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2009 Arizona Cardinals to Feature Two Offensive Coordinators

As reported by Darren Urban of, Coach Whisenhunt has announced that the 2009 offense will feature two coordinators. Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Russ Grimm will be promoted to Run Game Coordinator, and Wide Receivers Coach Mike Miller will be the Passing Game Coordinator. It is assumed at this time that Whiz will go back to being the lead play caller on game days.

Along with his new duties, it has also been reported that Grimm will continue to coach the offensive line. So for those of you keeping track, he will now be titled "Assistant Head Coach/Running Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach", so I expect you all to address him as such. :-)

In addition, in house Defensive Quality Control Coach Matt Raich has been promoted to Linebackers coach to replace the spot vacated by new DC Bill Davis. Two outside hires were also made, including former NFL quarterback Chris Miller to replace Rutledge at quarterbacks coach, and former Rutgers Offensive Coordinator/quarterbacks coach John McNulty will replace Mike Miller as wide receivers coach.

So, what do you fellow ROTBers think of the joint coordinator move? Has anyone ever know this to be done, and do you think Whiz should go back to calling plays?

Update: After some research, the Cowboys actually went with the running game coordinator/passing game coordinator combo during the Parcell's Era. In fact, our very own (former Offensive Coordinator) Todd Haley was the wide receivers coach/passing game coordinator for three seasons in Dallas. It looks like the Cardinals could be grooming Miller to be their 'OC of the future.'