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January 15, 2013
WHISENHUNT FILE Full Name: Kenneth Moore Whisenhunt Born: Feb. 28, 1962 (50 years old), in Atlanta. Most recent position: Head coach, Arizona Cardinals (Jan. 14, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2012). Head-coaching record: 45-51, regular season; 4-2, postseason. Coaching highlight: Cardinals beat Eagles, 32-25, Jan. 18, 2009, to advance to first Super Bowl in franchise history. Other coaching jobs: 2001-06, Pittsburgh Steelers, tight ends (3) and offensive coordinator (3)
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January 15, 2009 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were going to be consequences, and they were going to be severe. A 40-point loss just two weeks before the playoffs? That wasn't just unacceptable, it was outright inexcusable, and Ken Whisenhunt was mad as hell. Still is, in fact. While the Eagles almost universally point to their 48-20 beat down of Arizona on Thanksgiving night as the point where their season turned upward, the Cardinals' resurrection didn't come until nearly a month later, after a 47-7 loss at New England.
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January 13, 2009 | By MARK HELLER, East Valley Tribune
TEMPE, Ariz. - Amid a weekend of hoopla surrounding the Cardinals came at least one nugget of bad news. Tight end Stephen Spach suffered a torn ACL in his right knee against Carolina on Saturday, ending his season. Spach was signed by the Cardinals on Oct. 28. He had two receptions for 15 yards during the regular season, both against St. Louis in Week 14, but he caught three passes for 34 yards, including the game-clinching 23-yarder on third down against Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs, and became a key component of the Cardinals' improved rushing attack.
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April 1, 2013 | Associated Press
Ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb is getting another chance at a fresh start, this time with the quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with negotiations said the free-agent sixth-year player agreed to a two-year contract potentially worth over $12 million with Buffalo on Saturday night. Kolb spent the last two seasons in Arizona, where injuries hampered his opportunity to prove himself as a starter. The Cardinals were left with little choice but to release Kolb on March 15 in a move that came before they were set to pay the player a $2 million roster bonus.
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January 13, 2009
PHOENIX - The Cardinals' running game suffered a blow yesterday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt announced that tight end Stephen Spach will miss the rest of the playoffs with a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last week against Carolina. Spach tore his right ACL while making a block in the second half of Saturday's 33-13 victory. Spach played 13 games for the Eagles in 2005, catching seven passes for 42 yards. After being waived by the Patriots, Spach was signed by the Cardinals as a free agent Oct. 28 and became the starter against San Francisco on Nov. 10. His blocking was a key to the team's improved running game, and he had a game-clinching 23-yard catch on a third-and-16 situation late in Arizona's 30-24 wild-card victory over Atlanta.
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January 8, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Louisville coach Bobby Petrino agreed yesterday to become the new coach of the Atlanta Falcons, moving to the NFL less than a week after the firing of Jim Mora. Kenny Klein, the sports information director at Louisville, said Petrino was leaving for Atlanta after guiding the Cardinals to a 12-1 season, capped by a 24-13 victory over Wake Forest in the Orange Bowl on Tuesday night. Petrino met with his Louisville players last night to let them know he was leaving. A formal announcement is expected today.
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January 14, 2009 | By MARK BROWN For the Daily News
By most standards, the Eagles have one of the most effective defenses in the NFL. The numbers are telling - third in the league in total defense, first in the NFC. In the postseason, the Birds are first against the pass. That sets up interesting matches in Sunday's NFC Championship Game between Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald against Eagles corners Sheldon Brown and Asante Samuel. Both Brown and Samuel are 5-10. Fitzgerald is 6-3. With Anquan Boldin out against Carolina last Saturday and questionable this week because of a hamstring injury, Fitzgerald likely will be the main focus of the Eagles' defense.
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September 18, 2012 | Associated Press
TEMPE, Ariz. - The day-after enthusiasm for one of the Arizona Cardinals' biggest road victories ever was subdued at team headquarters. The players and their coach understand too well how close that one was, but the 20-18 triumph at New England, secured when the Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski missed a 42-yard field goal with 1 second to play, fits a pattern for this resurgent Arizona franchise. The Cardinals, 2-0 for the first time in 4 years, have won nine of 11, dating to last season, but none by more than six points.
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January 16, 2009 | by Chuck Bausman
5 REASONS EAGLES WILL WIN 1. Donovan McNabb, of course. In the win over the Giants, McNabb was by far the better quarterback. He was resourceful, tough and made plenty of correct decisions ... playfully answering the Giants' phone not being one of them. He's getting great protection, something that shouldn't be taken for granted. 2. Have you noticed how much smarter Andy Reid sounds these days at his (once-annoying) news conferences? Yep, you've got a winner in town. And Reid's newly found genius might be too much for Cardinals second-year coach Ken Whisenhunt.
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November 5, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Back in 2008 and 2009, when Ken Whisenhunt was a good football coach, Kurt Warner was his starting quarterback. Funny how that worked. Whisenhunt was with the Arizona Cardinals then. It was his first NFL head coaching job. After Matt Leinart, Arizona's ostensible quarterback of the future, broke his collarbone, Warner took over. The Cardinals - a franchise that had missed the playoffs 24 times over the previous 25 seasons - went to the Super Bowl one year and went 10-6 and won a playoff game the next.
