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NinersDigest’s Craig Massei and AZRedReport’s Brad Wilbricht go Behind Enemy Lines to take an inside look at 49ers/Cardinals. How did Arizona’s season disintegrate after a 4-0 start? Will any of the Cards’ four starting QBs this year be back in 2013? Why hasn’t the NFL’s 12th-ranked defense made the Cards a better team? Is Ken Whisenhunt on his way out as Arizona coach? These Q&As and more inside.
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The Cardinals jumped out to a hot 0-4 start that included what should have been a signature victory against the New England Patriots.
What happened from that point forward was bowling shoe ugly.
On Black Monday they began their search for answers as they let coach Ken Whisenhunt go.
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The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Ken Whisenhunt after six seasons that included the long-suffering franchise's only Super Bowl appearance.
The team also ousted general manager Rod Graves, who had been with the franchise for 16 years. He'd been general manager since 2007.
The housecleaning by Cardinals President Michael Bidwill, son of team owner Bill Bidwill, followed...
After announcing that general manager Rod Graves has been fired, the Cardinals are now moving on from head coach Ken Whisenhunt as well.
Cardinals fired HC Ken Whisenhunt. Up to 7 HCs today.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
I think Whisenhunt is a good head coach and should get another shot with a better organization.
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Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the only candidate that the Chargers are “seriously” considering is Colts OC Bruce Arians.
Acee adds that former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is interested in the position, but doesn’t anything about the Chargers interest in him.
Chargers have already hired former Packers GM Ron Wolf to help with their search...
Don Banks of SI.com reports that a league source has informed him that Cardinals GM Rod Graves and coach Ken Whisenhunt could be the “next two shoes to drop.”
Banks adds that the team is still deciding what to do regarding the two men.
Previous reports have indicated that it’s very likely that Graves was going to be let go today, but there seemed to be some optimism that Whisenhunt...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that “word around the league” is that Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is safe from receiving the pink slip this offseason.
Cole adds that Chicago’s Lovie Smith and Detroit’s Jim Schwartz are also likely to be retained for another season.
Previous reports mentioned that the Cardinals had at one point thought about replacing Whisenhunt...
The Arizona Cardinals today fired the two men behind the franchise's only Super Bowl trip, general manager Rod Graves and head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Both men had held their respective positions since 2007.
Whisenhunt arrived from Pittsburgh as an offensive-minded coach commanded with coaching up second-year quarterback Matt Leinart. His fate was decided, though...
The Arizona Cardinals fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves, according to multiple reports. The moves come after a 5-11 debacle in 2012 that saw the Cardinals start four different quarterbacks. Arizona finished the season with Brian Hoyer, who was signed off the street in December, starting at San Francisco on Sunday. The Cardinals began the season 4...
Three seasons without a playoff appearance was too long for Arizona
Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The list -- best categorized, for the moment, as early rather than short -- includes a well-known victim of Mondays Black Monday purge.
That marquee candidate is Andy Reid, recently relieved from his head-coaching duties with the Philadelphia Eagles and a name offered during a press conference presided over by Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwill.
In a miserable season for his Arizona Cardinals, defensive coordinator Ray Horton is nonetheless a rising star in NFL coaching circles.
Expect Horton to be interviewed for some head coaching positions this offseason. Perhaps even in Arizona, should the Bidwill family decide to fire coach Ken Whisenhunt.
Horton was saying all the right things Friday after the team's final practice...
SAN FRANCISCO -- Larry Fitzgerald knows change is coming.
Its inevitable, the Cardinals receiver said with resignation. If it were up to me, Id bring everybody back.
Its not up to Fitzgerald -- at least not this time. When the debris had settled on Sundays 27-13 loss to the 49ers, the Cardinals had matched their worst record of the Ken Whisenhunt era at 5-11.
It would be foolish...