Cardinals Complete Second Interviews With Keith Armstrong, Steve Wilks

With the Giants, Colts and Lions all having head coaches likely to accept job offers, the Cardinals continue to talk to different candidates about their vacant head coaching gig. Today, the team has just completed a second interview with Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, according to Josh Weinfuss of (Twitter link) and Mike Jurecki of (Twitter link).

Keith Armstrong (vertical)

Armstrong originally spoke to the team on January 8, but received a second interview request after it was revealed that other potential candidates Matt Patricia and Pat Shurmur would likely accept other jobs after their respective teams are eliminated from the postseason.

The 54-year-old Armstrong has held his special teams post in Atlanta since 2008. The Cardinals have been the only team that has requested to interview him for a head coaching role. On the other hand, Wilks has been spoken to a number of teams about their vacant head coaching gigs, including the Titans, who still have their spot open.

Arizona is still considering multiple coaches, including current defensive coordinator James Bettcher, Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, Patriots linebacker coach Brian Flores, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.

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5 comments on “Cardinals Complete Second Interviews With Keith Armstrong, Steve Wilks

  1. bigjonliljon

    They screwed. Too late to the party. Plus losing Palmer to retirement. Not a desirable position if given choices.

  2. azcrook

    Hire DeFilippo and sign/trade for a decent QB……you have reasonably decent offensive weapons in Johnson and Fitzgerald

    • noodles465

      The defense is still great, runningback is one of the best, you got fitzy for another year hopefully. Sign a veteran q.b. Draft one for the future. Offensive line needs to stay healthy and this team will be back in the the thick of things. They weren’t half bad the last few games and that was without a Healthy o-line , 3rd string runningback, and a 3 rd string quarterback, and injuries to the receiver depth!

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