The Arizona Cardinals’ coaching staff is loaded with high-quality former NFL veterans.
There is a lot to be excited about if you’re a supporter of the Arizona Cardinals. The team has legitimate depth at the quarterback position, one of the best running backs in the league, and a future Hall-of-Fame wide receiver. Additionally, they have a first-year head coach that’s dedicated to bringing a Super Bowl trophy to the Valley.
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What gets lost in the mix of rumors and depth charts, though, is the group of coaches that does the dirty work behind the scenes. Steve Wilks, Arizona’s new leading man, brought in some new faces to join his staff but he’s also inherited some great teachers. Among those on staff, the Cardinals have several former NFL players that most will recognize. After all, when it comes to teaching positions in the National Football League, it’s nice to have done the job yourself at the highest level.
Below, we’ll look at the five most notable NFL veterans on Arizona’s coaching staff.
Notable NFL Veterans on the Arizona Cardinals Coaching Staff
Ray Brown, Offensive Line Coach
NFL Games: 262
Nobody on the Cardinals’ staff has as much NFL experience as Ray Brown. During his 20 seasons in the NFL, Brown started his career with the Cardinals and then with the Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, and San Francisco 49ers. Primarily a left guard in the NFL, Brown made a Pro Bowl with the 49ers when he was 39 years old.
The linemen he coaches like him, and having all that experience definitely ensures that they listen to what he’s gotta say. Brown is in his first year with Arizona after coming over from the Panthers after Wilks was hired. He held the same position with Carolina in 2016 and 2017.