Henry David Thoreau wrote D.J. Humphries Jersey 2019 , r0;If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.r1;In other wordsr12;-to make a dream come truer12;-you first have to envision itr12;-and then you have to put in the hard work it takes to make your dream a reality.The Cardinals hired Kliff Kingsbury because they dream that with his creativity he can transform the Cardinalsr17; offense into a juggernaut. Now the hard work begins.The first challenge is hiring a seasoned veteran to run the defense. In order to give Kingsbury the maximum amount on time to build his offense, he is going to need a defensive coordinator who can in essence be the head coach and primary overseer of the defenser12;-just like the Rams have done with Wade Phillips.Of the available veteran coordinatorsr12;-I am kind of leaning toward Jack Del Rio. I think Del Rio got shafted by the Raiders, After all, in 2016 he led them to a shocking 12-4 record and could have made quite a splash in the playoffs, if their hot-handed QB Derek Carr hadnr17;t gotten injured late in the season. The last time Del Rio was a defensive coordinator was the year 2014 with the Broncos. His defense was 16th in points allowed, but 1st in fewest rushing attempts, 2nd in fewest rushing yards and 1st in fewest yards per passing attempt. In 2013, Del Rio became the Broncosr17; interim head coach when John Fox was ill. But the other year he was the full-time DC in 2012, his defense was 4th in points against and1st in fewest yards per passing attempt.Typically Del Rio is a 43 guy who likes to plug gaps to stop the run and disguise coverages. The Cardinals have already started to transition into a 43, thus with the prospect of landing the top defensive player in the draft in DE Nick Bosa next to run stuffing DT Corey Peters and having Chandler Jones on the other side, Del Rio would have the makings of a potentially dynamic front 4. As all Cardinalsr17; fans know, this off-season one of the teamr17;s top priorities is to fill the holes at linebacker. With $65M in cap space, and with Del Rior17;s (or whomever the DC is) input, the Cardinals should have the opportunity to sign and/or draft a couple of upgrades. The Cardinals like LBC Larry Foote, but he has not gotten good results the past few years. He might be better off in Tampa Bay.The Cardinals are also finally going to have to address the RCB position this off-season. Del Rio loves to lean on man-to-man matchups, which should excite Patrick Peterson.Her17;s also been known to do what the Patriots dor12;-put his #1 CB on the second best WR and double team the best WR with the #2 CB and FS.Current DBC David Merritt is one of the best in the business and should garner strong consideration to remain on the staff.if not Jack Del Rio, Chuck Pagano, Marvin Lewis and Teryl Austin each have a great deal to bring to the table. Itr17;s great that the Cardinals have acted swiftly to get their head coach hired, because they can beat the other teams to valuable staff additions.One would imagine that the Cardinals and Kliff Kingsbury would like to stick with Jeff Rodgers as special teams coordinator. Maintaining continuity and familiarity in that important third phase of the game would be a plus.Now comes the most challenging partr12;-staffing the offense and upgrading the personnel.It would seem imperative that the new QB coach and/or OC be well versed in the Air Raid offense. The Air Raid tempo would appear to be a boon for Josh Rosen. What about for Mike Glennon andChad Kanoff? Will Kingsbury want to add a QB to this mix youth Chandler Jones Jersey , one he think might be better suited to run his style of offense? How about Johnny Manziel, who already knows the offense? Word is that Kingsbury is hiring his former assistant head coach at Texas Tech, Mike Jinks.That is a key move. It is imperative for Kingsbury to try to hire some coaches who are familiar with his Air Raid offense. Jinks is. In fact, Jinks was the assistant head coach and RB coach for Kingsbury in 2015, the last time Texas Tech had a 1,800 yard all purpose (16 TDs) 1st team All Big 12 rusher in DeAndre Washington (Raiders). Jinks went on to become the HC at Bowling Greenr12;-and struggled to win there. But, he took a new high school in Texas to the 2010 Class 5A Division II championship. And his bell cow player was RB Malcolm Brown, who went on to star at Texas and who has been Todd Gurleyr17;s main backup with the Rams until late this season when he broke his collarbone.Brown is a 2019 free agentr12;-and is the kind of physical, punishing RB the Cardinals currently lack.The greatest fascination will be what Kingsbury and Jinks will do with David Johnson. One would imagine that Johnson is going to be a feature of the passing attack from a variety of spots on the field.Chase Edmonds and T.J. Logan are very good fits, in the DeAndre Washington mode.The most important offensive decision, staff-wise is in deciding on the offensive line coach. The coach that may make the most sense is Clay McGuire, whom Kingsbury lured back to Texas Tech this past season as his co-offensive coordinator after McGuire had spent several years as Mike Leachr17;s offensive line coach at Washington St.Having an offensive line coach who knows the Air Raid offense and all of the blocking nuances would be very valuable in helping Kingsbury teach the offense. One of the pre-requisites of offensive line play in the Air Raid is all fine linemen having the athleticism to make swift, clean blocks downfield. In terms of the Cardinalsr17; current personnel it would seem that there are some decent fits: D.J. Humphries (when healthy), Mason Cole, John Wetzel (who excels at