The Arizona Cardinals hired a passing game coordinator instead of an official offensive coordinator for head coach Kliff Kingsbury‘s staff
Let’s be honest, I didn’t think Kliff Kingsbury was a good fit for what the Arizona Cardinals needed. He was part of a piece talking about coaches they shouldn’t hire.
Now they have a staff of coaches save for a couple of guys, that doesn’t exude too much confidence right now either. Outside of offensive line coach Sean Kugler and the retention of special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers, there is a lot of convincing to be done.
That includes the most recent hire on Tuesday of Tom Clements, the new Cardinals passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Since Kingsbury will be the one calling plays, there will be no offensive coordinator.
Right now though, until it fails, the Cardinals need our support. Sure, there is a lot of skepticism from this chair. Until the victories come, it will remain.
In fact, it doesn’t even need to be a lot of victories in 2019. It just needs to be improvement, something far away from what 2018 was.
The skepticism will be there for awhile and I get it. However, let’s give it a chance. The next big test for the organization will be how they handle free agency.
Then it will be the draft at the end of April. Yes, they still have to round out their coaching staff but the major pieces are now in place.
The NFL offseason is now less than two weeks away. We are a month from the Scouting Combine.
We can’t control who the Cardinals chose to collect as a coaching staff. We just need to give it a chance. Maybe it works, maybe it doesn’t?