Coach Whiz says that he is disappointed, but he's not sure at what. It looked almost as if he was going to cry after the Steeler charade. I can't say I feel sorry for him. I feel sorry for his players, the other coaches and the Cardinals fans but not for the HC.
What I am about to write is speculation and one man's opinion. I only know what I see on TV and read in the sports news. I have no inside information.
In the case of Whisenhunt: He was given a title of HC; He was given a good team with proven talent; He was given power to hire and fire.
He assumed the responsibilities of Head Coach and began "On the job training". Almost immediately friction began between the Cardinals organization and the players. Loyalty was no longer a valued asset. The players soon learned that everyone was a target of the "hitman" (coach Whiz) if they were honest in their personal wants and needs, if he did not agree. Today the Arizona team is comprised of "Yes Men" fearful of job security and that is how they play.
The team he was given was talented enough to win with Kurt Warner as it's field general. Despite the winning combination, the inexperienced Head Coach was determined to take it apart piece by piece to see if he could improve it by dismantling and reconstructing it with different players. Like a spoiled kid with a new toy he is still surrounded by a pile of irregular parts. It appears as if he has no clear idea on how to assemble them into a working plaything and refuses to take responsibility for the mess he has made. This was a very expensive toy and the new parts were very costly. Too bad he threw the old pieces away, he could have used them to help in his rebuilding project.
Whisenhunt has wielded power in an uncomfortable manner. Many people's lives have been negatively impacted and careers damaged. Everyone is disposable in his quest to do it his way. Now he stands before the cameras scratching his head and has no answers. The young QB he hand picked to lead the Cardinals (not the first) is a reflection of his Head Coach with no answers or claim to fault.
I admit again that this is my personal impression, but something stinks and needs to be discarded. The Cardinals are a total mess and the guy in charge dosen't know what to do. Whiz's players are trying to look good at practice and not get injured during the games.
Whisenhunt is without intensity and his team is without intensity.
Am I wrong?