Originally posted on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/31/12
Arizona_cardinals_v_fc70
Ken Whisenhunt's six-year tenure as Arizona Cardinals head coach is over. Whisenhunt, the only coach to take the team to the Super Bowl, was relieved of his duties on Monday, along with six of his assistant coaches staff and general manager Rod Graves. Whisenhunt had a 45-51 regular-season record with the Cardinals, including a 5-11 mark this season. He led the team to back-to-back NFC West titles in 2008 and 2009 and took them to the Super Bowl following the 2008 season, where they were beaten by the Pittsburgh Steelers. But the shakeup came after three consecutive non-winning, non-playoff seasons. The Cardinals started 4-0 this season, but followed that with nine consecutive losses, capped by a 58-0 debacle in Seattle that was the worst defeat in franchise history. The coaches who were let go are Russ Grimm (assistant head coachoffensive line), Mike Miller (offensive coordinator), Chad Grimm (offensive quality control), John McNulty (quarterbacks), Frank Reich (wide receivers), and Tommie Robinson (running backs). The defensive coaching staff, including coordinator Ray Horton, who is expected to be a candidate to replace Whisenhunt, remain under contract. Whisenhunt and Graves each had a year remaining on his contract. Graves joined the team's front office in 1997 and was promoted to general manager in 2007. Steve Keim, the team's vice president of player personnel, is rumored to be a candidate to replace Graves.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Jerry Jones defends Elliott amid criticism over lack of effort

NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

RG3 fires back at Santana Moss over Mike Shanahan comments

Chris Long donating game checks to fund Charlottesville scholarships

Jason Garrett to discuss effort with Ezekiel Elliott

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

WATCH: Tigers’ Jeff Ferrell responsive after taking 103-mph liner to head

College football's biggest winners and losers so far

Ben McAdoo throws Eli Manning under the bus

The Giants are just as bad as they look

Winners and losers from 'Monday Night Football' in Week 2

10 things the college football polls got wrong after Week 3

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Ranking the best college football fan bases

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

College football 2017 Week 3 predictions

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

The 'Will the Indians ever lose again?' quiz

What's to become of Andy Dalton in Cincinnati?

NFL Week 2 predictions

The 'Kobe finally does something that Jordan did not do' quiz

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Yardbarker Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Ranking the best college football fan bases

The 'Remember the tight ends' quiz

Getaway Day: Time runs short as postseason nears

Sports & Politics Intersect: White House sticks it to sports

The 'Not so elementary, my dear Watson' quiz

September chill hits Astros, Dodgers at worst time

Three Up, Three Down: Cleveland hits historic heights while Cubs struggle

The 'Will the Indians ever lose again?' quiz

What's to become of Andy Dalton in Cincinnati?

College football 2017 Week 3 predictions

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker