Cardinals Closing In On Andy Reid

Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Andy Reid.Well, that didn’t take long.

One day after being dismissed by the Eagles,  Andy Reid is close to becoming head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, according to multiple reports.

Arizona’s vice president of media relations Mark Dalton says that the team has reached out to Reid but has not yet met with him, and that the club will interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy over the weekend.

While some believed that Reid would take a year off or explore a less demanding front office role, those close to the 54-year-old were expecting him to keep motoring.

“He’s a football coach. He wants to coach right now,” said Jeffrey Lurie on Monday. “He’s really energized and excited and someone is going to get one heck of a football coach.”

Reid’s coaching staff could come together pretty quickly. There is some talk that Reid could hold onto current Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Also, former assistants Pat Shurmur, Juan Castillo and Brad Childress are also possibilities.

Reid will be reunited at least temporarily with Kevin Kolb, who was traded from the Eagles prior to the 2011 season for a second-round pick and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Kolb is reportedly scheduled to make $9 million plus a $2 million roster bonus in 2013.

The Eagles are slated to host the Cardinals next season.



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  • It was time for Reid to go. It really was. But I think – lately – it’s been real easy to forget how good he can be.

  • xlGmanlx

    Good for Reid, hopefully Lurie is an even better pick this time around.

  • Good for Reid. Still worried ’bout Philly though.

  • Juan Castillo

    If Andy offers me a job, I’m telling him to shove it up his three-foot wide ass.

  • Juan Castillo

    If Andy offers me a job, I’m telling him to stick it where the sun doesn’t shine.

    • Jim Washburn

      Hopefully he’ll want to bring in the Wide-9, I’m waiting here for the call.

  • knighn

    The Arizona Cardinals STILL haven’t learned to stop taking the Eagles rejects!

    • BrickSquadMonopoly

      The Cardinals are a better team than the Eagles

      • Bruce388

        Oh, THAT’S impressive.

  • solar panels not super bowls

    I predict he fails in Arizona….don’t really care what happens to him except he comes across to the fans as an arrogant know it all……check the records, he has consistently made the wrong choice the last 3 years regarding players, play-calling, hiring coaches, calling timeouts…..but according to Billick and Berman, he’s a genius….