Arizona Cardinals giving offensive coordinator a lot of scrutiny
The Arizona Cardinals are taking their time to fill the open offensive coordinator position
Head coach, defensive coordinator, running backs, offensive line, defensive backs. You can place a check mark next to all of them for the Arizona Cardinals hires.
One position not filled yet? That would be the offensive coordinator. The Cardinals have put a lot more scrutiny into the position than they did with the head coach.
There could be a number of reasons for it. Last weekend they interviewed Steve Sarkisian. This past Sunday they interviewed John Defilippo.
Then on Tuesday they apparently interviewed former Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter. It’s an interesting decision to say the least.
Before we hit on Cooter, it is kind of amazing the Cardinals are taking their time getting an offensive coordinator. Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with that but it took them like 10 seconds to hire a first time NFL coach in Kliff Kingsbury.
I’m all for getting the right guy but in the end will they get the right guy or just a guy that happened to say yes? It’s almost as if Cooter was an afterthought.
His name never came up as a possibility before Tuesday. He had Matthew Stafford as his quarterback was never able to help bring a winner to the Motor City.
So what makes the Cardinals feel like he can be successful with the talent they currently have on the Cardinals roster? The idea they are still interviewing says they either haven’t found their guy yet or their guy has already decided on something else.
When Sarkisian interviewed, it was reported that the Cardinals actually offered him the job. Then it was reported no offer ever existed. Sarkisian for his part decided to return to the University of Alabama as their offensive coordinator.
We all want the Cardinals to get it right, especially when it comes to the offense. It was an offense that struggled mightily in 2018. Will they get their guy in the end though or will they just get the guy that said yes?