Why the Cardinals Would Be Foolish to Hire Andy Reid

January 2, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals cleaned house on Monday, firing both head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, and the team has apparently made its mind up who its next head coach will be before the "search" for a new one has even begun.
However, in hiring Andy Reid, as the team appears set to do, the Cardinals are making the sort of knee-jerk decision that has as much of a chance to backfire as it does to work out.
The ink wasn't even dry on Reid's termination letter from the Philadelphia Eagles before rumors began to swirl that he was the favorite to become the Cardinals' next head coach. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, a league source stated that it's "95 percent certain" that Reid will end up in the desert.
The Cardinals will no doubt point to Reid's hiring as a step in turning around the misfortune of the floundering franchise, but it's just as likely that the team will end up treading water or even taking a step back.
For starters, the hiring of Andy ...

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