Cardinals pick Davis to run defense, hire others

The Arizona Cardinals made Bill Davis‘ promotion to defensive coordinator official Wednesday and announced that defensive assistant Matt Raich has been elevated to linebackers coach.

Davis replaces Clancy Pendergast, who was fired after the Cardinals’ Super Bowl XLIII loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

In other coaching moves, receivers coach Mike Miller was promoted to passing-game coordinator, and Russ Grimm added running-game coordinator duties to his role as assistant head coach/offensive line. The Cardinals didn’t clarify if those moves meant Miller and Grimm would share offensive coordinator duties after Todd Haley left to become the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach.

In addition, John McNulty (receivers coach) and Chris Miller (quarterbacks coach) join the team. McNulty spent the past five seasons as Rutgers’ offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach. Miller played 10 years in the NFL as a QB for the Atlanta Falcons (1987-93), Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams (1994-95) and Denver Broncos (1999).

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