Cardinals request permission to talk to Mike Munchak

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The Cardinals have requested permission to speak with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

Arizona is casting a wide net as it seeks to replace Bruce Arians. Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo also reportedly are on the Cardinals’ list of candidates.

Munchak played for the Houston Oilers for 12 seasons, earning induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. He became Tennessee’s head coach from 2011-13, producing a 22-26 record. The Steelers hired him in 2014.

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin recently said Munchak deserves a second chance to be a head coach.

“I don’t see anything in his resume that doesn’t merit or warrant that,” Tomlin said of Munchak, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “It’s about what Mike wants. I think a guy who’s as talented as he is and has the resume that he has (will have) choices, and the choices are his.”

15 responses to “Cardinals request permission to talk to Mike Munchak

  1. Really…Mike Munchak? This is why I can’t take these guys seriously who get on these boards screaming about the Rooney Rule. These retread, failed coaches keep getting opportunities. It happens all the time. No one is screaming about this being a “sham” interview, right? Yet, one minority gets interviewed by a team and you have dozens of guys on here screaming that it’s a “sham” interview. More often than not, it ends up being about “who you know” in this league.

  2. good interview, my guess is this is where Pat Shurmur will land. he’ll go here…Palmer will retire, Fitzgerald retires and Shurmur signs either Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford (i’m guessing Keenum.)

  3. mwcarolina says:
    January 1, 2018 at 8:46 pm
    good interview, my guess is this is where Pat Shurmur will land. he’ll go here…Palmer will retire, Fitzgerald retires and Shurmur signs either Case Keenum, Teddy Bridgewater or Sam Bradford (i’m guessing Keenum.)
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    Fitz isnt going to retire, if he planned to do so he wouldnt of just signed a year long extension with the team. Fitz is chasing history, he wants to become 2nd all time behind Rice in receptions and rank #1 in consecutive catch’s, both he can accomplishment with a handful of games. He will be back. I think AZ will ask Palmer to take a pay cut and he will be back, they will use Palmer as a bridge and mentor to whomever they pick up in this years draft. With an Elite defense on the other side of the ball, best back in the game, a rebuilt O-Line, Arizona will be back in the swing of things next year.

  4. azcardsfan4life says:
    January 2, 2018 at 12:47 am

    Pittsburgh West, here we go, let’s make it 3 former Steelers in a row to be our head coach (3 straight O-coordinators if Haley is our next coach)!
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    How is Todd Haley coming here Pittsburgh west? He was HERE first as OUR OC.

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