Former Arizona Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt is likely to get another head coaching position, says NFL analyst Steve Tasker. Arizona Sports reports Tasker saying that he is "sure" Whisenhunt is on the Buffalo Bills' short list for a new head coach.
Tasker suggested that much of what happened to the Cardinals in 2012 should not be blamed on Whisenhunt:
"Don't kid yourself, [Whisenhunt's] going to get another shot at a head coaching job...He got [the Cardinals] to the Super Bowl. When he had a good quarterback, he's a pretty good coach. And every coach I've ever spoken to will tell you they go from the village idiot to the Coach of the Year as soon as they get good players."
After opening the season 4-0, the Cardinals lost 11 of their last 12 games. That made it the fourth .500-or-worse season in Whisenhunt's six-year tenure, with the other two seasons being the division championships in 2008 and 2009. Whisenhunt's overall record with the Cardinals will stand at 45-51. It was his first head coaching position, a position he earned after three years as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
If Whisenhunt is hoping to take advantage of a team with strong offensive potential, Buffalo might not be the best fit. Ryan Fitzpatrick has never found a consistent stride in the league, and in 2012 Buffalo finished 19th in the league in total offense.