Cards’ Whiz: This is about winning

Nov 26, 2012, 8:11 PM | Updated: 9:24 pm

November 26, 2012: Cardinals head coach understands fans’ frustration

Fifty-seven days have passed since the Cardinals last won a ballgame.

Fifty-seven days.

“I am pretty much lost for words now after seven weeks of saying the same thing.”

That was Larry Fitzgerald Sunday.

Monday, head coach Ken Whisenhunt acknowledged the mounting frustration, especially coming from outside the locker-room.

“Well, listen, we are disappointed,” he said, “and I understand the fans’ frustration and disappointment. We’ve set the bar high by having had the success that we have had, and we aren’t living up to that right now.”

This is the Cardinals’ second seven-game losing streak in three seasons — sandwiched around a six-game losing streak in 2011.

The team is three years removed from its last playoff appearance and four years removed from the Super Bowl run in 2008.

“It’s part of the job,” Whisenhunt said after being asked about his own job security for a second straight day. “There’s a lot of speculation about everything and I think you have to have thick skin.”

Whisenhunt is 14-24 over his last 38 games.

A lot of the team’s recent struggles can be directly attributed to the revolving door at quarterback. The Cardinals have played at least three quarterbacks in each of the past three seasons.

“I think that whenever you have change at any position there’s always something that you lose, and we have had a lot of turnover,” Whisenhunt said. “We have had a lot of injuries this year and that’s affected us, but nobody cares. They expect you to have success. Our opponents don’t care. I’ll give our fans credit. They do. They have been very supportive, at least the ones in my interaction with them, but this is about winning. If you don’t win games, it’s tough.”

Arizona Cardinals

(Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)...

Wills Rice

Cardinals to host youth football skills & educational camp

The Arizona Cardinals announced the organization is holding a youth football skills & educational camp on June 10.

1 day ago

Monti Ossenfort...

Tyler Drake

Cardinals Flight Plan pulls back curtain on Monti Ossenfort’s 1st-round dealings

Cardinals Flight Plan dove into the chaos and calls with a behind-the-scenes look of Monti Ossenfort's wild first round of the 2023 draft.

1 day ago

DeAndre Hopkins and Bill O'Brien...

Tyler Drake

Report: Patriots hosting former Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins next week

Fromer Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins' free-agent tour rolls on with a visit to the Patriots next week, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

1 day ago

Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Drew Petzing (Tyler Drake/Arizona Sports)...

Wills Rice

Petzing: Offensive identity will mold around Cardinals’ skillsets

The Arizona Cardinals have many unknowns entering the 2023 season with a new head coach and staff, general manager and injured quarterback to open the year.

1 day ago

Hjalte Froholdt...

Haboob Blog

Football or France? Hjalte Froholdt’s childhood aspirations involved thievery

We all have big aspirations as kids. But Cardinals OL Hjalte Froholdt's dream job growing up might have taken the cake for the wildest.

2 days ago

TAMPA, FL - AUG 06: Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Kyler McMichael (37) runs drills during the Tam...

Wills Rice

Cardinals claim corner Kyler McMichael off waivers from Bills

The Cardinals announced the team claimed CB Kyler McMichael off waivers from the Bills and released LB Marvin Pierre in a corresponding move.

2 days ago

Cards’ Whiz: This is about winning