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Whisenhunt delivers harsh message to Cards

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07:56 AM ET 10.31 | In terms of approach, Ken Whisenhunt has calm and level-headed down pat. But after Monday night's 24-3 loss to the division rival San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals head coach apparently lost his cool. It wasn't so much that he yelled and screamed or pulled a Buddy Ryan and flipped over a chalkboard in the locker room. It was the message, not the tone. ... According to a couple of Cardinals, including defensive tackle and team leader Darnell Dockett, Whisenhunt called out some players by name in front of the entire team. Dockett also suggested that Whisenhunt called out some players who have been on the injured list and expressed how badly their teammates need them to grit their teeth and return to action.

The Arizona Republic

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October 31, 2012  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"You Suck!!!!"

Beat me to it.

October 31, 2012  08:15 AM ET

They played over their heads at the start of the season and now are crashing back down to reality. Not pretty to watch.

October 31, 2012  08:27 AM ET

Hey, maybe they could be football players for Halloween.

October 31, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hey, maybe they could be football players for Halloween.

They already have the best costumes Nike can make.

October 31, 2012  08:33 AM ET

They looked they were playing in cement cleats against the swift Niners.

October 31, 2012  08:44 AM ET

So in order to save his own job Wisenslut is telling players to play hurt? What does the Rodger think of this ?

October 31, 2012  09:08 AM ET
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So in order to save his own job Wisenslut is telling players to play hurt? What does the Rodger think of this ?

He's probably saying, "Well, how much worse can injured players be if the healthy ones suck this much?"

October 31, 2012  09:19 AM ET

Hmmm, same comments I heard about Lovie Smith a couple years ago. Down year, let it go

October 31, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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So in order to save his own job Wisenslut is telling players to play hurt? What does the Rodger think of this ?

I doubt that his job is in jeopardy. He made it to a Super Bowl, so to the idiot Bidwills, he is golden.

There is some talent on the defensive side of the ball on this team, but they aren't going to beat anyone with that horrible offensive line. They can't run block and they can't pass protect at all. I didn't see the Patriot game, but I have no freaking idea how they beat New England.

I wonder if anyone has ever gone from 4-0 to 4-12 in NFL history?

October 31, 2012  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hmmm, same comments I heard about Lovie Smith a couple years ago. Down year, let it go

Down year? The Cards have had three (3) winning seasons since 1985, and two of those required Kurt Warner.

I don't blame The Wiz so much. He hasn't had much to work with.

October 31, 2012  09:31 AM ET
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I didn't see the Patriot game, but I have no freaking idea how they beat New England.

It required a phantom penalty called by the replacement refs, and a really poor showing by the Pats.

October 31, 2012  09:36 AM ET

Ya can't get blood from a stone Kenny. Save that speech for your GM.

October 31, 2012  09:38 AM ET
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It required a phantom penalty called by the replacement refs, and a really poor showing by the Pats.

The Patriots must have not shown up at all. I know they missed a FG at the end too, but I'm not sure why the game was even close.

October 31, 2012  09:42 AM ET

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October 31, 2012  09:44 AM ET
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The Patriots must have not shown up at all. I know they missed a FG at the end too, but I'm not sure why the game was even close.

That was the game where Aaron Hernandez got hurt early in the first quarter. The offense sputtered the rest of the way, like they didn't have enough plays available that didn't depend on him.

October 31, 2012  10:17 AM ET

Yup now I see the Cardinals that i'm use to. Way to give us false hope. Get an O line my god.

October 31, 2012  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hmmm, same comments I heard about Lovie Smith a couple years ago. Down year, let it go

Different sitch. Cards' (continuing) nosedive = Whisenhunt gone. It should be the GM. Kolb? Come on.

October 31, 2012  11:11 AM ET

Like a lot of teams with no second string players, read cheap, as soon as one player gets hurt, it's like a crack in the dam.

 
October 31, 2012  11:21 AM ET

Now here's another guy who should be fired, that list would be....Norv, Andy, Shanny, Rex, Marvin and possible Jason Garrett but moron JJ would never do that, he needs yes men in his house.

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