Contact Us

Andy Reid Lobbying To Coach Arizona Cardinals

Getty Images

Broadcast reports out of Phoenix lay claim that the Arizona Cardinals will soon announce the hiring of former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to take over as the head coach in the desert, replacing Ken Whisenhunt who, along with GM Rod Graces, were fired themselves on the NFL’s Black Monday. As a side note, “Whiz” could be headed to Buffalo as their new lead man, replacing the fired Chan Gailey.

The report, from KTVK TV in Phoenix, claims the Cards will make it official within days, first having to fulfill the Rooney rule and interview a minority candidate and that will be defensive coordinator Ray Horton before making the Reid hiring official.

The fit makes a lot of sense on two fronts. First off Reid’s wife, Tammy is from the Phoenix area and has family that resides in the desert. Secondly, it was Reid who traded Kevin Kolb, the injured Cardinals quarterback to Arizona two years ago and would be reunited with him when Kolb recovers from his many injuries. A source according to the KTVK report claims the deal is “95% done.”

Before the Eagles were blasted by the Giants to close the season and Reid’s 14 year run in Philadelphia rumors surfaced he was assembling a coaching staff in looking ahead to his next gig.

The Cardinals started the season 4-0 but poor play and injuries derailed their season. Their QB situation was a disaster with Ryan Lindley and John Skelton splitting time due to Kolb being injured. Both were dreadful as was the Cardinals’ offensive line. After that tremendous start the cardinals went on a nine game losing streak, the first team ever to start 4-0 then drop nine in a row.

Both Whisenhunt and Reid took their prior teams to one super bowl each. In fact, Whisenhunt’s cardinals defeated Reid’s Eagles in the NFC title game to reach the Super Bowl, which was won by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Best of 104.5 The Team

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Teammates quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Teammates contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.