Extra Points: Cardinals, Wilks, Keim, Patriots, Brady, Browns, Dorsey, Riley

It’s been a rough year for the Cardinals and first year head coach Steve Wilks. The Cardinals have won just two games this season, and both of those wins came against the 49ers. They’ve been blown out on several occasions, and already had to fire offensive coordinator Mike McCoy in the middle of the season. That wasn’t the only drama, as star cornerback Patrick Peterson was also briefly demanding a trade. All the chaos and dysfunction have led many to speculate that Wilks and GM Steve Keim could both be in danger of losing their jobs.

While Wilks is in very real danger of being a one-and-done as head coach, his “job status is more tenuous than Keim’s” is, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic. While he acknowledges Keim could be in some trouble too if the Cardinals continue to rack up losses, Somers thinks Keim will have a longer leash than Wilks because he has a past history of winning. That being said, the Cardinals haven’t been good in a few years now and it’s possible team president Michael Bidwill decides to clean house. Either way, it’s looking unlikely that Wilks is back in the desert for a second season.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • Tom Brady has been a bit banged up recently, causing an internet firestorm when he was absent from Patriots practice on Friday. Although Brady is dealing with an illness and a knee injury, he did officially travel with the team to New York and will suit up against the Jets tomorrow, a source told Jeff Howe of The Athletic (Twitter link). It doesn’t seem like Brady was ever in any real danger of missing the game, but it’ll be interesting to see if the knee injury or illness cause him to look less than 100 percent in a game New England needs to win.
  • As the college football season winds down, NFL Draft talk is starting to heat up, and many GM’s and front offices are making their final evaluations on players. Browns GM John Dorsey was at the West Virginia/Oklahoma game Friday night, as well as the Michigan/Ohio State game Saturday morning, according to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Interestingly, Kay Cabot says Dorsey wasn’t just scouting players at the game he was also scouting coaches, namely Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley. Riley coached Baker Mayfield in college, and has been a popular name in discussions about head coaching vacancies. Kay Cabot also notes that Jim Harbaugh, Michigan’s coach, could be another possibility for Dorsey.
  • In case you missed it, a top receiver prospect declared his intention to enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
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14 comments on “Extra Points: Cardinals, Wilks, Keim, Patriots, Brady, Browns, Dorsey, Riley

  1. jb19

    Riley or Jim Harbaugh would be a great choice for the browns… I am interested seeing how Williams finishes off the season with these young guys though.

    • Steven Juris

      Why would anybody want an old school dinosaur who chokes in big games?

  2. dust44

    Kliff Kingsbury just got fired at Texas Tech. Could b a possibility. Coached Mayfield. Is a offensive coach and is really creative. He could b a head coach or a offensive coordinator candidate.

    • jb19

      I have a hard time believing any head coach that was fired from tech would have any chance at an NFL head coaching position

    • Michael Chaney

      He just got fired from a low-end Big 12 school and I’m pretty sure the relationship between Baker and Texas Tech didn’t end well. Not gonna happen.

  3. sufferfortribe

    Never heard of a GM going out to scout coaches, but I’m sure it beats the previous way they chose head coaches.

    • Kenleyfornia74

      Its not like Oklohoma is some paradise. The Browns have a lot of nice young pieces

    • Michael Chaney

      To work with Baker again and have a chance at turning their young talent into a contender? Maybe I’m just a biased Browns fan (you’re a biased OU fan so it cancels out), but the Browns job actually seems like a really good fit for him.

  4. Bubba

    “ Gimme another Keim” and “ if he hadn’t been drinking” I would of never got this gig Wilks both should be done.

  5. crosseyedlemon

    The Cardinals have set new standards for ineptness in Chicago, St.Louis and Phoenix so it’s probably time for Bidwill to embark on a European vacation.

  6. Michael Chaney

    I wouldn’t mind John Harbaugh being the next Browns coach, but Jim Harbaugh is a resounding no from me.

  7. playicy

    Riley would be a great choice for the browns and harbaugh on the other hand won’t be because there too one dimensional on offense by running ball a lot

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