McDonough to interview with 49ers

Posted by Darren Urban on January 11, 2017 – 10:25 am

Offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin, who had head coaching interviews with the Jaguars, Rams and Bills recently, isn’t the only Cardinal getting an interview for an open job. With the 49ers’ general manager post still vacant, reported that Cardinals vice president of personnel Terry McDonough will interview later this week for the position. McDonough just finished his fourth season in Arizona, and his third after replacing current Buccaneers GM Jason Licht after Licht left after the 2013 season.

McDonough will be the ninth candidate the 49ers have interviewed or plan to interview for their GM spot. San Francisco has not yet hired a coach either. He would be the third on that list from the NFC West; the 49ers are expected to talk to a pair of Seattle front office execs, co-directors of player personnel Scott Fitterer and Trent Kirchner.


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  1. By RagingREDBirds on Jan 11, 2017 | Reply

    It feels good that the Cards are the team that other teams keep coming to for leadership. It seems like a yearly thing at this point!

  2. By D on Jan 11, 2017 | Reply

    Off Season Wish List

    Larry to come back for one more year.

    1- Franchise C. Jones

    2- Resign C. Campbell, T. Jefferson, S. Moore, J. Gresham, D. Fells, AQ Shipley, J. Mauro, M. Cooper, C. Catanzaro. C. Johnson.

    3-Release: K. Martin, T. Branch E. Stinson, T. Niklas.

    4- Bring in competition at K and Punter

    Free Agent signees: J. Jerry Guard or J. Evans Guard

    Round 1: R. Foster ILB
    Round 2: C. Tankersley CB or R. Douglas CB
    Round 3: M. Depre WR or D. Stringefellow WR
    Round 4: E. Cooper Guard
    Round 5: P. Towles QB

  3. By texascard on Jan 11, 2017 | Reply

    Strong finish
    The strong finish may mean momentum for next year and dont change a thing. But it could be that palmer excels when the pressure is off. The lower the expectations or in this case no expectations means he plays well. High expectations, well, choke. I think next year could be great if we just tell palmer all year we are eliminated from playoff contention so just go sling it around the yard!! Maybe he could just stay in a hotel with no friends or family and we can tell him the games are just scrimmage. P.s. If mcdonough had anything to do with drafting kim k diche, good riddance

  4. By Aaron Yang on Jan 11, 2017 | Reply


    We have so many CBs to work with. I don’t see the odd for the Cardinals to draft a CB in the second round. maybe 4th or 5th. The main priority is the RG and WR.

    We should also get rid of Chris Johnson since he is gonna cost around 2-3 million. Also, resign DJ Swearinger.

    I think the draft should go like this
    1st round- Mike Williams/R. Foster/Corey Davis (if Davis did well in the combine.)
    2nd round- Dan Feeny, he is a must.
    3rd round- Depend if we draft a WR of ILB in the first round, Pick QB Patrick Mahomes if he is still there or trade up in the third round to get him if he has a good combine.

  5. By Big Ken on Jan 11, 2017 | Reply

    Wow! Coach Buckner selected as a Head Coach in the East-West Shrine game. I though he would have been a good pick for Cardinals DC.

  6. By D on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    A Young

    I don’t see that this team has plenty of CB’s to work with.

    Secondary under contract for 2017

    PP- franchise lock down corner
    Justin Bethel CB- BA only believes he can play slot.
    E. Bouka CB- who? most likely practice squad
    T. Branch. CB- was know to be injury prone before Keim signed him this offseason and has lived up to it. I would release him and would see him as another S. Weatherspoon error. (Free agency can be a crapshoot)
    T. Harfield S Practice Squad
    T. Mathieu S. Stud when healthy but AZ will need a back up plan for the Slot, which maybe Bethel
    H. Miller CB. Needs more experience, would not feel good with him starting right now
    B. Williams. CB Needs more experience, would not feel good with him starting

    I look at that and see a Big Hole at the Starting Outside CB spot.

    If Foster is gone by 13 in the draft, then I expect Mr. Keim, (if he doesn’t move down) to draft a starting CB and not a WR as many fans would prefer.
    Of course that would change if Larry retires. This draft appears to have several CB’s that are good and have the length that Mr. Keim prefers.

