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Arizona Cardinals stand pat at defensive coordinator and GM

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Many had hoped, myself included that the Arizona Cardinals would be players on Black Monday in the NFL again.

Out with Steve Keim and Vance Joseph to help prepare Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray for year two.

Yet, when the Cardinals beat the Browns and then dismantled the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle, the idea was gone.

In fact, the idea really never got off the ground. You see, unless the Cardinals final nine game losing streak included multiple outings like what we saw in the loss to the Rams at home, there was little chance that the Cardinals were going to make any major moves after the season.

Instead, the Cardinals stood pat along the coaching ranks with some minor tweaks, and will give this group a chance to prove there were issues out of their control.

Patrick Peterson was suspended, Robert Alford was hurt, Darius Philon arrested and released, D.J. Swearinger looked like Gungus out there and Terrell Suggs decided to nap around week five.

Add in injuries to everyone not named Corey Peters along the defensive line and things went off the rails a bit.

Who built it is a fair question and something I have argued for the last four seasons, but overall it makes sense to let Keim and Joseph see their vision through, whatever that vision may be.

We’ll see how that goes.