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Cardinals say no Reid interview scheduled yet

Tuesday’s had plenty of chatter about Andy Reid being close to getting the Cardinals job, but the official word from the Cardinals is that no interview has been scheduled at this point.

Cardinals vice president of media relations Mark Dalton acknowledged that the team has reached out to Reid to talk to him about their coaching job, something president Michael Bidwill said they would do on Monday, while also saying that there’s been no meeting set up yet. Dalton also confirmed that current defensive coordinator Ray Horton interviewed for the head coaching job on Tuesday  and that the team will interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in Denver over the weekend.

Horton’s interview satisfies the Rooney Rule requirements concerning minority candidates, so the Cardinals could make their hire at any time. All signs are pointing to Reid at this point, although the fact that they’ve yet to speak to him could slow down the pace of the timeline that was being presented in various reports earlier on Tuesday.

Horton, McCoy and Reid are the only coaching candidates that have been linked to the Cardinals at this point. Horton and McCoy have each lined up other interviews for head coaching jobs in the last two days.

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28 Responses to “Cardinals say no Reid interview scheduled yet”
  1. thesmartest1 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:38 PM

    Like he needs an interview. They’re well aware of him.

  2. xcerebus1 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:41 PM

    ‘Horton’s interview satisfies the Rooney Rule requirements concerning minority candidates’ WTF? No women and Asians candidates? I’ll laugh my ass off when they trot a woman out and watch the talking heads spit and sputter over ‘unqualified candidates being a charade.’

  3. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 1, 2013 6:41 PM

    “No Reid interview scheduled yet” = Yeah, we’re hiring him but we still have to interview a black guy to make the NFL happy and a couple white guys to make it look like we did an exhaustive search.

  4. enea900 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:42 PM

    Bears really need to move in fast for Reid. Much better fit in Chicago.

  5. teal379 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:45 PM

    Because if they admit they’ve already hammered something out with Reid – Horton decides he doesn’t WANT the interview and throws a curve into their timeline and Rooney Rule deal.

    Rooney rule is redic in a 9 billion dollar business. If you can – you can, too much money these days. No team can afford to be “racist” in their hires.

    Actually the RR is racist by design, telling coaches of color that they can’t do it on their own and need help to get there. It’s insulting to everyone’s intelligence and should be scrapped.

  6. rbhttr says: Jan 1, 2013 6:47 PM

    Does he even have to interview. Really?

  7. donmcg2012 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:52 PM

    Odd to say the least. They’re making the Rooney rule look like a joke.

  8. kvanhorn87 says: Jan 1, 2013 6:52 PM

    Coverup for compliance to Rooney rule

  9. electionconfidential says: Jan 1, 2013 6:55 PM

    I’m sure Horton appreciates this very much…

  10. oaktown49er says: Jan 1, 2013 6:57 PM

    As a 49er fan who thinks Reid is a good coach, this could be a great signing by the Cards. It reminds me of Jeff Fisher to the Rams.

  11. calizcowboyz says: Jan 1, 2013 6:58 PM

    *YAWNNNNN* How many rings does this guy have?? Nuff said. The NFL isnt about how many Wins or playoff appearances you have..ONLY RINGS!!!!!! AND THIS CAT Has ZEROOOOOO!!
    NUFFFFFFFFF SAID!!! Take him already Cards!
    Move on!

  12. arlingtonsynn says: Jan 1, 2013 7:02 PM

    Leave aside the Rooney rule for a second…

    -How were the Cardinals on defense before Horton arrived?
    -How much of any improvement can be linked to him?
    -What kind of resources were allocated to the defense relative to the offense since Horton arrived?

    If those three questions are answered in favor of Horton, then he should be the HC. That defense is wicked and ‘offensive minds’ are very common in the college ranks.

  13. huthuthut says: Jan 1, 2013 7:04 PM

    A Reid signing suddenly makes Kolb a lot more viable.

  14. redassranch says: Jan 1, 2013 7:10 PM

    NFC West is going to be more brutal.

  15. jkrall920 says: Jan 1, 2013 7:12 PM

    Bring Castillo in as coordinator!

  16. negadelphian says: Jan 1, 2013 7:21 PM

    @Calizcowboyz..How many rings did Dungy have before Indy or Gruden before he went to Tampa or Vermeil before the Rams your just mad cause your stuck wit h Garret and Romo.

  17. fordmandalay says: Jan 1, 2013 7:46 PM

    So are all these NFL teams just going to swap each others losing, fired coaching staffs?

  18. mungman69 says: Jan 1, 2013 7:50 PM

    Garret and Romo. Fourth place next year.

  19. phillyfanmatt says: Jan 1, 2013 8:03 PM

    I love the how many rings comment. If we really want to be technical. He has a ring as part of the Packers coaching staff. But really how many head coaches in the league right now have a ring. I may be wrong but I only count 4. Mike S in Washington, Mike T in Pittsburgh, Tom C in New York and Bill in New England. Am I missing anyone?

  20. goldrush36 says: Jan 1, 2013 8:08 PM

    I don’t get why people keep knocking Horton as a sham interview.. There were rumors all along he would replace Whiz and there are several teams interested in him. Gee he just might actually be a decent candidate

  21. oaktown49er says: Jan 1, 2013 8:23 PM

    @Calizcowboyz… no head coach has ever won a Super Bowl with two different teams.

  22. pinion8ted says: Jan 1, 2013 8:47 PM

    Andy Reid has one – count ’em ONE – Super Bowl appearance in 14 years as HC of the Eagles ….

    somebody tell me again what the big whoop is about this guy????

  23. weismobile says: Jan 1, 2013 8:47 PM

    Best way to get back at the guy who fleeced you? Hire him to coach the player he sandbagged you with! Ha!

  24. flavordave says: Jan 1, 2013 9:32 PM

    teal379 says “Actually the RR is racist by design, telling coaches of color that they can’t do it on their own and need help to get there. It’s insulting to everyone’s intelligence and should be scrapped.”

    Completely agree. Lovie Smith falls under that category and hes more qualified then most of his competition. Yet he’ll be interviewed in order to fulfill some dog and pony show.

  25. jeremycrowhurst says: Jan 1, 2013 10:40 PM

    This is one of the worst organizations in the history of professional sports, since the Bidwell family bought it in the 1930’s.

    It’s astonishing to me that a guy who has been a part of two of the better franchises in football would even let his name be associated with a team that’s as big a joke as the Cardinals.

  26. dirtysouthniner says: Jan 1, 2013 10:40 PM

    The packers coach has a ring is the only miss I believe

  27. jeremycrowhurst says: Jan 1, 2013 11:33 PM

    There’s a guy in New Orleans with a ring, I think he’s a coach again now that the season’s over.

  28. dannythebisforbeast says: Jan 2, 2013 1:25 AM

    Reid has a chance to win one if:
    He is head coach only – not in charge of draft.
    Has a very good defense in place and a top notch coordinator.

    Gets a top 2 pick and the next big QB. Other than that I would bet the farm against him,unless a drastic change that I don’t believe he has in him. Watched 14 years of the same qualities and same shortcomings.

    really wish he would have taken time off, I mean I get you love your job but gotta find some time for family. 14 straight years of an all consuming job, too much he needs a break

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