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Grimm will interview with the Bills

Despite reports suggesting that Cardinals offensive line coach Russ Grimm could decline an opportunity to interview for the head-coaching job in Buffalo, it appears that Grimm will proceed.

The Arizona Republic reports that the Bills have received permission from the Cardinals to talk to Grimm this week, as the Cardinals prepare to play the Saints.

Under league rules, teams that win in the wild-card round may grant or deny permission for head-coaching interviews to assistant coaches in the following week.  No hire can be made until the playoff run ends.

Per the Republic, the interview could happen on Wednesday or Thursday evening in Arizona, or possibly on Sunday, the day after the division-round game.

Even if Grimm has misgivings about taking the job, it makes sense for him to talk to the Bills.  The more he interviews, the better he’ll be when interviewing — and the more he’ll be asked to interview. 

Eventually, a sense will develop that it’s inevitable Grimm will get an offer.

And when that happens, Grimm will have to think long and hard about whether it’s the first of many, or the first of only a few.  Sometimes, the window closes as quickly as it opened.

For more on this point, we yield the balance of our time to Jason Garrett.

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15 Responses to “Grimm will interview with the Bills”
  1. tombrookshire says: Jan 13, 2010 10:18 AM

    As unattractive as the Bills job may be, there are only 32 such jobs in the entire universe! Would Grimm be dumb enough to turn down an opportunity to interview for one of them given that he is an unknown quantity as a head coach? The right guy could take this pig’s ear of a team and turn it into a silk football, given the right people and a real QB. Better to take a bad team’s offer now then to risk never getting another chance, left to wonder if you would have done a decent job.

  2. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 13, 2010 10:19 AM

    Grimm must have agreed to shave his moustache and sell it on E-Bay for this one…

  3. dcfan-1212450 says: Jan 13, 2010 10:28 AM

    Damn right he should interview, and if the Bills know whats good for them, they should hire him. Russ Grimm was great in Washington as a player and coach, great in Pittsburgh as a coach, and has truly helped Wisenhunt in Arizona make the Cardinals a real player the last few years. He deserves a head coaching job, and soon.

  4. HJC says: Jan 13, 2010 10:30 AM

    If he gets hired, that will be an economic boost for the strip clubs in Buffalo.
    Apparently, Grimm has a nice liking to these establishments and that is one of the reasons the Rooneys in Pittsburgh eventually backed off on him.
    Maybe he can get Pacman Jones to sign with the team so that they can go strip-clubbing together.

  5. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Jan 13, 2010 10:39 AM

    Question for Florio:
    What if Grimm got the Bills job and then went public in saying he will only hire coaches with moustaches…would this be viewed as some type of discrimination?
    I am thinking not, since the better majority of adult males could grow one if they so choose.

  6. dakotah says: Jan 13, 2010 10:46 AM

    If the Cowboys win this weekend, or even if they don’t, I won’t be surprised if Jason Garrett gets mentioned again as a possible head coach.

  7. zappa says: Jan 13, 2010 10:48 AM

    Pittsburgh strip joints are the worst. No home grown talent worth going to see and no reason for a looker to go there.

  8. Wipackman says: Jan 13, 2010 11:05 AM

    This is not an unnattractive job. Buddy Nix now gives them a great talent evaluator and Ralph Wilson is going to spend it all on his way out. They have great fans ( unlike Viking Fans who may or may not show up ) who are passionate and deserve a winner. Bill Cowher should take this job and turn around a great football city’s fortunes.

  9. Scooby77 says: Jan 13, 2010 11:08 AM

    Isn’t the Rooney Rule about mandating at least one interview of a coach with a moustache prior to hiring a coach?

  10. 6250claimer says: Jan 13, 2010 11:37 AM

    The strip clubs in Phoenix are awesome. Lots of local talent, and more that ships in from LA. Table dances are half the cost as in Vegas, and if you play your cards right, and maybe drop Matty Leinart’s name, you could probably bring a dancer home for a little dive in the family hot tub. Grimm would be nuts to leave an oasis like this for Buffalo.

  11. pray4thebills says: Jan 13, 2010 12:48 PM

    @625oclaimer
    you’ve obviously never been to the canadian ballet up in southern ontario. just about anything goes. its a tourist attraction in itself.

  12. wwwmattcom says: Jan 13, 2010 1:04 PM

    Grimm over Brian Schotty 99 times out of 100. I am happy to hear Schotty is out. I want Grimm.
    Grimm Buffalo would love to have you.

  13. slutnuts says: Jan 13, 2010 1:36 PM

    they should interview mike ‘pinpall’ clemons.. save themselves some time, since he will be the coach when the team is the toronto bills. however they will probably change their name to the toronto roughriders when that happens

  14. wwwmattcom says: Jan 14, 2010 8:04 AM

    Can’t wait till next year already. I miss watching my Billoved Bills. Love just seeing Orchard park again too.

  15. LadyVol40 says: Jan 19, 2010 2:35 PM

    HJC says:
    January 13, 2010 10:30 AM
    If he gets hired, that will be an economic boost for the strip clubs in Buffalo.
    Apparently, Grimm has a nice liking to these establishments and that is one of the reasons the Rooneys in Pittsburgh eventually backed off on him.
    Maybe he can get Pacman Jones to sign with the team so that they can go strip-clubbing together.
    ——————————-
    That is BS!!!!

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