Arizona Cardinals Move on from Andy Reid

December 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley reacts on the sidelines against the Cincinnati Bengals during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. The Cincinnati Bengals won 13 -10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

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.

 

Topics: Arizona Cardinals

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  • http://www.facebook.com/FeedPhil Philip Hoffman

    Everyone forgets that Todd Haley took the chiefs to the playoffs which is way more impressive than riding Kurt to the super bowl. Whiz would never be able to do that with matt Cassel. Hell Andy Reid won’t do that in the next two years. Scott Pioli is the worst gm of all time and couldn’t handle Haley calling him out on his balognia I personally don’t think Horton is ready nor is the city ready to wait for a coach to develop but I wouldn’t mind the ride defense never quit on him I’d like to see that mindset transfer to the team as a whole . I’d be excited with Haley or Horton but I don’t know enough about McCoy to make a judgement on him. At least the cards are being proactive about it.

    • Ryan Stephens

      You are right. The three options are good but if not Horton than McCoy would be awesome but he is getting so many offers that I doubt he will choose Arizona and I don’t know if Haley would leave Pittsburgh but if he does become coach than I would be excited.