Bruce Arians and the Arizona Cardinals continue to build on their coaching staff. According to Lance Zierlein, a radio host in Houston, his father Larry Zierlein will be joining Arians' staff to help with the offensive line.
Coach Z headed to Arizona as assistant oline coach & will be working with Harold Goodwin and Bruce Arians who he coached with in Pittsburgh— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 29, 2013
Goody worked under my dad in Pittsburgh as assistant oline and now dad is working with Goody who is the new OC in Az.— Lance Zierlein (@LanceZierlein) January 29, 2013
Zierlein has a coaching resume that dates back to 1970. His NFL experience began in 2001, when he was the assistant offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns for four seasons, followed by a season in 2006 with the same position with the Buffalo Bills. He took over for Russ Grimm as the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach in 2007 and was there until 2009.
As noted by his son, Cards offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin was an assistant in Pittsburgh under Zierlein.
According to other reports, we have not yet heard who will be named the actual offensive line coach. If Zierlein is going to be an assistant, then there is still a name out there that has not been reported. However, this means that there will plenty of coaching help for the line. Goodwin has been an line coach, as has Zierlein, and the actual offensive line coach hasn't even been named.
This is yet another older coach. He will turn 68 this year. But the experience on the staff should yield results.
Here is a quick rundown of the coaches we know of.
HC: Bruce Arians
Assistant HC/Offense: Tom Moore
OC: Harold Goodwin
Asst OL: Larry Zierlein
QB: Freddie Kitchens
RB: Todd McNair
WR: Darryl Drake
TE: Rick Christophel
Quality control: Kevin Garver
DC: Todd Bowles
DL: Brentson Buckner
LB: Mike Caldwell, James Bettcher (OLB)
DB: Nick Rapone (S), Kevin Ross (CB)
Pass rush: Tom Pratt
ST: Amos Jones
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