Report: Cardinals closing in on deal with Steve Wilks

AP

The Cardinals may have their next head coach in place pretty soon.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals are “closing in” on a deal with Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks. Wilks has interviewed with the team twice since Bruce Arians announced his retirement and Bill Voth of the Panthers’ website suggested things were moving toward a deal earlier on Monday.

The Cardinals also had Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong in for a second interview and were expected to meet with Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for a second time this week. Those interviews would obviously not happen if they do move forward with Wilks.

Wilks, who just finished his first season as the coordinator in Carolina after five years as their secondary coach, interviewed for several jobs in the last few weeks.

18 responses to “Report: Cardinals closing in on deal with Steve Wilks

  1. My opinion matters nothing, LOL, but this is a mistake. They tremendously need offensive help. Hard to believe they’re going in this direction. Guy might end up being a great head coach, but I really think this is a miscue that will allow the Rams and Niners to get a hold on the division.

  2. Not sure this is the guy for Arizona…not a lot of experience there but that seems to be the trend in the NFL coach hiring these days.

    But, if true, happy for the guy…

  3. but I really think this is a miscue that will allow the Rams and Niners to get a hold on the division.

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    but I really think this is a miscue that will allow the Seahawks to regain a hold on the division.

    Fixed that for you. Have a great day!

  4. natureboy123 says:
    January 22, 2018 at 11:52 am
    My opinion matters nothing, LOL, but this is a mistake. They tremendously need offensive help. Hard to believe they’re going in this direction. Guy might end up being a great head coach, but I really think this is a miscue that will allow the Rams and Niners to get a hold on the division.
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    Maybe he could hire a great offensive coordinator and then focus on being the leader of the whole team like a head coach probably should.

  5. wtgriffin says:
    January 22, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    The guy that used to be on the Springer show?
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    Best comment of the day.

    But knowing the ineptitude of the Cardinals, they more than likely are signing the guy from the Springer show…

  6. Good job Dead Birds. Wait until last and get the last candidate available. Reminds me of a song………….”Closing Time.” Good luck with him.

  7. Well, I saw it reported that Wilks would be bringing in John DeFilippo as O Coordinator, if he got a HC job, so this would be the best solution for the Cards. They get two, good, young coaches—one on offense and one on defense.

  8. It looks like it is official. Wilks is the HC, with Al Holcomb as D coordinator and Ray Brown as O Line Coach, heading west with Wilks. Eric Washington will be D Coordinator for Carolina.

  9. As an Eagle fan I like this hire, I also dispute the earlier comment that DeFillipo will become OC. There’s no upside for him,another year with Carson Wentz will make him the top head coach prospect available.

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