Sunday, January 6, 2013
Cards, Jay Gruden set to meet
ESPN.com news services
The Arizona Cardinals expect to speak in the coming week with Jay Gruden about their vacant head coaching position.
The team on Sunday confirmed plans to interview the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive coordinator, younger brother of former Oakland and Tampa Bay head coach Jon Gruden, the current "Monday Night Football" analyst for ESPN.
The Cardinals also confirmed that Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy was interviewed in Denver on Saturday. McCoy was the second candidate known to have been interviewed by Cardinals president Michael Bidwill in his search for a replacement for Ken Whisenhunt, who was fired last week after six seasons.
Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton was interviewed last week. The team has received permission to speak with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, but it's not known if any interview is scheduled.
Bidwill emphasized last week that the search "is not going to move at lightning speed."
"And you don't want it to," he said, "because you learn a lot during your due diligence period."
The Philadelphia Eagles also are expected to request permission from the Bengals on Monday to interview Gruden for their vacant head coaching job, league sources told ESPN.
Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press was used in this report.