Arizona Cardinals hire Steve Wilks as head coach
The Arizona Cardinals have found their next head coach following Bruce Arians’ offseason retirement.
The Cardinals named Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their head coach on Monday. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport and NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo first reported the development.
Wilks, who agreed to a four-year contract with the Cardinals that includes a fifth-year option, is expected to be formally introduced as the team’s head coach during a news conference Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET.
As for the Panthers, Carolina defensive line coach Eric Washington was promoted to defensive coordinator Monday. Panthers linebackers coach Al Holcomb will follow Wilks to Arizona, according to Garafolo.
Horrible way to start the playoffs, Pereira tweeted. I hate to say it but this was not a good performance by the crew. Teams and fans deserve better.
By Sunday morning, there was confirmation of an NFL Network report by Aditi Kinkhabwala, who had tweeted that Triplette would retire. Kinkhabwala reported Triplette was telling folks around him he’s retiring and the heartfelt hugs he exchanged with his crew … looked like goodbyes.
In Saturday’s nightcap, between the Falcons and Rams, it was left to NBC’s Al Michaels to speak for America as plays underwent excruciatingly long review (do they not have cable?) in the NFL’s Park Avenue headquarters and verbose Ed Hochuli was left to explain. One of the great things about the NHL, Michaels pointed out, is the last two minutes takes about two minutes. Nor was that his only broadside. I can’t figure out how this can take this long, he said. You saw it.