TEMPE, Ariz. -- Almost three hours before their bosses fate was revealed, the prevailing uncertainty loomed over the Cardinals locker room like a dark cloud from this little corner of the NFLs Black Monday.
Forced to serve as spokesmen on the tailwind of a disaster, the players did their best to present viable perspective without the knowledge that coach Ken Whisenhunt, general manager Rod Graves and most of the team's offensive staff were about to be fired in the brackish wake of a 5-11 season.
We just have to let it fall where its supposed to fall, defensive end Calais Campbell said. Just let it all unravel.
Unravel certainly is a convenient word to use in defining a season that began with four consecutive victories and then -- following an injury to rising quarterback Kevin Kolb -- dissolved toward Sundays bitter end in San Francisco, a familiar 27-13 loss.
You just have to take it for what its worth, learn from it and move on ... use it as motivation for the offseason,&q...