Alex Stahl: Harold Goodwin
August 30, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin (right) instructs offensive tackle D.J. Humphries (74) during the fourth quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Cardinals defeated the Raiders 30-23. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Goodwin played offensive line at the University of Michigan from 1992-94 and began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant the following year. After stints as OL coach at Central and Eastern Michigan,
Goodwin joined Lovie Smith’s staff in Chicago and then joined Pittsburgh’s staff in 2007. In 2012, Goodwin joined the Colts’ staff under interim coach Bruce Arians, following Arians out to Arizona the next year while becoming the Cardinals’ OC.
Although Arians calls the plays, Goodwin knows how to implement Arians’ productive offense, has Michigan ties, and has a decade+ of experience working with offensive lines (where the Lions could use some work).
Certainly an interesting selection that hasn’t occurred to anyone. The Cardinals number one ranked offense is definitely one that most teams will look to emulate in 2016. Goodwin will likely get plenty of knocks on his front door this offseason.
Now Jeff Risdon brings up an oldie but a goody from way back in 2007.
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