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Cardinals, Stephen A. Smith trade jabs on Twitter about Kliff Kingsbury hire

Stephen A. Smith is NOT a fan of the hire
Posted: 6:40 PM, Jan 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-10 01:40:12Z
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ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith is not a fan of the Arizona Cardinals' hire of Kliff Kingsbury as head coach.

The Cardinals don't seem to care.

On Wednesday, around the time Kingsbury was being introduced to the media at the Cardinals' training facility in Tempe, Smith went on a rant about how Kingsbury is more suited to appear on "The Bachelor" than be an NFL head coach.

In response, the Cardinals referenced a gaffe Smith made several weeks ago during a preview of the Los Angeles Chargers' upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs. During his analysis, Smith said the Chiefs should watch out for Chargers tight end Hunter Henry. The only problem: Henry has been on the disabled list all season.

Henry was finally activated this week as the Chargers get set to face the New England Patriots in the playoffs -- and the Cardinals used this fact to jab Smith on Twitter.

Naturally, Smith was quick to reply to the Cardinals' retort.

Smith is hardly the only person to criticize the Cardinals' hiring of Kingsbury, who had a 35-40 record as Texas Tech's head coach and has no previous NFL coaching experience. But as you can see in his interview with ABC15 sports director Craig Fouhy at the top of the page, Kingsbury is looking forward to the opportunity to prove Smith and other skeptics wrong.