Steve Keim’s pet project is on year six and may be the worst results yet.
After five games, where the Arizona Cardinals have stumbled to a 1-4 start, the team boasts the worst offensive line in the NFL according to the folks over at Pro Football Focus.
Left Tackle: D.J. Humphries, 64.9
Left Guard: Mike Iupati, 50.1
Center: Mason Cole, 41.7
Right Guard: Justin Pugh, 51.1
Right Tackle: John Wetzel, 60.7
Arizona is another team where it’s difficult to find any singular player to single out, but for now, left tackle D.J. Humphries and his 64.9 overall grade tops the Cardinals line. The encouraging thing for Arizona is that his pass-block grade has increased every week this season after allowing six pressures against Washington in Week 1. This past week, he didn’t allow a single pressure against San Francisco.
That’s been a source of problems for Keim and companies entire tenure and one of the issues he promised would be rectified.
Now, in his sixth year, the team has thrown everything and more at the offensive line, to only produce the worst group in the NFL, at least per Pro Football Focus.
It is a process, but six years in and to see the results going in the wrong direction is a bit troubling.
With a new quarterback under center, maybe it will begin to help turn the tide, but at this point, 2018 seems like another year where bad offensive line play remains a constant for the Cardinals.