downfield blocking) and Korey Cunningham are a good head start. The question marks are at guard. Justin Pugh, if healthy and in top shape, could thrive in this offense. Colby Gossett has a chance if he can prove he has the feet. As long shots, Zack Golditch, Rees Odhiambo and Coleman Shelton may have the requisite athleticism to make a good impression.Some free agent guards who fit the Air Raid profile are Andy Levitre (ATL), Ben Garland (ATL) Stitched Chandler Jones Jersey , Eric Kush (CHI) and, of course, the plum of this yearr17;s crop, Rodger Saffold (LAR). Now that BA is in Tampa Bay, maybe the Cardinals can get a conditional draft pick for C A.Q. Shipley, who is a better fit in BAr17;s offense. The other very important coaching hire is the WR coach. Fitz has raved about the current WRC Kevin Garver, but Garver has only gotten mixed results the past two years. The Air Raid offense is predicated on precise footwork and timing. Garver can be trained and her17;s bright enough to catch onr12;-but it may be wiser to go with someone who is more familiar with the Air Raid offense.Larry Fitzgerald and Christian Kirk are highly adaptable and are instant fits in this style of offense. Kingsbury may like what he sees in Trent Sherfield, Jalen Tolliver and Pharoh Cooper. But, adding speed WRs with RAC ability is one of the top priorities. of course, adding David Johnson to the mix is going to make this unit more explosive and electric.It should be interesting to see which coaches are hired and if any coaches are retained. Kliff Kingsbury is going to have to do a better job than his predecessor of getting the coaches all on the same page, particularly in light of the unique aspects of his offense and whatever commitments are made to this yearr17;s base defense and special teams units.To reference Thoreau once againr12;-the Cardinals are going to be r0;dancing to the beat of a different drummerr1; in 2019. 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(AP) r12; The Arizona Cardinals used the 10th overall pick of the 2018 draft on Josh Rosen, hoping the former UCLA star would be their quarterback of the future.Rosen had some ups and downs during his first season, as many rookies do, but did nothing to dissuade the Cardinals from believing he could be their guy for years to come.Yet with the 2019 draft just around the corner, therer17;s speculation the Cardinals could use the No. 1 overall pick on another quarterback.Kyler Murrayr17;s decision to play football not baseball creates a new option for an Arizona team with a new coach and a new offensive system.The Heisman Trophy winner from Oklahoma has a unique skill set, able to play in the pocket or beat teams with his legs Hakeem Butler Arizona Cardinals Jersey , which could be a perfect match for coach Kliff Kingsburyr17;s dynamic offense.r0;We are not done with this process,r1; Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said.r0;We have not made a decision on the first overall pick. Secondly, there are a number of players in my opinion and our scoutsr17; opinion and our coaching staffr17;s opinion that warrant being the first overall selection.r1;Rosen was a good fit for Steve Wilksr17; offense. Murray may be better for Kingsburyr17;s.The new coach ran an offense at Texas Tech that put up prodigious numbers and had two quarterbacks r12; Case Keenum and Patrick Mahomes r12; who led the nation in passing.With a strong arm and superb running ability, Murray has the tools to slide right into Kingsburyr17;s offense.Of course, all the Kyler Murray talk could just be a smoke screen.The Cardinals could be using the Murray speculation to drive up value and trade interest to possibly slide down in the draft, still get a standout player, along with more picks.Arizona could just use the No. 1 pick to shore up a defense that has struggled mightily, possibly Ohio Stater17;s Nick Bosa.r0;Theyr17;re both dominant players,r1; Keim said. r0;Theyr17;re canr17;t-miss prospects.r1;A few more things to look for from the Cardinals at the draft:CORNER NEEDEDThe Cardinals have been searching for a player to play opposite cornerback Patrick Peterson pretty much since they drafted the three-time first-team All Pro in 2011. Arizona has tried multiple players opposite Peterson and signed Robert Alford to a three-year deal after he was released by Atlanta, but her17;ll turn 31 during the 2019 season so the Cardinals may use a high pick to build for the future r12; possibly with the 33rd overall pick.HELPING FITZArizona got a huge boost when star receiver Larry Fitzgerald decided to return for a 16th season. Christian Kirk had a solid rookie season and the Cardinals signed former Chicago receiver Kevin White, who has struggled with injuries.Arizona could use a shifty receiver to play opposite Fitzgerald, particularly in the r0;Air Raidr1; offense Kingsbury wants to utilize. The Cardinals might also be interested in local product Nr17;Keal Harry, big, physical receiver from Arizona State, but it might be a stretch for him to still be available at No. 33.O-LINE HELPArizonar17;s offensive line struggled with injuries, keeping pass rushers away from Rosen and establishing a running game. The Cardinals should get some help with the additions of J.R. Sweezy and Marcus Gilbert via free agency, but need more depth. Some of that will likely come from the draft.PASS RUSHERSThe Cardinals have one of the best edge rushers in Chandler Jones and signed Terrell Suggs during the offseason. But Suggs is 36, so theyr17;ll have to hope he still has something left in the tank or add a young edge rusher. Arizona also could use help on the interior defensive line to play with steady Corey Peters.