Arizona Cardinals fans might have reason to worry about the continuity of the defensive success in 2014. Defensive coordinator Todd Bowles is getting interest as a head coaching candidates around the league, and he apparently has impressed at least one team.
According to NFL.com's Ian Rappoport, Bowles' interview with the Minnesota Vikings went extremely well.
Making the final three certainly does not guarantee anything, but just reinforces the idea that Cardinals fans might not have Bowles for long as the team's defensive coordinator.
It should not be surprising that Bowles is getting more attention than just a token Rooney Rule interview. He took a solid Cardinals defense and improved it in almost all categories. He has been impressive in the past in interviews, as he reportedly made a very good impression on Ken Whisenhunt when he was a candidate for the team's defensive coordinator before the 2011 season, when Ray Horton ultimately won the job. He also already has head coaching experience, as he was the interim head coach in Miami when Tony Sparano was fired, albeit only three games.
However, we already know that Bowles has said that he is very happy here and that the team would love to have him back.
So the possibility is real that Bowles leaves to get a head coaching job. It is the inevitable result of having a good staff and success. But Cardinals fans shouldn't worry too much until an actual job offer is made or he has taken a job. After all, what we know about coaching searches with today's media is that information comes quickly and is not always reliable.