The Cardinals have fired Mike McCoy. Byron Leftwich will call plays, per source.
.@AZCardinals fire OC Mike McCoy, promote QB coach Byron Leftwich to the job after Thursday night loss:
Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy talks with QB coach Byron Leftwich against the Denver Broncos in the first half at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.(Photo: Rob Schumacher/The Republic) A year after getting fired as offensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos and getting replaced by the quarterbacks coach, the same thing happened to Mike McCoy with the Cardinals on Friday following the team’s 45-10 loss to Denver on Thursday night.
Under McCoy, the Cardinals generated a measly 13.1 points per game (31st in the NFL), 156.1 passing yards per game (31st) and are dead last in total yards per game at 220.7 and rushing yards per game at 64.6.
The fault of the play is 100% on Nelson who clearly ran the wrong route. Having said that, 31 offensive coordinators on 3rd & 1 against a historically bad run defense with a good RB would run the ball there. The Cardinals need to announce the firing of Mike McCoy tomorrow
Cardinals OC Mike McCoy has a tendency to run his RBs too much behind C: •The NFL avg is 28.9% over the last 3 years •David Johnson has a 10% success rate on 1st down running behind C (1.8 YPC) •McCoys run offenses ranked #32, #24 & #22 the last 3 yrs •Run rate visualized:
The Cardinals have fired OC Mike McCoy following a 45-10 loss to Denver on Thursday, per @TomPelissero
Cardinals fire Mike McCoy
Cardinals part ways with offensive coordinator Mike McCoy:
Cardinals fire OC Mike McCoy, promote Byron Leftwich. Feeling old cause I remember Leftwich OL at Marshall carrying him down the field during a game winning drive because he was hurt
The Cards fired offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero first reported Friday morning, per a source informed of the decision.
Leftwich begins the play-caller portion of his career 16 months after earning high praise from former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians who praised the former quarterback a future NFL coach in June 2017.
We have relieved Mike McCoy of his duties and promoted Byron Leftwich to offensive coordinator.
MORE: Byron Leftwich promoted to Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator SOMERS: After firing of Mike McCoy, Byron Leftwich faces tough task Leftwich, 38, had never coached at any level until joining the Cardinals in 2016 under Bruce Arians as a coaching intern.
The #Cardinals have fired OC Mike McCoy, source said.
Compare the running back's 2016 usage (Bruce Arians) to his 2018 numbers (McCoy): David Johnson 2016: 23.6 touches per game; 132.4 scrimmage YPG; 5.7 scrimmage yards per touch.
MORE: Byron Leftwich once played with a broken leg The Cardinals’ offense never got off the ground under McCoy and neither of the team’s two biggest offensive weapons, running back David Johnson and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, were able to enjoy their usual success.
With McCoy out, quarterbacks coach Byron Leftwich is the new OC and play-caller, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.