The Arizona Cardinals have granted the Bills permission to speak with their assistant head coach Russ Grimm. The question now is will an interview take place?
Grimm told the Associated Press on Tuesday that no interview has been scheduled with the Bills.
“I don’t know what the time schedule is on that,” Grimm said. “I’m not really worried about it right now. I’ve got a few important things to take care of first.”
While it’s certainly understandable that Grimm is focused on his team’s playoff game at New Orleans this weekend, it doesn’t sound as if Grimm is eager to leap at the latest opportunity to land a head coaching job, which could very well go by the board if he does not interview this week.
“It’s always flattering when you’re considered for it,” Grimm told the AP of the Bills’ interest, “but you’ve got to wait and see what it all contains and pertains to and how it’s run – but that’s all down the road.”
How much further down the road Grimm is thinking is hard to figure. This is the last week that assistants working for teams still in the playoffs can be interviewed for head coaching jobs. Seeing that the interview has yet to even be scheduled, which is decided by the team he currently works for in the Cardinals, so as not to inconvenience their preparations, one wonders when or if it will even happen.
The team’s game is on Saturday in New Orleans and Friday is a travel day for the team. The window of opportunity to interview for Grimm is not big and is closing more and more with each passing day.
If the Cardinals keep winning his chance to interview for the Bills job could simply go to another candidate on their list as Buffalo does have other coaches to interview, with Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer among them.
Should Grimm not interview with the Bills this week, the only way he’d be able to interview with Buffalo prior to the Super Bowl would be if the Cardinals lost before then in the playoffs. If Arizona loses at New Orleans this weekend it’s believed there would still be time to interview with Buffalo for their head coaching job.
Tags: Brian Schottenheimer, Russ Grimm
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