Whisenhunt, a Richmond Academy and Georgia Tech graduate, was fired on Dec. 31 after six years in Arizona. He led the Cardinals to their only Super Bowl appearance in his second season and Arizona won its second consecutive NFC West title the following year. But after a 4-0 start this season, the Cardinals lost 11 of their last 12 to finish 5-11 for the second time in three years.
The Eagles also interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday.
CHIEFS: An autopsy shows that linebacker Jovan Belcher was legally drunk when he shot his girlfriend nine times and then killed himself.
The Jackson County Medical Examiner released the results of autopsies performed on Belcher and his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, following their deaths on Dec. 1.
Police say Belcher killed Perkins at the couple’s Kansas City home, then drove to the team’s practice site and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager.
The autopsy report released Monday says Perkins was shot in the neck, chest, abdomen, hip, back, leg and hand. Belcher’s blood-alcohol level was 0.17, and was likely higher at the time of the shooting. The legal limit is 0.08 percent.
BRONCOS: John Fox would tell Peyton Manning to take the knee again.
John Elway, of all people, agreed with that call.
Given the ball at his 20 with 31 seconds, two timeouts and one of the best quarterbacks in the game, the Broncos coach decided to run out the clock and head to overtime.
Result: Baltimore 38, Denver 35.
Fox said he stands by his decision.
“I’d do it again 10 times if it presented itself in that situation,” he said Monday at Denver’s season-ending news conference, where he was joined by Elway, the quarterback-turned-front office executive.
COLTS: Hired Jimmy Raye as their new vice president of football operations. He replaces Tom Telesco, who was named San Diego’s GM.