Arizona Cardinals should fire Kliff Kingsbury as head coach, azcentral poll results say

Jeremy Cluff
Arizona Republic
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Should the Arizona Cardinals fire head coach Kliff Kingsbury?

We posed that question on social media in the aftermath of Arizona's loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL playoffs on Monday and people had takes.

Did they ever.

In an azcentral sports Twitter poll, 65.7% of respondents voted that yes, Kingsbury should be fired. 26.5% voted that he should not lose his job.

7.8% responded with "I'm not sure."

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azcentral sports readers shared their thoughts on Kingsbury's job security with the Cardinals on Twitter and Facebook.

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Many called for the Cardinals to fire Kliff Kingsbury:

Mark Gurrieri (on Facebook): Yeah its time for a different coaching direction

David Sederstrom (on Facebook): Kliff Kingsbury is like a deer and his play calling is still too soft

Jeff Sloan (on Facebook): Being out played is one thing, but being out coach is another! And that was the big difference last night! Kingsbury game plan was horrible! We couldn’t even move the ball. Not once did he attack the middle of the field! The Rams gave up 70% of their yards gain in the middle of the field! Horrible! If we keep him we’ll just see a repeat of next year. Start strong finish weak!

Chris Murillo (on Facebook): He really wasn't hired as a prototypical head coach in the first place. He was hired as an Offensive Coordinator, but given the title of head coach so if he was successful, he couldn't be pilfered by some other team. Not sure if he has been successful, and I can definitely see there are leadership issues on this team, possibly by the setup of his hire. I'd say Kliff's demeanor alone will make it difficult for him to gain the respect a head coach needs to succeed.

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Should the Arizona Cardinals fire Kliff Kingsbury? People have thoughts.

Others argued that the Cardinals should keep Kliff Kingsbury:

Cecilia Gonzalez (on Facebook): No! He got them to the playoffs! It's up to the players to execute. Murray was embarrassing yesterday. He must've been seeing ghosts

Warren Brannoch (on Facebook): No no and no....if they fire him it's going to be the WORST mistake this franchise had made. Look at the wins during his tenure. Rome wasn't built in a day

Jeremy Mager (on Facebook): What you made the playoffs. I am a Vikings fan that roots for the cardinals. Your crazy to think about it

Michael C Smith (on Facebook): No. He won 12 games in the NFL! Injuries to key positions late in the season was to much. Growing pains for entire team

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Some chose to blame others for the Cardinals' end-of-season collapse:

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