It’s nice to see that the services of Andy Reid are not going to go under-valued and under-appreciated.
Just yesterday, Reid was canned by the Philadelphia Eagles following a pair of miserable seasons, putting an end to a long and storied 14-year head coaching stint.
But just as quickly as he was sent packing, it looks like Reid may have already found a new job.
KTVK-TV in Phoenix reported early Tuesday that the Arizona Cardinals have Reid notched as the front-runner for their vacant head coaching position. More recently, sources around the league are saying that Reid could be introduced as the Cardinals’ head coach by the end of the week. Another source said that he was “95 percent” sure that Reid will be the next coach in Arizona.
Just like Reid, head coach Ken Whisenhunt was fired by the Cardinals yesterday, marking two of seven NFL head coaching casualties on a very eventful ‘Black Monday’ around the league.
Although Reid looks sure to be the Cardinals’ primary target, the team is also expected to interview current defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the head coaching spot.
It was reported before the end of the regular season that Reid was working on assembling a coaching staff to be by his side wherever he landed. It is unclear whether the Cardinals would like to retain certain members of their coaching staff, or if they would like to go with Reid’s hand-picked gang.
The Cardinals may very well want to hang onto Horton to run the defense, because even though the Cardinals were arguably the worst team in the NFL this year, the blame for that is to be placed almost solely on their horrific offensive unit.
I think that Reid still has plenty of genius left in him, and could without a doubt bring the Cardinals back to the post-season, and NFL relevance.
It will be interesting to see if Reid would want to take another shot with Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb, who Reid drafted, and coached on the Eagles until just last year.
There is a good chance that the Cardinals will draft a quarterback this year, as many analysts have West Virginia University QB Geno Smith going to the Cardinals in the first round.
While no official announcement has been made as of now, it looks like Reid will be off to Arizona shortly, in a brilliant and hasty acquisition by the Cardinals.
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