Giants OC Mike Kafka reportedly one of three finalists for Cardinals' head coach vacancy


Two head coaching jobs remain open in the NFL, and the Giants’ coordinators both look to be finalists for one of them.

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Per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka is one of three known finalists for Arizona’s opening, along with Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo and Steelers linebackers coach Brian Flores.

Kafka was reportedly scheduled to interview once again via video conference on Tuesday, with Anarumo and Flores also set to interview this week. Kafka is considered the frontrunner by some pundits and odds makers, although Flores worked with new Cards GM Monti Ossenfort in New England and is the only one of the three finalists with prior head coaching experience. Anarumo has been the Bengals’ DC for four seasons and also had a spell as interim DC in Miami in 2015, so Kafka is actually the one with the least experience at the coordinator level or above.

He had also interviewed for a few other vacancies, including Indianapolis, where Giants DC Wink Martindale, previously reported to be one of seven to receive a second interview after the Colts’ first round of interviews, is reportedly a “frontrunner” for that job. The Colts are finishing their second round of interviews and considering a third round, for which Martindale would “almost certainly” be involved.

Quarterbacks coach Shea Tierney has also interviewed for Tampa Bay’s open offensive coordinator position, so Brian Daboll’s staff is getting some deep consideration for promotions elsewhere.

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