With the drive to hire Andy Reid permanently stalled at the five-yard line, the Cardinals still need a head coach.
And despite spending plenty of time interviewing defensive coordinator Ray Horton, the Cardinals will continue to consider additional candidates.
According to the Cardinals’ official website, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden will interview for the job this week.
Gruden, the younger brother of former Raiders and Bucs coach Jon Gruden, opted not to pusue head-coaching opportunities in 2012. This year, he is expected to be interviewed both by the Cardinals and the Eagles.
Speaking of Jon Gruden, an eerie silence has arisen regarding the question of whether he’s ready to return to the NFL. He may be opting to employ the approach used by college coaches (or that used to be used by college coaches) of discretion and secrecy. And Jon Gruden is regarded as the most likely candidate to suddenly supplant Jason Garrett, if Cowboys owner Jerry Jones decides that the changes he has promised for 2013 will include changing coaches.