Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says Leinart has to re-gain the trust of his receivers. “Everyone can say all the right things about believing in him, but
Leinart’s inaccuracy this season eroded confidence among the receiving
corps,” Somers writes.
Leinart also faces questions about his passion for football. He’s turned around the perception regarding lax work habits the last two years, but it’s difficult to measure up to Warner.
The receivers’ lack of confidence speaks more to Leinart’s talent than work ethic. After four years in the NFL, we still have no idea whether Leinart is good enough to succeed as a starting quarterback.
The Cardinals hope they don’t have to find out in 2010.