Dec 9, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane (20) forces a fumble by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) on a kickoff return at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Rock Bottom: Cardinals Give up in 58-0 Franchise-Worst Loss to Seahawks

I’m not even sure where to start?  How about this…if the Arizona Cardinals still have Ken Whisenhunt as their head coach tomorrow morning, then the front office clearly does not care about this team or its fans.  In a season full of disappointment, the Cards topped themselves today with a 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, worst in franchise history.

The move to John Skelton at quarterback didn’t work.  The subsequent move back to rookie Ryan Lindley also didn’t work.  The Cards turned the ball over eight times.  The simply gave up today.  They looked like  team that just didn’t care.

Poor tackling, no focus, loss of composure, and topped off with Patrick Peterson laughing on the sidelines in the blowout.  How can you laugh in a game like this if you are an Arizona Cardinal?  You can’t.  Whiz has lost this team.  Completely.

Unfortunately with Seattle not being an offensive juggernaut, for them to put 51 up on the Cards, it might just get worse next week with Detroit coming to town.  Detroit’s offense might score 60 or more next week with the same performance.  Its a matter of the Lions defense coming up with the ball.  However, the Cards can make even the most mediocre defense look good.  Seattle’s defense is not mediocre though.  I will give them some credit today, but the Cards had no chance with the way they played.

So where do we go from here?  My best guess is the Cards have to make a move tomorrow.  They simply have to.  There is precedence for it too.  After the Cards lost 48-7 to the Dallas Cowboys in 2000, they fired head coach Vince Tobin the next morning.  Question has to be, does the front office blame Whiz for this mess?  Well, with the way the Cards gave up today and laid down on both sides of the ball, I have to say emphatically yes.

Oh and when it is 4th and 23 and the Seahawks are going for it and throwing into the end zone up 51-0, you can guarantee Seahawks coach Pete Carroll is now is enemy number one.  I can’t repeat here what I thought about that.  It was almost caught too.

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  • Ben Burdette

    Ok, lets put this in perspective here…the Seahawks went for it on 4th down with the bottom of their 53-man roster on the field…With their position on the field, being on the outside of FG range and inside of punt range, the decision to let their 2nd string QB throw the ball to a rookie FA that just got activated off the practice squad a couple weeks ago was the biggest gift Coach Carroll could have given to the Cards…

    • Scott Allen

      Gift in the sense of field position if they don’t convert sure. There is no excuse and I mean none when the game is 51-0 and just a few minutes left in the game. You could tell Whiz wanted to get upset about it when asked after the game, but he took the high ground

      • Matthew

        There is no mercy rule in the NFL. The Cardinals shouldn’t expect any. Carroll was just getting his 2nd and 3rd stringers repetitions in case he needs them in future games. It’s not like he went for two points on the last touchdown or anything.

  • Ryan Stephens

    remember last year when the cardinals were 8-8 with john skelton or when they were 4-0 at the start of the year? well that was a long time ago. lets cut these two crap qbs and see if kolb was worth it or not draft matt barkley and sign a free agant qb who can still play a little to a non expensive contract and fire the offensive coordinator if he is not being fired right now and get norv turner.also since this team has given up on whiz fire him and eithier get ray horton or an offensive minded stern coach who can have the guts to whip the players when they dont care about a game. and then maybe we wont have performances like this one and a least have another .500 season

    • Scott Allen

      Couldn’t agree more with you Ryan.