The Arizona Cardinals finish the year at 11-7, going 10-6 during the regular season. I would say they had a good year, winning 10 games for the first time since the franchise has been in Arizona. My family and I will continue to support the Cardinals, we just like watching them play, and have for the past seven years. I am already looking forward to the off season and to see what player and coach personnel changes we are going to make. Okay, yesterday was a tough loss, but not a setback. The Cardinals will be better next year, as long as we have Kurt Warner behind the center calling the shots. And mark my words, in the Ken Whisenhunt era, the Cardinals will not only get back to a super bowl, but win it too!
Its obvious the Cardinals need to improve defensively, but on offense we are probably going to have to trade Anquan Boldin to move up in the draft and get another quality player or players. I am thinking a quarterback or cornerback to replace McFadden because lets face it Leinart is not the answer for future success. Our defensive schemes have to improve, maybe a new defensive coordinator and defensive players that can shut teams down on 3rd down and improve tackling. I do not know but something has to improve with our defense, that gave up back to back 45 point games in this years playoff run. You cannot win that way and expect to make it to the superbowl. Defense wins championships. But I have faith in the system that Ken Whisenhunt is promoting and belief in the front office that the Cardinals will improve and make the right moves. No doubt about it. Sports media and lousy analysts predicted the Cardinals would have a superbowl hangover this year and not even make the playoffs. A guess that did not happen. The Cardinals will get better and continue to dominate the NFC western division. Just keep Kurt Warner and improve our defense is all that is required. The Cardinals will make that there primary focus this offseason.
The Arizona Cardinals fans need to not hang their heads, yes, it is disappointing that we did not make it to the superbowl for the second year in a row, but it is a competitive and difficult league to play in. I am both proud and satisfied with how the Cardinals 2009 year went. Of course, I would have liked a Lombardi trophy to cap off the season with, like every other true Cardinals fan. That time will come, and when it does, this desert town will not be able to stop talking about it. See you next year, take care of yourselves, and GOD bless you all!