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Bears aftermath

Posted by Darren Urban on December 23, 2012 – 8:25 pm

One more to go. No more at home. And as I write this the 49ers-Seahawks game is on in the background, and the Seahawks continue to look like the real deal –while the Niners are, one way or the other, going to need that game next week against the Cardinals. Once there was thought it could be about resting. Not anymore. That’s going to make it even more of a difficult finale for the Cards.

Who will coach Ken Whisenhunt go with at quarterback? My money is on Brian Hoyer but since it’s not really my money, who knows. I thought Hoyer looked decent and surprisingly comfortable out there, although he didn’t produce any points and still threw an interception. No one is sitting there saying he’s the answer and the likelihood he’s a long-term solution is small, but again, it’s about looking at every option because, well, why wouldn’t you?

– Seems like forever ago the Cards last blocked a field goal, and then Adrian Wilson got one that Justin Bethel turned into points (below). Fitting that it came at the end of Wilson’s game, which could be his final one at UoP? Well, Wilson wasn’t in the mood to go there. Not really.

Wilson was asked about that final game. “I haven’t thought about it one bit, until (the media) continuously bring it up,” Wilson said. “If they make a decision, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be pretty quick. If they don’t, OK. Either way I go, I’m a good player. We’ll see what happens.”

– Whisenhunt noted that the pick-6s are really hurting the Cards. After Sunday’s TD by the Bears’ Charles Tillman, the Cards have given up five of them this season – way too many. As for trying to find a QB, “it’s not fun, but we keep working at it,” Whisenhunt said.

– The relationship between Whiz and running back Beanie Wells probably wasn’t helped by Beanie’s fumble on his own 1-yard line, which was recovered by the Bears for a touchdown. Beanie slipped – that happens – but he dropped the ball as he slipped without being hit. He got a talking-to by Whisenhunt afterward.

Whiz said he couldn’t explain it. “From what I saw, obviously you can’t put the ball on the ground, especially not there,” Whisenhunt said. Beanie said he didn’t get hurt on the play, and as for what Whiz told him, “It is what it is,” Wells said. “Who knows how it’s going to turn out from here.”

– How it turned out Sunday was that Wells got exactly one more carry the rest of the game as the Cards instead used LaRod Stephens-Howling and William Powell at running back. Beanie noted that everyone on the Cards is “fighting for jobs, whether it’s going to be here or somewhere else.” Wells is under contract for 2013 and with a lot of uncertainty (Ryan Williams health, Stephens-Howling free agency) the Cards wouldn’t just let him go even if they wanted to make a change. But it’s fair to wonder about Wells’ future.

– Given the Cards’ offense, I really didn’t have an issue trying a fake punt. Not sure I’d be comfortable with Feely rolling left, but really, with that offense, you aren’t expecting many points. Field goals weren’t going to do it.

– I know ultimately it came too little too late, but it was nice to see Fitz get more than 100 yards, and it was nice to see some accurate passes thrown in his direction.

– Dave Zastudil, current NFL record holder. Can he hold on to his two-punts-downed-inside-the-20 lead over Kansas City’s Dustin Colquitt and keep that record? Who says there won’t be Week 17 suspense?

OK. A normal Monday coming up, even if it is Christmas Eve. We’ll be working it, and then enjoying the holiday. Hope you all do too. One more to go in the 2012 season.

BearsAfterUSE


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52 Responses to “Bears aftermath”

  1. By Dean Kennedy on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    One more week indeed. One more week in this latest nightmare. It’s probably just part of being a Cardinal fan, but I’m still not sure Mikey will do the housecleaning that needs to be done and send Graves and Whis packing.

  2. By hummer53 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure why we are getting open speculation about A_Dub playing his last home game as a Card. Has something been announced? Technically, anyone on the roster could have been playing their last home game right? Even Fitz though that sounds crazy. Google Herschel Walker if you don’t believe me.

  3. By frustrated on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Has the team terminated its relationship with Whiz yet? What are they waiting for?

