For the Arizona Cardinals, they are looking for another head coach… again.
After firing Kliff Kingsbury it is weird that someone getting such strong consideration and now being interviewed next week would be from within the organization and on the staff that underwhelmed so much, but that is what the Cardinals plan to do in interviewing Vance Joseph.
According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN that is happening next week.
The #Cardinals are expected to interview defensive coordinator Vance Joseph for the head-coaching job some time next week, per sources. Joseph, the former Broncos head coach, has spent three years as Arizona DC and is well-respected in the building.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) January 12, 2023
That is the thing, it feels like Michael Bidwill is going on the whims of what some in the building feel.
Yet, why is Vance Joseph not being considered anywhere else? If he was a commodity wouldn’t it have been something we would have seen last year or this offseason, yet his name is nowhere near any other jobs?
Walter talked about Vance’s place in the potential hierarchy of available defensive minds, and I don’t think anyone would put Vance near the top of the list.
So, what is the plan, and why would it include promoting from with in for a staff that underachieved so much in the eyes of the owner that it cost the head coach his job?
My final critique of any hire of Joseph would be... Why would you promote someone who has been unable to develop your high investment picks at inside linebacker?
We will see how this plays out, but man would this be an underwhelming hire for the Arizona Cardinals.