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Whisenhunt still in search of team strengths

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07:54 AM ET 09.21 | Ken Whisenhunt said coming out of Arizona's blowout loss in Atlanta that the good news was no one was injured, but he sounded unsure about how much more good news there was in the desert. At the moment, Whisenhunt said he couldn't be sure exactly what the strengths of his team are or even how they'll respond Sunday, judging from the previous week's practices. "I don't know," the coach said. And he repeated it several times. With so many new faces this season and just as many more in new starting roles on both sides of the ball, Whisenhunt said it's bound to take a few more weeks to gauge the pulse of his players.

The Arizona Republic

Tim Hightower, AP Tim Hightower, AP
September 21, 2010  07:58 AM ET

Keep searching, you're going to need a huge magnifying glass. Good luck!

September 21, 2010  08:15 AM ET

He could go on a month long safari and it wouldn't matter. Awful. Just Awful.

September 21, 2010  08:18 AM ET

The Cardinals. A Commitment to Mediocrity.

Sorry, without that special help from Above that they had with Kurt Warner, this team is again doomed to wander in the wilderness. They're going to need a GPS to find the end zone.

September 21, 2010  08:25 AM ET

I believe we can agree that QB is not one of those strengths...

September 21, 2010  08:28 AM ET

Kurt Warner! Duh, thats easy! Oh wait...

September 21, 2010  08:30 AM ET

I don't see how at least giving Leinart a chance during the regular season would have made this team any worse. Boy did those Bidwells trick me into thinking Arizona might actually stick around for a bit as a competitive team... now back into the cellar with you.

September 21, 2010  08:32 AM ET

Cardinals have never had a winning organization in my lifetime, and no team in the league is in more desperate need of an ownership change. Truly a second rate organization. Last time I went to one of there home games 75% of the crowd was wearing Cowboys jerseys.

September 21, 2010  08:33 AM ET

The team's strengths are all somewhere else now. They were traded, released or retired.

September 21, 2010  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Cardinals have never had a winning organization in my lifetime, and no team in the league is in more desperate need of an ownership change. Truly a second rate organization. Last time I went to one of there home games 75% of the crowd was wearing Cowboys jerseys.

lol...they went to the sb a few years ago....that's gotta earn um' something

September 21, 2010  08:34 AM ET

The prediction that an 8-8 team could take the NFC West is starting to look better every day.

September 21, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Cardinals have never had a winning organization in my lifetime, and no team in the league is in more desperate need of an ownership change.

Buffalo maybe? Is Buffalo still in the league?

September 21, 2010  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Buffalo maybe? Is Buffalo still in the league?

For what...curling?

September 21, 2010  08:43 AM ET

He seemed to find their strength in the very first sentence - they don't get injured. Case closed!

September 21, 2010  08:57 AM ET

Anybody got a picture of Derek Anderson they can put up? Maybe the one from Cleveland last year where he looks like a small burrowing rodent?

How about a composite shot - Bo Derek and Pamela Anderson? And if you still want a burrowing rodent, how about a beaver?

September 21, 2010  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

lol...they went to the sb a few years ago....that's gotta earn um' something

One losing trip to the Super Bowl in fifty years? Maybe a half dozen playoff games. Doesn't earn them squat. I remember the story 20 years ago of Bidwells idea of a banquet A card table covered with pimento cheese sandwiches and store brand chips. Pads held together with duct tape and two pair of socks for the season, one for games, one for practice. AZ needs to be sold and moved out of the desert.

September 21, 2010  09:18 AM ET

It's a vicious cycle: losing seasons, high draft picks, young talent, talent matures and team comes together for one good season, ownership fails to keep talent, talent leaves, team goes back to losing and has to start over again. Look for AZ to get the number one draft pick this year and replace Detroit as the perennial hapless franchise of the league for years to come.

September 21, 2010  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

lol...they went to the sb a few years ago....that's gotta earn um' something

As long as Bill Bidwell is in charge... not much.

September 21, 2010  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

lol...they went to the sb a few years ago....that's gotta earn um' something

That could only encourage the Bidwells that their way of running a franchise works.

September 21, 2010  10:11 AM ET

OK, now the picture says a lot about the Cardinals.

 
September 21, 2010  10:31 AM ET

If they can keep on picking up discarded Superbowl-caliber QBs off the street and signing them for pennies, the Cards can keep winning. I see a problem with that strategy, but then I'm a bit of a pessimist anyway.

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