Bruce Arians did his media turn this morning in Indianapolis, and that possibility of veteran Larry Foote could coach is coming true.
“Larry Foote will join our coaching staff (Friday) to be our inside linebacker coach,” Arians said. “He still could play. We had to go through some different things with the league — there is no such thing as a player-coach — but we’ll add him to the staff to get his coaching career started, but his playing career might not be over.”
Foote will join the Cardinals defensive coaches in Indianapolis for the Scouting combine.
There’s a lot that can happen over the next few months and things that can happen. The Cardinals are going to address inside linebacker in free agency or the draft (or both) and they still have to find out what happens with Daryl Washington (Arians said this morning that until the NFL reinstates Washington “I don’t think about him.”) That all could impact Foote’s potential of playing again, as will Foote’s personal perspective.
But as I mentioned before, having Foote on staff as a coach — maybe taking Kevin Minter under his wing, because the Cards need Minter to emerge — is a good thing. Foote is excellent to have on your side, whether he’s playing or not.
“Larry was a very passionate player, but a very, very smart player, one of the smartest players I’ve ever been around,” Arians said.
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