Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt considered a quarterback change before sticking with the struggling Ryan Lindley.
The argument for a switch - as the New York Jets did with Mark Sanchez - was compelling during the Cardinals 7-6 loss on Sunday, their eighth straight defeat.
Lindley had a miserable game: 10 for 31 for only 72 yards, one interception and a dismal 28.0 quarterback rating.
''We talked about it,'' said Whisenhunt. ''As the head coach, you have to make those decisions. You always do what you think gives you the best chance. That's what we did.''
Whisenhunt deflected some of the blame from the quarterback to receivers running incorrect routes. In the final analysis, Lindley needed to make some plays for the Cardinals (4-8) to finally get a win.
''He's got to throw the ball better in situations than he did,'' Whisenhunt said.
''I missed some throws,'' he said. ''You can't have that. They did a good job of covering some stuff, but there was stuff ...