jetspenguin Posted July 12, 2022 Share Posted July 12, 2022 8 minutes ago, Biggs said: I was a season ticket holder in AZ when Wilks was hired. Wilks had a very thin resume. Bidwill loved him. He blew him away with his leadership skills. He was absolutely hired because of his leadership qualities. https://www.azcardinals.com/news/steve-wilks-builds-relationship-with-coaching "One of the things I look for is strong leadership skills and with leadership comes self-confidence," Bidwill said. "He carries himself with self-confidence – and should, because of what he's done in his career. This is the next natural step for him. It's not too big of a job for him." The big difference is Wilks actually was hired to handle the D and change the culture. Keim who was a very established GM basically killed Wilks by hiring the entire offensive staff. Douglas hasn't done that to Saleh. Wilks resume as thin as it was, was at least as good as Saleh's. Wilks was a terrific positional coach and did a pretty good job in Carolina. Where in AZ do you live? I lived in Scottsdale very close to Carefree and the Boulders. Moved back to CT last year. I stand corrected and I am shocked honestly. My understanding was that he was hired for his defensive prowess and reputation. Similar to how Gase was hired here but his defensive staff was hired for him. I'm in Gilbert now...you moved back east? Miss the snow? hahaha Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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