I’ve spent all summer looking forward to NFC West football. The Matthew Stafford-Sean McVay pairing in Los Angeles. Shane Waldron, a new offensive coordinator, taking over in Seattle. Kyle Shanahan and all his toys in San Francisco.
Well, perhaps I’ve sold the Arizona Cardinals short.
Let’s be clear: It’s not like I overlooked stars like Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins. But at times I wondered if Murray was too reliant on running and broken plays and not as reliable as needed in the pocket, and I also had major reservations about head coach Kliff Kingsbury.