It is the general manager's job to acquire talent to give to a coach to develop. Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim believes he has done his job well this offseason.
He was a guest on Fox Sports 910 with Mike Jurecki and Mark Asher and explained his enthusiasm for the start of football and for the changes that have been made on the roster this offseason.
"I'm so excited about some of the additions we've made, especially on offense," Keim explained. "You look at Teddy Ginn and the way John Brown has looked in the preseason so far. Those positions -- tight end, tackle, wide receiver -- those are the positions I think we've upgraded significantly."
He was talking just about the offensive side of the ball. He did not even mention the addition of Antonio Cromartie on the defensive side of the ball or drafting Deone Bucannon, Kareem Martin and Ed Stinson. However, he likes what he has done overall.
"In my opinion, the roster has gotten significantly better," he said.
The reality is that it is true, especially on offense. On defense, they have had to offset the loss of Karlos Dansby and Daryl Washington, but adding Cromartie and Bucannon should add strength in other spots.
But think about it. There have been serious changes. Instead of Bradley Sowell, it will be Jared Veldheer at tackle. Instead of Rob Housler at the depth chart, he now is fourth, making him a very talented number four tight end. Instead of guys like Brittan Golden and sometimes receiver, sometimes defensive back Teddy Williams in the game, Ginn and Brown will be in the mix.
Of course they have to stay healthy, but there is more talent at more positions than a season ago.
What more could you ask out of a general manager?
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