Wednesday, January 2, 2013
AP Pro32 comments about Cardinals
NEW YORK -- Comments on the Arizona Cardinals by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
ARIZONA CARDINALS (27)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 29) -- 4-0 to 5-11.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 28) -- Solving the quarterback issues will be priority No. 1 for the new coach.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 25)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 29) -- Coaches get fired when they don't get production from the QB position, prime example.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 25) -- The Bidwills clean house after a disastrous season. Is Andy Reid the man to right the ship? And if so, will he trust Kevin Kolb to be his quarterback?
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 26) -- The Cardinals finished a dismal 5-11 and fired coach Ken Whisenhunt -- one of the three former Super Bowl coaches to get the ax on Black Monday (also Andy Reid and Lovie Smith).
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 27) -- Forget a new coach and GM. These guys need quarterbacks and tackles to apply for next season.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 27) -- Ask Ken Whisenhunt how important a QB is to an NFL team's success.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 25) -- It's tough when the best QB on the roster is a guy you picked up on the street after the other three were injured or just failed. The defense kept it together for most of the season but the offense needs a total makeover with the exception of Larry Fitzgerald.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 27) -- Exhibit 1A as to how important the QB position is in today's NFL. New coach and GM in Arizona as well. This seems to be a theme.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 27) -- A 1-11 end to the season shows how far Arizona has fallen since the 2008 Cardinals reached the Super Bowl.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 27) -- Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt made some solid contributions to the Cardinals, but they couldn't fix the quarterback position in recent years.
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