Cardinals Coach Demands Team Stop Doing ‘Dumb S—‘ off the Field in ‘Hard Knocks’ Rant
In this week’s episode of Hard Knocks, Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury spoke to his team about the off-field misconduct that has plagued the team this year.
Assistant coach Sean Kugler was fired Tuesday after he allegedly groped a woman in Mexico City on Sunday. The team was in Mexico’s capital city to play the 49ers on Monday Night Football.
Kingsbury addressed the situation with the team in the most recent episode of HBO’s behind-the-scenes show and noted that moving forward, the team should remain focused on what’s happening on the field.
“Obviously a situation in the coaching staff,” Kingsbury said. “So, I apologize to the coaching staff. Unacceptable. We are sorry. It won’t happen again.
” From this whole group I’m going to ask two things moving forward,” Kingsbury said. “Make sure that nobody has to answer questions about dumb s— on the field. Two, effort on the field. Everybody got me?”
Kugler had served as the Cardinals’ offensive line coach and run game coordinator. Kugler’s duties have been taken over by Brian Natkin, assistant offensive line coach, and Steve Heiden, tight ends coach.
This year’s assault on a woman by a Cardinals coach has been reported for the second time. After it was reported that Saxon had assaulted a woman at her Indianapolis home in May, the running backs coach was placed on administrative leave . Saxon pleaded guilty on Oct. 6 to one count for domestic battery and resigned shortly thereafter.
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