With multiple reports essentially giving Andy Reid the Cardinals’ head-coaching job, Reid will first get an interview.
According to Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer of NFL Network, Reid’s interview is scheduled for Thursday.
It’s the first known interview of Reid for one of the vacancies other than the one his firing in Philly created. And while there’s a chance he gets the job, there is significant skepticism in league circles regarding any and all reports that it’s a virtual done deal.
Likewise, there’s more than significant skepticism regarding the reports that former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert will join Reid in Arizona. The source for those reports could be their mutual agent, Bob LaMonte, who likely is trying to puff up as many of his guys as he can for as many of the jobs in which he can place them.
In pointing out these dynamics, we’re not trying to pick on LaMonte; we’re just trying to peel back the curtain and help the audience get to the truth, whatever the truth may be. With LaMonte representing dozens of head coaches, coordinators, positions coaches, and executives, promoting them for jobs includes manipulating the media, many of whom gladly will rush to Twitter or elsewhere when hearing from LaMonte, without scrutinizing the underlying accuracy or agenda or reasonableness of the information.
UPDATE 12:15 a.m. ET: It appears that the Cardinals are leaking that the interview will occur on Thursday to employees of NFL Network, and that LaMonte is leaking Wednesday to other reporters.