Sam Amick got back into the saddle this week, and on Friday morning offered up this nugget on the prospective coaching search:
The signs are mixed as to whether Petrie or the Maloofs will have the most influence on a potential coaching search this summer, but it says something that I can be told definitively one week that John Whisenant would be a serious candidate and then hear the next week that he is more of a safety valve choice. Difficult waters to navigate, to be sure.
Amick had two anonymous sources talking up Whisenant only a week ago. The reports from Adrian Wojnarowski (which Amick doesn't refute, and in fact credits in philosophical terms) would indicate to me that Petrie is not in fact on board with Whisenant.
It makes you wonder who outside of the Maloof fam is in favor of Whiz within the organization. Guessing Amick's sources isn't a game I'll play, but you'd think it would need to be someone close enough Petrie (or Petrie's office) to matter, but removed enough from Petrie to not realize Petrie does not in fact endorse Whiz.
I guarantee the sources now rejecting Whiz (by way of calling Eddie Jordan a done deal) come from the Petrie end of the owner-management spectrum Amick and Woj tell of.
Compromises haven't worked before, but you wonder if Whiz might be added to the staff as a defensive version of Pete Carril if Petrie gets his way with regard to the head coach. (You also have to wonder if Petrie will suffer another Maloof hire if push comes to shove. But that's a bit distressing, so forget I ever said that.)