clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Misuse of David Johnson has been huge issue for Arizona Cardinals

New, comments

The Cardinals have not used David Johnson well in first two games.

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The season has not started as expected.

The Arizona Cardinals look like an utterly incompetent team, being outscored 58-6 in two games, and being subjected to “will they pass the 50-yard line” as an in game accomplishment during their second loss of the season, this time to the Rams.

When you start 0-2 and play as bad as this team has, there are quite a few things that can be pointed out as glaring issues.

Yet, maybe the biggest red flag thus for for the 2018 Arizona Cardinals is their use of David Johnson.

Through two games, Johnson has 11 targets, 6 catches and 33 yards receiving.

In Sunday’s embarrassing loss to the Rams, Johnson was targeted in the game two times. He had one catch for three yards.

The misappropriation of Johnson’s talents caught the ire of Twitter and the fantasy community as well:

The usage of Johnson, not only the lack of, but the way the team has gone about it has been one of the worst parts of the early season for the Arizona Cardinals.

They have one of the better weapons in the NFL, and have used him as a traditional running back, in an offense that cannot get out of its own way.

After two weeks, the Cardinals have a historically inept offense, yet have gone away from using their best weapon.

Mike McCoy needs to make some adjustments and quick, or the Cardinals will need to in the coaching ranks.