There’s no sense belaboring this. Michael Bidwill should fire coach Ken Whisenhunt, and he should do it now.
It will be an empty gesture. Nobody’s going to win with the offense the Cardinals trot on the field each week. Nobody’s going to win with John Skelton and Ryan Lindley at quarterback. Nobody’s going to win with eight turnovers.
Firing Whisenhunt will be a reactionary gesture, too. But you have to send a message to your fans — you know, the ones who have sold out every game since University of Phoenix Stadium opened? You have to tell your team and your city that this is unacceptable.
Nobody expected the Cardinals to win Sunday in Seattle. In many ways, this was the perfect storm. The Seahawks were experiencing a turbo boost in confidence after finally breaking through on the road with a big win last week in Chicago. This club is surging behind a remarkable rookie quarterback and will give the NFC West two legitimate threats when the playoffs begin in January.
On the flip side, the Cards were riding an eight-game losing streak, the benching of defensive tackle Darnell Dockett (the erstwhile team captain who exhibited no such leadership last week) and an utter collapse in confidence.
But losing is one thing. Getting annihilated in Biblical fashion, 58-0, is quite another.