Cardinals Fire OC Byron Leftwich & DC Al Holcomb

According to Josh Weinfuss, the Cardinals fired most of their assistant coaches on Monday including OC Byron Leftwich and DC Al Holcomb.

Leftwich, 38, is a former first-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2003. He spent four years in Jacksonville before playing for a number of teams including the Falcons, Steelers and Buccaneers.

The Cardinals hired Leftwich as a coaching intern during training camp in 2016 before promoting him to QBs coach. After Arizona fired Mike McCoy, Leftwich was promoted to offensive coordinator.

In 2018, the Cardinals’ offense ranked No. 32 in points scored, No. 32 in total yards, No. 32 in rushing yards and No. 32 passing yards.

Holcomb began his coaching career at Temple back in 1995 as a graduate assistant/LBs coach. He worked for a number of schools including Colby College, Bloomsburg, Kutztown and Lafayette before getting hired by the Giants as their defensive quality control coach in 2011.

The Cardinals hired Holcomb as their defensive coordinator a year ago.

In 2018, the Cardinals’ defense ranked No. 26 in points allowed, No. 20 in total yards allowed, No. 32 in rushing yards allowed, and No. 32 passing yards allowed.

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