The Arizona Cardinals and head coach Ken Whisenhunt have decided to go with QB Brian Hoyer in week 17. This team has had quarterback issues in the past, but nothing like this year. This will be their fourth of the season and Hoyer does not have much of a chance to change the Cardinals’ reality. Their offense is the worst in the league and have punished the Cardinals’ defense in almost every game.
The Cardinals started the season with QB John Skelton. Worst coaching decision ever, but he was hurt before week one and was done. Kevin Kolb took the reigns. He rallied to win the game against the Seattle Seahawks and then led them to three more. Kolb was injured in week six against the Buffalo Bills and Skelton took over again. Skelton continued his ineffectiveness and Ryan Lindley took over against the Atlanta Falcons.
They say the third times a charm, but that was not the case for this team this year. Skelton took over for Lindley in week 14 against the Seahawks, but was benched in favor of Lindley again. Lindley started the following week against the Detroit Lions and the Cardinals’ defense pulled out a win to save his job for another game. That did not last long.
Before the end of week 16 against the Chicago Bears, Arizona put in Hoyer, but he did not do much better. Whisenhunt’s decision to go with Hoyer does not change much. However, Hoyer has had a week to prepare with the number one offense and the Cardinals will have the element of surprise. This team will need the game plan of a lifetime to beat the San Fransisco 49ers. They will be hungry to put a beat down on the Cardinals so they can send a statement to the rest of the NFL before playoffs begin. Whatever the case, it will be an interesting game.
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