Attempting to coax an honest answer out of Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is becoming an exercise in futility
The Arizona Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury may have missed his calling. If the club’s head coach ever decides that football is no longer for him, a career in politics may be waiting. The art of lying has seemingly become second nature for the Cards’ new leader.
It appears that Kingsbury has acquired a profound knack for not telling the truth. Even questions that should have simple answers are not eliciting honest responses. Kingsbury offered up a prime example of that this past Wednesday when he called into the Jim Rome Show.
When asked if first-overall pick Kyler Murray would be Arizona’s opening-day quarterback, Kingsbury shocked Rome’s viewers. “We’ll see” responded the offensive guru, who almost certainly had the interviewer and his audience rolling their eyes.
"We have Brett Hundley here, who we are very excited about but we’ll see where that kind of goes."
Surely, this isn’t the truth. Does he think that anyone is buying into Hundley having a legitimate shot at the starting gig? If that were to happen, then Kingsbury and general manager Steve Keim would become the laughingstock of the NFL.
It’s not the first time, for the lack of better words, that Kingsbury has lied through his teeth. The proponent of the Cards’ new Air Raid offense proclaimed back in February that Josh Rosen was the organization’s “guy.” Kingsbury was so convincing that even the now-departed Rosen believed that the coach was being sincere with that statement.
The former Texas Tech head coach was also less than truthful when he was asked another question earlier this week. There are those who believe that Kingsbury put forth a demand for Murray to be Arizona’s top selection. The 39-year old claimed that he didn’t have the “juice” to make such a demand, but clearly, he convinced Keim to draft Murray and give up on Rosen after just one season.
Some of Kingsbury’s hogwash, like Hundley having a chance to be the Cardinals’ signal-caller, is just plain ridiculous. Something like that insults the intelligence of those who follow the team. The sooner that Kingsbury figures that out, the better.