As the Cardinals close in on an epic defeat at Seattle, in which the team allowed a franchise record 38 points in the first half, it’s time to revisit a report that first surfaced last Monday.
According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Phoenix, the Cardinals were having “internal discussions” about defensive coordinator Ray Horton on Monday, after Arizona’s eighth straight loss. The thinking was that the Cardinals were assessing whether coach Ken Whisenhunt should be fired after the season and replaced immediately with Horton, given the possibility that Horton will be in demand elsewhere as a head-coaching candidate.
Now that the Cardinals will have suffered a defeat of historic proportions, there’s a chance that the Whisenhunt-for-Horton swap could be coming before the season ends.
Though it likely wouldn’t make a significant impact on the team’s fortunes, it would give the organization three games to assess Horton before making a final decision about whether he should be the permanent head coach.