After testing positive for COVID-19, Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona’s coach, and an assistant coach and player, will not be able to attend Sunday’s Cardinals game at Cleveland.
For the NFL’s unbeaten team, quarterbacks coach Cam Turner will be absent as well as defensive tackle Zach Allen.
Vance Joseph, a defensive coordinator with head coaching experience in Denver and Jeff Rodgers, assistant head coach/special forces coordinator, will share head coaching responsibilities for Arizona which is now 5-0, for the first time since 1974. The team announced Friday that other members of the offensive coaching team will assume additional offensive duties.
Kingsbury stated earlier this week that they have been 100% vaccinated for quite some time, but the virus hasn’t stopped them from trying to win a sixth consecutive game.
Already, the Cardinals will be without star linebacker Chandler Jones. Jones was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 roster on Tuesday. Third-year professional Allen is also an important part of the Cardinals’ defense. He had a sack in last week’s win over the 49ers.