The Arizona Cardinals have had talks with another candidate for their vacant QB coach position. According to NFL reporter Jason La Canfora. Bruce Arians, who was the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator in 2011 and had previously said he would retire, is that candidate. Tweeted La Canfora:
As you can imagine, Arians has deep ties to both head coach Ken Whisenhunt and offensive line coach, Russ Grimm, from their days together in Pittsburgh. Arians, 59, announced his retirement last week, but spoke to the Cardinals today, and has a few more teams lined up, before he makes his decision to stay in the NFL or actually retire. He is the third person that the Cardinals haven't spoken to for this postion, the other two being former Kansas City HC, Todd Haley, and former Raiders HC, Hue Jackson.
Arians was hired by the Chiefs to be their RB coach in 1988. Spent one season as the New Orleans Saints TE coach, followed by being the QB coach for the Indianapolis Colts. He was the first QB coach that Peyton Manning had in the NFL. Following that he became the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, and after two seasons there, rejoined Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh as the WR coach. He was later promoted to offensive coordinator in the 2007 season where he held the position until his recent "retirement."
So, of the three coaches interviewed, which one would you want as our QB Coach?