Sean Payton building an all-star staff: Are the Arizona Cardinals listening?
By Sion Fawkes
With former NFL head coach Sean Payton currently building an all-star staff that includes Vic Fangio, the Arizona Cardinals need to pay attention.
Word has just hit that former NFL head coach Sean Payton is building what ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter dubs an “all-star staff.” This includes courting Vic Fangio as his defensive coordinator.
Payton has clearly been watching the NFL radar if he is busy putting together a coaching staff. And while the Arizona Cardinals have not (yet) fired head coach Kliff Kingsbury, odds are they will let the head coach go following the season.
While there have been conflicting reports regarding Kingsbury, with some stating he will resign following the season, and others saying that this is not the case, still others, like Arizona Sports, were quoted saying Kingsbury is “miserable with the Cardinals.”
Then there is the entire Kliff Kingsbury-Kyler Murray rift. Murray, like any most NFL quarterbacks, wanted more control over the offense. But did Murray really think it would come from a guy so full of himself that he wouldn’t even give up play-calling duties? Seriously, Kyler, there is only one way you’re getting more control of the offense: If the Cardinals ever hire a legitimate NFL coach, not an imposter.
Arizona Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill must pay attention to Sean Payton
It’s no secret the Bidwill Family have been among the worst when it comes to owning and running an NFL franchise. Between 1947 and 1998, they failed to win a single postseason game. Between 1970 and 2007, the Cardinals won just two division championships, and zero between 1976 and 2007.
Sure, they went on a Super Bowl run in 2008, but one championship appearance in 75 seasons is about as bleak as you can get. That said, Bidwill needs to righten about a million wrongs that his father and grandfather committed during their time running the franchise.
One way to do this is to engage in serious talks with Payton and that “all-star staff” he is building. We already talked about how Payton has shown interest in the job, and have been watching his moves over the past month.
At this point, there is no reason for the Arizona Cardinals to hang onto the star-crossed Kliff Kingsbury. Admit your mistake, get rid of the man who never should have been an NFL head coach to begin with, and hire someone who knows what they’re doing on the sideline.
Article Source: Sources: Sean Payton eyes Vic Fangio as DC upon coaching return by Adam Schefter
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