    I like D. Feeny at G, but with the depth they developed the last 4 weeks of this past season, I think they believe by adding one exp veteran to the OL to help all of these young OL will be all they need. This is assuming they can resign Shipley.

  7. By JohnnyBluenose on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    D…Elie Bouka has potential. He may surprise you.

  8. By Andy Kw on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    I want to see what a healthy Elie Bouka can do.

    I’m so happy Josh Mauro will be a Cardinals for, at least, the next two seasons.

  9. By Scott H on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    Not related,but,,,,,man, look at what has gone on with the Rams and Chargers in the past year. Sad. So sad. I don’t even understand what the NFL is doing. LA just has not supported pro football in recent decades. And now they have TWO teams??? Imagine how the fans in San Diego feel right now, after 55 years of supporting the Chargers.

    The Rams have been a flop in LA in their first year. And maybe how bad an organization they are right now is a fair point. But if they REALLY wanted pro football, shouldn’t there have been a better welcome than THIS???

    This whole thing has the NFL’s greed and twisted thinking all over it. And I hope it DOES blow up in their faces.

    Good to know the Cards are secure out there in Glendale!

  10. By dkerry5242 on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    No big shakes if Terry McDonough leaves.

  11. By CardsNation on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply


    First, if Mike Williams is still there. Most fans would prefer to draft a WR over CB. I don’t see the possibility that we draft a CB in the first round.

    You always expect the players to have an immediate impact, you expect them to play at an Elite level right away. Most of the CBs that you listed are rookies. What if they become an elite player, they can’t make an impact right away…Josh Norman didn’t (draft in the 5th round). Richard Sherman (6th round) didn’t. Only 4 rookies from last year’s NFL draft went to the pro bowl, only one from the first round, none from the second and third.

    For examples, you can’t just say “Jared Goff sucks, I think we should draft a QB in the first round.” OR “Vic Beasley is a bust, started 16 games in his rookies season and only produced 4 sacks. I think we should draft an outside linebacker.”

  12. By creditcard on Jan 12, 2017 | Reply

    Totally agree with Scott H about LA getting TWO NFL teams. Go figure.

    LA has proven it cannot support one team. Each quantitative decision that Commissioner Goodell makes leaves me totally baffled.

  13. By D on Jan 13, 2017 | Reply

    You can make the same argument about First Round WR draft picks not being elite players…has any WR’s drafted in the 1st round the last two years dominated a game yet?

    Will Fuller
    L. Treadwell
    J Doctson
    C. Coleman

    Amari Cooper
    Kevin White
    DeVante Parker
    Nelson Agholor
    B. Perriman
    P. Dorsett

    S. Waktins
    M. Evans
    O. Beckham
    B. Cooks
    K. Benjamin

    Keim/Arians have not drafted a WR in Round 1 yet..

  14. By JTDG on Jan 13, 2017 | Reply

    D and Cardsnation,

    I don’t understand the argument.

    I believe we desperately need a CB and a WR. Which ever one is taken will help.

    As everyone knows, I like Mike Williams at 13. But unfortunately, there is a good chance he wont be there.

    So, I’m not reaching for another receiver (I don’t think any others warrant top 15), while a stud CB is on the board. If Teez Tabor is sitting at 13, that would be an easy pick.

    But if their isnt a CB or Wr I like at 13, hopefully someone like Barnett will be there, so we could trade down with someone. If you could drop 10-15 spots and pick up another 2, that would be ideal. Now maybe you entertain one of those other CBs (Tankersley) or receivers (Davis) or look to add to the oline or dline as there are several good picks.

    Now to the “guys who weren’t impact players right off the bat” part of this.

    Richard Sherman was amazing day one. He started 16 games had 17 passes defensed and 4 picks.
    Bad example.

    Josh Norman had a good rookie year playing in 16 games and starting 12, while having 7 passes defensed and a pick.

    Amari Cooper had back to back 1000 yrds. and made the pro bowl as a rookie. So yes a receiver has had a big impact in the last two years.

