Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Ep.70: Kliff Kingsbury, the Air Raid, and the Cardinals

Zach Betz joins Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast for a discussion about the Air Raid scheme, the Cardinals offense, and Kliff Kingsbury.  

Betz (@alltwentytwo on Twitter) has spent a lot of time studying two schemes: Sean McVay’s outside zone scheme in L.A. and variations of the Air Raid used by Hal Mumme, Mike Leach, and Kliff Kingsbury. With Kingsbury’s arrival in Arizona, I invited Betz to share his thoughts on Kingsbury’s version of the Air Raid, his coaching prowess, and the outlook for the Arizona Cardinals offense.


  • The Air Raid isn’t new to the NFL.
  • Kingsbury’s creativity with formations and personnel usage sets him apart.
  • Why “playground ball” is a good thing.
  • Should we be concerned about the Cardinals offensive line?
  • Thoughts on Hakeem Butler and Andy Isabella’s futures in this offense.
  • Why David Johnson should see an offensive resurgence.
  • Kingsbury’s weaknesses as a coach.
  • An extended conversation on coaching and management.

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