Multiple reports Tuesday suggested that it was a near certainty that Andy Reid would end up in Arizona. Now Kansas City appears in play.
According to Chris Mortensen, Reid will sit down with the Chiefs brass Wednesday before flying out to the desert to meet with the Cardinals. More on the potential Chiefs/Reid marriage from PFT.
The Chiefs still haven’t decided what they’ll do with General Manager Scott Pioli. Reid has no history with Pioli, but Pioli does have a history working as a personnel man for a coach who enjoyed a similar level of control to what Reid had in Philadelphia. In New England, Pioli concentrated on a smaller portfolio while Bill Belichick ran the lion’s share of the football operations.
Speaking of Belichick, David Jones of the Harrisburg Patriot News says that the Patriots’ head coach does not think fondly of Howie Roseman, which could hurt the Eagles’ chances of landing Bill O’Brien.
I’ve been told that the Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals plan to interview him and that the Eagles’ owner Jeffrey Lurie is in particular very intrigued.
A potential sticking point for O’Brien regarding the Eagles job could be their new general manager Howie Roseman. The club’s 37-year-old salary cap guru is known to be held in low regard by O’Brien’s mentor, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, and by another strong O’Brien contact, former Broncos head coach and Patriots assistant Josh McDaniels.
O’Brien served as an assistant coach in New England from 2007-11 before taking the Penn State job.
Finally, it looks like you can scratch Dirk Koetter off the list of potential head coaching candidates.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2013
The Eagles are slated to interview Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong . They were supposed to meet with Koetter as well.
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