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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses...

Darren Urban had a article out yesterday about Schofield and Porter. (http://blog.azcardinals.com/2011/10/06/balancing-porter-and-schofield/ ) In the article Coach Whisenhunt again makes excuses for Joey Porter’s poor play saying he is playing too much and needs to be managed better.

Is it just me or does it seem like every time coach Whisenhunt talks to the media all he does is cover for player’s poor play. I don’t know about you but for me I’m done with the excuses. I am behind Coach Whisenhunt 100% and even think this year is a rebuilding year and don’t think we should expect more than 5 to 7 wins this year. With all the roster/coaching changes and no off season. I think it’s only fair to give that to the organization, provided next year has a big turnaround once the team gels.

But I have to admit the excuses are getting really old! There can be no player accountability and no improvement when the coach is always covering or making excuses for the underachieving players. Now I understand if the coach doesn’t want to publicly blast his players and that’s fine but don’t give the excuse. Just give a blanket answer and say we are working it in the locker room. But to a point if they are not responding either come out and say Porter can’t get it done anymore and Schofield doesn’t get the defense or cut someone.

The coach even said the same thing happened at outside linebacker last year and it is happening again this year. That means they knew it was a problem and have done nothing to fix it, going on two years now. You can’t rebuild and it not a rebuilding season when you cover up problems and don’t fix them. I thought after the 5-11 season the "good will" for veteran players with past success was gone but from the outside looking in it doesn’t appear that way.

Tell me what it says to the rest of the roster when Porter is on the waiver wire after not improving over two seasons? It shows accountability. Then have Schofield/Acho plus a roster add fight for the spot or move Bradley over there (his not doing anything in the middle right now). But with continued excuses and "veteran days off" there is no accountability and nothing in the back of the players mid telling them to step up or they will lose their job.

I can take losing close games if the team is improving and you can see a competitive roster from the practice squad all the way to the starters. But when the clearly more talented player is being held out for someone who needs the coaches to "managing him during the week and managing his reps on game day". It’s hard to take and makes me think this coaching staff can't or won't make the tough decisions turn the team into a winner. That would lead me to believe a change needs to be made at the top.

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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