Coach Ken Whisenhunt is at the Super Bowl doing the rounds at the media center in Texas. I am not there. Kent Somers is among those who is (and Mike Jurecki informed me a two-segment Whiz interview will air today on XTRA 910 starting at 4:30 p.m.). Kent blogged about a few topics Whiz touched on. The most pressing:
— On the defensive coordinator search: The Cardinals will begin asking for permission for coaches either later Monday night or Tuesday morning. Whisenhunt told both the print reporters and radio that he remembers getting back from the difficult loss in Tampa at Super Bowl 43 and already having a message from the Chiefs looking for permission to talk to Todd Haley. That resonated, and he’d rather not put a coach in a similar situation. That said, the process isn’t going to be dragged out (and at this point, I wouldn’t think it would be).
— On finding a quarterback: Meetings are already going on to discuss options, with the idea the labor issues will be resolved by the first couple days in March and free agency/trades will proceed as normally scheduled. If not, the Cards will be forced to adjust. Clearly, Whisenhunt is looking at both veterans and through the draft to address the position. Which only makes sense.
Whisenhunt did not rule out starting a rookie quarterback next season.
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