Steve Wilks Is the New Head Coach for the Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals have a new head coach, Steve Wilks. The team’s decision was prompted by the vacancy created with the retirement of Coach Bruce Arians. Steve Wilks, the former Carolina Panthers’ defence coordinator, was hired to continue the Cardinals’ success under Bruce Arians. At age 48, Wilks joins the Cardinals under a four-year contract with a fifth season team option.

Wilks started coaching NFL teams in 2002 until he landed a job with the Panthers. Under his leadership, the Panthers finished in seventh place in total defence in the 2017 season. The Panther's defence was strong having been ranked seventh place in yards allowed, seventh in DVOA, and eleventh place in points allowed. Before holding the fort as the defence coordinator for the Panthers, Wilks was the team’s defence back coach for a four-year period from 2012 through to 2016. By 2014, Wilks had the title Assistant Head Coach added to his resume. He was also behind the defensive backs for the San Diego Chargers and the Chicago Bears. Wilks has made an appearance in two Super Bowls, one with the Panthers and the other with the Bears.

The Cardinals are looking to improve their defensive game. The team is ranked sixth best in the NFL’s Total Defence rankings in the 2017 season. Wilks’ way with people coupled with his experience on the job made him the perfect fit for the Cardinals. According to Mike Adams, Panthers’ veteran safety chief, Wilks does command a presence and everyone gravitates towards him.

And what did Wilks have to say? He believes in building a culture founded on three aspects: commitment, accountability, and trust. His appointment as head coach for the Arizona Cardinals is one that he considers to be a privilege and an honour.

 

Business

The Buffalo Bills Sale 57,000 Season Tickets

The management of Buffalo Bills have something to smile about after it was announced that the fans have already bought 57,000 season tickets. The Buffalo Bills made the announcement on Monday and the new mark of 57,000 season tickets sold surpasses the record that the franchise set back in 1992.…

Role of Football in the American Culture

American Football holds quite a significant position in the culture of the nation. Sean McAdam has stated that ‘Baseball is still called the national pastime, but football is by far the more popular sport in American society’. This sport has immense popularity in the whole of the United…

Martellus Bennett Expected To Feature During Bears Minicamp

Bears fans will not have to wait any longer so as to see their tight end Martellus Bennett back with the team. According to various sources, Bennett will be able to feature during the bears mandatory minicamp which is set to begin this week. He is expected to undergo all the necessary steps before…

Corey Liuget & Chargers Agree To A One-Year Contract Extension

The Diego Chargers’ defensive lineman Corey Liuget will be playing for the team for another one year, this is after the player and the team agreed to a one-year contract extension. The news was made public by the team on Tuesday. Several sources have pointed out that Liuget’s contract…

College Baseball: A Short Summary

In the United States, College Sports are not only popular, but are also very important to the players as well as the educational institutions. Most of the popular sports in the US are played as college sport as well. One such sport is baseball. Therefore, one can say that College Baseball is that…