THE CARDINALS ARE WHO YOU THOUGHT THEY WERE
Don’t feel too bad for Dennis Green. True, he was just fired as coach of the Arizona Cardinals, but he still has $2.5 million coming to him. And he was just fired by the Arizona Cardinals. (rim shot)
Green went 16-32 in 3 seasons with the Cardinals. The famous “Crown Them” speech shall live on in the great canyon of videos of coaches freaking out.
Meanwhile, Bears Def. Coordinator Ron Rivera is named as an early candidate for the gig. But Arizona is simply the place where coaching careers die. Do you think Green will get another Head Coaching job? Doubtful.
An ESPN.com story lists the last 9 Cardinals coaches, all of whom have had losing records. They are: Green (16-32), Dave McGinnis (17-40), Vince Tobin (28-43), Buddy Ryan (12-20), Joe Bugel (20-44), Hank Kuhlmann (0-5), Gene Stallings (23-34-1), Jim Hanifan (39-49-1) and Bud Wilkinson (9-20). The last Cardinals coach to post a winning record was Don Coryell from 1973-77 (42-27-1).