Boring, Predictable Offense.
Primarily by utilizing the very obvious defensive plan of “block Johnson up the middle,” opposing squads are having no issues keeping Arizona off the scoreboard. Why? Because the play calling has been more predictable than a Pee Wee football game.
There have already been several “legendary” calls that have left fans and the media collectively scratching their heads. The play that won’t die is the selection of using rookie running back Chase Edmonds on 3rd and 2, late in the fourth quarter, in a two point game.
I’ve got an idea! Let’s pull David Johnson, one of the top backs in all of football, off the field when we have a chance to win and put in a rookie instead! WHAT!?
Shane Dale of ABC15 tweeted, “The Cardinals play calling is highly unimaginative,” and not only was he being very kind with that statement, but that was after game 2! It has become even worse since then.
I sat with one of my friends at the Seahawks/Cardinals game and he literally called almost every play in advance of it happening. This is a guy that isn’t a professional football player or coach, has no football experience, and hasn’t watched film on the other team.
He’s just a fan that can see the obvious – and trust me, he’s not the only one. Josh Rosen has a cannon for an arm, is very accurate down field, is mobile, and is fearless.
Yes, he’s a rookie, but creative play calling and rookies go hand in hand. If McCoy would open the playbook to allow Rosen to utilize his strengths, you’d see a lot more points on the board for AZ. Instead, McCoy is just using the same old outdated, predictable play calling strategy that expedited his departure from the Chargers and the Broncos.
McCoy, Time To Go
This past week when asked about a possible loss to Denver, Head Coach Steve Wilks said, “I would say all of our jobs are in jeopardy. Including mine if we don’t win.”
While Wilks has yet to be successful, I believe he definitely has the potential to be. The AZ squad really likes Wilks and that is very important in this league. The Cardinals need to do something they have been very bad at doing in the past; stepping up and admitting they made a mistake.
History has proven McCoy is not the guy, and this broken record is playing the same tune again. Let’s hope for Wilks’ sake, as well as the rest of the Cardinals’ season, that Mike McCoy is sent packing and sent packing soon.