Just read this very interesting article from Pro Football Talk/NBC Sports. The summary is that Ken Whisenhunt may be fired before the season ends and Ray Horton may be promoted to interim Head Coach. If true, this will generate a lot of discussion.
My take: Four things things have happened which make keeping Whisenhunt problematic.
1. The Cardinals have really handled the offensive line situation poorly for the last 5-6 years. In the worst way, this finally bit them on the nose. Kevin Kolb may have still been around this season if he wasn't absorbing 50+ hits a game.
2. We have kept Russ Grimm, despite no real evidence that he has ever improved the offensive line. True, he was never given much to work with.
3. We had a chance to bring back Todd Haley and we didn't make it happen. Very big.
4. Quarterback evaluation. Matt Leinart would have been a viable starter. After Warner, Whisenhunt has not shown he could find or develop an effective QB. Kolb could be that guy but I will admit he is injury prone. Skelton and Lindley have proven that QB backups should not be the most popular position person on the team.
I like Ken Whisenhunt... I really do. But the bottom line is that he has never achieved real balance with this football team. The offense started good and the defense was bad. Now the defense is good and the offense is bad. He is too loyal to a fault to guys like Mike Miller. And he exudes a tactical stubbornness when it comes to implementing "system" and not starting better players when poor performance from others warrants it. That's worrisome.
He seems to be out of answers. Should he go? Ray or Ken for the future of the Arizona Cardinals?
Who should lead the Cardinals into the future?
Ken Whisenhunt (1 vote)
Ray Horton (40 votes)
Other (12 votes)
53 total votes