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As Super Week commences, quiet at home

Posted by Darren Urban on January 30, 2012 – 4:42 pm

With the focus of the NFL world on Indianapolis, there isn’t a whole lot going on here in Tempe. I am guessing the Cards will fill their vacant spot on the coaching staff sooner rather than later, but that doesn’t necessarily mean this week (and for all those who keep asking, I do not expect it to be Todd Haley, even if he isn’t hired elsewhere.) I don’t have names, but I know the Cards have talked to candidates beyond those who have been discussed publicly.

There will be just the one spot to fill.Earlier in the day, the New York Times was saying Cardinals wide receivers coach John McNulty was a possibility to get the Rutgers head coaching spot, but interim boss Kyle Flood was hired. The Cards don’t want to let McNulty get away, after the Bucs were interesting in him.

Speaking of interest, at some point it sounds like Cards director of player personnel Steve Keim will still get his interview for general manager of the Rams, although it hasn’t happened yet. One point of clarification that I was mistaken on earlier — should Keim be the Rams’ choice, he could go immediately (a GM, rules-wise, is like getting asked to be head coach in the front-office world) and not have to wait. But if he wanted to bring anyone from Arizona’s personnel department with him, it would have to come after contracts run out, which is typically after the draft. The Rams have said, however, they aren’t in a big hurry to fill that job because of those restrictions. Since head coach Jeff Fisher would seem to have a heavy say in personnel going forward, the Rams may not need that in place.


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9 Responses to “As Super Week commences, quiet at home”

  1. By azfancolo on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Darren, if Kiem was to go would there be anyone that would follow?

  2. By Scott H on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    For anyone interested, keep an eye out for the NFL Network’s show where they rank the Top 10 Super Bowls. Guess which one they picked as the best SB ever played? Yup – Cardinals vs Steelers. Pretty cool!!!

  3. By AndyStandsUp on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    Speculation on your part, Darren, but if Keim got the Rams job, any person in house IYO, that might get the Pro Player position?
    Other than McCreight?

  4. By Brent on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    It would be tough to lose Keim – not that I don’t wish him well in his career.

  5. By Darren Urban on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    azfan —

    RE: Keim

    No idea.

  6. By Darren Urban on Jan 30, 2012 | Reply

    AndyStands —

    RE: Keim

    No idea at this point.

  7. By SteveG on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    It was raised in the season but as a gentle nudge, would like to see a ‘day in the life” story (s)? of a typical work day for coaches, quality control etc for the team.

    We know they are long, but what exactly does it involve?

    thanks in advance.

  8. By Ernie on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    How many years is McNulty under cotract?

  9. By Darren Urban on Jan 31, 2012 | Reply

    Ernie —

    RE: McNulty

    Of that I am not sure.

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