TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green fired offensive coordinator Keith Rowen on Tuesday and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Mike Kruczek.

The move came hours after the Cardinals blew a 20-point lead and lost to the Chicago Bears 24-23 on Monday night.

“I’ve known Keith for a long time. I have the utmost respect for him,” Green said. “We are not scoring enough points.”

Kruczek becomes Green’s third offensive coordinator in the coach’s 2 seasons in Arizona.

Green said he was talking with Rowen about what other position he might take on the staff.

Kruczek has been quarterbacks coach since Green arrived.

“I think his close working relationship with Matt Leinart will give us a better chance,” Green said.


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