Mind-blowingly awful week for Cardinals

Dec. 10, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. – There are weeks to
remember, weeks to forget and weeks when you consider a full frontal
lobotomy.

Yeah. The latter was the Cardinals’ week.
Let’s review while stretching the definition of week in a Beatles,
eight-days-a-week kind of way.

On Dec. 2, following a
mind-numbing (we do like to stay consistent with our themes) 7-6 loss
to the Jets, defensive tackle Darnell Dockett did
something
to Kerry Rhodes that may or may not have
involved saliva after refusing a direct order from the coaching staff to
allow the Jets to score so the Cards could get the ball back and, you
know, actually have a chance to win.

On Tuesday,
the
Cardinals cut
Valley icon Todd Heap, who insinuated
ever so slightly that there was more to the story of his PCL sprain.
Heap refused to elaborate, taking the high road in discussing the
situation.

On Wednesday, wide receiver Larry
Fitzgerald was caught by a group of reporters taking the low road when
he chided receiver Andre Roberts for missing practice due to an injury
by referring to Roberts as “Heap.”

Later that day,
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt reworked his lesser-of-two-evils rankings
for quarterbacks Ryan Lindley and John Skelton and re-anointed
Skelton
his starter — for the third time this
season.

Minutes later, everyone’s desired starter,
Kevin Kolb, made it all but clear that he won’t
be playing again this season
because his ribs are
calcifying in a highly unnatural manner.

On Friday,
word leaked that Dockett would
be fined
six figures — perhaps as much as $200,000
— for his actions against the Jets.

On Sunday, with
Dockett playing the role of spectator for the early portions of the
game as part of his punishment, the Cards turned the ball over eight
times and set the franchise record for worst
defeat ever
in a 58-0 loss in Seattle, raising the
calls for Whisenhunt’s firing to a fevered pitch.

And
on Monday, Docket
declined
a chance to profess faith in his head
coach. But now we’re stretching this into a second week, aren’t
we?

— Craig Morgan