The release marks the first significant coaching change for Arizona.
According to CBS Sports Jason La Canfora, the Arizona Cardinals are moving on from receiver coach David Raih.
In a surprising move, the Arizona Cardinals released respected Wide Receiver Coach, David Raih. Raih has coached Davante Adams, Deandre Hopkins & Larry Fitzgerald. The Cardinals finished #6 in the NFL in total offense in 2020.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 7, 2021
Raih joined the Cardinals in 2019 following the hiring of head coach Kliff Kingsbury. He had previously worked with Kingsbury as an outside receivers coach while at Texas Tech back in 2013. Raih also spent time working with the Green Bay Packers.
The move comes as no surprise to those of us who closely watched Arizona’s receiving unit become one of the worst in the NFL. Outside of All Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona grossly lacked any consistency from their second and third receiving options.
Second round pick Andy Isabella has been a major disappointment, while third year man Christian Kirk has failed to take the next step in his development. Given the investments at the position, the receiver unit as a whole was arguably the most disappointing on the team.
This coaching change is, thus far, the lone move made to Kliff Kingsbury’s staff. Speculation continues to run wild surrounding DC Vance Joseph’s job security, although it’s looking more likely he will be back in 2021.
Stay tuned to Revenge of the Birds for more information as it becomes available.