  4. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson. We could have had Russell Wilson…

    Knock head against wall and repeat. Knock head against wall and repeat. Knock head against wall and repeat. Knock head against wall and repeat. Knock head against wall and repeat…

  5. By Steve on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Darren: Merry X-mas to you and thanks a million again for putting together the best team blog site in the NFL!

  6. By Mark on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Another pathetic performace. Can’t wait for Whiz and Graves to get the boot so that we can start all over again. Hey ownership, show us once and for all that you give a damn and know what the Hell you’re doing!

  7. By D on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    We all know about finding a QB and one or two Off lineman in the draft in the spring. But, we also should look to bring in another RB this offseason. Beanie has one more year on contract and I doubt anyone would give up a draft pick for him (hey Cincy you can take him for a 4th rounder) so some names to know in the draft that AZ could get in rounds 3 and 4 would be, S. Taylor from Stanford and L. Bell from Michigan State.
    A interesting free agent RB that could be signed at a low price would be Mike Goodson from Oak. Another name to watch is restricted RB Chris Ivory from NO. Saints have cap issues and need to make some major cap adjustments.

    Whoever is the QB next year, he will need more production from the Rb. Injuries and attitudes with Williams and Wells means to me they need more competition at that spot.

  8. By NJAzCardsFan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    One more game to go and finally this nightmare of a season will be over……

    As for Whiz’s quote…. As for trying to find a QB, “it’s not fun, but we keep working at it,” Whisenhunt said.

    Whiz… you guys have been working at this disaster of an effort to find a QB for three years now…..
    How many decent QB’s have you overlooked in the draft in the last three years???
    Because Whiz and the upper Mgmt have failed at this, there should be a house cleaning of Whiz and everyone involved in coaching the offense. The last three years offensive effort and QB selection has been an insult to every Cards fan. Why people spend their hard earned money watching this disaster is beyond me…. I stopped watching the Cards games about five weeks ago…..

    Hopefully, Santa will bring the Cards a new Coaching staff and a “real” QB…. But I think we are going to get a stocking filled with coal again……

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all……

  9. By cobra on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Happy Holidays to all Cards fans, players, coaches, and management, oh and our writers who bring news to the table for our dumbass debates.

  10. By canadian redbird on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    One more game for Whiz, Graves, Miller, Grimm X 2 ; anything less will not win the support of the Cardinal faithful. I appreciate that there will be a few exceptions to this way of thinking;, but from this point on, we need accountability the hiring process, the drafting process and what happens on the field.

    The Cardinals should take a page out of the 49′rs, Seahawks & Rams, when it comes time to go a new direction. Fresh ideas in all areas of the operation is what this team needs to bring back the excitement in the Valley.

  11. By cardinals2005 on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Honestly, as a Cardinals fans, I’m that the Beanie Wells experience is finally over. I have no doubt that he’ll surface somewhere else and be productive since that’s what usually happens.

    In my opinion, this is what needs to happen..

    1) Release Kolb. ( good riddance to an injured plague QB)

    2) trade Beanie Wells for any type of Draft pick. (3rd or 4th draft pick)

    3) Sign Reggie Bush as your feature back. ( Bush, RWilliams & Powell)

    4) Sign Alex Smith or Matthew Hasselback and have Ryan Lindley learn from them.

    5) Draft the local product from CHS, Taylor Lewan ( 6″8 305 lb) LT from Michigan. I know that Nate Potter has been doing a very good job with the exception of today. But if you can have depth in the OLine with Brown, Massie, Potter, Colledge, Snyder and now Lewman. The AZ Cardinals become that much better of a running team with Reggie Bush as your feature back.

    6) With their second round pick and quite frankly, the rest of the Draft, they can and should address the safety, OLB and CB’s. So go ALL defense.

  12. By Madriffs on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Doesn’t mean much coming from me but I did not agree with benching Wells and Lindley. I really don’t understand Whiz. In my opinion, Hoyer looked no different then Lindley. Changing your QB every other game just messes with the WR’s and you will never get into a rhythm. Oh well, Good luck with your next team Whiz. Today’s game just proves you have not progressed at all this season and I would be surprised to see you in Cardinal red next year.

