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Postby kemper5 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:37 pm

Saw this on Rotoworld.. As say, it's just a rumor, but you never know... reports Dennis Green could be out as the Cardinals' head coach within the next 48 hours.

Green's recent blowup after the loss to Chicago, followed by a lackluster effort at Oakland could be a devastating 1-2 punch to his career. Fantasy leaguers shouldn't like the news: The passing game has done well under Green. For now, this is still just a rumor.
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Postby beanoX3 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:49 pm

Yea, I saw this somewhere else too. But PFT has been notorious at publishing rumors too quickly. Almost as bad as ol' Mort at ESPN.

Anyways, firing Denny Green is almost as bad knee-jerk reaction as it when Denny "demoted" his o-coordinator after the MNF game. Unless Denny is stepping down voluntarily citing the usual "health concerns" or "family concerns."

So I wonder who's going to be the interim coach until the end of the season, the d-coord or the QB coach or the demoted o-coord. Actually, it would be pretty damn funny if Rowen gets the job, LOL.
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Postby bobbing_headz » Mon Oct 23, 2006 5:53 pm

I doubt this can bring any good. If anything it'll probably make the Cards even worse than they are right now.
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Postby biju » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:02 pm

Be aware that is notorious for producing bogus rumors.

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Postby matmat » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:08 pm

Fassel wanted another coaching job, right?
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Postby stomperrob » Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:50 pm

This from the paper:

Green knows status shaky as team slides to 1-6

AP Sports Writer
Oct. 23, 2006 01:41 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. - Three years into his Dennis Green's tenure as coach of the Arizona Cardinals, the team is off to its worst start in nine seasons.

That's saying something for a franchise with one winning season since 1984.

Sunday's loss to the previously winless Oakland Raiders was the Cardinals' sixth straight since a season-opening victory over San Francisco.

With a 12-27 record at Arizona, a subdued Green said on Monday that his focus is simply on preparing the team for its next game - Sunday at Green Bay.

"I'm just focused on coaching, I really am," he said. "I came here with very high expectations."

Green acknowledged the Cardinals may have had a hangover from their fourth-quarter collapse in a 24-23 home loss to Chicago last Monday night.

"You can try to be upbeat. You can try to put it aside," Green said. "... There are games in your career that you don't get over. That's just the way it is. That's a game for me I set aside. I could never get over that game, but I'll set it aside."

Playing in front of noisy sellout home crowds in four of their first six games, Arizona beat San Francisco, then blew chances to win with late mistakes against St. Louis, Kansas City and Chicago.

On the road, the team has looked much worse in losses to Seattle, Atlanta and Oakland.

"I think that we're trying," Green said. "Anybody that saw us play against Chicago or St. Louis or Kansas City will say our guys are trying real hard. I think we have not got the breaks, and you can't count on breaks. They either happen or they don't happen and we have not gotten very many breaks."

Owner Bill Bidwill and son Michael are attending NFL owners meetings this week, so their reaction to the team's awful start was unknown. There is a history, though, of firing coaches during the season. Vince Tobin was fired seven games into the 2000 season and replaced by then-defensive coordinator Dave McGinnis.

Green has one more year on his contract plus a club option for 2008. His situation is made more tenuous by the big crowds in the new stadium, fans that might not come back next year.

"Right now I'm looking at this year," he said. "You play hard, people leave. They're very sad but the see a good game, then you say Let's go get the next one.' That's what the fan probably says, even though they want to win and even though they are very disappointed. Some of them are probably real mad about it. We've played four games at home that were pretty exciting games."

Edgerrin James, the team's major free-agent acquisition in the offseason, seems flabbergasted by what he's experiencing, and he remembers that comments of friends when he chose to leave the highly successful Indianapolis Colts for the big money the Cardinals offered.

"They warned me about this," James said after gaining 34 yards in 14 carries against the Raiders.

James leads the NFL in rushing attempts but is averaging 2.7 yards per carry.

"I wasn't prepared for this, man, I really wasn't, when making my decision," he said "I dot know what were doing now."

It was an inauspicious debut for Mike Kruczek as new Cardinals offensive coordinator. A week ago, Green fired Keith Rowen and made the quarterbacks coach Kruczek the coordinator. Kruczek promised a more aggressive approach. But in a game where Matt Leinart finally looked like a struggling rookie quarterback, Arizona managed 258 yards and three field goals.

Leinart, who completed 13 of 32 passes for 203 yards and two interceptions, took some vicious hits and was sacked three times. At 0-3, he has lost more games as an NFL starter than he did in three seasons at USC.

Rowen reluctantly remains on the staff as an offensive assistant, even though he has filed a grievance with the NFL over the circumstances of his demotion.

Linebacker Karlos Dansby has a hip flexor from Sunday's game and probably won't play at Green Bay, Green said.

The Cardinals have a bye week after they face the Packers, then play Dallas at home on Nov. 12.

Safety Adrian Wilson has a groin injury and linebacker Orlando Huff a sore elbow, Green said, but whether it will affect their playing status has not bee determined. Pro Bowl receiver Larry Fitzgerald, sidelined for two games with an ankle injury, is improving. He might play against Green Bay and almost certainly will be back for Dallas, the coach said.

Whether Green will still be around then remains to be seen.

Has it been a humbling experience for a coach who took the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs eight times in 10 years?

"I was raised in a humbling experience," Green said. "My background says that I never rode the easy horse. I've always rode the bucking horse."

And Mort just said on MNF that Green will be replaced by their Def co-ord.
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Postby tclangham » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:21 pm

Is it a coincidence that the Arizona O was dreadful against Oak after the Offensive coordinator was fired? Or is it just Denny Green!
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Postby Kilroy » Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:57 am

It's all over the TV here. If the Cards are going to fire him during the season after the Green Bay game would be the time to do it. Give the poor b*****d who replaces two weeks to plan for his first a**-kicking.

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Postby Members Only Jackets » Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:30 am

Is Denny Green related to Gary Coleman?
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Postby monkey69 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:47 am

Members Only Jackets wrote:Is Denny Green related to Gary Coleman?

No, but Byron Leftwich might be.
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