After certain local outlets reported a deal between the Arizona Cardinals and Andy Reid was “95 percent” done, it came as no surprise the deal is all but dead after Reid is reported to be close to a deal with the Kansas City Chiefs. I never thought it would have been a great deal but would have supported it. Now the Cards move on to their next targets.
The Cards have already interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton. He sounded positive about how things went. Personally, he is the guy I’d like the Cards to hire if they can find a decent offensive coordinator to go along with him.
In the meantime, the Cards plan to interview Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy on Saturday. They have also received permission to interview former Cards and current Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley. I get why the Cards want to speak to him, however I don’t think he is the right fit for Arizona. I think he owes much of his previous success here to quarterback Kurt Warner. Warner didn’t get along the best with him and neither has Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. That, to me, is very telling.
Those two guys are the only other candidates as of Thursday evening. I’m sure we will find out plenty more about the search in the coming days. Never a dull moment.