GLENDALE, Ariz. When Cardinals training camp opened in Flagstaff in late July, coach Ken Whisenhunt did his best to diffuse the notion that he was on the hot seat after a pair of disappointing seasons.
By the time he addressed the media Sunday evening and Monday morning, he seemed resigned to this persistent storyline.
Thats part of the business, he said following the Cardinals' seventh straight loss. Youve got to have a thick skin.
It is clear that the Cardinals coach has pulled out all the stops and turned over every rock in an effort to save this season. In Sundays 31-17 loss to the Rams, he started rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley and rookie tackles Bobby Massie and Nate Potter. He has agreed to shelve defensive captain Adrian Wilson to give the team more speed in its nickel packages. And he looked inward with the rest of his staff over the bye week to examine every facet of the operation for flaws and potentially hidden strengths.
Nothing has worked. So if it is fair to alt...