Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE
Is it time to replace head coach Ken Whisenhunt?
The Cardinals have never had a coach survive past six full seasons in the franchise's history. With the way Arizona has spiraled downhill in 2012, Whisenhunt looks unlikely to break that trend.
He's signed to a contract through 2013 and has a team option for four more years beyond that.
With the Cardinals being the first team since the 1993 Philadelphia Eagles to drop seven in a row after starting 4-0, it's looking more like Whisenhunt might not be coming back in 2013. That '93 Eagles squad finished 8-8, so all hope of success is not completely lost.
Columnist Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic thinks not finding a successor to Warner is the key reason why Whisenhunt might not return.
The case for and against him has been debated, and this big losing streak could be the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back.
It's becoming clear that coaches in the NFL can't ride the coattails of successful seasons gone by. Whisenhunt coached the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance four seasons ago. Coaching is a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately profession and that answer for Whisenhunt is not very positive.
Arizona might not have far to search if they decide to replace Whisenhunt, as defensive coordinator Ray Horton will be a very hot name for NFL coaching vacancies.