The Cardinals lost their fifth straight game on Sunday afternoon in Green Bay, sending them into their bye week with only distant memories of their 4-0 start to the season.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that the bye will give them a chance to evaluate what’s gone wrong over the last five weeks with schemes, players and everything else. Without a game to prepare for, Whisenhunt will take the extra time to take a look back at everything that’s happened this season before coming to conclusions about any changes that need to be made before the team gets back on the field.
“I think we’re going to look at what we’re doing and who we’re doing it with, but I think the one thing that I want to be very clear about is we’re not going to be afraid to make a change,” Whisenhunt said, via the team’s website. “That’s what you have to look at. If it gives us an opportunity to get better and not stay the same, then that’s what you have to do.”
The team made one change during the loss to the Packers when Nate Potter replaced D’Anthony Batiste at left tackle. Whisenhunt wouldn’t commit to making the move permanent, although there wouldn’t seem to be anything to gain from a longer look at Batiste based on how he’s played thus far this season. There aren’t too many big changes the Cardinals can make at this point, but there will be some as the team tries to halt its slide on the other side of the bye.