In news that no one found as a surprise, the Cardinals have fired one of their coaches. The team hasn't officially announced it, but multiple league sources have let slip that QB coach Chris Miller, will not return for the 2012 campaign. This does nothing other than to say that the likelihood of former OC Todd Haley will return to Arizona. I'll have more news when the Cardinals officially announce it, but for now, hit the jump to get some more information.
We were all expecting a spot to open up on the coaching staff for our former OC, we just didn't know who the unlucky person would be. Well tonight we found out. A story recently released by NFL Writer, Jason La Canfora, says that the Cardinals let Chris Miller know he was not going to come back for the 2012 season. Now it isn't for certain that Haley would get his former spot back, but Mike Miller is more than likely going to get his fathers spot.
Chris Miller was a QB for the Denver Broncos, Atlanta Falcons, and played for the Ducks at the collegiate level. I see him as a Kevin Kolb type QB, concussion prone. He suffered five concussions in a span of 14 months, and during his 1999 run with the Broncos made him retire early.
It's not immediately clear what title Haley would hold on the Cardinals staff. The team hasn't announced Miller won't be back, and Mike Miller, who just completed his fifth season with the team, is currently the offensive coordinator. The Cardinals have two inexperienced quarterbacks in Kevin Kolb and John Skelton, who finished the season as the starter after Kolb's concussion ended an injury-plagued season. The Cardinals could be looking for a more experienced coach to get the most out of Kolb, who the team acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles during the offseason for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a 2012 second-round pick and immediately signed to a five-year, $64.5 million deal. The Cardinals can only go up from here after building what I believe an exceptionally talented coaching staff. Haley as our possible OC, Horton as our DC, Whiz as our HC.