Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Pro Career



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Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt

Pro Career: Named the Cardinals’ head coach on January 14, 2007 after 10 years as an NFL assistant coach and nine seasons as a player. Spent the previous six seasons as an assistant on Bill Cowher’s staff with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the first three (2001-03) as tight ends coach and the last three (2004-06) as offensive coordinator. Took over as Pittsburgh’s offensive coordinator in 2004, the same year the Steelers drafted quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who set an NFL record with wins in his first 13 career starts en route to Offensive Rookie-of-the-Year honors. In addition that year, the Steelers rushing attack improved from 31st to second. The following season, Roethlisberger became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl and finished third in the league in passer rating (98.6) as the Steelers won Super Bowl XL and averaged 26.8 points-per-game in the playoffs. Whisenhunt previously coached at the pro level with the New York Jets (tight ends, 2000), Cleveland Browns (special teams, 1999) and Baltimore Ravens (tight ends, 1997-98).

Career record: 5-5.

Background: Began his coaching career at Vanderbilt (1995-96). After going to Georgia Tech as a walk-on, he finished his college playing career ranked second on the Yellow Jackets’ receiving yardage list (1,264 yards) and fourth in career receptions (82). He was a consensus All-ACC and honorable mention All-America selection as a senior in 1984 when he averaged 19.1 yards-per-catch. Drafted in the 12th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by Atlanta and played nine NFL seasons with the Falcons (1985-88), Redskins (1989-90), and Jets (1991-93). In 74 career games (37 starts), he caught 62 passes for 601 yards and six touchdowns.

San Francisco 49ers Head Coach Mike Nolan

Pro Career: Named the 15th head coach in 49ers history on January 19, 2005, Nolan enters his third season as head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Nolan is in his 20th year in the league and 26th in coaching. Nolan joins San Francisco after an impressive stint as defensive coordinator of the Baltimore Ravens, a position he has held with three other teams: New York Jets (2000), Washington Redskins (1997-99), and New York Giants (1993-96). In Baltimore, Nolan’s defense was among the NFL’s best, finishing third overall. Baltimore ranked first in the AFC with 17 fumble recoveries and led the NFL with 47 quarterback sacks and tied for first in the AFC and second in the NFL with 41 takeaways. Nolan joined the Ravens after a one-year stay as the New York Jets defensive coordinator in 2000. Under Nolan’s tutelage, the Jets defense rebounded to 10th overall in the league—an improvement of 11 spots from the previous year. From 1997-99, Nolan was the defensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. In 1997, the Redskins allowed the eighth-fewest points in the NFL and finished third overall in pass defense. He also spent four seasons as defensive coordinator under then-head coach Dan Reeves for the New York Giants (1993-96). In his first season, the Giants’ defense allowed the fewest points in the NFL (205). Nolan also worked on Reeves’ staff from 1987-92 with the Denver Broncos as linebackers coach and special teams coach/defensive assistant.

Career record: 13-29.

Background: Nolan participated in the Broncos’ 1981 training camp as a defensive back under Dan Reeves. He joined the Broncos after earning three letters at free safety for the Oregon Ducks (1978-80). He is the son of former NFL head coach Dick Nolan (San Francisco and New Orleans).

Today’s Head Coaches



SERIES




49ERS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

18-14




STREAKS




4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Nolan: 1-4

Whisenhunt: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 13-9 vs. Rams

W 35-27 at Bengals

LAST GAME

9/10/07: Cardinals 17 at 49ers 20. San Francisco WR Arnaz Battle scores on 1-yard reverse to cap 86-yard game-winning drive with 22 seconds remaining on Monday night.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/10/06: Cardinals 34, 49ers 27. Arizona QB Kurt Warner passes for 301 yards & 3 TDs as Cardinals win their first game at new stadium.

BROADCAST

FOX (2:05 PM MT): Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 122 (SF), 125 (Arz.).

In Arizona—KTAR Radio 620 AM/92.3 FM: Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi.



STATS

PASSING

A. Smith: 94-193-914-2-4-57.2

Warner: 124-206-1,525-11-6-88.8

RUSHING

Gore: 138-539-3.9-3

James: 204-730-3.6-6 (T2C)

RECEIVING

Battle: 38-437-11.5-2

Fitzgerald: 66 (2C)-904 (2C)-13.7-4

OFFENSE

221.1

312.0

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-3

DEFENSE

327.9

312.1

SACKS

Young: 6.5

Dockett: 8.0

INTs

Clements: 2

Dansby, Rolle: 3

PUNTING

Lee: 49.7 (1L)

Barr: 40.9

KICKING

Nedney: 51 (9/9 PAT; 14/15 FG)

Rackers: 61 (25/26 PAT; 12/18 FG)

Note: ‘L’ indicates rank in League; ‘C’ indicates rank in Conference; ‘R’ indicates rookie

Inside The Numbers






gameday from the press box

Arizona Cardinals (5-5) vs. San Francisco 49ers (2-8)

Nov. 25, 2007 at University of Phoenix Stadium



Latest Injury Reports


Week 12 NFL Standings



Arizona—DT Ross Kolodziej (quadriceps) is OUT. WR Jerheme Urban (heel), SS Adrian Wilson (heel), and FS Aaron Francisco (knee/calf) are DOUBTFUL. LB Karlos Dansby (shoulder), RB Marcel Shipp (heel), CB Eric Green (ankle), DE Antonio Smith (hand) and QB Kurt Warner (left elbow) are PROBABLE.

