The Cardinals interviewed longtime NFL assistant Tom Clements for their OC job on Tuesday, sources tell Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter). The Cardinals have cast a fairly wide net in their search already, but Clements could conceivably get the nod over the rest of the pack.
Clements’ only experience as an offensive coordinator came in 2004-2005 with the Bills. However, he has coached a handful of Pro Bowl QBs, including Packers star Aaron Rodgers, so he could present himself as a strong choice to guide youngster Josh Rosen in Arizona. Even if Clements doesn’t get the OC gig, he’ll be in strong consideration for another job on the staff, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears.
The Cardinals also have former Lions OC Jim Bob Cooter and former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo in the mix. John DeFilippo interviewed for the job, but he has since been snatched up by the Jaguars. Kliff Kingsbury may also be eyeing Texas State head coach Jake Spavital for the position, but it’s not clear if he’ll get a formal interview or whether the Cardinals would be comfortable with an inexperienced 30-something OC.
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