Coach Ken Whisenhunt’s Arizona Cardinals Definitely Not the Same Old Cardinals

April 29, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On an abysmal Tuesday of drubbings in the Phoenix sports world (12-1 loss by the Diamondbacks and 6-1 elimination of the Coyotes from the playoffs), the Arizona Cardinals quietly staged a minor coup d'etat, brightening my day.
They signed veteran offensive lineman Alan Faneca to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.
This was the sort of thing that I never experienced growing up a Cardinals fan. No good AND still productive player ever wanted to play for Arizona (Emmitt Smith, Boomer Esiason, and Edgerrin James were good, but no longer the productive players they once were).
Things have changed with Ken Whisenhunt driving the bus. He is in charge. He has a plan. He runs the team like front runners, not reacting rashly to changes. Instead of seeking flashy names to sign, the team now focuses on developing its own stars and targets value performers in free agency to provide depth and competition at all positions.
This offseason started in uneasy fashion. Many fans b...

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