Arizona Cardinals DC Joseph to Interview for Head Coaching Job

The Arizona Cardinals may consider an internal solution for their head coaching vacancy. According to ArizonaFootballDaily's Mike Jurecki, owner Michael Bidwell is interviewing defensive coordinator Vance Joseph regarding the team's head coaching vacancy. Joseph has coached the Cardinals defense since 2019 to middling success, finishing 31st in points allowed last year and no better than 12th across his four seasons. Before landing the job in Arizona, he was head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2017 to 2018, where he compiled an 11-21 record. He also served as defensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins in 2016, a year in which they allowed the third-most yards in the league and ranked 18th in points allowed.

Joseph's resume lacks meaningful success, but he has an abundance of experience and is well-established in league circles. If the Cardinals flame out in their pursuit of a splashy head coach signing, he could make sense as a backup plan or a bridge hire until next year. Still, he would be a thoroughly underwhelming pick if he does land the job, and he'd offer Cardinals fans few reasons for optimism following a deeply disappointing 4-13 season. 
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