  13. By Patrick Eagan on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    keep whiz. get rid of graves.

  14. By cobra on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Darren,

    Hope you shut this BS down until late next week. Again, you and your staff are appreciated. I think Josh has done a great job also. He should be recognized for his effort. As you, he has been very detailed in each of his articles.

  15. By cardsalltheway on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    “but again, it’s about looking at every option because, well, why wouldn’t you?”

    Ken W. doesn’t look at every option, sometimes never and other times not soon enough.

    After weeks 3-8 Ken W. sat there and watched our OL let the Eagles(3), Dolphins(8), Rams(9), Bills(5), Vikings(7), and 49ers(4) sack our QB’s and did NOTHING until the Atlanta Falcon game.

    Ken W. completely didn’t look at what was staring him in the face during preseason…that our RB’s weren’t ready but he still ignored William Powell.

    Beanie quote per Darren: “Beanie noted that everyone on the Cards is “fighting for jobs…,”

    Too bad it wasn’t like that in preseason and beginning of the season. We can thank Ken W. for his non competitive predetermined starting teams/positions.

    “Christmas Eve. We’ll be working it, and then enjoying the holiday. Hope you all do too.”

    Well thanks Darren and the same to you and yours! You just had to get yourself in the picture of Hoyer’s first post game interview aye?

  16. By Mark on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    All I Want For Christmas Is A Qb And Offensive Line :)

  17. By BIG RED on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    Please don’t start Lindley, and as for kolb release that piece of glass.

  18. By georgiebird on Dec 23, 2012 | Reply

    When Whiz came to the Cardinals, he quickly moved to the top of the division with the help of Kurt Warner. Now Whiz is on the bottom of the division.
    Our division foes have all brought in new management teams who have made some very good decisions and passed us by.
    Consistency in management is sometimes a good thing. The NFC West has proven that change can sometimes trump the status quo.
    Whiz has become snakebit at the most important job a HC has- that’s grooming a QB in this pass happy league.
    But if you believe in the law of averages, Whiz may be the best coach for the Cardinals. Whiz has whiffed so many times trying to find a replacement for Warner that he is way overdue to hit the jackpot. Even a broken clock is right twice a day and even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then.

  19. By soares20 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Joe Flacco, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady, Andy Dalton, RG3, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers etc…

    What do all of these NFL caliber starting QB’s have in common? At LEAST a 60% completion percentage in college and all came from respectable large programs.

    Whom the Cardinals have brought in at QB(college stats):

    -Derek Anderson: had a best 54% completion rating, Large Program. Failed Completion percentage of a starting caliber NFl QB.

    -John Skelton: had a best 64% completion rating, Small program. Failed going to a good program.

    -Ryan Lindley: had a best 56% completion rating, respectable program. Failed completion percentage of a starting caliber NFL QB.

    I’m not saying these two traits directly translate to an NFL caliber starting QB, but those are the two traits you should at least require before you evaluate further.
    Graves has to be held responsible for our QB situation.

    QB’s to at least look at: Geno Smith, Tyler Wilson, Tajh Boyd, Aaron Murray, Landry “Lance” Jones.

    All of these QB’s came from respectable programs and are extremely accurate passers. If any other QB’s are drafted besides someone this group to our team I will be astonished at how ignorant our FO could be.

  20. By jason marcus on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Yeah, let Beanie go and Kolb, Skelton, Hyphen, we need guys that can play , I live the Hyphen and Beanie , but times up here guys good luck, Alex Smith would work here but no way SF is letting him come to us

  21. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    “Black Monday” now one week away for coaching staff and front office personnel.

  22. By sarah on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hoyer had some rhythm because Chicago was in a prevent D ( give em short stuff ) plus he has not been road killed by the O line giving up sacks and had some confidence. For a guy 2 weeks here he did a nice job I will give him that. He threw a pick which is to be expected. Will be interesting if SF plays their starters, it is a pre season game now and would not give Hoyer much of a real game situation. Skelton should play as well to see if he has recovered from not being able to hit a barn door.

