NFL Power Rankings: Cardinals Ken Whisenhunt Comes In at #17

Power Rankings are engrained in NFL culture - they're constantly updated and tweaked during the season and are great talking points prior to and after the Draft. Did you team get better? Did they improve? How do they compare to their division rivals? The good people at the National Football Post put a different spin on their Power Rankings this week and instead of ranking teams, they ranked the NFL Head Coaches. Coming in at the #17 slot is Arizona Cardinals Head Coach, Ken Whisenhunt. Per Joe Fortenbaugh...

17. Ken Whisenhunt, Arizona Cardinals: He's gone just 13-19 in a weak division over his last two seasons in Arizona, but Whisenhunt managed to grind out an 8-8 campaign last year despite quarterback problems, the loss of the team's rookie running back during the preseason and a defense that ranked 18th in the league. A solid start in 2012 could have him on the rise, but a shaky run to open the year could land Whisenhunt towards the bottom of this list come Week 6.

Jeff Fischer is a new coach in St. Louis, so didn't count in the rankings, and for comparison, Jim Harbaugh of the 49ers ranked #5 after San Francisco's big year in 2011, and Pete Carroll trailed Whisenhunt at the #20 spot after a Seahawks' 3rd place finish in the NFC West last year. Make sure to head over to the National Football Post for the full rankings.

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