Unlike many franchises, the Cardinals are open about the candidates they’re bringing in for job interviews, and willing to parade them in front of the local media.
Today’s candidate was Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and he said he got a good impression from his visit to the desert.
“I told my agent early, when he was setting up interviews, ‘I’m going to have to have a heck of a feeling about that organization, owner, general manager, team, to leave where I am right now,’” Arians said, via the team’s official website.
Asked if he got that feeling from the Cardinals, Arians replied: “Yes I do.”
Whether that translates to a job offer remains to be seen.
The Cards are holding the last open job, and they’ve talked to their own defensive coordinator Ray Horton, along with Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Arians said he learned a lot from his year as interim head coach with the Colts, and said of the top job: “it’s not as hard as it’s supposed to be.”
Of course, it would be a lot harder with Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer than it would with Andrew Luck.