Kliff Kingsbury says the NFL will see a “different” Rondale Moore in 20222
Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury is prepping Rondale Moore for a more effective 2022 campaign.
After Rondale Moore was picked in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft, fans were excited to see Moore get on the field. Moore lit up the stat sheet in the first two weeks of the regular season, including a big game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Everyone remembers what happened after that point- Moore became a victim of what the Arizona Cardinals always do to their rookies. Moore just wasn’t involved the way he should have been and hardly saw the field down the stretch.
But that’s where Kingsbury is drawing the line:
"“He feels like he can step into Christian’s role and play at a really high level inside there and we do too,” Kingsbury said. “I just think the confidence is high right now and he knows he’s got a big opportunity coming up.“We utilized him in different ways than we will this year,” Kingsbury added, “We kind of got it to him in space and did some things and used him on some checkdowns but he’s a dynamic route-runner and I think that’s what people are going to see. He’s really good getting out of his cuts, good at the tougher routes and so I think people are going to see a different side of him.-Kliff Kingsbury, via Arizona Sports 98.7FM"
Arizona Cardinals cannot afford to not play Rondale Moore in 2022
Cardinals fans have seen the talent that Moore used to become a second-round draft pick. Kingsbury went on to say in the quote above that Moore will be utilized differently this year, which is a great start; let’s just hope that’s fewer bubble screens.
Moore’s utilization is flexible and unending. With Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and A.J. Green set to be the WR1 and WR2 for the first six weeks of the season, this is the time for Moore to solidify his playing time for the entire season.
Let’s face it. If Moore doesn’t do well, he’s headed into Andy Isabella-territory of disappointment. I have a feeling that Kingsbury’s going to keep the starting trio to DeAndre Hopkins, Brown, and Green after Week 6.
We’ll see how it all plays out, but there’s a logjam of skilled pass catchers on the roster that will get sorted out come September.