Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Cardinals talk to former AFC West coaches
By Bill Williamson
Is Arizona a refuge for former AFC West coaches?
NFL.com reported that former Kansas City coach Todd Haley is talking to the Cardinals about joining the staff. Haley talked to Arizona earlier this month, but there were reports he likely wouldn’t go there. Monday, former Oakland coach Hue Jackson reportedly also interviewed with Cardinals about their quarterback-coaching job.
It is feasible that Haley and Jackson could both end up on the Cardinals’ staff, but I’d be surprised to see that happen. I would think Haley and Jackson would both like to be in a situation where they can stick out. Incidentally, Jackson was not thrilled with Haley after the Chiefs won at Oakland last season.
In other AFC West news:
The Chargers promoted special teams coach Rich Bisaccia to assistant head coach. He received interest from the University of Tennessee. Bisaccia was hired last year and he helped turn around the NFL’s worst special teams in 2010.
“Rich was a great addition to our staff a year ago and made a real impact on our team last season,” San Diego coach Norv Turner said in a release. “He has a lot to offer our team and I’ll be leaning on his years of experience in all areas of our football team.”
As expected, the Chargers announced former Carolina defensive backs coach Ron Meeks took the same job in San Diego. He replaces Steve Wilks, who, coincidently, is the new secondary coach in Carolina. The Chargers are still looking for a linebackers coach.