    I say release Lindley as he is going nowhere fast despite Whiz’s machinations. He would be a good third string guy somewhere. He is not a leading man so to speak and he got a great chance to shine here but is not capable.

  23. By sarah on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Darren.

    Merry Christmas and thanks for your patience and insight here ! It would be great to read a season analysis and needs for 2013.

    Sarah

  24. By david1050 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Graves needs to be fired after the 49ers game. Clean house at quarterback and get us a player who can lead and get the job done by example. Kolb is a joke and no better than a backup on any team in the league. Everyone else at QB is a practice squad player. There is enough talent here to compete but the QB situation is a team killer.

  25. By GMAN on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hi Darren,

    Happy Holidays! Do you think the game would have been sold out if the Bears fans didn’t buy tickets?

  26. By Hammy on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Wells have been the most disappointing player this year. For a guy who was drafted to be a bruising in between the tackles running back, he sure seems pretty “soft” too me. I think they need to see what draft pick they can get for him (maybe a 4th or 5th rounder) or just outright release him. We could easily draft a good running back in the upcoming draft (Lacy-Alabama).

    As far a quarterback goes, time to start over, cut Kolb and Skelton and move on to selecting Tyler Wilson or Aaron Murray in the second round. We need a true leader at that position that can stay healthy and make BIG plays for this offense.

    Whiz,Miller,Grimm,Graves,McNulty….time for them to go as well. Im not too sold into Horton as Head Coach yet but I think if he is given a chance, we can expect to see that physical style from his defense on offense with a power running game (Lacy-Alabama).

    Longtime suffering fan! Maybe we need an owner like Jerry Jones who puts all his heart into his football team and without a doubt wants the best for his team, players and fans! AND is not afraid to spend top dollar to put them in the best position each year to compete.

    Happy Holidays Cardinals fans! Maybe next year we will get our wishes and make the playoffs?

  27. By donttakelosses on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Q: Is Docket hurt? Seemed to play that way.
    Q: Is Wells hurt, ditto? He just fell down in end zone, twisted his knee, gave up ball, appeared to be no hit even. Thoughts?

    Not a great day in UoP. PP also struggled again on Special team .

  28. By johnnybluenose on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    CARDINALS NATION !! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL OF YOU.

  29. By D on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Not sure how Steve Keim will conduct the draft, best player available or need. Assuming they don’t trade out of the top 12, the 3 names to watch from now until the draft which are best player and also needs for AZ are:
    1- Damontre Morre OLB
    2–Chance Warmack OG
    3- Manti Te’o ILB

    Best scenario would be for AZ to finish 7-8 range in draft order, find a team around 10 spot who wants to move up, – still get an impact player and add maybe additonal 2 and 3 round draft picks. Cards need to get as many draft picks as possible.

  30. By Dynosoar on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    ottis anderson fan,

    Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it? Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it? Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it? Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it? Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it? Could you repeat your message, not sure I got it?

    Sorry, but that post of yours was to awsome funny.

    Merry Christmas to all!

  31. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cobra,
    “…our dumbass debates.”

    What a Bah Hum Bugger.

    Ottis Anderson Fan,

    Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, RG III, you name em etc…they all would’ve failed under Ken W.

  32. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    “Whiz said he couldn’t explain it.”

    I’ve heard that before. Ken W. could never explain why J. Skelton didn’t start games well last year but ended them with wins. And guess what…He never did figure it out and provide an answer. Ken W. is famous for not being able to “explain” things even though it is his job. If you don’t know or understand your QB’s then what are you good for as a head coach?

  33. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Darren,
    Could you register my previous comment/statement in the 25 year Cardinals anniversary fan quote?

  34. By Kevin S on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Actually SF needs a win to preserve the division title (unless SEA loses at home to STL — not likely). Not to mention they can also get a bye if GB loses on the road to MIN, which is quite possible considering MIN is trying to preserve a playoff spot. So the Niners aren’t resting anyone. Meanwhile we’ll be trotting Lindley or Hoyer out against one of the NFL’s top defenses, on the road. Could be ugly.

  35. By Kevin S on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    I actually feel a little better about our shellacking at the hands of SEA after watching them blow out their next two opponents as well.

