Arizona's fatal flaw - article

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  1. THESMEL

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    incomplete passes are as close as you get to negative yards - and there will be a bunch of them - sacks, interceptions and fumbles - I just don’t think the AIR RED offense can sustain a team over the marathon NFL season. There will be flashes of hope - everybody will yell YAY! Whiz and BA could both throw it 66% of the time with limited success - but we never won poot without edge, Beanie, CJ, DJ running well. And these guys are never celebrated I’d mentioned in Larry’s or cards success.

    That’s a fatal flaw
     
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    Ha. You won’t have to wait that long. Many on this board will turn of their tv after Murray’s first interception.
     
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    This is my concern as well. Kliff and Kyler are tied at the hip here as far as their destiny/legacy goes, and it's going to be all but impossible to pin failure on either guy without the other taking some of the blame.

    I was optimistic about the KK hire until it became more and more clear that Kyler was going to come here and we were going to go from being innovative but still conceptually an NFL offense, to full on "the system works."

    The confidence that we've got a much better staff than Wilks' makes me laugh. At least he had NFL experience. Don't get me wrong, he had to go, but take your Cardinals rose colored glasses off for a sec and tell me what your reaction would be any other year if I told you the worst team in the league hired a fired college head coach and drafted a 5'10 QB that had only played one year of college football.

    If this were the Rams or 49ers, we would all be pointing and laughing.
     
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    I do want to follow up - that's not all based on my lack of confidence in Kyler. I would have probably felt the same about, say, Baker Mayfield. I hope I'm proven wrong, but I can definitely see us sitting here a season from now talking about how Kliff still needs to get his guys, or have guys buy into the system, or whatever.

    I'm envisioning the kind of stubbornness that eventually got Ken Whisenhunt railroaded out of town.
     
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    Nah, I would give credit to the Rams & 49ers for going outside the box instead of doing a typical good ole boys league hire. Would double down on it for drafting a 5’10 prospect that everyone is overthinking of.
     
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    Don’t get me wrong, I am optimistic on KM however he will spend a lot of his time on the move avoiding the rush from Donald and Bosa like Russell is doing lately. He will take a beating. That’s due to our inability to fix this line. Humphreys going down is inevitable. How long is the question.
     
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    Not a completely unreasonable take Solar7.

    However, If I were a Rams fan, I don't think I would be laughing at the Cardinals.

    The Rams were light years ahead of us last year. If we had stood pat with JR, and added a retread head coach, how threatening would that be?

    No. If I'm a Ram's fan, I perceive trouble brewing in ARZ.
     
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    If I'm the Rams I'm focused on winning in the now and AZ is a complete afterthought. The balance of power isn't going to shift until the Rams have to pay Goff and such.

    The Seahawks and 49ers are worth much more concern on their end right now until we prove anything else.
     
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    LOL. Maybe if the Cards get off to a hot start, but right now I'm sure that the Rams are thinking very little about the Cards. They're 5-1 against us the last three seasons.
     
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    I agree & i guarantee he doesn't have that deer in the headlights look Wilks had.
     
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    That is one reason the Cardinals hired Tom Clements. They want him to mold the "Air Raid" into a "Pro Raid" so to speak. I hope I'm right in saying Clements won't let the offense KK is calling become too predictable. He will mold it & teach KK how & when to call certain plays from the "Air Raid" that have been sort of figured out. Tom Clements was the play caller for Aaron Rodgers on their SB run, he knows what works & I think him & KK will figure this all out.
     
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    Fair enough, I like Lincoln Riley as well but if the situations were reversed? Imagine KK coaching Oklahoma & Lincoln Riley coaching Texas Tech, you think their win loss records would be about the same? KK got all the scraps of Texas after all the other big schools took their share, he never had a good defense nor a good DC at TT, Riley never had a good defense at Oklahoma either but he got the best offensive talent. The Cardinals hiring all the defensive guys for KK leads me to believe they think his problems evolved from having nothing on the defensive side of the ball, yet believe in his play calling. Mike Leach did better than KK did at TT as the head coach but he also had some yrs where he just barely qualified for a bowl game. We shall see? I think we're in a much better situation than last yr & I'm excited to see the product on the field. We definitely have better coaching & more talent than last season for sure.
     

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