Report: Kliff Kingsbury interviewing with Cardinals Tuesday

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Kliff Kingsbury is set for his second head coaching interview in as many days.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Kingsbury will interview with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Kingsbury met with the Jets on Monday and those are the only two teams with reported interest in speaking to the former Texas Tech head coach about their head coaching vacancies.

Word of that interest broke last week, but plans to interview Kingsbury were hindered by the fact that he took a job as the offensive coordinator at USC last month. The school was said to be blocking requests for Kingsbury to interview with NFL teams, but the situation shifted on Monday and Kingsbury was able to fully throw his name into the ring for pro openings.

There’s also been talk of possible NFL interest in Kingsbury as an offensive coordinator, but any thoughts on that front will likely wait until the Cardinals and Jets head coaching searches play out.

21 responses to “Report: Kliff Kingsbury interviewing with Cardinals Tuesday

  1. The problem with going to the Cardinals is they have a bad roster and if Rosen is a bust or even just so-so, its going to take years to turn the franchise around and the HC and probably the GM will be gone long before then.

  2. Some ppl are good at different games. Some x l in the NFL. Others, college. Fir an example, see Saban, N

  3. arclight1972 says:
    January 8, 2019 at 8:20 am
    The problem with going to the Cardinals is they have a bad roster and if Rosen is a bust or even just so-so, its going to take years to turn the franchise around and the HC and probably the GM will be gone long before then.
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    Josh Rosen is an immensely talented young QB he just needs some play makers around & a good line in front of him. Once Arizona builds up that offense he is going to be an excellent top 10 caliber QB in the league for a long time to come as young as he is. In terms of Arizona’s roster the Cardinals defense is littered w/ talent n they will be going back to a hybrid 3-4 which there defense was built to run. Offensively the Cardinals cupboard is far from empty w/ a few good OL men, dual threat pass catching RB David Johnson is one of the best backs in the NFL w/ two talented young RB’s behind him, two very good young WR’s in Christian Kirk & Trent Sherfield & Larry Fitzgerald is likely to come back for another year. The Cardinals roster has more talent on it than the New York Jets roster does and Arizona will have more resources to build their offense up with this off season.
    With comp picks Arizona should have between 10-12 draft picks this off-season w/ the 1st overall pick in 7 of those picks & the Cardinals are set to have $80M+ million dollars in cap space once the Cardinals move on from a couple over priced veteran free agents like Jermaine Gresham whom they will be cutting. Kingsbury will have a ton of cap space & draft picks to build up his offense with to fit his scheme. Arizona is a more stable franchise than the NYJ is w/ Michael Bidwill thought highly of in league circles because he will do what it takes to win & will give his coach’s whatever they need with no problem spending money on F/A’s having had a lot of success ever since took over the day to day running of the franchise.
    With the talent already on the Cardinals roster & the resources they have in both draft picks & cap space it is not going to take years to rebuild the Cardinals offense. Arizona hit a grand slam in last years draft hitting on several young players who are only going to get even better this off season w/ another draft like that and a good overall off season this year Arizona could turn this thing around quickly, it doesnt take long to go from worst to first in this league and the Cardinals have several key pieces in place they just need a good off-season needing to put atleast an AVG pass protecting OL in front of Josh Rosen with 2-3 more WR’s & 2 new dynamic pass catching TE’s around Josh Rosen to right the ship.

  4. Lol! Please hire this guy! Couldn’t even post a winning record for six years in a weak BIG12 conference. Pair him with the worst quarterback in the league as well! Love it! Fraudinals dynasty of failure continues!

  5. With the offensive direction the NFL is going Kliff Kingsbury would be a very good hire for the Cardinals. Kingsbury high flying offenses were extremely entertaining/successful at Tech & he has developed a lot of young QBs who went onto success in the NFL in Pat Mahomes, Case Keenum, Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb & Manziel whom he led to a Heisman. Kingsbury would be great for QB Josh Rosen’s development and would help him grow as an NFL QB building an offense around his strengths & what he does best. Kingsbury excels getting guys open in space and would get back to utilizing both David Johnson & Larry Fitzgerald properly in the passing game which were criminally misused in 2018 in Mike McCoys severely out dated offense, Kingsbury would be extremely creative in how he uses them especially David Johnson & Chase Edmonds. Kingsbury would be great for Josh Rosen & with the resources he’d have to build up the offense with to fit his scheme he could quickly build up this offense & get the offense back on track & pointed back in the right direction.
    If the Cardinals could talk DC Todd Bowles into coming back as the DC switching back to the hybrid 3-4 there offense was built to run making Bowles the de-facto HC of the defense much like the Rams did w/ Phillips when McVay was hire allowing Kingsbury to focus solely on Josh Rosen and the offense that would be a tremendous hire for the Cardinals. Going back to the 3-4 Arizona’s defense would quickly turn back into a top 10 unit over the off-season. If Bowles goes to Tampa i’d be OK with bringing Pagano on as DC but only if Bowles isnt available. The hiring of Kingsbury & Bowles would be a tremendous hire for Arizona and would quicklu turn this thing around with the resources available to them.

