3 head coach upgrades over Kliff Kingsbury for the Cardinals

(Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Raheem Morris
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Raheem Morris

Is there a better coaching candidate out there than one who could be inside a division rival’s huddle? It’s one of a few reasons Raheem Morris would be an upgrade over Kingsbury. And while the Cardinals may want to go offense here since Kyler Murray and Company are in a perpetual state of stagnation, Morris also brings experience as a former head coach to the table and insider information on a division rival.

Morris has a career head coaching record of just 21-38, which is an obvious drawback, and it’s why he’s listed at No. 2 instead of No. 1. But he has been able to keep the Rams’ defense running on high octane after former defensive coordinator Brandon Staley left for the Chargers.

No, the Rams weren’t the top defense in football as they were under Staley. But they still ranked among the league’s best in yards allowed per play, and they were one of just four teams to record more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed.

Morris, despite his head coaching record, will bring a defensive-minded attack to the desert. And if the Cardinals’ offensive issues persist with Kyler Murray at quarterback, they will do a better job keeping games close with the edge a defensive head coach like Morris will bring.