4 candidates stand out as Arizona Cardinals search for a head coach
By Jim Koch
Four particular candidates should be piquing the interest of the Arizona Cardinals as the club searches for a new head coach.
Two weeks have passed since Kliff Kingsbury was fired from his position as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. The offensive “guru” lasted four years with the club, but the Cards’ 4-13 record this past season forced owner Michael Bidwill to make the move.
On the same day that Kingsbury was dismissed, Steve Keim stepped down as the team’s general manager. The longtime Cardinals employee was replaced last week by Monti Ossenfort, a well-respected executive who has now joined Bidwill in the search for Kingsbury’s replacement.
Quite a few names have surfaced in the organization’s quest to acquire a new coach. The following are four candidates who should absolutely be at the top of Arizona’s wish list.
If a poll was taken, roughly 90% of the “Red Sea” would likely be clamoring for former New Orleans Saints head man Sean Payton to get the job. It’s hard to argue with the sparkling 152-89 won-loss record the 59-year-old posted during his time in the “Big Easy”.
It’s been almost two weeks now since the Cards asked New Orleans for permission to interview the highly-coveted Payton. There’s been speculation that the top option on the market may not want to work with Ossenfort, a theory that has been neither confirmed or denied by the highly-coveted candidate.
Payton would bring credibility, and possibly even a Super Bowl championship, to a perennial loser like the Arizona Cardinals. The fact that Ossenfort hasn’t even arranged a meeting with the California native makes one wonder if Bidwill is really serious about turning his team into a winner.