When the Arizona Cardinals hired Steve Wilks, maybe the hire people were most excited about was the Cards bringing on offensive line coach Ray Brown.
This season, the Cardinals offensive has been ranked as the worst in the NFL by basically everyone and Brown has caught some heat.
Yet, at the end of the season as the Cardinals twist in the wind, there has been a small sliver of excitement.
Korey Cunningham has played well, over two games at left tackle.
The first game may have been because of the opponent, but last week against a dynamic Chargers pass rush, Cunningham held his own. Facing Melvin Ingram, Cunningham held the Chargers pass rusher in check all day.
It begs the question, is Cunningham Brown’s newest pet project? Moreover, is Cunningham the type of prospect and player that Brown has been effective with throughout his coaching career. Raw, athletic, long, with upside and unteachable tools.
Outside of Mason Cole, the rest of the Cardinals starters coming into the year have experience and are what they are. Even the young D.J. Humphries hasn’t risen as much as we had hoped.
Yet, Cunningham has been, at least for two games, a small bright spot.
Maybe Cunningham is more of what the Cardinals needed along the offensive line.