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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...
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According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Andy Reid plans on telling the Cardinals he can fix Kevin Kolb, to try to become their next head coach.Per source, what will Andy Reid’s pitch to the #Cardinals will be: “I can fix Kevin Kolb.” Arizona would like to keep Kolb if possible.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 2, 2013I don’t think Kolb is a great quarterback, but...
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 general manager Rod Graves after another disappointing season.
Cardinals Gm Rod Graves fired.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2012
The Cardinals have too many issues at the quarterback position as well as on their offensive line that never got addressed.
There’s also a chance head coach Ken Whisenhunt could get fired as well.
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...
As seven NFL teams look for new coaches, several of 2012′s head coaches are expected to jump to new teams after being fired Monday.
Common sense says that would be Andy Reid, who went 130-93 in 14 seasons with the Eagles, or Lovie Smith, who was 81-63 in nine years with the Bears. Unless, of course, the team is the Bills. Then, apparently, it’s time to raid the cupboard of the...
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So the rumor on ESPN is how Andy Reid is the favorite to take the coaching job in Arizona, and to all of my friends out there who feel like this is a good sign of hope, and how you might get a two-fer with him resurrecting QB Kevin Kolb's career...
Well, um, OK. Sure. But there's bigger problems afoot than that. Most notably, that you might...