For about an hour Friday afternoon, Cardinals fans across the country were waiting, with bated breath, for the start of a surprise press conference — announced around 1 p.m. CT and scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. — called by the club.
So when Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak walked up to the podium in Busch Stadium’s media room a couple of minutes after 2, his first words seemed almost like an unintentional tease.
“Everybody ready ” he said.
He was, of course, talking to the assembled media, as a courtesy to make sure cameras were rolling and recorders were turned on.
Authentic Youth Jake Allen Jersey But you could almost hear Cardinals fans screaming “YES! NO! YES! NO! I DON’T KNOW!” from every corner of radio station KMOX’s legendary broadcast range.
Second, I think Cowher’s comments Sunday take him, finally, out of the running for potential NFL head coaching jobs.
Until Jon Gruden of ESPN’s Monday Night Football became the retired coach that everybody wanted to hire, 59-year old Cowher was that guy. Instead, Cowher spoke movingly Sunday about the physical and emotional toll suffered by NFL head coaches.
Authentic Youth Anthony Steen Jersey Sure, you get the glory, the millions, the power. But four NFL coaches were hospitalized this season alone: Todd Bowles of the Jets; Gary Kubiak of the Broncos; Mike Zimmer of the Vikings; and Bruce Ariens of the Cardinals. Kubiak is probably done with coaching after winning the Super Bowl last year. Ariens suffered chest pains. There’s rumors he’s ready to pack it in too.