Just one day after announcing the dismissal of head coach Ken Whisenhunt, it is being reported that the Arizona Cardinals are close to bringing in recently fired Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid to take over the Cardinals.
Local TV sports reporter Tim Ring tweeted it and then XTRA 910 reporter/broadcaster Mike Jurecki also said the same thing
I am reporting the Cardinals are very close to a deal with Andy Reid to become the team's next head coach.#AZCardinals #Eagles #NFL— Tim Ring (@timring3TV) January 1, 2013
Hearing Cards are closing in on Andy Reid to become the new head coach of the Cardinals.— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) January 1, 2013
When team president Michael Bidwill addressed the media on Monday about the decision to part ways with both Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, he did reveal that Reid was a candidate for the job.
There has not been any report that he was interviewed.
Reid, if hired, will only have one offensive coach on staff -- tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens.
If this proves to be true, there will be two very important questions left to be answered -- who will be the team's GM and what will the fate of defensive coordinator Ray Horton be.
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