Cardinals fire OC Mike McCoy after TNF blowout
#AZCardinals coach Steve Wilks on firing of OC Mike McCoy: “I felt we needed a change. … You definitely want to try to get David Johnson going in the road game and pass game. With Byron understanding some of the success he’s had in the past, hopefully we can tap back on that."
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 19, 2018
The Arizona Cardinals fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy following Thursday night’s 45-10 loss to the Denver Broncos, the team announcedFriday.
Quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich has been tabbed as McCoy’s replacement.
“I felt we needed a change,” Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks told reporters. “… You definitely want to try to get David Johnson going in the run game and pass game. With Byron understanding some of the success he’s had in the past, hopefully we can tap back on that.”
NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport first reported McCoy’s job could be in jeopardy if the Cardinals, now 1-6, failed to show improvement in Week 7.
The task moving forward will be for Leftwich, long considered a rising star on the sideline, to help Rosen shake those woes and harness the first-round talent that compelled the Cardinals to make him the face of their franchise.