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Reports: Cardinals expected to interview Mike Munchak, John DeFilippo again

The Cardinals have yet to hire a head coach to replace the retired Bruce Arians, but they’ve reportedly identified a couple of candidates they want to talk to a second time. Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero of NFL Media report that the team is expected to set up a second interview with Steelers offensive line coach [more]

Pat Shurmur emerges as the potential successor to Ben McAdoo

With Matt Patricia reportedly heading to the Lions, the Giants are down to two finalists, apparently, for their vacant head-coaching job. They are, based on prior reports, Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The current thinking in league circles is that McDaniels will go to the Colts, if he goes [more]

Titans will pick 25th, as more spots in draft order set

Four more teams know where they’re picking in the 2018 NFL Draft, as a result of the weekend’s results. The Titans will pick 25th, as they have the lowest record of the divisional round losers, followed by the Falcons, Saints and Steelers. The 29th and 30th picks will be held by the losers of the [more]

Teams with vacancies likely waiting for coaches who are still coaching

The Cardinals, Lions, Giants, and Colts continue to search for coaches. The prevailing thinking in league circles is that the searches have ended, and that they’re simply waiting for the opportunity to formalize their hires. They can’t, because all four teams are believed to be targeting coaches who are still coaching as assistants with teams [more]

Mike Munchak reportedly a “dark horse” candidate in Arizona

As the Cardinals search for their next head coach, they may be going for a former head coach who currently is working as a position coach. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak is a “dark horse” candidate to succeed Bruce Arians as the next coach of the Cardinals. [more]

Could the right coach lure Carson Palmer back to the Cardinals?

At a time when Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald is waiting to see who the team hires as its next coach before deciding whether to retire, could retired Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer be doing something similar? Yes, Palmer has walked away from the game. “For me, that time is now,” Palmer wrote in his retirement letter. “Why? [more]

Larry Fitzgerald waiting to see who next Cardinals head coach will be

After head coach Bruce Arians and quarterback Carson Palmer announced their retirements this month, attention in Arizona turned to what wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald will decide to do in 2018. Fitzgerald said at the end of the regular season that he didn’t have a timetable to decide on a course of action and any call [more]

Pat Shurmur focusing on Saints, after job interviews

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur knows his future may lie beyond Minnesota. But because he’s a football coach, he’s compartmentalizing, and trying to keep all his attention on Sunday’s divisional round game against the Saints. Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Shurmur said he “enjoyed” his head coaching interviews with the Bears, Lions, Cardinals and [more]

Michael Bidwill on Cardinals’ search: I’m not trying to copycat anybody

The Rams and 49ers hired offensive gurus to coach their teams a year ago and found success with Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan respectively. Another NFC West team is currently searching for a head coach, but the Cardinals are leaning in no particular direction. They have interviewed offensive coordinators, defensive coordinators and special teams coordinators. [more]

Case Keenum has played well against his possible next team

For anyone who pays at least passing attention to the NFL, it doesn’t take an information robot to point out the possibility that: (1) Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur could become a head coach of a new team; and (2) Shurmur could then recruit Vikings quarterback Case Keenum to join that team. And if, as [more]

Report: Pat Shurmur is the favorite to be the Cardinals’ next coach

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is reportedly the favorite to be the next head coach of the Arizona Cardinals. Shurmur has emerged as the frontrunner for the job, Craig Fouhy of ABC15 reports. Fouhy was the first to report that Bruce Arians planned to retire at the end of the 2017 season, so he has [more]

Bruce Arians hopes Cardinals hire James Bettcher to replace him

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says the team should hire his defensive coordinator, James Bettcher, to replace him. Arians, who retired after the season, said Bettcher has all the qualifications to succeed him. “I would love to see James Bettcher get the job,” Arians told Rich Eisen, via the Arizona Republic. Bettcher is one of [more]

Reports: Signs point to Matt Patricia as Giants coach

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia had head coaching interviews with three teams last week and it continues to look like he will be moving on to one of them when New England is done playing this season. Word on his destination has shifted, however. The Lions were linked with Patricia early in the process, but [more]

Steve Wilks has busy week of interviews starting today

Panthers coach Ron Rivera sounded resigned to losing defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and he should know soon whether he’s going to have to replace a coordinator for the second year in a row. Via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, a busy week of interviews begins for Wilks today with the Giants. He’s scheduled to [more]

Jim Schwartz not talking about a potential head coaching job

Jim Schwartz interviewed with the Cardinals last week. He would not answer why he didn’t interview with the Giants over the weekend. Instead, Schwartz wanted to talk only about the Falcons, the Eagles’ opponent this week. “I think it’s not fair to our players . . . to talk about anything else,” Schwartz said, via [more]

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