4 candidates stand out as Arizona Cardinals search for a head coach
Many NFL observers felt that Frank Reich didn’t get a fair shake with the Indianapolis Colts. The 61-year-old was sent packing by owner Jim Irsay after the Matt Ryan-led squad got off to a disappointing 3-5-1 start.
The truth of the matter is, Reich did a pretty solid job after he took over as the Colts’ head coach back in 2018. Indy made a couple of playoff appearances with the former NFL quarterback at the helm, recording a 21-7 postseason victory over the Houston Texans following Reich’s first campaign with the club.
The New York native did the best he could with veteran signal-callers like Philip Rivers, Carson Wentz and Ryan leading his scoring attack. It would be interesting to see what an experienced coach like Reich could accomplish with a talented young passer like Kyler Murray running his offense.
Since Ossenfort became the GM of the Cardinals back on January 16th, Las Vegas oddsmakers have made former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores the favorite to be the franchise’s next head coach. After all, the pair worked together for 11 seasons with the Patriots.
But while Flores appears to be a solid candidate for the Cards, it’s seems very unlikely that the 41-year-old would want to come to the desert. Many seem to forget that “Big Red” is one of the franchises that was named in the racial discrimination lawsuit that Flores filed against the league roughly one year ago.
The back-to-back winning campaigns that Flores strung together when he was with the Dolphins is proof that the defensive-minded coach would be a solid choice for the Arizona Cardinals. Unfortunately, Flores would probably prefer to get his next opportunity with another organization.
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