  36. By C on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    “Whisenhunt noted that the pick-6s are really hurting the Cards.”

    So THAT’s been our problem!? Holy smokes thanks for the insight, Whiz!

    Denny Green needs to be the Director of Football Operations. Let Graves be the contract guy. If Whiz doesn’t like it, he can resign. I’d prefer to see Horton be the head coach anyway.

    For as much as you want to lose your lunch watching this offense, the D has played pretty hard almost all season (save for the Seattle Massacre). That takes some great coaching and means the players on D never stopped playing for their coach. The rest of the roster would respect Horton as well. Whiz has done absolutely nothing with his “own players” and without Warner. I’ve been critical of him repeatedly, but now I’m going to bust out the F word….. Fraud.

  37. By Patrick on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    It is not the first time beanie has let go of the ball when he thought his knee was hurt. He played through the pain last year, but we also never was told how serios the injury / operation was. Regardless he is not 100% physically or mentally he does not trust his knee. I would not necessarily give up on him, but flat out we fans do not know what thevreal issue is. He can be a beast, but he can also be soft. Two things are obvious 1) he is playing for himself and his next contract, 2) he is another player (docket) that is done with Whisenhunt. These are just cracks in the foundation, that shows their are more serios issues.

  38. By erik on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Please Fire Whiz. I know you read these Mikey…

    I have never seen a coach, on any level, so unwilling to make adjustments to his scheme. But I guess when you’re scheme is perfect (clearly) what can you do?

  39. By cardsalltheway on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    It didn’t take much to make them amateur referees happy this early 2012 season aye? Just a little slip a under da table and WALLA, we’re 4-0.

  40. By Andy Kw on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    I know this is a long shot but has Ken Whisenhunt considered throwing more to Fitzgerald in this upcoming game so that he can get 215yds and the goal of a 1000yd season for Larry? SInce the season is already over, why not try to get Larry to that milestone?

  41. By D on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Dissappointed in why front office has not resigned any of their soon to be UFA when they have around 6 mil under the cap. Would think they want to keep a few of these guys. Wouldn’t it make sense to use some of this space for signing bonuses on at least one or two of the following this week: J Feely, R. Johnson, G. Toler, Q Groves or Sanders????

  42. By Ken day on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Cardinals have always been not a very good football team. Other teams, like San Francisco and Seattle have risen, fallen, and risen again. The cards continue to stumble.
    Players have come and gone and coaches too.
    The only thing that has remained constant is the BIDWELLS!

  43. By NJCardsFan on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    What was up with Raiders QB Merry-Go-Round ? Maybe Cards can make a play for Carson Palmer? Also, some current back-up QBs that would all be up-grades to what we have: Mike Vick, Alex Smith, Kyle Orton, Byron Leftwich, Matt Moore, Terrelle Pryor, Kirk Cousins, Matt Cassell, Matt Hasselback, Jason Campbell. . . Don’t know about contract situations but cant the Cards go after any of these guys? With the solid Defense that we have all we need is a game manager who can move the chains and make some big throws when necessary, of course without throwing any pick 6s Mr. Whisenhunt, Lets go front office. Wake Up!! This team is just one solid NFL QB away from playing the big boys. Get something done !!

  44. By Chuck 1 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    If Whiz is fired (which I doubt will happen), Michael should hire Bill O’Brien, the coach of Penn State.

    My reason: What is the problem with the Cards? IT’S THE OFFENSE!!! The Cards need a proven results-oriented offensive-minded coach.

    O’Brien has proven that he can produce a powerful offense, most recently for the Patriots,for whom he coached for five years, and Penn State. In 2012, he took an average (at best) QB at Penn State, and improved him to the point that he was a finalist for Walk-on of the Year. O’Brien, in 2012, was named the Big Ten Coach of the Year by both the media and the coaches. On December 8, 2012, O’Brien was named the national coach of the year by ESPN AND was second, by AP, to Coach Kelly of Notre Dame for Coach of the Year.

