Can the Arizona Cardinals’ Air Raid be even more explosive?
Will Kingsbury Diversify The Arizona Cardinals Offense ?
Defensive coordinators better use caution whenever deciding to attack this offense blitzes and different schemes as Murray has improved at recognizing and diagnosing plays on the fly. Even though Murray is mostly a pocket passer, he can also burn opponents with his feet.
Murray had the 4th most rushing yards among QB’s last season with only 88 total rushing attempts. The other QB’s before him had well over 100 carries each. Imagine the damage Murray could do if he had over 100 carries? This offense would be almost unpredictable.
Kingsbury could implement more plays that they need in order to function as a scramble instead of putting Murray on the move to throw the ball. He could also diversify the offense by helping Murray improve his pocket presence in order to give plays the necessary time to develop allowing his playmakers to get open.
This offense has the potential to be really good but refinement is needed in order to keep opposing defenses off balance. The Cardinals have too many weapons on offense to be shut down and are difficult to defeat whenever they don’t self destruct. Whenever the Cardinals limit their mistakes they win.
They were 4th in the NFL with a plus-12 turnover differential as they had the 2nd lowest amount of turnovers last season. For a player of his stature, it’s impressive how Murray can throw passes with such velocity.
Murray is a dynamic QB and the Cardinals offense can become one of the most potent attacks in the league but can this offense sustain elite production throughout the regular season and into the postseason? It’s all about making adjustments as the Air Raid has sometimes proven to be predictable despite Murray’s numbers improving every year in the system.
If Kingsbury would consider disguising his sets by using different formations and pre snap motion, it could improve the success rate as defenders will have a difficult time trying to slow them down.