Arizona Cardinals Part Ways With OL Coach Sean Kugler Following Mysterious Mexico City Incident

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Following an incident that reportedly took place in Mexico City on Saturday night, the Arizona Cardinals have parted ways with offensive line coach Sean Kugler. Kugler was also the Cardinals’ run game coordinator. PFF’s Ari Meirov says Kugler did not coach Monday night’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. He was instead sent home.

Cardinals head coach Kliff Kingsbury confirmed the reports on Tuesday during his media availability, but did not get into specifics about the nature of the incident. The Cardinals were in Mexico City this past weekend for Monday Night Football, taking on the 49ers in PrimeTime for an international game.

Kugler has been with the Cardinals coaching staff since the 2019 season. Before that, the 56-year-old has seen his coaching career take him around the National Football League. The coach has been with the Detroit Lions, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Buffalo Bills. Kugler has also coached at the collegiate level, coaching UTEP for five seasons from 2013-2017.

The Cardinals struggled to run the ball consistently against the 49ers’ defensive front-seven and struggled just as much in trying to protect quarterback Colt McCoy, who got the start Monday night after Kyler Murray was ruled out due to a hamstring injury.

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