Larry Foote To Try Coaching; Still Undecided on Future


According to Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, 13-year pro Larry Foote will join his coaching staff and will decide on the future of his playing career at a later date.

Foote won two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers and was a valuable contributor who was very active and made a lot of tackles in Daryl Washington’s absence.

In my opinion, Foote would be a very solid choice to join this staff. He isn’t the best athlete, but he is very intelligent, has a great motor, has tremendous awareness and does a fantastic job of fighting through blocks to make tackles.

All of that requires fundamentals, and he can be a valuable asset to coaching Arizona’s linebackers, including inside linebacker Kevin Minter, who is about to enter his third season.

Foote can also help Washington take his game to another level by improving his fundamentals and fighting through blocks. Washington missed the entire 2014 season due to his suspension and he’ll still have to be reinstated by the NFL in order to play in 2015.

With adding Foote onto the Cardinals coaching staff, younger players on the team can easily learn from a veteran who had earned their respect this past season.

If Foote decides to continue on with his playing career, the Cardinals could eliminate another item off their to-do-list this offseason and focus on other positions of need, which includes kick/punt returner, offensive guard, tight end and cornerback.