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Harold Goodwin Sees Potential in Arizona's Offensive Line and More NFC West News

Dec 16, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Indianapolis Colts offensive line coach Harold Goodwin coaches against the Houston Texans before the game at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyson LanglandNFC West Lead WriterFebruary 7, 2013

Despite allowing the most sacks in the league last year, newly-appointed offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin believes there is indeed talent along the offensive line. No one on Bruce Arians' staff knows offensive-line play better than Goodwin.

Prior to accepting the Cardinals' offensive coordinator position, he spent six years coaching men in the trenches. From 2007-2011, he was the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach, and in 2012, he held that same position with the Indianapolis Colts

As soon he got settled into his new position, he got right to work trying to figure out who will stay in and who will go in 2013. Goodwin told Adam Green of, "I've been watching the guys here recently and kind of like what I see. I think there's talent there."

The overwhelming number of injuries from 2012 will ultimately help Arizona evaluate the offensive line from top to bottom. Usually a season's worth of play may only allow a team to self scout six or seven players in game situations, but Goodwin will have the ability to scout nine or 10 different offensive linemen. 

Head coach Bruce Arians echoed similar sentiments yesterday to the media (via "You can evaluate nine or 10 guys, just like what happened with us in Indianapolis. It was a revolving door; Harold did an unbelievable job with those guys."

As an offense, Arizona obviously has no where to go but up considering they finished 32nd in the league. Yet that doesn't mean Arians and his staff will settle for mediocre improvement either—they would like to have a season offensively that compares to the Colts of 2012. 



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