The Arizona Cardinals hired another assistant coach on Sunday, getting some good help for the offensive line
The area that the Arizona Cardinals needed the most help, at least on the offensive side of the ball, was on the offensive line. On Sunday, they got their coach that hopefully leads them back on the right path.
The Cardinals hired Sean Kuglar as their offensive line coach on Sunday. He was previously with the Denver Broncos. He is the second assistant to come over from the 2018 Broncos team after the hire of Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator on Friday.
Kuglar was reportedly highly sought after by several teams, including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team that just hired Bruce Arians as their head coach this past week.
Kuglar has made the rounds in both the NFL and college. Besides the Broncos, he’s been an assistant for the Buffalo Bills, Detroit Lions, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He was the head coach at UTEP from 2013-2017.
Kuglar’s offensive line gave up the 10th fewest sacks this past season in Denver. We all know the troubles the Cardinals offensive line went through in 2018.
This hire was as important as any of the coordinator positions. The Cardinals did have their health issues on the line but even when healthy, the line was suspect. They had difficulty in both pass protection and run blocking.
The Cardinals may be starting all over on the offensive line with the exception of Mason Cole at center, although it will be interesting to see what they decide to do in the offseason with A.Q. Shipley who was lost for the season early in training camp. The Cardinals re-signed Shipley shortly after his injury.
With an offensive minded head coach and one who is likely to give the green light for quarterback Josh Rosen to throw more, he will need very good protection. At the very least the Cardinals are trying and this hire proves it.