UPDATE 10: 25
Mike McCoy informed the Broncos this morning that he is accepting the San Diego Chargers head coaching job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 15, 2013
And this from JasonLaCanfora
With McCoy going to San Diego, Jay Gruden could become top choice for the Cards. They want an O-minded coach
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) January 15, 2013
This is the first report of the Cardinals having “strong” interest in Jay.
As we reported yesterday, it was becoming more and more evident that the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles were moving away from Bengals Offensive Coordinator as a candidate for their head-coaching vacancies, and moving towards the likes of Seahawks Defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and Broncos OC Mike McCoy
CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora is now reporting McCoy is very close to becoming the Chargers next HC. They previously interviewed Jay on Sunday in San Diego, but never appeared to strongly consider him.
CSN Philly is reporting the Eagles hope to get Seahawks DC Gus Bradley under contract before he leaves Philadelphia Tuesday. He’ll be in for his second interview with the team after he met with them on Saturday, and once his team suffered a gut-wrenching 30-28 loss to the Atalanta Falcons on Sunday, most believed it was the final game Bradley would coach in Seattle. The Eagles interviewed Jay yesterday.
With two more vacancies filled, the Bengals are almost certain to retain one, if not both of heir primary coordinators in Gruden and DC Mike Zimmer. The Jacksonville Jaguars are still interested in Jay, while no team is reportedly showing interest in Zimmer, and after this weekend’s events, Zim is likely to remain a Bengals for at least one more season.