Football Outsiders: Cards will be one of the most fun teams to watch in 2022

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3. Arizona Cardinals​

Fun Index: 101.25

The Cardinals are a Madden team in real life. They have the kooky playbook, the scrambling quarterback, and a roster with more skill-position talent than Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray will know what to do with. Even when DeAndre Hopkins is suspended, Murray must figure out how to dole out targets to Marquise Brown, Rondale Moore, A.J. Green, Zach Ertz, and Trey McBride, among others. The results will probably include wicked streaks and slumps, over-engineered play designs to get everyone involved (Oooh, a Murray-Moore-Brown double reverse! For a loss of 6!) some behind-the-scenes sniping, and probably a few Murray trade/Kingsbury hot-seat rumors once the Cardinals get mired in third place. Effective? Not really. Fun? Absolutely, on multiple levels.
 

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I think it’s fair to say Kingsbury tends to over complicate even when he has an edge. He gets antsy for a long gainer even when the team is methodically moving the ball down the field. He insists on gambling for first downs even when there’s plenty of time left and he has momentum. He just lacks the demeanor of a top coach. Maybe he can acquire it, but he hasn’t so far.
 
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I think it’s fair to say Kingsbury tends to over complicate even when he has an edge. He gets antsy for a long gainer even when the team is methodically moving the ball down the field. He insists on gambling for first downs even when there’s plenty of time left and he has momentum. He just lacks the demeanor of a top coach. Maybe he can acquire it, but he hasn’t so far.

How much of that is the QB though?

I have no problem with the 4th down decisions.
 

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"Oooh, a Murray-Moore-Brown double reverse! For a loss of 6!"

Someone got a peak at the "revolutionary" Kingsbury's playbook.
 

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I think it’s fair to say Kingsbury tends to over complicate even when he has an edge. He gets antsy for a long gainer even when the team is methodically moving the ball down the field. He insists on gambling for first downs even when there’s plenty of time left and he has momentum. He just lacks the demeanor of a top coach. Maybe he can acquire it, but he hasn’t so far.
I've been under the impression that Kyler was the one antsy for deep shots, with most plays having a deep option for the QB. Of course its Kliff's job to try and get Kyler to be more conservative and I doubt Kliff would ever tell Kyler to not go deep.
 

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Looking forward to the fun I’ll be having watching this team go 2-7 down the stretch. Joy…
 
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