January 01, 2007

Green gone at Arizona: With Green gone at Arizona and Mora gone in Atlanta, who will be the choices for those two positions and who, if anyone else, will get the boot?

posted by usroute17 to football at 05:20 PM - 14 comments

Oh man! And next year was supposed to be the year the Cardinals broke out and won the NFC championship!lol

posted by ggermanctl at 06:23 PM on January 01, 2007

Well, maybe Tom Coughlin'll be available to deliver the Cardinals to the promised lan--HAHAHA Sorry, I couldn't type that withut laughing.

posted by chicobangs at 06:25 PM on January 01, 2007

Steve Mariucci, are you listening.....

posted by wdminott at 06:28 PM on January 01, 2007

I just love it. The Cardinals have not won their division since Don Coryell coached in St. Louis 30 years and 9 coaches ago. Yeah, fire Green, he's the problem.

posted by gradioc at 06:42 PM on January 01, 2007

Can't forget about Seattle and Oakland might be looking too.

posted by skeet0311 at 06:43 PM on January 01, 2007

Of course I think that Bill Bidwell is a big part of the problem in Arizona.

posted by usroute17 at 06:51 PM on January 01, 2007

My guess is it will be NFL coaching retreads, not first-time coaches. Pete Carroll and Matt Leinart reunited in Arizona? I can auto-generate the Sports Guy's column for that one ("This is one of the great coaching changes ever from a gambling perspective. I can't wait to bet against Carroll -- and believe me he's worth betting against; I personally watched him kill the Patriots for three long years. If you think the Art Shell era part deux was fun from a gambling perspective, just wait for the return o' Carroll. Good times.") Alleged/self-described offensive mastermind Mike Martz convincing Arthur Blank that he has just what it takes to cure what ails Mike Vick in Atlanta? These are the types of names I expect to see.

posted by holden at 07:20 PM on January 01, 2007

Mike Bidwell says that the Cardinals job should be an attractive to potential candidates, what a joke! the most attractive coaching job in pro fooyball has yet to be officially opened. That of coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Think about it 2 coaches in almost 40 years. You already have a roster that is just one season removed from a super bowl and a classy owner and organization. All that we need to (regrettably) hear is that Bill Cowher is stepping down.

posted by FriarDuck at 07:32 PM on January 01, 2007

All I can say is that they are who we thought they were!!!

posted by kyrilmitch_76 at 07:38 PM on January 01, 2007

It's a shame that the Cardinals organization thinks for one minute that the reason behind their lackluster season happens to be the coach. I understand that it all starts with the coach but com'on, did Denny Green suit up any time this season? Is he the one that's throwing the ball, running, blocking or making tackles? Coach Green is a good coach but was surrounded by individuals that just didn't seem to click until Matt Lienart was put in the helm and even still were underachieving. Case in point: Edgerin James. The guy is a 1000 yard rusher (1159 yards this year) but only averaged 3.4 ypc and rushed for just 6 TD's. When this guy was signed as a free agent, it seemed as if life was being brought back into this franchise but maybe they should've just pulled the plug altogether. I really hate sounding like if I'm blasting the Cardinals (which I know it sounds that way but I'm really not) but they need to come together as a team and find a way to get it done. I don't know who might be the new Head Coach, although there's talk that Pete Carroll might be the guy, but whomever it is, I hope he truly sees the potential with this group but just doesn't get his hope up. One more thing, Jim Mora should've saw the writing on the wall as soon as he opened his big mouth when the question was raised about the UW Head Coach gig. Just goes to show you, be grateful with what you have. It might not last forever. What a dumbass!

posted by BornIcon at 12:06 PM on January 02, 2007

All I can say is that they are who we thought they were!!! This never, ever failed to crack me up. I still have no idea what the hell Green meant...uhhh, okay, they are who you thought they were; I thought they were the Chicago Bears, who did everyone else supposedly think they were, the North Ambush Ladies' Marching Society Drill Team?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 12:32 PM on January 02, 2007

BornIcon, James' stuggles were do in large part to an offensive line that would have been better off if they had found new professions. Game after game James would get hit before or right at the line of scrimmage, forcing him to stuggle for even a few yards. The lack of a running game then allowed defenses to focus on the Cardinal's potentially devastating passing game and basically shut them down. The first thing the Cardinals need to address in the off season is the offensive line. Without a good one, they won't be going anywhere.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 01:19 PM on January 02, 2007

And the Bears can go to hell if you wanna crown them then crown their ass damn and we'll see what happens but I don't think the Bears are going anywhere and I'm a Bears fan plus I've never liked Dennis Green anyway who else could screw up a 15-1 team none other than denny himself good riddance

posted by luther70 at 08:30 PM on January 02, 2007

Ying Yang Mafia, that may be true in one aspect but with a RB like Edge, he still shouldn't have games where he rushes over 20 times and only have under 40 yards even with an O-line like what the Cardinals have. Your right that the Cardinals need to address the O-line but the losing aura that's surrounding this organization is what needs to be checked first and foremost. With all the talent on this squad, it just seems like a waste that they can't even make the playoffs.

posted by BornIcon at 08:42 AM on January 03, 2007

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