View Full Version : Leinart to start at QB for Cards
09-25-2006, 09:00 PM
KFFL Breaking News
Cardinals making quarterback change
ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Arizona Cardinals QB Matt Leinart will start the Week 4 game.
It'll be interesting to see how the rookie handles the pressure of the game and how he uses his weapons. He's got a good RB at his disposal to help take off some pressure.
House of Steel
09-25-2006, 09:02 PM
OH COME ON!!! How many more damn players am I going to lose to injuries and roster changes. This is a disgrace for pete's sakes.
09-25-2006, 09:11 PM
Didn't you just kick ass this past week in ur league?
09-25-2006, 09:13 PM
Leinart is going to do some good things for the Cardinals. I posted this up earlier during preseason saying look for the Cardinals to make a change if things don't start off right. Leinart was the better QB in preseason but that of been because he playing against second teamers... I guess we'll find out now how good he really is :)
House of Steel
09-25-2006, 09:15 PM
Yep in the Fox League, Matt. In the Yahoo league in Lyn's Club, I am just plain awful, I got Kurt Warner starting on two teams. Now I got to shuffle the lineup again. I just might get Brad Grokowski on my team. I don't trust Leinart just yet.
09-25-2006, 09:16 PM
Here's my link about Leinart from preseason... http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?t=575 :bigthumb:
09-25-2006, 09:24 PM
You knew it was only a matter of time before he would be starting. Whether it was due to injury or the inevitable ineffectiveness of Kurt Warner that has plagued him since he was with the Rams; Matt is too big of a commodity to not put him in the game before the season gets too far along when things aren't going as planned.
09-25-2006, 09:37 PM
YOung and Linehart already starting they said neither was staring to late year
09-25-2006, 09:39 PM
Kurt Warner has been washed up the last few years. I'm not suprised that Leinart is starting already. But Dennis Green will switch back to Warner. He can never settle on one QB since he has been the Cards coach.
09-26-2006, 12:20 AM
I don't see him going back to Warner unless this kid struggles really bad for 2 games or so. It's not like Warner is helping them win so why not stick with the future.
09-26-2006, 12:25 AM
good move, i hate leinart and think he won't amount to jack shit cause he doesn't have a arm....but he's better then warner so the cards should be a little better.........
09-26-2006, 12:25 AM
When WARNER fumbled the ball with under 2 minutes to play in the game, on the Rams 18 yard line, they showed him on the side line all pissed off and yelling at the center. The center had nothing to do with the fumble, Warner was just being Warner on that play...
09-26-2006, 12:35 AM
Last I knew Warner always had trouble hanging on to the ball.
09-26-2006, 12:39 AM
Yep... Warner and his case of fumblitis goes back to his last year as a Ram when he broke his finger or something
09-26-2006, 05:39 PM
Kurt Warner is going to start Sunday after all.
After letting the issue simmer for a day, Arizona Cardinals headcoach Dennis Green said today that Warner is his man after all.
At press briefings yesterday, he refused to commit to the one-time Super Bowl MVP, raising speculation that he would bench his starter and go with rookie Matt Leinart instead. Several reports actually had Leinart getting the starting nod for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Warner had turned in what generally has been called an awful performance in Sunday's loss to St. Louis.
Green says starting lineups usually aren't something the team talks about but that he needed to make it clear today that he was going with Warner.
He says he made the announcement to end the speculation. So Warner will take on the Atlanta Falcons Sunday.
The Cardinals also announced today that they had signed defensive end Chris Cooper and released defensive tackle Langston Moore to make room for him on the roster.
09-26-2006, 06:24 PM
Yep, they decided that it would be dumb to start Leinart so soon. If he starts off on the wrong foot he might always plays with the mentality that he cant do well and never become a franchise QB like they need.
09-26-2006, 06:25 PM
Dennis Green needs to make up his mind..he obviously didn't think through the whole situation when he told the world that Matt would be starting.
09-27-2006, 08:22 AM
nope...green decided that he'll stay with Warner for at least one more week...yet another poor decision made in the NFL haha
10-03-2006, 11:52 AM
Now it looks like Leinart has been given the green light...
Green looks to Leinart to revive 'ludicrous' offense
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona coach Dennis Green calls the Cardinals' most recent offensive performance "ludicrous."
According to the dictionary, that means "so absurd, ridiculous or exaggerated as to cause or merit laughter."
Green wasn't chuckling on Monday as he talked about replacing mistake-prone Kurt Warner with rookie Matt Leinart, a decision he announced Sunday after a 32-10 loss to the Falcons in Atlanta.
"He's a guy that had an incredible career in college," Green said. "I think he's worked hard to try to learn and understand the pro game, and I think he's ready to play."
The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, 39-2 with two national championships at Southern California, was supposed to learn from the sideline this season. But Warner's 10 fumbles and four interceptions led the coach to go with his touted rookie, who surprisingly slipped to 10th in this year's draft.
"He played well in the preseason. He was very solid. He was quick on the release," Green said. "He had a lot of poise. He plays with a lot of confidence. I think he's probably the most advanced as a first-year player of any guys we've been around."
Leinart inherits an offense that ranks 24th in the NFL, 30th in rushing, behind a porous offensive line.
10-03-2006, 11:57 AM
They better make a change at QB and make it quick. Warner is playing as bad as any QB I've seen play. Four games into the season and he already has 14 TO's?
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