Matt Leinart was a #1 pick....but chose to go back to USC...it went well, but he still dropped to 10 in the draft.
if a guy is projected to go top 3...he is a damned fool to stay in college. sure he is making a couple mil... but the rookie slot is more...and if he actually plays well...in three years he is going to get a 300 million extension that includes a one time check for about 80 million.
but yeah...go back to college, keep making your 2mil...and get your throwing shoulder crushed in a meaningless non conference game by some dude who is trying to get noticed by scouts. smart decision.
Good luck finding dudes with that mentality anymore.So basically he is afraid he can't elevate a team with his talent.
Seeing numbers like these puts a chill down my spine. Coryell in the 1970s, Arians doing his thing 35 years later…these might likely be the result of blind luck and nothing more. In other words, we get lucky with our coaching hires every generation or so. If this is indeed the case, buckle up! It’s gonna be a long while!I have to say he did better than I expected. As a Cardinals fan you've certainly endured worse than Kliff.
Over the last 50 years the Cardinals have had 13 headcoaches (only counting those that coached a full season). Kliff's win percentage puts him as the Cardinals 5th best coach in that time frame.
Bruce Arians .619
Don Coryell .609
Ken Wisenhunt .469
Jim Hanifan .443
Kliff Kingsbury .432
Not bad for a college loser in one of the toughest jobs to win at in the NFL. Especially considering how hard Keim whiffed in the draft during the Kliff era (and a for a couple years before 17 and 18 were horrendous drafts). Keim let a red hot Reddick walk and then paid a similar amount Reddick took from the Panthers for a washed AJ Green.
Kliff certainly has major flaws as a headcoach and needed to be let go, but he gave a good effort before melting down in year 4. I am excited to see what Gannon's staff has to offer.
He could play another year and a worse team could draft him. Also the team picking number one might trade him for a boatload of picks. If Kyler comes back and plays well the cards aren't going to use their top picks for a QB. This is just dumb talk maybe i'ts just his father not him.
All true, but there's a certain amount of blind luck in any successful coaching hire. The key is to find sustainable success, and that's where the Cardinals have failed miserably as a franchise. In all the years I've followed them, I don't believe they have ever made back to back good coaching hires. They went from Charlie Winner to Bob Holway, who was awful. They went from Coryell to Wilkinson, which was awful. They went from Arians to Wilks, yikes. Perhaps the best back to back hires was going from Whisenhunt to Arians. What's different in going from KK to JG is the hiring of MO. No guarantee that MO will create sustainable success, but he does have a plan of sustainable success that no previous GM has ever had in this cursed franchise. Not sure who Michael was influenced by to finally go outside for a GM hire, but it was LONG, LONG overdue. My fear is that if MO isn't the guy, then Michael will go back to the internal GM promotions that for certain have always been a disaster with this franchise.Seeing numbers like these puts a chill down my spine. Coryell in the 1970s, Arians doing his thing 35 years later…these might likely be the result of blind luck and nothing more. In other words, we get lucky with our coaching hires every generation or so. If this is indeed the case, buckle up! It’s gonna be a long while!
Its likely an angle to the Rams.So basically he is afraid he can't elevate a team with his talent.