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Cardinals fire OC Mike McCoy ahead of Week 7

The Arizona Cardinals are off to a disappointing start to the 2018 season, dropping six out of their first seven games of the year that put them among the worst records in the league.

A major part of those struggles lies with their offensive woes that came to a head in a 45-10 loss at home against the Denver Broncos on Thursday night. The Cardinals have wasted little time in making changes as the team has decided to part ways with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Friday morning and will be replaced by quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich, according to Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.

Mike McCoy was fired by the Arizona Cardinals on Friday morning, the second straight year he has been relieved of his duties as offensive coordinator in the middle of the season.

Under McCoy’s watch this season, the Cardinals have been among the least productive teams ranking last with 11.1 points per game, 64.6 yards per contest, a 23 percent third-down conversion rate and 12.9 first downs per game. There has been an utter lack of production offensive firepower with McCoy doing the playcalling even with the quarterback change to rookie Josh Rosen under center.

Rosen has struggled to show any fluidity or improvement in his performance on the field since taking over as the starter. He has failed to crack 200 passing yards in three of his first four starts. This saw him have tremendous issues throwing the ball against the Broncos as he completed 21-of-39 passes for 194 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions. A pair of those interceptions were returned for pick-sixes.

Leftwich will have his first opportunity to put his fingerprints on the team in their Week 8 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

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