1989 Phoenix Cardinals season

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1989 Phoenix Cardinals season
Head coach Gene Stallings (games 1–11)
Hank Kuhlmann (games 12–16)
General manager Larry Wilson
Owner Bill Bidwill
Home field Sun Devil Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th NFC East
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1988 1990 >

The 1989 Phoenix Cardinals season was the team's 70th year with the National Football League (NFL) and the second season in Phoenix. With five games to go in the season, fifth-year coach Gene Stallings announced he would retire at the end of the season. Instead, general manager Larry Wilson ordered Stallings to leave immediately and named running backs coach Hank Kuhlmann as interim coach for the rest of the season. The Cardinals were 5–5 through ten games but would finish the season on a six game losing streak, which would knock them out of the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1989 NFL draft
1989 Phoenix Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Eric Hill  Linebacker LSU
1 17 Joe Wolf  Offensive tackle Boston College
2 40 Walter Reeves  Tight end Auburn
3 67 Mike Zandofsky  Guard Washington
4 94 Jim Wahler  Defensive tackle UCLA
5 123 Richard Tardits  Linebacker Georgia
5 128 David Edeen  Defensive end Wyoming
6 150 Jay Taylor  Defensive back San Jose State
7 177 Rickey Royal  Defensive back Sam Houston State
8 207 John Burch  Running back Tennessee–Martin
9 234 Kendall Trainor  Placekicker Arkansas
10 261 Chris Becker  Punter TCU
11 291 Jeffrey Hunter  Defensive end Albany State
12 318 Todd Nelson  Guard Wisconsin
      Made roster  

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Supplemental draft[edit]

1989 Phoenix Cardinals draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 2 Timm Rosenbach  Quarterback Washington State
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1989 Phoenix Cardinals staff
Front office
  • President – Bill Bidwill
  • Vice President and General Manager – Larry Wilson
  • Director of Pro Personnel – Erik Widmark
  • Director of Player Personnel – George Boone

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Marv Braden

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – LeBaron Caruthers

Regular season[edit]

In week 10, Tim McDonald returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown to beat the Dallas Cowboys.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1989 at Detroit Lions W 16–13
36,735
2 September 17, 1989 at Seattle Seahawks W 34–24
60,444
3 September 24, 1989 at New York Giants L 35–7
75,742
4 October 1, 1989 San Diego Chargers L 24–13
44,201
5 October 8, 1989 at Washington Redskins L 30–28
53,335
6 October 15, 1989 Philadelphia Eagles L 17–5
42,620
7 October 22, 1989 Atlanta Falcons W 34–20
33,894
8 October 29, 1989 at Dallas Cowboys W 19–10
44,431
9 November 5, 1989 New York Giants L 20–13
46,588
10 November 12, 1989 Dallas Cowboys W 24–20
49,657
11 November 19, 1989 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–14
53,176
12 November 26, 1989 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–13
33,297
13 December 3, 1989 Washington Redskins L 29–10
38,870
14 December 10, 1989 at Los Angeles Raiders L 16–14
41,785
15 December 16, 1989 Denver Broncos L 37–0
56,071
16 December 24, 1989 at Philadelphia Eagles L 31–14
43,287

Standings[edit]

NFC East
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants(2) 12 4 0 .750 6–2 8–4 348 252 W3
Philadelphia Eagles(4) 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 342 274 W1
Washington Redskins 10 6 0 .625 4–4 8–4 386 308 W5
Phoenix Cardinals 5 11 0 .313 2–6 4–8 258 377 L6
Dallas Cowboys 1 15 0 .063 1–7 1–13 204 393 L7

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1989 Phoenix Cardinals draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ 1990 NFL Pro Set Tim McDonald trading card, Card No. 259, Pro Set Properties
  3. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 453

External links[edit]