Cardinals fire QB coach Chris Miller
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Posted Jan 12, 2012

Quarterbacks coach Chris Miller was the first, and perhaps only, coach to take the fall for the lack of production on offense

--Quarterbacks coach Chris Miller was the first, and perhaps only, coach to take the fall for the lack of production on offense over the last two seasons. Miller was fired with a year left on his contract.

Miller didn't get much to work with. Last year, he worked with Derek Anderson, Max Hall and John Skelton. This year, it was Kevin Kolb, Skelton and Rich Bartel. Kolb missed seven games because of injuries. Miller was a better coach in 2009, when he worked with Kurt Warner.

--RB Ryan Williams, who sustained a torn patellar tendon in training camp, is starting to run and do some light cutting. Williams doesn't think he will be ready to participate in minicamps in the spring, but he does expect to be 100 percent by training camp in the summer.

--Defensive coordinator Ray Horton interviewed for the Rams head coaching job the week after the season ended. The interview could not have gone better, Horton said. "It was a five-hour interview, and after it was over they called my agent and said, 'we were blown away by him, and he couldn't have been better,'" Horton said.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "I told my coaches this: 'Take the emotional part out of watching this film. Yeah, I know so-and-so is a good player. Yeah, he dresses well, has a nice family, this and that. Either the player is right or wrong in what we're watching, or the scheme is wrong.'" -- Defensive coordinator Ray Horton on conducting postseason evaluations.

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