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Arizona Cardinals have shown more than expected, but Kliff Kingsbury needs to take the training wheels off

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There’s been a lot to be excited about for the Arizona Cardinals through two games, which says something since they are 0-1-1.

However, there has been one glaring weakness through the first two games and that is red zone offense.

Kliff Kingsbury is innovative, he is a risk taker and he knows how to call football games.

At least, that’s what we were sold early on.

And while Kliff has done wonders for the overall offensive output, the red zone has been an issue.

In the first two games the Arizona Cardinals have kicked four field goals from inside the five yard line. Four!

You have one of the most dynamic players in the NFL in Kyler Murray and he’s ran the ball one time in the red zone.

David Johnson had three carries before his touchdown against the Ravens today.

It’s been a lot of failed fades and quick slants then Zane Gonzalez time.

There’s no creativity, there’s no using the different weapons, the tight ends, putting Chase Edmonds on the field with David Johnson.

It’s in fact really basic concepts.

If Kliff is trying to hold back and not overwhelm Kyler, it’s not working.

They need to turn the offense loose, take chances and play to win.

Going for it in goal to go situations inside the five.

Using all your weapons in a plethora of ways.

We are satisfied with the first two weeks, but now we want to see more.

The time for moral victories is over.

Come out and let it all hang out.

That’s what we wanted when Kliff was hired.

That what we expected.

Let’s see it.