6:32 AM EST, Wed February 08, 2023
15 hours ago
San Francisco 49ers hire former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks to be defensive coordinator

San Francisco 49ers hire former Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Steve Wilks to be defensive coordinator

Photo by Chris Graythen/ The Arizona Cardinals will see a familiar face across from them next season when they take on the San Francisco 49ers. Steve Wilks, the one-year wonder at head coach for the Arizona Cardinals has been hired as the new defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers. The #49ers plan to hire Steve Wilks as their defensive coordinator, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Wilks replaces DeMeco Ryans, who is now the #Texans’ head coach, and lands in an ideal spot. pic.twitter.com/vyOwVu0QPE— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) February 7, 2023 This...
16 hours ago
Getting to know the finalists: Mike Kafka did wonders for the New York Giants offense and comes from a great mentor

Getting to know the finalists: Mike Kafka did wonders for the New York Giants offense and comes from a great mentor

Photo by Sarah Stier/ The Arizona Cardinals seem to be entering the final stretch of their latest head coaching search. For reference, I have been running Revenge of the Birds since 2016 and this is their third head coach search in that time frame. A seven years and three head coaches seems to be... Not ideal. Anyway, let’s get to know these head coaches a little better so we can complain properly for when they get hired. As a side note, I am glad Brian Flores dropped out so that is one less deep dive I have to do :). Mike Kafka, OC - New York Giants Interesting that...
19 hours ago
Flores Took the Bird in Hand

Flores Took the Bird in Hand

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Many fans thought Brian Flores, in his search for his next coaching gig, would be inclined to hook up with a former Patriot, like Monti Ossenfort. Flores did just that. Yet, he didn’t have a job offer as yet from Ossenfort, but he had one from Vikings’ head coach Kevin O’Connell, Flores’ former coaching colleague in New England. Flores took the bird in hand. As the old saying goes, “Time and tide wait for no man.” When Bidwill hired MO, Flores to AZ was a no-brainer. But Bidwill played it coy w BF waiting 2 weeks to even...
Feb 6, 2023
Brian Flores agrees to be Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator

Brian Flores agrees to be Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator

Photo by Megan Briggs/ The Arizona Cardinals coaching search is down to two. After Brian Flores took the lead over Sean Payton in the odds to become the next Cardinals head coach, it got eerily quiet until we heard that Flores was getting a second interview. Well, now he’s not getting a second interview because he has decided to accept the job of defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings. FLO!The #Vikings have named Brian Flores defensive coordinator. pic.twitter.com/6EHf7FUzzX— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 6, 2023 Many had hoped to see Flores...
Feb 6, 2023
A.J. Green announces retirement

A.J. Green announces retirement

Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/ The Arizona Cardinals 2022 season may be one of the memories. We saw J.J. Watt announce his retirement during the season, and now A.J. Green has announced his retirement as well. Cardinals WR A.J. Green is retiring from football, he announced on his social media. pic.twitter.com/GS230UQrN8— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 6, 2023 Green finishes his career with 727 receptions for 10,514 yards and 70 touchdowns. Green was also a seven-time Pro Bowl selection and finished as a second team All Pro in 2012 and 2013 with the...
Feb 6, 2023
Getting to know the finalists: Lou Anarumo has an interesting history, but has shown he can get the job done on defense

Getting to know the finalists: Lou Anarumo has an interesting history, but has shown he can get the job done on defense

Photo by Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via The Arizona Cardinals seem to be entering the final stretch of their latest head coaching search. For reference, I have been running Revenge of the Birds since 2016 and this is their third head coach search in that time frame. A seven years and three head coaches seems to be... Not ideal. Anyway, let’s get to know these head coaches a little better so we can complain properly for when they get hired. Lou Anarumo, Defensive Coordinator - Cincinnati Bengals Anarumo’s history is the most interesting. It is rare to see a...
Feb 6, 2023
Which Candidate is the Cardinals’ Keeper?

Which Candidate is the Cardinals’ Keeper?

Photo by Ric Tapia/Icon Sportswire via In light of a number of announcements that were made about the Arizona Cardinals’ head coaching search, it now appears that there are three big catches left in the net: (in alphabetical order) Lou Anarumo (Bengals’ DC) Photo by Abbie Parr/ Brian Flores (Steelers’ Assistant HC/LB coach) Photo by Cliff Hawkins/ Mike Kafka (Giants’ OC) Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports This time around, unlike with Steve Wilks and Kliff Kingsbury, will this be an unconditional hire for...
Feb 6, 2023
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals head coach search narrows, Budda Baker makes big play in Pro Bowl and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals head coach search narrows, Budda Baker makes big play in Pro Bowl and more

