There are currently four other head coaching vacancies across the league, and as a result, many teams are acting fast to snatch up the best possible candidates.
In the case of the Cardinals, they have already conducted preliminary interviews with multiple candidates, including setting up second interviews.
This morning, it was announced that the Cardinals would be bringing in Dan Quinn for a second interview, which led to mixed reactions.
Dan Quinn Is NOT Gonna Miss TWO Head Coaching Cycles.
– He Has HC Experience
– He’s One Of The HOTTEST DCs In The League
– Birthed The MMP On The League As A Edge Rusher
– Loved By His Players
– i Know He Interviews Well
– He From Jersey (bias)
I Think He’s Gone
— JESSE (With No “i”) (@Mr4thAndLong) January 24, 2023
Quinn has been the defensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys for the past two seasons.
As the above fan puts it, there are many reasons for Quinn to leave the Cowboys, including his prior head coaching experience, being loved by his players, and being a solid interviewer.
However, not everyone is sold on Quinn, at least as a head coach.
Dan Quinn is an undeniably great defensive coordinator. In stints with Seattle and Dallas, his defenses have always been in the Top Ten and was 1st back-to-back in 2013-14.
However, something doesn't work with him at the helm. In Atlanta, his defense averaged 19th in the NFL.
— Kyler Burd (@AZCard_BurdsEye) January 24, 2023
When Quinn was the head coach for the Atlanta Falcons, their defense was the 19th-best in the league, a stark change from when he was defensive coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks.
That Seahawks team was dubbed the “Legion of Boom,” one of the best defenses in NFL history.
The Cardinals are serious about Quinn being their next head coach, given his second interview.
Recycling coaches who couldn't win the last time they had a chance as head coach. Dan Quinn. Josh McDaniels. Start a new hiring pool already. #NFL
— Marvelous (@Marvelous481) January 24, 2023
Is this fan right?
Does the NFL need to stop recycling head coaches that haven’t worked in prior situations?
At least for now, that seems to be a definite trend throughout the league.
If Quinn ends up in Arizona, we might soon have an answer about how well this strategy works.