Things in Arizona were bad last year.
So bad that a first year head coach was fired, a first year quarterback that was drafted in the top ten was traded for cents on the dollar and they took a huge swing at a first time head coach in the NFL in Kliff Kingsbury.
Yet, when you look around the NFL, the Cardinals miscues seem to be about some negative feelings of others, even if there is still a bit of a negative perception of how the GM handled things.
Now though, when you look at dysfunction, the Cardinals seem downright competent compared to some of the teams around the league.
The #Jets name coach Adam Gase interim GM as they search for a new one. Clearly, Gase will be heavily involved in the new person in charge of personnel.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2019
Changing out a GM after the draft is not that uncommon, however it is the follow-up tweets that make you really scratch your head.
One disagreement between Adam Gase and Mike Maccagnan/Christopher Johnson...— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) May 15, 2019
Gase absolutely did not want to sign Le’Veon Bell, per sources. In fact, he made it clear that he didn’t want to spend a lot of money on any running back.
Hold on, the crown jewel free agent for the New York Jets is someone the new head coach and now interim GM did not want? That seems less than ideal.
I mean I guess it could be worse...
Liked the player, didn’t love the money is how I heard it on Le’Veon Bell. Adam Gase also didn’t love the price tag on CJ Mosley. It all added up. https://t.co/BOZw4b5GwX— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 15, 2019
Wait, wait, wait... Both high priced free agents are players the new head coach and now interim GM did not want? This seems like a cluster.
All those complaining about the Cardinals, I guess it could be worse.