Ken Whisenhunt Avoids Chopping Block Until Season's End and More NFC West News

Tyson Langland@TysonNFLNFC West Lead WriterDecember 11, 2012

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

After nine straight losses and a 58-0 blowout, there's no question fans and media members alike are seeking answers from the Cardinals top brass on the current state of the team. Well, ask and you shall receive—Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill spoke out yesterday on both the team and head coach Ken Whisenhunt.

Cardinals president Michael Bidwill told reporters that Ken Whisenhunt will finish season as Cardinals HC.

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 10, 2012

As you can see, Whisenhunt will obviously finish the season as head coach, but it appears to be nothing more than a formality at this point. Bidwill has been evaluating this team on a week-to-week basis during the Cardinals' nine-game losing streak. He added, "there is plenty of responsibility to spread around" in the losing streak.

That statement makes you wonder whether or not there will be some changes at the general manager position as well. It's no secret that Rod Graves deserves to shoulder just as much of the blame as Whisenhunt should. His draft selections in years past have been a bit underwhelming, to say the least.

No actual mention to Graves' job was made in the interview with Mr. Bidwill; it just seemed worthy to mention, considering Graves and Whisenhunt have been in this thing together since 2007. As the season presses on over the final three weeks, Arizona's only real opportunity at garnering another win will be this week at home against the Detroit Lions.

Detroit currently holds the same record as the Cardinals, but make no mistake—we all know who the better team is heading into Week 15. In Weeks 16 and 17 the Cards take on the Chicago Bears and the San Francisco 49ers.

A 12-game losing streak to close out the season looks like a real possibility right now.



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