Arizona Cardinals: With the Cardinals’ offense last or next to last in a litany of categories (yards per game and per play, passing and rushing per game and per play, points, third-down percentage, time of possession), questions about coordinator Mike McCoy’s job security have increased. When asked Monday about the matter, head coach Steve Wilks replied, “I would say all our jobs are in jeopardy, including mine, if we don’t win.” McCoy was fired from the Denver Broncos last November after the team had lost six consecutive games. The Cardinals opened this season 0-4 before getting a win, but they slipped to 1-5 with a loss in Minnesota on Sunday. The Cardinals host the Denver Broncos on a short week this Thursday.
Oct 14, 2018; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen (3) throws a pass during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports
Los Angeles Rams: Coach Sean McVay was critical of himself immediately after the Sunday game in Denver, saying he “put us in some horrible spots” with his play-calling as the team scored a season-low 23 points. Asked how he felt about that criticism following a review of the film, McVay reiterated frustration with himself. “I just think some of the things we did in some of the spots — anytime you’re in the role that I’m in, our job is to try to put players in the best spots,” he said. “You don’t want to waste plays.” After describing a few examples, McVay couched the criticism somewhat, saying, “I don’t want to be some ‘Negative Nelly,’ either, and not be able to appreciate a big road win.”
Seattle Seahawks: The Monday afternoon news of Seahawks and Trail Blazers owner and Microsoft co-owner Paul Allen’s passing was met with an outpouring of support and praise for Allen, within the sports world and beyond. “I’ll miss him greatly,” head coach Pete Carroll said. “His gracious leadership and tremendous inspiration will never be forgotten.” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell credited Allen as the “driving force” behind keeping the NFL in the Pacific Northwest, while NBA commissioner Adam Silver called him “the ultimate trail blazer — in business, philanthropy and sports.” Fellow Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said, “Paul was a true partner and dear friend. Personal computing would not have existed without him.”
—Field Level Media