Report: Cardinals interviewing Vance Joseph for defensive coordinator

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Former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph interviewed for the Bengals head coaching job and he’s been mentioned as a candidate to be the defensive coordinator with the Jets, but his job prospects apparently extend beyond those two positions.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Joseph is interviewing with the Cardinals to be the defensive coordinator on head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s first staff in Arizona. Rapoport adds that Joseph remains in the mix in Cincinnati, which is reportedly closing in on their choice to replace Marvin Lewis.

The Cardinals said at a Wednesday press conference that they are looking for an experienced coordinator who has a history of running 3-4 schemes. Joseph had one year as a coordinator with the Dolphins and ran a 4-3 base defense, but the Broncos were a 3-4 defense the last two years and he worked in both over the course of his time as a position coach.

Joseph’s head coaching experience may also be a plus for Arizona given that Kingsbury has not coached in the NFL in any role and that early word is that he could bring another college coach as the team’s offensive coordinator.

13 responses to “Report: Cardinals interviewing Vance Joseph for defensive coordinator

  1. Interview and hire Pagano you idiots. If he had a competent GM in Indy, he would still be the coach. By competent I mean someone who drafts offensive lineman to protect your QB and not by trading 1st round picks for Trent Richardson or by drafting Phillip Dorset in the 1st round.

  2. Like a quasi-nightmare reading this. Vance is TOXIC to any football culture right now, he’s beyond brutal. He needs to be like McCarthy and take a full year off and then try again. Denver is still paying him a great salary, take the year off and golf or scuba dive or whatever.

  3. As a Broncos fan, I must say that I was initially excited about Vance as the head coach. We all see how that ended. What bothered me the most wasn’t the wins and losses. It was the stupid penalties and lack of discipline on both sides of the ball. I never felt like Vance really had a handle on getting the team to focus and play at their best.

    Maybe he really needed a change of scenery. But, I’m inclined to agree with waynefontesismyfather, take a break, Vance.

  4. “Vance Joseph as DC would be a good hire.”
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    For a team that thinks Kliff Kingsbury is a good hire you’re probably right.

  5. Vance as HC wasn’t the best obviously; but he or someone on his staff had Broncos flying around with good technique; crisp wrap-up tackles, no mindless collisions, that kind of thing. They were playing hard and going at it until Sanders went down (in other words, Denver’s offense went down) and wind left team’s sails at that point and they started mailing it in.

    So I think Joseph a great tactical/technique coach, but not high-level strategic schemer like what coordinator or HC needs. In military analogy, Joseph probably makes a perfect senior NCO.

  6. charger8888 says:
    January 10, 2019 at 11:15 am
    Interview and hire Pagano you idiots. If he had a competent GM in Indy, he would still be the coach. By competent I mean someone who drafts offensive lineman to protect your QB and not by trading 1st round picks for Trent Richardson or by drafting Phillip Dorset in the 1st round
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    I agree with your comments on the GM. Chris Ballard has done a heck of a job rebuilding the Colts – I assumed it would take 5 years to overcome the Ryan Grigson effect. As to Pagano, well, maybe, but I still remember the fake punt (funt) against the Patriots. What was Pagano thinking?

  7. “Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Joseph is interviewing with the Cardinals to be the defensive coordinator on head coach Kliff Kingsbury’s first staff in Atlanta”

    Since when are the Cardinals in Atlanta.?.?.?.?.?……proofread people!!!!!!

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