    For those fans who are interested, here is his resume from Wikipedia. It’s very impressive. He also has about 10 years of experience coaching offense positions at colleges.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_O%27Brien_%28American_football%29

  45. By Dave Chaney on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    As my prediction for a 4-12 season has turned into a more respectable 5-11 season (said with extreme sarcasm), I can’t help but think back to the day when the Cards announced they had offered Pete Carroll the head coaching job and he turned it down to stay at USC. Of course the very next season he signed with Seattle and who can blame him? This offensive mess the Cards have created through bad luck, bad drafting and bad signing is going to be very difficult to fix. As a fan, I want to hear they have dumped the backfield, 2/3 of the offensive line, their tight ends and maybe even a couple of the receivers and started all over again. Since that is highly unlikely, I suppose we have to hope that a signing or two, plus a decent draft and maybe even a trade will give us a little more to cheer about next year. Make the playoffs in the near future? Forget about it. Even the Rams are moving ahead of us. Have you ever noticed that the Cards never have a bad enough season to be able to choose a franchise QB with a #1 or #2 pick? Or they have a bad season in a year when there are very few quality QBs coming out of college? Like this year. Go figure.

  46. By Dave Chaney on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    On a more positive note…Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to Darren and all the Big Red faithful who stick it out through thick and thin. Thanks Darren for giving us one of the best blogs in the NFL and making it interesting even when the season isn’t.

  47. By dynasty1717 on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    You can’t make chicken salad out of chicken ____ (you know the rest!). Graves needs to go! The lack of offensive talent on this team is absurd. If we can get a new GM that knows how to identify talent, work quickly and efficiently during Free Agency, and structure player contracts within the salary cap to position the Cards to succeed, we can win in a short period of time. We have a good core group of guys, but when you make mistakes with QB and O-Line, then you’ve doomed a team. If someone can do a better job of identifying and drafting players and just let Whiz coach, the Cards will be just fine. Not sure if Steve Keim should share in this blame (or is a big reason for it), or if he has appropriately identified the talent and has simply been trumped for final say on draft day. Wishe we knew what the ranking of players looked like between Graves, Whiz, and Keim. That would help explain a lot to the fans.

  48. By Scott H on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    Whatever. Just one day closer to the end of the Whisenhunt era, or so I hope. As far as I’m concerned, it may as well be one day closer to the end of the Beanie Wells era, too. Not like we’re benefitting from either one at this point. The sooner we start turning some of these pages, the better.

    I swear, how come WE never seem to find the Alfred Morris’s or the Russell Wilson’s???

  49. By clssylssy on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    DON’T FIRE WHIZ MR.B! Coach has been the best coach we’ve had in forever…what we need is a new OC and GM. Get Norv Turner or Kurt Warner… Kurt can thank Whiz and the Cards for giving him the opportunity for a second career when he was on his way to retirement and nobody else wanted him. He says he would like to coach some day so why not let him start out coaching QBs? A coach can only make do with the players he’s given and your fan base wouldn’t be happy with Vince Lombardi himself…they are so much more knowledgeable! I believe in my team through good times and in bad, and see the Seahags as a disgrace and total fraud…the real deal?.. CHILD PLEASE? For all the naysayers…just think how it must feel to be a 9er fan today and having to wake up to the reality that your team isn’t who everyone told you they were and just got fed a 30 burger by a team you were suppose to beat! OMG…with one game left you could still even lose that game to the Arizona Cards! GO CARDS!

  50. By BIG RED on Dec 24, 2012 | Reply

    It’s nice to dream clssylssy.

  51. By Scott H on Dec 25, 2012 | Reply

    “…just think how it feels to be a 9er fan today and wake up to the reality…”

    Really? You mean, the reality that your team will probably win the division and has a great chance to go on to a Super Bowl? Yeah, that would really suck, wouldn’t it? I’d MUCH rather be Cardinals fan right now…

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THIS???????? Gotta be one of THE most ridiculous slants I’ve ever heard.

  52. By wonderingwhy on Dec 26, 2012 | Reply

    Im glad the season is over. Hopefully the bidwells do the right thing here and build a respectable football team this off season. Clean house!!!!!! Happy new year everybody……

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