Sometimes it felt as if the Cardinals offense played it safe last season. Even once the season was lost and the Cardinals replaced their offensive coordinator it still seemed like they were holding back.
They continued to allow Rosen to play at the end of the season despite being out of it. That would have been a great time to open the playbook and see what he can do.
The Cardinals weren’t going to win many games, so what was the downside by taking some risks? Unfortunately the prior coaching staff didn’t see it that way.
They will need to be prepared in their game plan but also know when to adjust in-game and take some chances in moving the ball. Taking chances though doesn’t mean get stupid either. They need to play smart.
The front office also needs to take chances in free agency. Of course they have to stay within the salary cap but be creative. Get guys in here that can contribute and have a sense of winning. If that means spending a little more money than they want, they need to do it.
This isn’t the Bruce Arians no risk it no biscuit deal but it should be a risk it sometimes when the reward is great kind of deal. They already took their first risk in hiring Kingsbury in the first place, so let him do what he does best.