The Cardinals quarterback situation has been a disaster since training camp started through Friday’s announcement that John Skelton would start Sunday against the Broncos.
Ken Whisenhunt has rightfully taken a lot of blame for the situation, but an article in the Arizona Republic Friday tried to re-direct some of the mess to Cardinals ownership. Whisenhunt reportedly wanted Marc Bulger brought aboard.
“According to some whispers, the pleading took place over several days,” Dan Bickley writes. “But Whisenhunt simply couldn’t convince
the hierarchy to purchase another quarterback, no matter how hard he tried.”
Bulger appeared to be a nice fit for the Cardinals system, but it’s hardly a guarantee he would have helped much. (The ’09 Rams agree.) The interest in Bulger is hardly a newsflash, but the timing of this story is eyebrow-raising.
“These are the sorts of stories that trickle out when teams lose and people in power scramble to protect their reputations,” ESPN’s Mike Sando wrote Friday.
It’s the type of story that is probably better off kept in-house; the type of story this Cardinals organization had avoided since Whisenhunt took over.