After the hiring of head coach Steve Wilks earlier in the week, the Arizona Cardinals named their three coordinators on Friday
It didn’t take long for new Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks to get his three coordinators. The announcement of offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, defensive coordinator Al Holcomb, and special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers comes only days after Wilks came on board.
McCoy comes over from the Denver Broncos. Holcomb was with the Carolina Panthers. Bridges spent the last three seasons with the Chicago Bears.
We talked about McCoy the other day when the news broke he was likely headed to Arizona. Although the thought was the jury was still out on him, his extensive experience should come into play. He had some very good players to work with in Denver and as head coach of the San Diego Chargers.
All three though have a lot of NFL experience. The most exciting of the three right now may be Rodgers. He had a good kickoff return team in Chicago, much in part to do with kick returner Deonte Thompson finishing second in the NFL in return yards.
He also oversaw the Broncos special teams for the four seasons prior to joining the Bears. He had a kicker you might have heard of. Matt Prater was a Pro-Bowl kicker in 2013 and in 2014 Connor Barth set a Broncos franchise record field goal percentage.
There’s a lot to like from all three guys. Holcomb was the linebackers coach with the Panthers. He coached linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis. Those guys aren’t too shabby are they?
Wilks is someone we will likely find out is very smart. He could have had a number of guys come in and be his coordinators. His choices show he has done some homework on who should be part of his staff.
Of course it also helps he has familiarity with some of them too. Holcomb and Wilks were on the same coaching staff in Carolina.
Now we wait to see who else he assembles to round out his staff. He has said he wants it completed by the time the Super Bowl rolls around next week.
There are a number of names rumored to possibly be coming to Arizona. The latest news has quarterback coach Byron Leftwich returning to Arizona to be on Wilks staff. Stay tuned.