To say the Arizona Cardinals’ offensive line has had a bad season would be an understatement, and that goes for both protecting the quarterback and opening holes in the running game.
The team has seen both of its starting quarterbacks go down with injuries, while the running game is coming off a historically bad performance Monday night against the San Francisco 49ers.
Cardinals fans have begun to give up on their team’s offensive line.
However, when asked about how the group struggled, ESPN NFL Analayst Ron Jaworski said he actually thought the line played pretty well Monday night.
Yet, the analyst believes Arizona’s coaches have lost faith in their front five.
“Right now every one of those offensive linemen are beginning to question, do the coaches believe they can do that,” Jaworski told Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “Obviously with the play selection Monday night, the coaching staff does not believe that is what the Arizona Cardinals can do.”
Cardinals quarterback John Skelton dropped back to pass 56 times Monday, while he handed the ball off to LaRod Stephens-Howling on just eight occasions. Jaworski lambasted the Cardinals coaching staff for this type of play-calling, saying it was their way of essentially giving up on their offensive line
“I will guarantee every offensive lineman right now, from Massie to Snyder, to Sendlein to College to Batiste, they’re questioning their coaches right now,” Jaworski said. “‘Why aren’t you giving us a chance to play football?'”