3 moves the Cardinals must make to host a home Super Bowl

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Kyler Murray
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Give Kingsbury the ultimatum

Ultimately, the team’s monumental collapses fall on head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Just when it looks like the Cardinals are turning the corner and growing into a consistent and explosive offense, they take a step back.

While we can liken Kyler Murray’s regression because of injuries, we can also suspect Kingsbury also plays a major part in that regression. Too often, Kingsbury’s offense became predictable, and it led to the team scoring fewer than 30 points in six of their final eight contests. Their defense often did what they could to hold opponents because of the offense’s ineptitude, allowing 350-plus yards on just two occasions in the final eight games.

Questionable calls on fourth down, the inability to change things up when the initial game plan isn’t working, you can write a shopping spree list of Kingsbury’s regression as an offensive play-caller in the second half of the season. Not that Kingsbury’s a bad coach. He’s not. But he can’t keep up this balancing act of head coaching and offensive playcalling duties.