For the second time in three years, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has fired his defensive coordinator.
Bill Davis was let go on Thursday, the team announced. The Cardinals finished 30th in points allowed and 29th in yards allowed this season. The offense was no better, but had lower expectations.
Whisenhunt also fired Clancy Pendergast after the team’s Super Bowl run, but they were never as bad as they were in 2010. Perhaps expectations were too high after they team lost Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle.
We have a ton of respect for what Whisenhunt has done in Arizona, but he risks becoming the NFC’s Gary Kubiak. (Or a latter day Denver Mike Shanahan.) Being a head coach isn’t just about your side of the football. It’s about finding solutions for both sides of the football.
In four years, Whisenhunt has yet to show he can solve Arizona’s defensive problems.
“As we sit here right now, I have a couple of names, but I don’t even know the availability of those guys,” Whisenhunt said via the Arizona Republic.