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Only way I would keep Whisenhunt

I do agree that Whisenhunt is a good coach with the right players and not a great GM. Even though he is not officially a GM he does have a lot of say in the Cardinals player decisions and he is mostly responsible with the current roster.

Only way Whisenhunt stays:

  • Relinquishes control of player decisions in the draft and free agency
  • Hire a new GM who has experience and success in the draft and free agency (Andy Reid would be on my wishlist if he is available and wants to only be a GM). I know people are high on Steve Keim, but I am not sure on his experience. He is respected for restructuring the scouting department and signing undrafted free agents, but he would be a risk if you hire him with his lack of experience.
  • Fire Russ Grimm and Mike Miller. Grimm has not been a good O-line coach, maybe it has to do with not drafting O-linemen in the early rounds, but we can't take a chance on a coach that has not worked. Same goes with Mike Miller. He had horrible QB options to call plays for and he might be a good coordinator with the right players, but like Grimm you have to try something new.
  • Hire an O-line coach with experience in building an O-line from the ground up that also has experience in evaluating talent.
  • Hire an offense coordinator from teams that has a good offense philosophy. Even though Horton was a DB coach for PIT he understood the scheme under Dick LeBeau and brought that to AZ. If we can find an offense coordinator from a team that has a great offense then this would be the route I would go. People mention Norv Turner, but I would rather have an up and comer like we did with Todd Haley. Bring in an offense assistant who is ready to become a coordinator.
  • Make Horton the highest paid coordinator in the league. Horton will make a great head coach, but he might need a few more years as a coordinator before he is ready to take the next step. We have seen it before with great coordinators who become a head coach too soon (Josh McDaniels).

If this is what the Cardinals decide, I don't think the fans would be angry that Whisenhunt is still the head coach. He was great with Dennis Green's players, so with a new GM we would have a chance of finding great talent for Whiz to coach up.

<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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