The Arizona Cardinals are close to a deal with ex- Eagles coach, Andy Reid according to Tim Ring of KTVK-TV in Arizona.
Reid compiled a 129-88-1 record in 14 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, leading the team to five NFC Championships games and one Super Bowl appearance.
If hired, Reid would reunite with quarterback Kelvin Kolb, whom he drafted in 2007 before trading in 2011.
The Cardinals are also interviewing their defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Horton is a minority; under the “Rooney Rule” teams are required to consider and interview minority candidates for open head coach positions. However, sources close to the Cardinal organization are saying that the Reid signing is 95% a “done deal”.
Eagles QB Michael Vick ripped his Eagle teammates in a locker room interview with CSN Philly’s John Gonzales. Vick is unhappy with the team’s overall lack of effort and holds them responsible for Reid’s firing.
“It’s all about focus,dedication,and commitment. Until you get guys who are willing to better themselves week in and week out and want to win, you’re not going to get that. …. It’s unfortunate for Coach things turned out the way they are. It could have been a lot better. This locker room could have dictated that.”
Vick is almost certain to be on his way out of Philadelphia too… But I don’t think he will be showing up in Arizona.
It will be interesting to see if the Eagles trash turns out to be the Cardinals treasure; and if Andy Reid will find redemption on the West Coast.
Your Jersey Girlfriend,