If you missed what happened regarding the NFL’s Black Monday, seven teams are looking for new head coaches.
However, by week’s end it appears the Arizona Cardinals will no longer have a vacancy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cardinals are prepared to offer Reid the head coaching spot and in all likelihood, he will accept.
If Reid joins the Cardinals, it marks the second Eagles head coach in the last 25 years to get fired by Philly and then make the leap to Arizona.
The Eagles dropped Buddy Ryan following the 1990 season. Then, he accepted the Cardinals job in 1994.
Ryan lasted just two seasons, compiling a 12-20 mark.
Meanwhile, Reid is hoping for better success and will look for it in an area that is familiar to his family. Tammy, Reid’s wife, is from the Phoenix area.
Elsewhere, it appears two of Reid’s former allies will battle over Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. Both Cleveland (led by former Eagles czar Joe Banner) and Philadelphia (fronted by owner Jeffrey Lurie) are trying to nab the college product as their next head coach.
UPDATE (1/2 – 8:15AM): It looks like Reid to Arizona rumors caused a Twitter fight between Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com and Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. Another report suggests Reid will lobby to “fix” Kevin Kolb.
Anyhow, it appears Reid will interview with the Cardinals at some point by week’s end. In other news, the Cardinals interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton to get their Rooney Rule obligation completed. Yes, the Cardinals may have crammed it in just to clear the deck for their lusting over Reid.