San Francisco—NT Aubrayo Franklin (calf) is OUT. WR Jason Hill (groin) is DOUBTFUL. QB Alex Smith (shoulder/forearm) is QUESTIONABLE. WR Ashley Lelie (quadricep), LB Jeff Ulbrich (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ankle), and QB Shaun Hill (finger) are PROBABLE.

National Football Conference

West Division

Team W L T Pct.

Seattle 6 4 0 .600

Arizona 5 5 0 .500

San Francisco 2 8 0 .400

St. Louis 2 8 0 .400

East Division

Team W L T Pct.

Dallas 10 1 0 .909

N.Y. Giants 7 3 0 .700

Philadelphia 5 5 0 .500

Washington 5 5 0 .500

North Division

Team W L T Pct.

Green Bay 10 1 0 .909

Detroit 6 5 0 .545

Minnesota 4 6 0 .400

Chicago 4 6 0 .400

South Division

Team W L T Pct.

Tampa Bay 6 4 0 .600

Carolina 4 6 0 .400

New Orleans 4 6 0 .400

Atlanta 3 8 0 .273
American Football Conference

West Division

Team W L T Pct.

Denver 5 5 0 .500

San Diego 5 5 0 .500

Kansas City 4 6 0 .400

Oakland 2 8 0 .200

East Division

Team W L T Pct.

New England 10 0 0 1.000

Buffalo 5 5 0 .500

N.Y. Jets 2 9 0 .182

Miami 0 10 0 .000

North Division

Team W L T Pct.

Pittsburgh 7 3 0 .700

Cleveland 6 4 0 .600

Baltimore 4 6 0 .400

Cincinnati 3 7 0 .300

South Division

Team W L T Pct.

Indianapolis 9 2 0 .818

Jacksonville 7 3 0 .700

Tennessee 6 4 0 .600

Houston 5 5 0 .500




CARDINALS: QB KURT WARNER is 7-0 as starter vs. S.F., completing 167 of 256 passes (65.2 pct.) for 2,188 yards with 17 TDs vs. 8 INTs for 101.2 passer rating. Incl. playoffs, Warner has posted 100+ rating 32 times in career starts (min. 10 att.) and his teams are 29-3 (.906) … RB EDGERRIN JAMES has 453 scrimmage yards (113.3 per-game) and three TDs in four games vs. S.F. … WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has TD catch in five of past seven meetings. Has four 100-yard games in past seven vs. S.F. … WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 16 catches for 235 yards (117.5 per-game) and one TD in past two at home vs. S.F. Aims for 10th game in row with 70+ yards, longest such streak in career … CB ANTREL ROLLE tied NFL record with two INT-TDs last week and had career-high three INTs. … Cardinals have forced 10 turnovers, incl. six INTs in past two games … LB KARLOS DANSBY has three INTs in past two games … Since entering NFL in 2001, S ADRIAN WILSON is only player with 15+ sacks (16) and 15+ INTs (16) … DT DARNELL DOCKETT tied for fifth in NFC with career-best eight sacks … LB DARRYL BLACKSTOCK aims for third game in row with sack.

49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH passed for 288 yards with one TD and 0 INTs in last game at Ariz. … When Smith has 95+ rating, 49ers are 5-0 … QB TRENT DILFER is 62-54 (.534) in career as starter (incl. playoffs) … RB FRANK GORE aims for fourth meeting in row vs. Ariz. with rush TD. Has five TDs in past three vs. Cardinals. Has 539 rush yards and can become fifth player in team history to post back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons—had franchise-record 1,695 yards last year … WR ARNAZ BATTLE scored first career rush TD in last meeting. Has reception in 30 consecutive games … WR DARRELL JACKSON has six 100-yard games in nine career meetings. Jackson has 40 catches for 769 yards (19.2 avg.) and four TDs in those six with 100+ yards … TE VERNON DAVIS has four career TDs and averages 24.5 yards-per-TD (98 yards). Scored first career TD (31 yards) vs. Ariz. … DE BRYANT YOUNG has four sacks in past four meetings. Has 7.5 sacks in 12 career games vs. Cardinals … CB WALT HARRIS had INT in last meeting. Has two career INTs vs. Ariz.

What To Look For Today

Cardinals 49ers

WR 11 Fitzgerald LE 94 Smith WR 82 Jackson UT 97 Young

LT 69 Gandy NT 98 Watson LT 68 Snyder NT 99 Sopoaga

LG 74 Wells DT 90 Dockett LG 71 Allen DE 94 Douglas

C 50 Johnson RE 71 Tafoya C 66 Heitmann OLB 98 Haralson

RG 76 Lutui SLB 97 Pace RG 64 Baas MLB 50 Smith

RT 75 Brown MLB 54 Hayes RT 74 Staley MLB 52 Willis

TE 82 Pope WLB 58 Dansby TE 85 Davis OLB 95 Banta-Cain

WR 81 Boldin LCB 26 Hood WR 83 Battle CB 22 Clements

QB 13 Warner RCB 25 Green QB 11 Smith CB 27 Harris

RB 32 James SS 24 Wilson RB 21 Gore SS 32 Lewis

FB 45 Smith FS 42 Holt FB 44 Norris FS 26 Roman



Current 2007 NFC West Standings

Team W L T Pct. PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div.

Seattle 6 4 0 .600 221 164 5–1 1–3 5–2 1–2 3–1



Arizona 5 5 0 .500 223 222 3–1 2–4 3–4 2–1 2–1

San Francisco 2 8 0 .200 113 223 1–4 1–4 2–6 0–2 2–3

St. Louis 2 8 0 .200 149 257 0–4 2–4 2–6 0–2 1–3



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