Cardinals GM Steve Keim ‘alarmed’ by lack of offensive consistency
Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said he believes his team has underachieved on offense this season.
On Arizona Sports’ Wolf & Luke Friday morning, Keim addressed the area of the Cardinals he is concerned with and singled out the offensive consistency.
The Cardinals are 3-5 and have the No. 15 scoring offense in the NFL thus far. Last week in a 34-26 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona was penalized 10 times, had to burn multiple timeouts to avoid delay of game penalties and turned the ball over three times in the second half.
“The inconsistency on offense would have to be the alarming thing when you know you have a number of talented players on that side of the ball,” Keim said.
“Just haven’t played good football in terms of playing together, playing in unison, the mistakes that we’ve made whether it’s been miscommunication with routes or time management with getting the play off. Little things that obviously can be fixed but are very disappointing at this point.”
The Cardinals went all in on their offensive identity this past offseason with extensions for head coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray.
The offense has improved over the past two games, but Kingsbury noted after last week’s loss that his unit needs to play cleaner to beat the best teams.
Keim stood pat at the trade deadline this week after acquiring wide receiver Robbie Anderson in Week 7.
The GM said he believes the Cardinals have the personnel to turn the season around.
“I think it takes two sides: It takes a side to coach and a side to execute,” Keim said. “We’re all in this together. So there’s no fingers being pointed on our side.”
The Cardinals have a critical juncture approaching with three straight games against NFC West foes starting Sunday against the division-leading Seattle Seahawks.