A New Arizona Cardinals’ Era Begins

Finally, after months of wait, we will get to see what the Kliff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray led Arizona Cardinals are all about.

The Arizona Cardinals take on the Detroit Lions this Sunday at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Millions of football fans are anxiously waiting to see just what is in store for the Cardinals’ offense.

The reason for all of the excitement is Kliff Kingsbury finally bringing the high-powered Air Raid offense to the NFL. It has always been said that this offense would never work in the NFL and that it was just for High School and College football. We will finally see if that is truly the case starting this weekend.

For many that don’t know, the Air Raid offense has been successfully used in the High School and College levels dating back to the 1980′s. It incorporates a high volume of passing and is almost 100% from the shotgun. It brings excitement to the game as it is usually always fast-paced as well. The offense became popular at Texas Tech University under Mike Leach and his lead to many schools using the system.

Kyler Murray

The Air Raid has been extremely popular in the Texas High School football ranks for decades and is the system the Cardinals’ rookie quarterback, Kyler Murray, has played in since starring at Allen High School.

Murray, the Heisman Trophy winner and number one overall draft pick from Oklahoma, is seemingly the perfect fit for Kingsbury’s Air Raid offense. He will look to prove that it can work in the NFL and that he and the Cardinals can be successful using it as their base offense.

The Air Raid experiment begins this week as the Cardinals face the Lions, who will look to shut down the Air Raid and expose it for all to see. Detroit will look to pick apart the Cardinals’ pass defense that is lacking All-Pro cornerback, Patrick Peterson, for the first six weeks of the season.

One thing is for sure, there should be plenty of scoring this weekend at State Farm Stadium.

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