Before Super Bowl XLIX started on Sunday, there was a report that came out about the Arizona Cardinals coaching staff. Local reporter and radio host Mike Jurecki added the veteran coach who would be expected to join the Cards staff.
According to Jurecki, the Cardinals will announce today outside linebackers coach James Bettcher will be named the new defensive coordinator, replacing Todd Bowles, who was hired to be the head coach of the New York Jets. Joining the Cardinals defensive staff will be 61-year old Bob Sanders as linebackers coach. Sanders formerly was defensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers.
Head coach Bruce Arians said he wanted a veteran coach to help the "young guy" that would be promoted. Sanders is that guy, apparently.
Arians also said he hoped a former player would join the staff. It was revealed that could be linebacker Larry Foote.
However, Jurecki also reported Foote is in the mix as another linebackers coach, but as of right now Foote is "70-30 in favor of playing" in 2015.
Should Foote decide to keep playing instead of retiring, Jurecki also tweeted the Cardinals are interested in bringing him back again to play. He indicated they would probably limit him in training camp to "preserve his body throughout the year." Foote's play declined late in the season and he missed the last regular season game because of an injury.