Even the Arizona Cardinals are likely to part ways with head coach Steve Wilks, according to sources, the upcoming likely move around in what’s shaping up to become probably the most disorderly head-coaching cycle as 2013, if there are eight changes.
It currently looks just like a foregone conclusion that the NFL will see atleast eight changes in 2013, and it might mark the maximum turnover since 11 teams made head-coaching changes in ’09, league sources told ESPN.
Hue Jackson was terminated by the Browns at October, also Mike McCarthy was terminated by the Packers earlier this month — and also more head-coaching changes are anticipated in the forthcoming weeks.
1 source said he couldn’t envision a scenario when the Cardinals would restore Wilks, that was only hired in January — a indication of how quickly owners get unhappy and impatient.
Wilks’ departure would mark the following shooting to get a minority head coach, further emphasizing a growing issue for the league. With Wilks,” Denver’s Vance Joseph and the Jets’ Todd Bowles likely to be let go after in 2013, according to sources, and with Cleveland already shooting Jackson, it will render Pittsburgh’s Mike Tomlin, the Chargers’ Anthony Lynn, Cincinnati’s Marvin Lewis and the Panthers’ Ron Rivera while the league’s only minority head coaches.
Tomlin, Lynn and Lewis would be abandoned as the team just African American head coaches at some period once the league has stepped up its Rooney Rule qualifications and strove to advance the hiring of minorities.
The Cardinals have been 3-11 entering Sunday’s match against the la Rams. If they lose their final two matches, their 3-13 record will suit their worst as the franchise moved from St. Louis in 1988.
“Guys are still competing,” Wilks said earlier this week, after speaking to last Sunday’s 40-14 loss to the Atlanta Falcons as”not okay.”
The Associated Press contributed to the report.