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Author: Jon Kuzma
Two years ago the Arizona Cardinals had the worst offense in the NFL and they only scored 225 points. But since then this team has been completely revamped. Larry Fitzgerald, DeAndre Hopkins, and Kenyan Drake are all key players in Kliff Kingsbury’s system and that’s the best collection of athletes Arizona had in a long time. Then there’s Kyler Murray who’s coming off a Rookie of the Year award. His play should improve quite a bit with Hopkins’ arrival. And that’s because there’s two number one receivers out wide. Add in Murray’s ability to extend the play and improv on the fly. And it’s amazing how many opportunities that will open up in the passing game.
Talent-wise there’s just too many good players to keep the Cardinals in check. So we have to acknowledge that Kingsbury’s plan is working. It was risky to pass on Josh Rosen for Murray but Kingsbury knew what it took to make his offense click. He also turned Drake’s career around and put an emphasis on adding more depth at the receiver position (Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler, etc.) There was a lot innovation happening in football that Kingsbury was able to pick up on at Texas Tech. Now he’s exceeding expectations in Arizona and this team is on the rise.
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