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25 Minute Plea for Kliff Kingsbury to Open Up the Offense

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Walter Mitchell is back to break down some of the auspicious reasons why the Cardinals may choose to spread the field and pass more often in 2021, as well as detailing the sneaky good speed from the slot in the Arizona WR Room.

Player grades are courtesy of Pro Football Focus; https://www.pff.com/

Special Thanks to Chris Simms and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk For Their Segment called “Kyler Murray Needs Cards to Open Up the Offense”:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEYtUippcMA&t=439s

Key Stats:

PFF Pass Protection Rankings for Cardinals Offensive Linemen at their positions in 2020 (players over 400 snaps):

Center: Rodney Hudson (#9 C)

Guards: Justin Pugh (#8 G), Justin Murray (#12 G)

Tackles: D.J. Humphries (#16 T), Kelvin Beachum (#25 T)

Cardinals’ WR 40 Times: (from their Combines or Pro Days)

Wideouts: DeAndre Hopkins (4.57), A.J. Green (4.5), KeeSean Johnson (4.6), A.J. Richardson (4.62), Antione Wesley (4.68), Isaac Whitney (4.34)

Slots: Christian Kirk (4.47), Andy Isabella (4.31), Rondale Moore (4.29), Rico Gafford (4.22), JoJo Ward (4.47), Andre Baccellia (4.28)

Cardinals 2020:

Passing Yards Per Game: 244.8 (15th in NFL) —- Chiefs 301.9 (1st), Bills 281.2 (4th)

Passing Attempts Per Game: 35.9 (14th) —- Chiefs 39.7 (3rd), Bills 37.7 (10th)

Rushing Attempt %: 44.23% (8th) —- Chiefs 37.4% (28th), Bills 38.29% (22nd)

Cardinals 3rd/4th Down Conversion Rankings 2020:

Third Down Conversions Per Game: 5.0 (21st)

Fourth Down Conversions Per Game: 1.1 (2nd)

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