It has been one of the most successful stretches in Arizona Cardinals history, yet for many, it seems like the window is closed.
That is not to say it is, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but the responses on Twitter to the Arizona Cardinals blowout loss to the Philadelphia Eagles from not just Cardinals fans, but also media from around the NFL was telling.
#Cardinals multi-year window of opportunity is officially closed.— Chris Malumphy (@DraftHistory) October 8, 2017
Cardinals Super Bowl window closed quick AF— ⚜Gino⚜ (@WhoDat_Joness) October 8, 2017
Carson Wentz dropped 3 TDs. The first quarter is not even over yet. The Cardinals window is closed.— (@AnnieMaLove) October 8, 2017
Not saying the Cardinals window has closed but the window has closed.— Matthew Schaab (@Schaaby) October 8, 2017
Cardinals missed their window— Chocolate (@NewJeesus) October 8, 2017
Lot of third-and-long check downs by Cardinals today. I miss the old Cardinals— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 8, 2017
Arians never leaves in an extra blocker. No risk it, no biscuit and all that. They out of biscuits.— Gregg Rosenthal (@greggrosenthal) October 8, 2017
The window didn’t just close on Arizona, it was slammed shut. #ARIvsPHI— James Tingstrom (@jamestingstrom) October 8, 2017
Who has more wins at the end of the season:— Blake Allen Murphy (@blakemurphy7) October 8, 2017
Todd Bowles' Jets or Bruce Arians' Cardinals? pic.twitter.com/ScfHib9qqn
Cards game in a GIF... pic.twitter.com/WINGTQzVCU— Bruce and Pamela (@BruceandPamela) October 8, 2017
31-7 at end of 3. Among top three ugliest games under Arians. N.O. in 13 and NFC title game in 15 come to mind.— Kent Somers (@kentsomers) October 8, 2017
It hasn’t been a pretty season. The Cardinals have been absolutely destroyed by injuries this season, yet the talent that is out there, it is not playing anywhere near the level that has become an expectation of this regime.
It may not be time to bury this team, they are just 2-3 and this was an expected loss, maybe the way it occurred was not, but they have to do something in a hurry if they want to salvage anything this season.
If not, then this could be time to start the draft watch for 2018.