Revenge of the Birds came up with some chilling data regarding the overall fan confidence level among the direction of the Arizona Cardinals.
If you check out fan rankings, the Arizona Cardinals fanbase often sits in or near the basement, usually between 28th and 32nd. That said, they aren’t exactly a loyal or the most passionate bunch, but they also have every right to voice their displeasure at what has been an absolute mess of a regime in Kliff Kingsbury, Steve Keim, and Kyler Murray.
You can debate on and on about who is to blame, but at the end of the day the entire trio is equally responsible. There are times where I wonder whether Kliff can tell you how many players on the field, let alone call a good game for 60 minutes. Keim has always gone all-in on veterans who are either past or nearing the end of their prime, which gives the Cardinals short windows of opportunities.
And Murray has shown few leadership qualities, nor has he shown the ability to elevate a wobbly situation since he arrived in the desert. While excuse after excuse has been made for Murray, fans have rightfully been calling for Kliff and Keim’s respective ousters.
Arizona Cardinals fans have had enough of the current regime
"“The belief in the direction of the Arizona Cardinals is down to 1%.” via Revenge of the Birds."
Can anyone blame the Cardinals faithful? Keim has wasted draft pick after draft pick since he arrived, with D.J. Humphries and perhaps Murray being the two best he’s drafted in the first round. Which isn’t saying much, given Humphries’ late development and Murray’s stagnation.
Keim’s relentless signing and trading for veterans has, at best been hit or miss. He whiffed on Trayvon Mullen and Robbie Anderson, but thankfully didn’t give up much in the way of compensation. And now, all signs point that he whiffed on Rodney Hudson, given the nominal returns the former All-Pro has given the Arizona Cardinals.
And amidst the persistent losing, Keim, for one reason or another, thought it was a good idea to bring in a college coach who couldn’t win at Texas Tech with Patrick Mahomes at quarterback. In 2019, Kingsbury signed on as offensive coordinator for USC, before he turned his back on the program, and that alone tells me a lot about his personality.
Right now, owner Michael Bidwill needs to take a hard look at the sheer state of his franchise. And he needs to figure out how to save his deteriorating fanbase. If he changes nothing, you can expect the Cardinals to play the equivalent of 17 road games in 2023.
Article Source: SB Nation Reacts: Arizona Cardinals fans don’t see anything to be positive about with regards to the team by Seth Cox
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