1/7 Arizona Cardinals news: Gruden to interview, playoff aftermath

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The Cards and NFL links to start your day

Round one of the playoffs is done. Also, the Cardinals have a new head coaching candidate. It's not a lot, but there will certainly be more news in the week to come. Here are the links to start the day.

Cardinals:

2012 draft was plentiful, but Arizona Cardinals missed the party
2012 draft was plentiful, but Arizona Cardinals missed the party,Bickley: The 2012 class of rookie quarterbacks might be the best in NFL history. The Cardinals ended up with the fool’s gold.

azcentral.com video: Kent Somers discusses the Cardinals coach search
azcentral sports' Kent Somers discusses the Cardinals search for a new coach and GM.

Cardinals interview McCoy; Gruden in mix
Cardinals interview Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy; Bengals' OC Jay Gruden reportedly in mix.

Word From the Birds Blog | Gruden planned as coaching candidate
The Cardinals confirmed Sunday they plan to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden this week for their vacant head coaching position. Gruden had success grooming second-round 2011 pick Andy Dalton at quarterback, as the Bengals made the playoffs in each of Dalton’s first two seasons. The Bengals’ offense did struggle Saturday in its playoff loss at Houston, although the Texans do have a tough defense.

NFL:

Cincinnati Bengals Coaches And Open NFL Vacancies - Cincy Jungle
We're going to hear Mike Zimmer and Jay Gruden mentioned a lot for head coaching vacancies this year.

RGIII injury: Dr. James Andrews fears Redskins QB came back too soon - SBNation.com
Some aren't so sure that Robert Griffin III should be back on the field so quickly, including one of the most famous sports surgeons in the world.

Seeds of the Seahawks' offense: Mike Shanahan & Pete Carroll - Field Gulls
Mike Shanahan's name now embodies that potent combination of Bill Walsh's West Coast passing and Alex Gibbs' deep commitment to zone running, with the mesh point of those two concepts as the play-action pass.

NFL playoff bracket 2013: Divisional round matchups set - SBNation.com
Only eight teams are left in the hunt for the Super Bowl. Here's a look at the matchups for the Divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

RGIII injury: Knee sends Redskins QB to the sidelines - SBNation.com
Robert Griffin III went down in a heap and his knee was gruesomely twisted up on a botched snap. This won't end well.

Doug Marrone Tabbed As Next Buffalo Bills Head Coach, Per Report - Buffalo Rumblings
Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone has reportedly agreed to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

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