The Arizona Cardinals are the NFL’s lone remaining unbeaten team. And kudos to that squad for starting off strong after stumbling to the finish, fumbling the bag, and allowing the Bears to sneak into the playoffs.
But if they want to continue their winning ways, the Cardinals must do so without their head coach:
Coach Kingsbury, QB Coach Cam Turner, and DT Zach Allen will miss Sunday’s game at Cleveland after testing positive for Covid-19.https://t.co/Burp2emaUz
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) October 16, 2021
A positive COVID-19 test for Arizona Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury will keep him from coaching on Sunday. Joining Kingsbury in missing the game are QBs Coach Cam Turner and defensive tackle Zach Allen. Both Turner and Allen also have come back with positive COVID test results. Earlier this week, the Cardinals put stud pass-rusher Chandler Jones on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. Jones, whose 5 sacks lead the team, is also expected to sit out on Sunday.
The 5-0 Cardinals travel to Cleveland to take on a 3-2 Browns team that is 2-0 at home. In other words, an already challenging game will be that much tougher without the head coach pacing the sidelines and star QB sacker wrecking opposing backfields. But for what it’s worth, losing your coach to a positive COVID test isn’t an automatic loss. Remember, the Browns beat the Steelers in a playoff game last year while Kevin Stefanski sat out due to a positive COVID test. But more important than any game, I hope hall coaches and players get a clean bill of health sooner, rather than later.