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first_img Top Stories The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury yells out to his team during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson) 9 Comments   Share   center_img Following interviews with six candidates for the offensive coordinator opening, the Arizona Cardinals have reportedly determined that none of them are worthy of the role.According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Cardinals will not hire an offensive coordinator, defer play-calling duties to head coach Kliff Kingsbury and rely on the staff of position coaches and newly-hired passing game coordinator Tom Clements to assist with the offense. John Gambadoro of 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station substantiated the tweet from Rapoport with his own saying that all major hires for the Cardinals were complete.The Cardinals interviewed Jake Spavital, Ben McAdoo, Steve Sarkisian, John DeFilippo, Jim Bob Cooter and most recently Hue Jackson for the offensive coordinator vacancy.Related LinksCardinals hire Tom Clements as pass game coordinator, QB coachReport: Cardinals interview former Browns HC Hue Jackson for OC jobJohn Clayton: ‘Hard to tell’ who will be Cardinals OC right nowThere are currently five offensive coordinator vacancies in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Cincinnati Bengals and New York Jets all looking to fill the position.When the Cardinals hired Kingsbury, team president Michael Bidwill made it clear that hiring a head coach who also served as the team’s play caller was a priority.Last season, the Cardinals had the worst offense in the league and was the second team since 2007 to register less than 4,000 yards of offense on the season.The Cardinals were outgained by the NFL’s leading offense, the Kansas City Chiefs, by a total of 6,810 – 3,865 yards, nearly a 3,000 yard margin.last_img read more