Mike Munchak turns down chance to become Cardinals head coach

QB connections with Cardinals coaching candidates

Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and Panthers DC Steve Wilks have been granted second interviews while Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak and Vikings OC Pat Shurmur have both bowed out.

In the four years since Munchak joined the Steelers staff, Ben Roethlisberger has had the three least-sacked seasons of his 14-year National Football League career. The Steelers just got rid of offensive coordinator Todd Haley, and while quarterbacks coach Randy Fichter is considered the early favorite for the job, Munchak could also emerge as a candidate for the vacancy.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak has officially made a decision to stay with the organization instead of perusing another head coaching job.

The Cardinals are seeking a replacement for Bruce Arians, who announced his retirement on January 1 after five seasons with the Cardinals.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported on Tuesday that "as of now" DeFilippo is expected to interview with the Cardinals again.

It seems nearly certain the Patriots will loose both coordinators this offseason, and now also potentially their linebackers coach.

At the same time, however, another team - the - entered the race to hire a new coach on Monday, giving the Cardinals a bit of competition as searches hit a critical phase.



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