To say the heat has churned up on the Brian Flores front, especially with the Cardinals, would be an understatement, as the Steelers senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach, who appeared to be more likely to return in 2023, now seems to be trending the opposite way.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Flores will have his second interview with the Arizona Cardinals for their head coaching position on Wednesday, thus putting him among the finalists after being reported yesterday that he was not among the ones known.

Brian Flores now joins Mike Kafka and Lou Anarumo in the finalists group. With his connections to general manager Monti Ossenfort, one has to believe that Flores has a chance to land this job. He’s also the only one among that candidate pool with actual head coaching experience.