A five game losing streak is an easy way to force a head coach to have to re-evaluate the state of his football team.
After a surprising 4-0 start to the season, the Arizona Cardinals have lost their last five games and head coach Ken Whisenhunt is in search of answers. Whisenhunt said before the Cardinals’ bye week that they wouldn’t be afraid to make changes to the lineup during the week off.
According to Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic, Whisenhunt’s outlook hasn’t changed.
“When you are what we are, after we started and the way we’ve been the last five games,” Whisenhunt said, “I certainly hope [the players] understand that, because that’s what this business is all about.”
Whisenhunt used the week off to evaluate his own team and seek ways to improve.
“We did this OK during the first nine weeks. Now we’ve got to do it a little better,” Whisenhunt said. “This is how we can tweak it, how we can get better, and try and fit those things in as they relate to the opponent you’re playing.”
The opponent the Cardinals are playing next just happens to be the 8-1 Atlanta Falcons. No matter what changes Whisenhunt may decide to make this week, Arizona may be unable to avoid a sixth straight loss on Sunday.