Arizona Cardinals: Making the case to flush Kingsbury’s coaching tenure
By Sion Fawkes
Flush was the word of choice Arizona Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury used in response to his team’s latest embarrassing performance.
I have spoken multiple times on the subject of lobbying the Arizona Cardinals to fire head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Clearly, when ownership signed Kliff and general manager Steve Keim to contract extensions through 2027, they were likely expecting a better performance than where the team currently stands at 4-7.
While the Cardinals are mathematically still in the playoff race, they would need to win out and hope a few teams struggle over the final seven weeks of the season to have a chance here. Law of Probability states that won’t happen.
It also states, given Kingsbury’s extension, the Cardinals will look for every excuse to hold onto their head coach. But should they? Especially if it looks as though Sean Payton may be interested in the Cardinals job?
Why the Arizona Cardinals need to get rid of Kliff Kingsbury
It has been 11 weeks, and we have seen nothing but sheer dysfunction under Kingsbury’s leadership. Here are just a few of the much-maligned head coach’s mishaps this season:
- Kyler Murray’s regression
- Poor playcalling
- Poor game management
- Failed 4th down conversions leading to short fields and points for opponents
- Benching productive players and in one case, cutting them
- Dodging questions during press conferences
I’m sure you can add a few more to the list, but you know what I’m getting at. And with all the grievances listed above, it’s hard to find any upside in Kingsbury’s 2022 campaign. You can nominally say the Cardinals showed flashes of brilliance at times this season, but those flashes are about as rare as seeing lightning in the middle of winter.
Overall, when a coach’s production falls off a cliff, they don’t often stick around for another season, regardless of what their contract says. As for Kliff Kingsbury, this could easily be the case, especially if a proven commodity wants the job.
Article Source: Kliff Kingsbury on Cardinals’ latest blowout loss to 49ers: ‘We’ve got to flush it’ by Kevin Patra
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