  6. donterrelli says:
    January 8, 2019 at 8:28 am
    I don’t understand the buzz around this guy. He had a losing record in college.
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    If you knew just a little about Kingsbury offensive background then you’d understand why the buzz around Kingsbury. Kingsbury offense’s were amazing , he routinely was in games & competitive against teams much more talented than his squad who Texas Tech had no business competing with. Kingsbury is an extremely creative whip smart offensive mind who understands offensive football . Kingsbury is a two-time National Assistant Coach of the year winner, for his 2011 work in Houston and 2012 work with A&M. His offenses in college finished 12th, 16th, 1st, 2nd, 10th and 8th in terms of yards per game. His offenses in terms of points per game put up 33.7PPG, 32.9PPG, 41.4PPG (4th/Nation) & 43.9 (2nd/Nation) over the last few years with out a bunch of blue chip recruits & top talents,
    He would be an instant upgrade to the offensive room and his work with young quarterbacks like Baker Mayfield, Davis Webb, Pat Mahomes, Case Keenum and Manziel who he led to a Heisman speaks to his ability to groom/grow young QB’s. If i had a young QB like Arizona does i’d be extremely interested in Kingsbury.

  7. “Josh Rosen is an immensely talented young QB he just needs some play makers around & a good line in front of him.”
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    If you say so. He was pretty good in college but not really spectacularly so. The line in Arizona is lousy but they have some decent of talent at the skill positions so you really can’t give him a pass saying he had no help at all. I was convinced the Bills totally blew it taking Allen over Rosen but now I’m not at all sure about that.

  8. “Kingsbury high flying offenses were extremely entertaining/successful at Tech.” I beg to differ. 35-40 is not extremely successful, no matter how many points were put on the board. He is not Head Coach material.

  9. kamthechancellor says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Lol! Please hire this guy! Couldn’t even post a winning record for six years in a weak BIG12 conference. Pair him with the worst quarterback in the league as well! Love it! Fraudinals dynasty of failure continues!
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    LoL.. You’re such a miserable troll. That QB picked SEA apart in both of their meetings despite having nothing around him playing without his favored weapons in the passing game behind by far the worst OL in the NFL made of street F/A’s & practice squad rookie players poached from other teams after AZ lost their starting OL to IR & his top weapons to IR!!!
    In Josh Rosen’s debut game WK 4 against SEA he set the Pro Football Focus rookie record posting the highest grade EVER by a debut rookie QB posting an elite grade of 89.5 & should of had 3TD passes in the game throwing 3 perfect TD passes his WR’s dropped which was the story (dropped passes) of that game. Rosen then drove ARI down for the win only for the kicker to shank the winning kick, otherwise AZ wins. In week 17 Josh Rosen again had a perfect TD pass dropped though had 1TD/0INT’s & again drove his team down for what should of been the win w/ Josh Rosen throwing an absolute LASER down the middle of the field hitting WR Trent Sherfield between the HAND inside the SEA 15 only for him to drop it which he could of scored on or worst case scenario setting up the game winning score. He dropped it and SEA had to settle for 3. Josh Rosen should of had 9 more TD passes this season that were perfectly placed TD passes his WRs dropped!!!!! Josh Rosen showed a ton of talent this off-season despite having nothing around w/ zero pass protection taking an absolute beating.
    With the Cardinals having minimum $80M+ in cap space and 10-12 draft picks with cap picks picking first overall in each round w/ 7 of those said picks Arizona has a ton of ammo to rebuild this offense with. With atleast AVG pass protection in front of Josh Rosen w/ an OL than can consistently open holes in the run game giving him a balanced offense with 2-3 more dynamic WR’s & 1-2 new pass catching TE”s w/ some real talent around Josh Rosen he will be far better in his 2nd season and will really take off in his 2nd season.

