Ken Whisenhunt to Meet with Team President on Monday and More NFC West News

Tyson LanglandNFC West Lead WriterDecember 31, 2012

Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt against the Detroit Lions at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Black Monday started plenty early for a few folks on the East Coast, but things are just getting kicked off on the West Coast. Offensive coordinator Greg Knapp has been relieved of his duties in Oakland and head coach Norv Turner expects to get the axe in San Diego.

However, the future of Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt remains up in the air. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Whisenhunt is scheduled to meet with team president Michael Bidwill today. It is also believed that general manager Rod Graves will be meeting with Bidwill today as well.

Amidst the Cardinals nine-game losing streak I would have never thought Whiz would return for his seventh season as head coach, but his one win two weeks ago might have been enough to save his job. To me, this logic baffles me, but in all fairness, this team started 4-0 and was winning games with Kevin Kolb under center.

After Kolb went out for good, Arizona went on to lose nine of their last 10. This topic has been exasperated to death, but in all reality, the quarterback position has doomed Whisenhunt since Warner retired. Given he is on the last year of his deal, president Bidwill has a big decision to make.

Arizona has been known at times as a cheap franchise, which makes me wonder whether they will eat the final year of Whiz's deal. He is owed $5.75 million in 2013, which they would have to pay him regardless if he is coaching the team or not.

We shouldn't expect to hear anything Monday as there is no press conference scheduled, but we may hear of his and Graves' future Tuesday.



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