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Cardinals RB David Johnson doesn’t have answer for Arizona’s struggling offense

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The Arizona Cardinals offense has been struggling to start the season. They are currently 1-6 and are occupying the bottom spot of the NFC West. They rank 31st in total offense (210 yards a game), 31st in passing offense (146 yards per game) and dead last in rushing offense (64.6 yards per game). While you can attribute some of it to having a rookie quarterback in Josh Rosen, it is still quite surprising to see a team which features David Johnson struggle to pick up yardage.

In their loss to the Broncos last Thursday night, Johnson only managed to have 39 yards on 14 carries, plus another 31 yards on three catches. For a guy who is considered to be among the top running backs in the league, saying his performance has been subpar would be an understatement. Speaking to reporters following the Denver game, Johnson seemed incapable of coming up with a solution to his team’s offensive debacles, per Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com.

“I don’t know what to tell you,” Johnson said.

An article from ESPN also talks about how Johnson is approaching the difficulties

“Just keep grinding,” Johnson said when asked how he was holding up through the difficulties, “just keep grinding and doing what they pay me to do, doing what the coaches, my teammates expect me to do, and we’ll get through it.”

Coach Steve Wilks also talked about the adjustments they need to make in order to get their offense, especially Johnson, going.

“We’ve got to do a better job, as I mentioned before, of just trying to spread him around a little bit, get him in different areas, get him out of the backfield some, loosen up the defense a little bit and really take what they’re giving us.”

The Cardinals will play the San Francisco 49ers in their next game in a matchup of two struggling teams.

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