I, like many, was a staunch Ken Whisenhunt fan. Even through the Leinart debacle, the short-lived and over-hyped Max Hall era, and a handful of the blown games, I was still firmly in Whiz's corner.â†µ
I knew what the Cards were in for. I anticipated the quarterback situation to be tenuous at best and atrocious at worst. And indeed it has fluctuated between those two extremes all season.
But now I wonder. I wonder why he can't motivate the rest of the team to perform with the pride and intelligence needed to overcome the obvious shortcomings. The Cardinals are killing themselves and Whisenhunt can't seem to do anything about it. There is no gauze for these many wounds.â†µ
The team has resigned itself to the mediocrity to which it seemed destined when Warner retired. And a coach is, if anything, a general. But Whiz has led them nowhere, and indeed, has let the team surrender to lowered expectations and media pile-driving.â†µ
At the start of the season, Whisenhunt seemed untouchable. He couldn't prevent Warner, Dansby, or Rolle's departures. He just had to make due with his remaining soldiers. But what fate, I wonder, will befall Whisenhunt if the team's fight has been permanently extinguished?