    And that whole 2014 class was outstanding in their rookie seasons.

    But back to the argument, if we drafted a receiver who puts up 800 yards and 50 catches as a rookie, that would help this team. He doesn’t have to be a probowler in year one. To make an impact, he has to make plays when teams are taking away Fitz and DJ. He also has to have the ability to take over in 2018 as Fitz departs.
    On the other hand, a CB needs to be able to stand up to constant challenges. He will be thrown at early and often. The guy I want has to have a lot of “moxie’ for lack of a better word. Tabor is a guy like that. Humphries is a guy like that. But maybe it would be safer to grab Bouye in FA. But if we take a CB in round one, he has to make an impact right away.

  15. By clssylssy on Jan 13, 2017 | Reply

    I totally agree with JTDG, we need a true shutdown corner, a la Richard Sherman…Patrick Peterson is probably the most athletic Corner (when he wants to be) but is nowhere near the stud Sherman is; he doesn’t like to get dirty. On the other hand, if we lose Fitz, our offense is going to be REALLY ANEMIC…no big bodied receiver to pick up the slack when the offense is struggling or to throw an amazing block so the team can get a play. PLEASE NO MORE LONG TERM PROJECTS! Plus, don’t forget the learning curve for the Arians playbook!
    In Michael Bidwill’s recent interview, once again he said we were going to be aggressive in the draft and FA, which in the past has meant taking the BPA, not identifying a need, finding that guy to fit the need and aggressively going after him whatever it takes. So, until I see some action and a departure from the past, I will remain the skeptic about our 2017 season.
    We were suppose to have the most complete team in the league (at least on paper) and couldn’t even break .500 so, with no changes in the way we do things (coaching staff) but losing a few(at the very least) of the best players in the league because they don’t fit what we are willing to pay, I’m waiting to be WOW’d by the ultimate hat trick.

  16. By texascard on Jan 13, 2017 | Reply

    If you think they took Kim k diche because of bpa then these guys have you snowed. That was a need reach. And a horrible reach at that

  17. By clssylssy on Jan 15, 2017 | Reply

    Guess you missed the part where I pleaded ” NO MORE LONG TERM PROJECTS”! “Best BPA” has been what they claim as their “draft philosophy”, (you must be a newbie to not know this) although it’s been obvious that not much research and consideration goes into their process.
    Watching the games this weekend, it seems to me that with a little effort we could have very easily been in the playoffs and made it to the Championship round again. Hats off to the teams that got this far, Texas really surprised me and gave a valiant effort; they are who I though we were! (and proved what a great defense can do and the reason so many teams are shifting focus to defensive minds).The Falcons really CAN BE tough and Matty Ice is probably the most underrated QB in the league–Dan Quinn has done a great job, shows how important it is having the right people driving the show!
    Watching the Fitz interviews on the golf course, I just wish people would leave him alone and let the guy have some fun. Clearly, football no longer does it for him and it seems he’s found the challenge in golf he once found between the lines with the upside being that you are not dependent upon so many others to achieve success. He said he was going to be watching these games closely, and I’m sure he’s looking at the level of commitment these guys have as a unit, and assessing if the Cards have the leadership in the front office and coaching staff to achieve success.
    Congratulations to David Johnson and his wife on the birth of their beautiful baby boy; it’s refreshing to see somebody experiencing some good coming from this year that has been such a bummer for most of us!

  18. By texascard on Jan 15, 2017 | Reply

    “Which in the past has meant bpa, not identifying a need.” Your words not mine

  19. By clssylssy on Jan 16, 2017 | Reply

    You left out the rest of the sentence…but perhaps you didn’t follow me…what I said was that in the past the draft philosophy had been taking the BPA, RATHER THAN, identifying a need, finding the right guy, and then aggressively going after that player, whatever it takes. (The entire sentence is necessary to get the meaning rather than picking at parts)
    You are correct though, RNkimdiche was allegedly to fill one of our many needs and he may do just that down the road…that position was just not a primary need.
    Can you honestly say we have pursued any player of need in recent years (since the Honey Badger) aggressively?

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