When it comes to hiring a head coach this season, the Arizona Cardinals are taking the long view, and the right view to make the best possible hire.
The Arizona Cardinals are getting it right this time. And thank goodness, because I don’t know about you, but it’s getting kind of old seeing the same old teams and players contend year after year for the same grand prize.
How many NFC Championship Games over the past three decades have we seen the 49ers in? The Eagles? What about the Chiefs over the past decade? This is why I was so excited to see the Bengals get there last season. Finally, someone different. But it hasn’t been enough.
And if you ask me, there is no way I’m watching the Chiefs play the Eagles in the big game. I’ve seen too much of both teams, though it was at least kind of cool to see the Eagles steal one from under Tom Brady’s nose a few years back. Until the following year when Brady retook the Lombardi against none other than the Rams. Sigh….didn’t I watch that movie once upon a time?
That said, it’s so refreshing to see owner Michael Bidwill and general manager Monti Ossenfort do their due diligence and not rush things. Some may disagree, but no. Patience is a virtue. Take your time and get it right.
Arizona Cardinals rightfully taking their time in the hiring process
When many think of the Arizona Cardinals, they think of perennial losers in most seasons. Since 1947, this has been the case more often than not, and the Bidwill family has been there to see all of it.
Sooner or later, Michael Bidwill had to get sick and tired of feeling sick and tired for the perpetual losing that’s seen the organization’s popularity dwindle so much that they packed up and relocated twice since 1959. When was enough going to be, well, enough?
It seems like Bidwill answered the question for us in 2023, carefully vetting head coaching candidates, refusing to rush and promote within, as he and his family have done so often in the past.
So yeah, some may be growing impatient. But I’ll tell you right now that it’s a breath of fresh air for a franchise that sorely needs it. I’m going to commend Bidwill, Ossenfort, and the Arizona Cardinals organization for doing all they can to get it right this time. Hopefully, that due diligence translates to sound on-field performance.
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