Following Thursday night’s 45-10 loss to the visiting Denver Broncos (3-4) the Arizona Cardinals (1-6) announced that offensive coordinator Mike McCoy has been fired. Taking over the offensive coordinator position for the Cardinals will be current quarterbacks’ coach and ex-NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich. The Cardinals currently have the worst rushing offense in the NFL, averaging just 64.6 yards per game. Their offense comes in at 31st overall in both passing with 156.1 yards per game and scoring with 13.7 points per game.
With the 10th pick in last Spring’s NFL Draft, Arizona selected quarterback Josh Rosen out of UCLA to take over the helm at signal caller in the desert. In the short time that he has been under center for the Cardinals, Rosen has struggled tremendously as the rookie has completed 55 percent of his passes for 820 yards for three touchdowns and five interceptions. Two of his three interceptions were returned for touchdowns in the Thursday night matchup with Denver and the young quarterback fumbled the ball twice in the loss.
Rosen has not been getting much help from the run game either as running back David Johnson rushed for just 39 yards on 14 attempts against a struggling Broncos rush defense, making this the seventh straight game he has failed to rush for over 75 yards. If the Cardinals wish to turn their season around, their offensive production will have to drastically improve.