Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Arians and the Cardinals?
By Tom Carpenter
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio reported Wednesday afternoon that "there’s increasing chatter that Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians will be offered the head-coaching job with the [Arizona Cardinals]."
Arians was a finalist for the Chicago Bears' vacancy that has been filled by Marc Trestman, but it appears there is mutual interest between Arians and the Cards. However, ESPN AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky thinks that the lack of a QB on the Cardinals roster makes taking that job far from appetizing for the QB guru:
"Two people seemed to make Bruce Arians a great match for two jobs he interviewed for -- San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers and Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Those jobs are now filled.
The Cardinals job is, of course, a less desirable one. Arizona has no Rivers or Cutler. Arians wouldn’t be charged with crafting an offense for a quarterback who’s shown he can be effective. He would be charged with finding one."