Arizona Cardinals: Ken Whisenhunt + Kevin Kolb = a Long Dark Road Ahead

Tobe MooreContributor IIIOctober 9, 2011

Ken & Kevin : Pair of Despair
Ken & Kevin : Pair of DespairHarry How/Getty Images

I have to admit, I bought into all the hype. Ken Whisenhunt was going to come from Pittsburgh and bring this "School of Hard Knocks" football to Arizona, and with the humongous help of Kurt Warner, it looked like the Cardinals could become one of the elite teams in the NFL. Well, now we know, no Kurt, no playoffs.

This preseason, the media had blown Kevin Kolb up to be the hottest thing going in the quest for QBs. It’s amazing how "good" a player can be labeled, with a resume that included a completion percentage below 60, and throwing more career interceptions than touchdowns. Maybe there was some magic secret of Kevin’s ability. But here we are, five games into a season, and we just came off a game losing to the worst team in football, the Minnesota Vikings.

I wouldn't’t think for a moment that we should have picked up Donovan McNabb, but at least he would have been a short "one and done" contracted player.

What the Cards face now, is what to do with an average quarterback locked into a 6 year contract earning more than $10,000,000 a year. An average QB may work if the Cards had a great running game, or a shutdown defense, but we know better than to pretend that’s what we got.

So what are Cards fans to do for the years ahead, with a head coach and QB that are bringing us nowhere and both under long contracts? I guess its back to the pre-Warner days when we will have to celebrate any win over the hated Cowboys or an above-.500 team.

Buckle in for the long haul Cards fans. It’s going to be one long, cold winter after another.