Cardinals begin shuffling of coaching staff by firing QB coach Chris Miller

By Ross Dinsdale

Cardinals Quarterbacks coach Chris Miller was fired today by the Arizona Cardinals.  This could be the first of many changes that Ken Whisenhunt had hinted at for the last week and a half.  This was Miller’s third season with the club.  There were probably many factors why he was let go, but the fact that the passing game was in constant dismay under his watch was the major one.  Now granted the quarterback situation since Kurt Warner retired in 2009 hasn’t been ideal.  Especially with the likes of Derek Anderson and Max Hall taking snaps throughout last season.  This season was altered by injuries to Kevin Kolb.

Without a replacement being named this leaves a vacancy on the staff.  And with the heightened interest in Todd Haley in recent days this may be the opening the team needed to bring him back.  If that is the case, then what will happen with current Offensive Coordinator Mike Miller?  He was passing coordinator before being promoted.  This decision will be left to Ken Whisenhunt.

Who else could be on the list to be replaced?

The one name that continues to come to mind regardless of his resume as a player and a coach is Offensive Line coach Russ Grimm.  We experienced yet another season of inconsistency along the front four of the offense.  The players he has had over his tenure to try and mold and form into something extraordinary haven’t been star caliber.  Levi Brown definitely hasn’t the player we thought he would be.  Daryn Colledge came in as a free agent from the Green Bay Packers to help out as well.  Russ Grimm may be a Hall of Fame, but that doesn’t keep you safe as a coach.  I believe he will be looked at by Whisenhunt this off season.

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