  10. mogogo1 says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:46 am
    “Josh Rosen is an immensely talented young QB he just needs some play makers around & a good line in front of him.”
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    If you say so. He was pretty good in college but not really spectacularly so. The line in Arizona is lousy but they have some decent of talent at the skill positions so you really can’t give him a pass saying he had no help at all. I was convinced the Bills totally blew it taking Allen over Rosen but now I’m not at all sure about that.
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    Arizona does not have decent talent at the skill positions. He had a very good WR in Christian Kirk who was a good play maker for him & when he was on the field he helped Fitzgerald get open but once he broke his foot & landed on IR the offense stalled out because Rosen had NOTHIG outside of a 35yr old Larry Fitz. Josh Rosen also had by FAR the worst OL in the NFL that couldn’t protect him once the starting line was on IR which was early & they couldn’t consistently run the ball, he had nothing around him & they were playing in a horrible extremely out dated offense playing under Mike McCoys scheme who won’t be in the NFL again for a reason.
    Josh Rosen is a far better QB than Josh Allen. Josh Rosen proven that when he actually a tiny of bit talent to work with before they all ended up injured on IR. Josh Rosen, David Johnson and Christian Kirk were the best players on the field for AZ before Rosen’s weapons and protections landed on IR. Josh Rosen’s teammates let him down immensely otherwise he’d have 4 more 4th quarter comeback wins & 9 more TD passes. Against SEA in WK 4 he set the Pro Football Focus rookie record posting the highest grade EVER by a debut rookie QB posting an elite grade of 89.5 & should of had 3TD passes in the game throwing 3 perfect TD passes his WR’s dropped which was the story (dropped passes) of that game. Rosen then drove ARI down for the win only for the kicker to shank the winning kick, otherwise AZ wins. Against OAK Josh Rosen drove Arizona down the field setting up the game winning 30yd field goal only for Phil Dawson to shank the kick costing AZ the win. Against SEA in WK17 Josh Rosen again had a perfect TD pass dropped though had 1TD/0INT’s & again drove his team down for what should of been the win w/ Josh Rosen throwing an absolute LASER down the middle of the field hitting WR Trent Sherfield between the HAND inside the SEA 15 only for him to drop it which he could of scored on or worst case scenario setting up the game winning score. He dropped it and SEA had to settle for 3. Josh Rosen should of had 9 more TD passes this season that were perfectly placed TD passes his WRs dropped it was the story of the season. Josh Rosen also had 3 beautiful 4th quarter come backs, the 2 minute drive at the end of the 49ers @ ARI game in AZ was a thing of beauty with Josh Rosen hitting Christian Kirk for the game winning TD & then converting for 2PTs hitting Larry Fitzgerald for a 2 point conversion.
    Josh Rosen is a far more advanced QB than Josh Allen is. Josh Rosen throw’s with touch, timing and anticipation consistently leading his WR’s and throwing them open ( in the first WK4 SEA game he made a back shoulder pass fitting the ball in extremely tiny window where the ball had to be otherwise it’s an INT & that throw was a throw maybe 5-6 QB NFL’s can make) with ease. Josh Rosen has perfect flawless footwork & mechanics in the pocket and is deadly accurate when he has decent protection & can stay on rhythm as he is a rhythm & timing passer. Josh Rosen also has a much higher football IQ than Allen does. When it comes to playing the position of QB Josh Rosen is a much better NFL QB than Josh Allen is who is a extremely inaccurate passer who consistently misses high with very sloppy footwork. Josh Allen has a stronger arm with elite arm strength Allen’s arm is probably the leagues strongest, Allen has elite athleticism and is much more mobile & a is far better runner but Allen is no where near the QB Josh Rosen is. With Arizona going out and getting a HC to build around Josh Rosen’s strength this off season & adding 4-5 more dynamic weapons to the passing game at WR & TE this off-season we will see Josh Rosen really take off in year 2 once he had a decent OL in front of him & a balanced offense to lean. Josh Rosen is lethal in the play action pass game so u can bank on AZ having a heavy play action passing game this next season. Christian Kirk & Trent Sherfield will be a lot better in year 2 as well. By the end of this next season you will regret the Bills taking Allen over Josh Rosen, there is a reason so many former & current Pro QB”s in like Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning, Carson Palmer, Kurt Warner to guys like Trent Dilfer & Bucky Brooks are extremely high on Josh Rosen & think his ceiling is so high believing he will be a top NFL QB once AZ puts more around him. Those guys know QB’s, Josh Rosen just needs more around him and a bit more time & he will be just fine. If Arizona ends up hiring Kliff Kingsbury he will be the best thing to happen to Rosen since he was drafted & landed in Arizona!! If the Bills were smart they’d move on from Daboll and get a young extremely creative offensive minded staff around Josh Allen. Shula’s son who developed Cam Newton over the first 5-6yrs of Newtons career would be a very smart hire for the Bills.

  11. I remember Cardinals fans writing essays all offseason about how much talent they had and how terrible the Seahawks were. After the games were played: Seahawks made the playoffs and the Cardinals were the worst team in the league. Facts. You can post a thousand words worth of excuses, but that’s all you got: excuses.

  12. 10feethigher says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:04 am

    because of the success of the quarterbacks he’s coached…college football is based on the talent you recruit.. pros is scheme and coaching up
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    Sounds like you don’t watch a lot of College ball. Not only because of the QBs for KK, but he has a proven track record for his offenses. As an HC or OC his offenses have been top 20 year in year out. Some have even been top 5. I feel that you “coach” more in the college game too. Especially with all the innovation there is, preparing for it week in week out. NFL is more about match ups.

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