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November 5, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Back in 2008 and 2009, when Ken Whisenhunt was a good football coach, Kurt Warner was his starting quarterback. Funny how that worked. Whisenhunt was with the Arizona Cardinals then. It was his first NFL head coaching job. After Matt Leinart, Arizona's ostensible quarterback of the future, broke his collarbone, Warner took over. The Cardinals - a franchise that had missed the playoffs 24 times over the previous 25 seasons - went to the Super Bowl one year and went 10-6 and won a playoff game the next.
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April 1, 2013 | Associated Press
Ex-Eagle Kevin Kolb is getting another chance at a fresh start, this time with the quarterback-needy Buffalo Bills. A person familiar with negotiations said the free-agent sixth-year player agreed to a two-year contract potentially worth over $12 million with Buffalo on Saturday night. Kolb spent the last two seasons in Arizona, where injuries hampered his opportunity to prove himself as a starter. The Cardinals were left with little choice but to release Kolb on March 15 in a move that came before they were set to pay the player a $2 million roster bonus.
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January 16, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT'S BEGINNING to look a lot like Gus. The possibility that the Eagles' search for a head coach is near an end seemed to be growing Monday night when the Eagles confirmed a second interview Tuesday with Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, this one presumably in Philadelphia. Many people around the league, including some players, believe Bradley will be the Eagles' choice to succeed Andy Reid. As far as we know, he would be the first candidate to meet with Eagles officials a second time.
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January 15, 2013
WHISENHUNT FILE Full Name: Kenneth Moore Whisenhunt Born: Feb. 28, 1962 (50 years old), in Atlanta. Most recent position: Head coach, Arizona Cardinals (Jan. 14, 2007 to Dec. 31, 2012). Head-coaching record: 45-51, regular season; 4-2, postseason. Coaching highlight: Cardinals beat Eagles, 32-25, Jan. 18, 2009, to advance to first Super Bowl in franchise history. Other coaching jobs: 2001-06, Pittsburgh Steelers, tight ends (3) and offensive coordinator (3)
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September 18, 2012 | Associated Press
TEMPE, Ariz. - The day-after enthusiasm for one of the Arizona Cardinals' biggest road victories ever was subdued at team headquarters. The players and their coach understand too well how close that one was, but the 20-18 triumph at New England, secured when the Patriots' Stephen Gostkowski missed a 42-yard field goal with 1 second to play, fits a pattern for this resurgent Arizona franchise. The Cardinals, 2-0 for the first time in 4 years, have won nine of 11, dating to last season, but none by more than six points.
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October 10, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kevin Kolb called it "the situation," as if being stripped of his starting job only to regain it - for however long - could be summed up so succinctly. During the last six months, Kolb has rolled through the gamut of emotions. He was downright giddy when Andy Reid named him the Eagles' starting quarterback after trading Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins. He was crushed after losing the job to Michael Vick, who played dynamically in Kolb's stead after Kolb suffered a concussion in the second quarter of the season opener against Green Bay. And now, with Vick on the shelf with a chest injury, Kolb is back as the Eagles' starter this week against San Francisco.
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January 16, 2009 | By Craig Morgan FOR THE INQUIRER
When Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt benched running back Edgerrin James midway through this season, it marked the first such indignity in James' career. It also marked the start of an unexpected education for the 10-year veteran, who has enjoyed a rebirth of sorts in the postseason. "You learn sideline etiquette," James said, laughing. "You know when to get up, when to move, where to stand. It's a new world. " In cold playing conditions, the rules even extend to portable heaters.
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January 16, 2009 | by Chuck Bausman
5 REASONS EAGLES WILL WIN 1. Donovan McNabb, of course. In the win over the Giants, McNabb was by far the better quarterback. He was resourceful, tough and made plenty of correct decisions ... playfully answering the Giants' phone not being one of them. He's getting great protection, something that shouldn't be taken for granted. 2. Have you noticed how much smarter Andy Reid sounds these days at his (once-annoying) news conferences? Yep, you've got a winner in town. And Reid's newly found genius might be too much for Cardinals second-year coach Ken Whisenhunt.
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January 15, 2009 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There were going to be consequences, and they were going to be severe. A 40-point loss just two weeks before the playoffs? That wasn't just unacceptable, it was outright inexcusable, and Ken Whisenhunt was mad as hell. Still is, in fact. While the Eagles almost universally point to their 48-20 beat down of Arizona on Thanksgiving night as the point where their season turned upward, the Cardinals' resurrection didn't come until nearly a month later, after a 47-7 loss at New England.
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January 14, 2009 | By MARK BROWN For the Daily News
By most standards, the Eagles have one of the most effective defenses in the NFL. The numbers are telling - third in the league in total defense, first in the NFC. In the postseason, the Birds are first against the pass. That sets up interesting matches in Sunday's NFC Championship Game between Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald against Eagles corners Sheldon Brown and Asante Samuel. Both Brown and Samuel are 5-10. Fitzgerald is 6-3. With Anquan Boldin out against Carolina last Saturday and questionable this week because of a hamstring injury, Fitzgerald likely will be the main focus of the Eagles' defense.
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