330 days, that is all it has been since Mike McCoy was let go after the Denver Broncos lost their sixth consecutive game as the offensive coordinator.
After starting 3-1, the Broncos stumbled to a 3-7 record, averaging 14.2 points per game in the six game losing streakm which allowed new Broncos Head Coach Vance Joseph to pull the trigger on McCoy’s firing.
330 days later, the Arizona Cardinals are averaging 13.7 points per game on the season, 31st in the NFL, they are 30th or worst in every major statistical category in the NFL, passing yards (31), passing touchdowns (30), passing yards per attempt (31), rushing yards (32), yards per attempt rushing (32), first downs (32), and total offensive yards (31).
McCoy is producing one of the worst offensive seasons in NFL history and now, it seems there is actual pressure on McCoy to produce.
Wilks on McCoy job status: “I would say all of our jobs are in jeopardy if we don’t win.”— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) October 15, 2018
You see, Steve Wilks is having a similar first season to what Vance Joseph experienced in his first season with the Broncos. A seemingly good GM, saddling a young, defensive minded head coach with an established NFL play caller and asking them to figure it out. Joseph cut McCoy, but it didn’t change the trajectory of Joseph’s first head coaching gig in the NFL. Now, he sits on the hotseat and a loss to the lowly Cardinals on Thursday Night may end Joseph’s career with the Broncos.
Which begs the question, who is more likely to be coaching their last NFL game with their current team?
Mike McCoy or Vance Joseph?