Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury shared some honest comments about his first season
You thought fans were skeptical about the Arizona Cardinals hiring coach Kliff Kingsbury straight out of the college ranks. Well, Kingsbury himself didn’t see himself lasting long either.
He shared his thoughts about his job status early on in the 2019 season. He said he thought he would be fired after just a couple of games. He said he had these thoughts halfway through game one.
What’s amazing is he was nowhere near having this happen to him. Yet he was worried in-game about losing his job.
That’s a man that cares about his job. To hear him be so honest about his feelings and to hear he was genuinely afraid to lose his job so quickly says a lot.
It’s clear Kingsbury wants to win. He’s still learning and we need to remember that. Yes, he made mistakes last season that would make you tear your hear out.
He’s the guy that went for it on fourth down in New Orleans in their own territory. He’s also the guy that called a spectacular fake punt in Tampa.
Some things will work, some won’t. Some Cardinals fans were genuinely and still are, concerned Kingsbury can’t make it in the NFL.
If they can somehow shore up the defense in 2020 and also convert some field goal attempts into touchdowns, they may just be able to contend for a playoff spot. If they don’t in 2020, it doesn’t mean we should be calling for his job.
As long as there is improvement there should be no need for Kingsbury to worry about his job in 2020. He’ll need to be given the tools to succeed.
Hopefully the first step to adding the new tools started this week in Indianapolis. Good days ahead for Kingsbury and the Cardinals.