1/11 Arizona Cardinals news: Jay Gruden's interview, Ray Horton waits

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There is a lot going on with the Arizona Cardinals coaching search. Here are some links to catch up on it to start your day.

The Arizona Cardinals took another step towards hiring their next head coach by interviewing Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. Someone thinks that Mike McCoy is the favorite to get hired. PFF has Daryl Washington mentioned in their All-Pro Team.

Here are the links from around the Web to bring you your Cards and NFL stories to start the day.

Cardinals:

QB Work Jay Gruden's Strength
Bengals offensive coordinator interviews for Cards' coaching job

Word From the Birds Blog | Gruden visits, so time to catch up on coach talk
If you put your head down for a moment and just listened, you can definitely hear the Jon Gruden in Jay Gruden’s voice. That’s natural since they are brothers, but kind of funny since everyone is so familiar with Jon’s voice because of "Monday Night Football."

Word From the Birds Blog | Licht shines in personnel department
Before the end of the regular season, it wasn’t just Steve Keim in the Cardinals’ personnel department that found his way into the rumormill of potential general manager hires around the league.

McCoy's focus in Denver; Turner as Cards' OC?
Cards' interest in McCoy complicated by Broncos' run; hazy news on Haley; Turner as O-coordinator?

Gruden feels he can fix what's broken for Cards
Jay Gruden interviews with Cardinals, says he sees 'problems' but cites ability to develop quarterbacks.

2012 PFF All-Pro Team | ProFootballFocus.com
In a season full of great performances the PFF staff gives you its unbiased All Pro selections for 2012.

Tucker on Steve Keim: 'I love this hire' - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Just wanted to pass along these thoughts from ESPN's Ross Tucker regarding the Arizona Cardinals' promotion of Steve Keim to general manager:

ESPN NFL insider: Mike McCoy the 'leader in the clubhouse' for Cardinals job - ArizonaSports.com
"I honestly think it could be Mike McCoy," he said. "When you look at it, Mike McCoy is probably the hottest of the assistant coaches."

A name for the list | Insiders
Now that it looks as if the Cardinals are going to settle for hiring an offensive or defensive coordinator as their next head coach, we’re wondering why Darrell Bevell’s name isn’t on their list.

Ray Horton waits while Arizona Cardinals explore options
Ray Horton is aggressive and bold. He doesn’t believe in standing still, yet he doesn’t have any choice as he seeks to become a head coach for the first time.

Expect to hear more of the same from Arizona Cardinals’ new coach
The Cardinals haven’t spoiled their fans with success, but when it comes to the entertainment value of introductory news conferences by head coaches, they lead the league.

azcentral.com video: Cardinals coaching search
Kent somers' latest thoughts

NFL:

Jay Cutler is at fault for RGIII's knee injury - SBNation.com
The conspiracies don't stop there, though.

NFLPA responds to Junior Seau CTE finding with call for player safety measures - SBNation.com
With the news that Junior Seau suffered from CTE, the NFLPA has called on several different outlets to help improve on-field safety for players.

2013 NFL playoffs: Hail Marys, the Immaculate Reception & the best Divisional games in NFL history - SBNation.com
From the Immaculate Reception to the Fog Bowl, the Divisional round of the playoffs has featured some of the most memorable games in NFL history.

NFL, NFLPA no closer on HGH testing as MLB announces 2013 plan - SBNation.com
While the MLB significantly steps up its PED program, the NFL and the NFLPA are still unable to finalize an agreement for HGH testing that was part of the 2011 CBA.

New Jaguars GM David Caldwell not interested in Tim Tebow - SBNation.com
The Jaguars introduced new General Manager David Caldwell on Thursday, and he immediately put to rest rumors that the team would attempt to add Tim Tebow.

Super Bowl XLVII prediction: Nate Silver sees Patriots and Seahawks in the big game - SBNation.com
When Nate Silver predicts things, you better listen.

NFL Rookie of the Year 2013: After much deliberation, Russell Wilson had the finest inaugural season - Field Gulls
Leaving no stone unturned, I immersed myself into the world of the rookies and finally came out with an answer I didn't expect.

NFL playoffs 2013: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning chasing history - SBNation.com
Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Bill Belichick can inch closer toward playoff history this weekend.

Chargers coaching rumors: Bruce Arians interested in joining Tom Telesco - SBNation.com
Bruce Arians expressed interested in joining Tom Telesco in moving from the Indianapolis Colts to the San Diego Chargers.

Jaguars fire Mike Mularkey - Big Cat Country
The Jaguars have fired head coach Mike Mularkey.

RGIII injury update: Redskins QB also had meniscus tear repaired - SBNation.com
The Washington Redskins have been coy regarding Robert Griffin III's injury, and a new report divulges that his injury was worse than previously stated.

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