Dec 9, 2012, Seattle, WA, USA; Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt walks off the field following a 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Everyone is safe….for at least the next three weeks. In other words, the message the Arizona Cardinals made yesterday by saying no rash decisions will be made is they are ok with what happened on Sunday in a 58-0 loss to the Seattle Seahawks and they are ok finishing 4-12 after a 4-0 start. Hey, fine by me. I’ll always be a Cards fan no matter what. I just hope changes are made and they truly evaluate the personnel on and off the field as they said they will. You can’t lose nine in a row and top it off with a 58-0 loss and do nothing.
Cards coach Ken Whisenhunt pretty much denied he was worried about his job status, was pretty much status quo on his weekly interview. As usual, the radio talk show guys, who I will not name here, didn’t ask any follow-up questions to his ‘non-answers’. It was like “oh you don’t want to answer the question, ok coach, we’ll hold your hand across the street, it’ll be ok.” Seriously, week after week Whiz fails to answer any of the tougher questions. The past couple weeks he’s even answer a question with “I’ve already answered that”. Um, no, you didn’t otherwise it wouldn’t be asked. Good lord. He has lost this team and has lost many fans.
Sure, Whiz is not the entire problem. General manager Rod Graves needs to go too. Personnel decisions have been bad. Play calling has been bad and so since I’m calling for Whiz to be fired, so should offensive coordinator Mike Miller. Do I think Whiz is a good coach still? Yeah, I think he has something to offer, but whatever it is he is trying to do here isn’t working.
I love how he pulled out the “We went to the Super Bowl with these guys” card yesterday. C’mon man, you have like six guys left from that team. You did not take THIS team to the Super Bowl. Sure, you went to the Super Bowl with the Arizona Cardinals, but this Arizona Cardinals team more resembles an expansion team rather than a playoff one. Just stop it.
So, for now, we will have to deal with the final three games with the same bad play, same bad play calling, and eventually three more losses…and it still won’t get us the top pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.