot of touches. However 41 of them in one game, even with the overtime period, is quite a bit. I understand they were a bit short on receivers with both John Brown and Jaron Brown out. However there are other weapons. He’ll wear out by the end of the season if he keeps touching the ball 41 times a game.