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Conversations Coming For Kliff Kingsbury About His Staff

The Cardinals haven't had an offseason that didn't feature a change at head coach since after the 2016 season. Kliff Kingsbury isn't going anywhere this January.

As for the rest of his staff, Kingsbury said Tuesday that he would sit down with GM Steve Keim and chairman and team president Michael Bidwill to make those decisions.

"It's the first time I've ever worked with a GM on that side of things," Kingsbury said. "With Michael and Steve, (we'll) sit down in a room and talk about each position group and be brutally honest with ourselves and each other and come to a good place. That relationship to me has been vital, with Steve, where we are very upfront with each other, with what he sees and what I see. Michael has the final say. I like where the relationship is at, and we'll find out after the season."

The way Kingsbury's staff was put together was unique, in that Kingsbury -- coming from the college ranks -- leaned heavily on Keim to provide candidates with NFL experience. Kingsbury then went through many interviews, some taking hours on end, before hires were made.

Kingsbury acknowledged he still doesn't know a lot of NFL-experienced assistant candidates, and "if we need to make changes or people move on" those vetting processes won't change.

"One of the best things we did when we got here was talk to a lot of different people," Kingsbury said. "I think we got a lot of good coaches on staff because of it."

Kliff Kingsbury and David Raih talk to Larry Fitzgerald during a timeout in a game at Seattle in 2019