Ken Whisenhunt sorry for Arizona Cardinals' ugly loss

  • By Dan Hanzus
  • Around the League Writer
  • Updated: Dec. 9, 2012 at 11:46 p.m.

It can't be a good feeling for a NFL coach to approach a podium following a 58-0 loss.
This was the fate that faced Ken Whisenhunt, who had the unenviable task of explaining how his Arizona Cardinals were beaten by the Seattle Seahawks in such devastating fashion Sunday.
"Let me start by saying I apologize to our fans and everybody associated with our organization," Whisenhunt told reporters, via the Cardinals' official website. "That was embarrassing today."
Whisenhunt didn't suffer this indignity alone. Everett Herald reporter John Boyle got a hold of a quote sheet distributed by the Cardinals, taking special note of the first line attributed to quarterback John Skelton.
"Ass kicking."
In retrospect, it's almost remarkable the Cardinals won their first four games of the season. They've lost the nine that followed, a streak of futility that might very well cost Whisenhunt his job. Whisenhunt said the Cardinals haven't had any talks with him at this time.
"We all know what this business is, and I'm not worried about job security," Whisenhunt said. "I know how we prepare and work, and that is all I can worry about."
In a nice bit of gallows humor, a reporter asked Whisenhunt who will start at quarterback next week against the Detroit Lions.
Replied the coach: "Do you play?"
Yep, that about sums it up.