Michael Chow/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK Happy Monday one and all. The news is coming out on the Arizona Cardinals coaching search and we have all the news from around the web to help you out. Enjoy. Young stars making a statement at 2023 Pro Bowl GamesWith veterans such as Tom Brady and J.J. Watt retiring, the next generation is ready to take over, as evidenced by the Pro Bowl rosters. Kirk Cousins helps NFC pull out Pro Bowl Games victoryThe revamped Pro Bowl, featuring flag football games, may have been even more competitive than when tackling was...
Feb 5, 2023
Cardinals eliminate Vance Joseph and Brian Callahan from head coach search

Cardinals eliminate Vance Joseph and Brian Callahan from head coach search

Photo by Nick Cammett/ Lou Anarumo, Brian Flores, and Mike Kafka will have second interviews with Cardinals Per Bally Sports’ Michael Silver, the Arizona Cardinals have informed their current defensive coordinator Vance Joseph that he is out of contention for the team’s head coach job. And according to Albert Breer, Bengals’ offensive coordinator Brian Callahan has been removed from the Cardinals’ search as well. Cardinals DC Vance Joseph has been informed he is out of contention for the team's head coaching job. Joseph remains under contract and is thus...
Feb 5, 2023
Brian Flores to get second interview for Cardinals’ head coach vacancy

Brian Flores to get second interview for Cardinals’ head coach vacancy

Photo by Megan Briggs/ Today is Arizona Cardinals’ 27th day without a head coach It was only yesterday when it was reported that the Arizona Cardinals will be conducting second interviews with Bengals’ defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and Giants’ offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. It was also reported that Lions’ defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn will have another interview with Arizona but that date has yet to be announced. Just when we thought the Cardinals narrowed down their list of head coach candidates, another name re-enters the mix. According to NFL...
Feb 5, 2023
NFL Pro Bowl 2023: How to watch, events, start time, TV schedule, streaming and more

NFL Pro Bowl 2023: How to watch, events, start time, TV schedule, streaming and more

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports It is Pro Bowl Sunday and that means a brand new set of events. Here are the events for today. The Pro Bowl Games - Sunday events The Pro Bowl Games conclude on Sunday with four more skills challenges, as well as three different 7-on-7 flag football games. At the end, the winning conference will be determined. Best Catch - Finale Gridiron Gauntlet Move the Chains Kick Tac Toe 7-on-7 Flag Games What: 2023 NFL Pro BowlWhere: Allegiant Stadium - Las Vegas NVWhen: February 5, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. Arizona TimeChannel: ESPN, ABC, Disney XD, ESPN...
Feb 5, 2023
Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals get second round of interviews scheduled, free agent preview and more

Bird Droppings: Arizona Cardinals get second round of interviews scheduled, free agent preview and more

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Happy Sunday one and all. We area heading into Super Bowl week, and the Arizona Cardinals are still conducting their head coaching search, including second interviews for a number of candidates. We have all of that and more from around the web on your Arizona Cardinals. The women working at the Arizona Cardinals are "phenomenal," as five are highlighted on Women in Sports Day 2023Honoring those on National Girls and Women in Sports Day The Historic Pairing Of Dennis Green And Rod GravesCardinals just wanted proven coach with first Black...
Feb 4, 2023
Cardinals will get a second interview with Bengals DC Lou Anarumo and two other coaches

Cardinals will get a second interview with Bengals DC Lou Anarumo and two other coaches

Nic Antaya/ (Left), Nick Cammett/Diamond Images via (Middle), Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Right) Arizona is one of two NFL teams remaining with a head coach vacancy heading into February It has been 26 days since the Arizona Cardinals relieved Kliff Kingsbury of his duties as a head coach. The Carolina Panthers hired Frank Reich, the Houston Texans hired DeMeco Ryans, and the Denver Broncos traded for Sean Payton. Now, the Cardinals and the Indianapolis Colts are the only teams remaining with a head coach vacancy. Maybe, and just maybe, that search could be coming to...
Feb 4, 2023
2023 Senior Bowl: Players to watch, kickoff time, TV Channel and more

2023 Senior Bowl: Players to watch, kickoff time, TV Channel and more

Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via The 2023 Senior Bowl wraps up today with the actual game, after a week of practice and getting to know some of the best seniors in the 2023 NFL Draft. We discussed the Shrine Bowl players and who would fit in Arizona, we will do the same with the Senior Bowl after the weekend is up. However, if you want to know a little more about who has played well, who has impressed and who to keep an eye on, check out the latest edition of the podcast. Here are a couple of players to watch who could make sense for the Arizona Cardinals, and...
Feb 4, 2023
SB Nation Reacts: NFL fans don’t think the referees determine the outcome of either conference championship game

SB Nation Reacts: NFL fans don’t think the referees determine the outcome of either conference championship game

Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer / USA TODAY NETWORK Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Arizona Cardinals fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate. What a weekend of NFL action. It saw two games, one good and one unfortunate due to injuries to two quarterbacks, but each game was not without its controversies. That lead to the first question of the week from SB Nation Reacts: Did the referees determine the outcome of either Conference Championship Game? The majority...