Cardinals Head Coaching Candidates 2023

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It implies that he turned down the Cards job, and I doubt that is a 'true' fact.
You can doubt it but that is exactly what happened. He may not have been choice #1 but the Cards wanted to interview him again, he called to withdraw.
 
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Yeesh. They rather be coordinators than head coaches. Something isn’t right about this.

Oh and Cunningham wanted more money and Bidwill said no.

Payton got money whipped by Denver, and I'm glad we saved the draft capital. Quinn may see himself as heir apparent in Dallas. Believing that Flores would rather be a D-C than H-C is beyond credulity. And we don't know if Cunningham was offered the GM job.
 

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This is what happens when you when you drag your feet in a coaching search. There is zero reason that the three ”finalist” couldn’t have had their first interviews much sooner and conducted the second interviews last week. I don’t blame Flores at all. 16 days between the first interview and the second interview is ridiculous.
 

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This is what happens when you when you drag your feet in a coaching search. There is zero reason that the three ”finalist” couldn’t have had their first interviews much sooner and conducted the second interviews last week. I don’t blame Flores at all. 16 days between the first interview and the second interview is ridiculous.

Foot dragging? It's been less than a month since the Cards' last game.

Since then, they've fired a GM and H-C, and conducted a series of interviews to find a new GM, then a further series of interviews to find a new H-C. Your definition of foot-dragging and mine are quite different.
 

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Foot dragging? It's been less than a month since the Cards' last game.

Since then, they've fired a GM and H-C, and conducted a series of interviews to find a new GM, then a further series of interviews to find a new H-C. Your definition of foot-dragging and mine are quite different.
Whis - Hired Jan 14
Arians - Hired Jan 27
Wilks - Hired Jan 22
Kliff - Hired Jan 8

Taking a HC search well into February is not normal, even for this org.
 

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How do we know that he really had a 2nd interview lined up? Agent could have been leaking that info to put pressure on Vikings to hire him. Maybe Pat P told him about the snakes in locker room and he bugged out. Who the hell knows @ this pt?
 

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We can speculate til we're blue in the face but it don't much matter what happened with Flores. My guess is he was the Vikings top choice for their DC and us requesting a second interview sent them into get it done mode, just speculating here

But anyways better days, looks like we're down to two choices (unless there's a dark horse lurking on the Eagles or Chiefs staff)
 

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Foot dragging? It's been less than a month since the Cards' last game.

Since then, they've fired a GM and H-C, and conducted a series of interviews to find a new GM, then a further series of interviews to find a new H-C. Your definition of foot-dragging and mine are quite different.

16 days between Flores’ first interview and his scheduled second interview is unprecedented in a coaching search.
 

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Sure, but I don't think any of this was preceded by a GM search and hire.
They started the HC search while they were interviewing GM candidates. Also, Ossenfort was hired 3 weeks ago. He will likely be in place for a month before a HC is hired. This isn't normal.
 

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I don't think Flores turned down the Cardinals job. I think that possibly Mike didn't want to hire him so he is dragging out this process quite a bit so that Flores had to take another job rather than wait under Michael's time frame. By doing this the Cardinals did not reject him and open themselves up to more lawsuit stuff.
 

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I don't think Flores turned down the Cardinals job. I think that possibly Mike didn't want to hire him so he is dragging out this process quite a bit so that Flores had to take another job rather than wait under Michael's time frame. By doing this the Cardinals did not reject him and open themselves up to more lawsuit stuff.
Could be. We'll likely never know the full story.
 
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