As I wrote a few days ago, the NFL Cardinals appear headed down the same old unexciting road of thrift, caution and stagnancy as an organization. Nothing changed yesterday with the ho-hum appointment of in-house Steve Keim as the new general manager.
Keim’s long and obscure tenure with the Cardinals, 13 years in all, and comments made by team president Michael Bidwill indicate the new GM will have the job in title only with a nominal raise from his old position as VP of player personnel. It appears Keim will have only advisory responsibility in the hiring of a new head coach and dealing with the team’s Achilles heel of finding an NFL-caliber quarterback. Not much different than Keim’s predecessor, Rod Graves.
And what does this mean as the Cardinals continue to seek a new head coach? It should be a bonus in the selection process since the new coach can be assured of a strong position in picking his players, more power anyway than if the Cardinals had hired a strong GM.