For the Arizona Cardinals, getting back to basics is going to be one of the focusses for the new coaching regime.
One of those basics will be winning with special teams.
Yesterday, the Arizona Cardinals took a step in making sure their special teams is not a issue moving forward, by re-signing long snapper Aaron Brewer to a four year contract, details were not made available.
From the team:
Brewer (6-5, 232) played in 21 games with Arizona the past two seasons after joining the Cardinals in 2016. He snapped in eight games last season after missing nine weeks on injured reserve with a wrist injury. The 27-year old Brewer entered the league with Denver in 2012 as an undrafted rookie free agent out of San Diego State and snapped in all 64 regular season games and eight postseason contests in four seasons (2012-15) with the Broncos. In his career, Brewer has played in 85 games and has 12 special teams tackles.
Brewer and new special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers have a history, both were in Denver with the Broncos from 2012-2014, before Rodgers went to the Chicago Bears.
He likely is comfortable with Brewer and that made this deal a must for both sides.
Keeping some continuity on the special teams side of things will be key to a quick rebuild for the Cardinals. If they are having to fix two phases of the game, things could get ugly. Yet, a strong defense and special teams can make things easy for a lot of quarterbacks, just as Drew Stanton and Case Keenum from 2017.