As the Cardinals continue to lose, the number of fans calling for head coach Ken Whisenhunt to be fired will surely grow.
If you already consider yourself on the “fire Whisenhunt” bandwagon, you might want to get comfortable.
Arizona Sports 620’s Doug Franz and Ron Wolfley share the opinion that Whisenhunt won’t be going anywhere else soon.
“It seems pretty clear that the coaching staff made a terrible mistake this preseason thinking they could implement everything they wanted to,” Franz said. “And now you have a bunch of chickens with their head cutoff running around on the field and it’s a little bit late in the game to try to make it all better.”
Franz cited last season’s Derek Anderson experiment that led to a 5-11 record and this year’s 1-6 start with Kevin Kolb as two egregious mistakes from the Whisenhunt staff.
“But I think to act like he can’t overcome them in the future is a mistake,” Franz said. “I think if you fire him he’ll be a head coach within the next 48 hours somewhere else and he would win.”
Whisenhunt led the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance while in Arizona in 2008. The next season the team went 10-6 and lost in the second round of the playoffs.
Since then, it has been all downhill.
To define an otherwise successful tenure based off of two quarterbacks named Anderson and Kolb seems a bit irrational.
Whisenhunt will need to show some improvements if he wants to shed the hot seat label before heading into the off season.
“There is no way Ken Whisenhunt will be fired,” Ron Wolfley said. “But when you are 1-6 you are in full blown evaluation mode. And he will be the one making the decisions.
And I do believe, down the road, if it stays like this right now, if there is not a direct and quick and violent turnaround, I will tell you who knows what’s going to happen.”