A+ Performances from Cardinals' HC Candidates

Discussion in 'Arizona Cardinals' started by Mitch, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Mitch

    Mitch Crawled Through 5 FB Fields

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    13,113
    Likes Received:
    2,577
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Location:
    Wrentham, MA
    All of them excelled on the big stage last night:

    John DeFilippo---the job Doug Peterson and he did in prepping Nick Foles was stellar.

    Jim Schwartz---has to be one of the top 4-5 defensive coordinators in the NFL. Had BA hired him 3 years ago, would the Cardinals still be in the playoffs?

    Keith Armstrong---two playoff games in a row his STs come up with huge plays, plus K Matt Bryant has been the pentacle of accuracy.

    Matt Patricia---best Pats' pass rush we've seen in a while, once Conklin injured his knee, MP loaded up the right side and got after Mariota big-time.

    Brian Flores---the Pats stifled the Titans' running game and put constant pressure on Mariota.

    Today's Watch:

    Mike Munchak

    Pat Shurmur
     
    GatorAZ likes this.
  2. 82CardsGrad

    82CardsGrad 7 x 70

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    28,973
    Likes Received:
    1,184
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    Mitch, you don’t really believe that our defense is what’s kept us out of the post season... do you???
     
    azsouthendzone, daves and vince56 like this.
  3. Mitch

    Mitch Crawled Through 5 FB Fields

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    13,113
    Likes Received:
    2,577
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Location:
    Wrentham, MA
    The defense came undone in the NFC Championship game in 2015 and has not been the same since. A top experienced DC could have changed all of that. Over the past 2 years, put any pressure on this defense in meaningful games and it wilts. It's poorly designed and undisciplined.
     
    mwanamatapa likes this.
  4. 82CardsGrad

    82CardsGrad 7 x 70

    Age:
    53
    Posts:
    28,973
    Likes Received:
    1,184
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2004
    Location:
    Scottsdale
    And yet it’s been a consistent Top 10 and often a Top 5 defense with Bettcher at the helm. And sorry Mitch, the biggest reasons as to why we have only 1 post season W during the BASK era was our offense, specifically injuries to our offense... Our defense was always good enough to get us more wins in the playoffs had we been able to field a legit offense.
     
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2018
    b8rtm8nn and juza76 like this.
  5. JeffGollin

    JeffGollin Registered User

    Age:
    78
    Posts:
    17,779
    Likes Received:
    742
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Holmdel, NJ
    Damned if we do...

    Those who hope Minnesota loses(so that we might land Shurmer & Keenum earlier) will have to endure a barrage of criticism toward Pat and Casey for being "losers."
     
    b8rtm8nn likes this.
  6. Mitch

    Mitch Crawled Through 5 FB Fields

    Age:
    62
    Posts:
    13,113
    Likes Received:
    2,577
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2005
    Location:
    Wrentham, MA
    Top 10? Top 5? What defense are you talking about? Leaning on meaningless stats is a veneer. Yes, injuries to the offense hurt, but that's also in part a result of poor protection schemes and ridiculously predictable play calling which often included trying to run ad nauseum between the tackles versus a stacked box with no fullback. Plus, STs were consistently poor. But, even when the offense got the lead in many of the games, the defense gave it right back. Repeatedly. Half-time adjustments were alarmingly and conspicuously undetectable. Same old script week after week.

    The coaching on this team the past two years has been subpar in all three phases.
     
  7. juza76

    juza76 Registered

    Posts:
    5,906
    Likes Received:
    669
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2009
    Location:
    milan-italy
    Holding Atlanta offense to zero points in the second half is pretty amazing
    Thats the most impressive result since the playoff started
     
    Mainstreet and Mitch like this.
  8. AsUpRoDiGy

    AsUpRoDiGy Magnanimous

    Posts:
    3,505
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Location:
    Phx
    First domino falls: Patricia heading to the Lions.
     
  9. BillsCarnage

    BillsCarnage Registered

    Posts:
    5,141
    Likes Received:
    814
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2005
    Location:
    The Flip Side
    Exactly. And this applies to all candidates still in the POs.
     
  10. az jam

    az jam Registered User

    Age:
    75
    Posts:
    9,815
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2004
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Probably will happen but can't make a deal until Pats' season is finished. Giants wanted him and most likely will go after Shumur. Cards could end up with either Wilks or Munchak. But who knows as everything is pretty fluid.
     
  11. JeffGollin

    JeffGollin Registered User

    Age:
    78
    Posts:
    17,779
    Likes Received:
    742
    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Holmdel, NJ
    Source?

    No further contact between NE coaches and other teams (incl Detroit) until/unless those teams are out of the playoff and SB chase.
     
  12. thephoenixson28

    thephoenixson28 Registered

    Posts:
    743
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2009
    Adam Shefter
     
  13. AsUpRoDiGy

    AsUpRoDiGy Magnanimous

    Posts:
    3,505
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Location:
    Phx
  14. slanidrac16

    slanidrac16 Registered User Contributor

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    6,167
    Likes Received:
    121
    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Location:
    Plainfield, Il.
    Hey mitch . Hypothetically if we hire Shurmur and is happy with Bettcher wouldn’t he point out the style and shortcomings of this defense and dictate and tweak changes to make our D more effective? It’s such an interlocking game of offense, defense and special teams. This offense has fallen off so drastically over the last two years that it’s had to affect the defense and the defensive calls. I’m ready to kick Betcher out the door but I’m second guessing with what I’m hearing from other media sources. I do know one thing, if this offense averages 30 points a game suddenly this defense will appear a lot better.
     
  15. AsUpRoDiGy

    AsUpRoDiGy Magnanimous

    Posts:
    3,505
    Likes Received:
    1,078
    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2009
    Location:
    Phx
    Bettcher has proven he's just average. In the past 3 years, the defense has regressed, despite having one of the best pass rushers and best CB's in the game. Bettcher hasn't gotten any HC interviews, aside from one in AZ, and hardly any interest around the league as a DC...that should tell you all you need to know.
     

Share This Page