this is so correctThe problem with the DL was absolutely, 100% clear coming into this season. Keim did nothing about it, relying on Leki Fotu and Rashard Lawrence (the latter of whom I like) to provide rotational depth.
His behavior can come across as chezzy till you realize he actually believes and practices what he says and is legitHe’ll make just as much broadcasting as playing is my guess.
Honestly I always felt the attention-seeking stuff from Watt was cringe, but like others have said he put in more effort this year and last into his craft than the majority of our roster and front office.
meanwhile Calais Campbell still chugging along 6 years later after we let him walk.this is so correct
at the beginning of this past offseason, Keim knew the following:
1. the team got run on badly in the last part of the season: see at Detroit, SF at home, SEA at home. All clinching games of varying degrees they lost. Ditto the one playoff game
2. Two of his three staring d-linemen were in the last year of their contracts: Watt and Allen. BTW: Allen hadn't (and still hasn't) played a full season. Watt's injury concerns are well documented
3. The other starter-- Rashard Lawrence hadnt played a full season to that point (and still hasn't).
so in summary: for both 2022 and especially beyond D-line was a need and d-line depth was a screaming need
yet: No d-lineman of note signed, no d-lineman drafted.
I know the contract had 3 voiding years. I thought the Cards still retained the option to determine when to take the hit. Who’s your source on the hit being immediate.The contract auto voids prior to the 2023 league year so his hit will be accelerated to the new league year resulting in 7.2 mil in dead money.
It’s a lot easier to digest when you realize he’s been drunk on the job for the last several years. Even worse most of Hardy knew too and Bidwill still did nothing.lmao
Speechless how Keim has ran this roster into the ground.
Guy has no clue how to properly construct a team & Bidwill let him do it for 10 seasons.
The piss poor cap and contract management by Keim is one reason why Kliff may get another year, if they hire a strong GM. I don't know if another good coach would want to take over in AZ, knowing they have another year to clear cap space and get Murray healthy to then start the rebuild. Might as well see what a competent GM can do with a patchwork roster and have Kliff navigate one more time.