How can something that started out so positive end up so negative? Well, the first thing a fan should look at is the injuries. The Arizona Cardinals have lost so many people to injury this season there is just no way they could have competed.
It started with the loss of LT Levi Brown and the injuries just never stopped. RB Beanie Wells missed half the season, RB Ryan Williams missed more than half the season, and QB Kevin Kolb has been out since week five with dislocated ribs.
Injuries are often unavoidable in the NFL. Freak accidents happen all the time. Whether it’s tearing your bicep, turf toe, torn ACL, MCL, PCL or any major bone. Most likely you are going to be out the entire season. Is it just injuries that are hurting this team? No, that is not the only reason behind the Cardinals demise. Poor management from the front office and coaching has gotten this team to this point. Personally, I blame it on the front office more than anything.
They went into this season with Kevin Kolb and John Skelton as their best options for quarterback. Kolb is really a starting caliber player, but he is injury prone. Skelton is not and nor has he ever been. The fact that Ken Whisenhunt went with him at the beginning of the season is the reason he should be fired. Beyond the defense, this team is almost a complete failure. Nothing can be done at point, and it has been this way for at least three weeks.
At one point this season the NFC West was the toughest division in football. That has changed. The Cardinals have become a look through type of team. That could play to their advantage, but they might not be good enough to win on their best day. The season is over and it’s past that time for fans to realize this, Kolb is the only player on this team that can change salvage it.
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