Cardinals Fire Mike McCoy & Promote Coach Byron Leftwich


    A few moments later the blowout loss of Cardinals to the Broncos on Thursday night. The entire act was premature to discuss the changes but then the current scenario had to be evaluated, said Steve Wilks.

    On Friday, the change in scenario appeared when the coach had his chance to accept the situation.

    Mike McCoy, the offensive coordinator, was fired by the Cardinals – a possibility which had been figured out about a few weeks ago. Later Byron Leftwich, the quarterbacks’ coach, was promoted to the same post.

    Wilks in an interview said that as a head coach of the team, it was his responsibility to take these actions – a tough decision though. Also, he made sure that they had the right personnel and above all, the right coaches took their right positions. Being into this season for more than 7 weeks and depending upon the aggressive side of the ball, Wilks felt that a change was necessary.

    Wilks did not openly say that the offense in the team had become so predictable, but the team was not productive enough in the game. This might be considered as a restrained statement.

    Also, Wilks added that Leftwich was the ideal person at that moment who could help and guide Josh Rosen, the rookie quarterback of the team.

    Later, Wilks acknowledged that as of the present condition, it was really hard for him to say that anybody on the team would stay with them or not.

    Wilks said that his major priority was to get Rosen in a better position so that he would succeed. This included the plan to use Rosen on both bootlegs as well as play-action, and above all, getting David Johnson back into the team in a starring role – both in running as well as passing the games.

    This was the key reason why Leftwich was hired as he could help the team better.

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