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Mixed results for Leinart thus far in training camp

Sure, Matt Leinart’s struggles in a Cardinals scrimmage on Saturday don’t amount to much.  But scrimmages are better than just practice reports and they are what we have to go on so far.

Leinart did not perform well on Saturday, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.  He misfired especially on deep throws to Larry Fitzgerald and Steve Breaston.  Perhaps just as concerning, the protection for Leinart on Arizona’s rebuilt offensive line proved shady.

In general, Leinart has distanced himself from Derek Anderson during camp.   ESPN’s Mike Sando writes, however, that Leinart did not stand out one way or another when he watched the Cardinals.  SI’s Peter King writes that Leinart’s accuracy certainly doesn’t measure up to Kurt Warner, which is no surprise.

Leinart only has to be mediocre to be the best option on the Cardinals.  But he has to be better than that for the Cardinals to win another division title.

(I was the only PFT scribe to predict that happening in our magazine, although that was more about my confidence in the rest of the team and coaching staff.)

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10 Responses to “Mixed results for Leinart thus far in training camp”
  1. Citizen Strange says: Aug 9, 2010 1:32 PM

    IMO — Derek Anderson will be the Cards starter before long.
    Whiz is a good QB coach and you can coach up everything but armstrength.
    Matt Leinart simply doesn’t have an NFL caliber arm and Anderson does. It’s as simple as that.
    On the bright side Leinart still has more talent than Mark Sanchez.

  2. Donna says: Aug 9, 2010 1:33 PM

    Leinart, being a Heisman hopeful was touted as one of the “future QB’s” of the NFL. Maybe they should move the Cardinals to Hollywood, he by all accounts was a “HIT” on the celeb scene.

  3. ZombieRevolution says: Aug 9, 2010 1:36 PM

    I was the only PFT scribe to predict that happening in…
    Careful with too much patting on the back, a quick check of various internet sources and despite the presence of LF quite a few people predicted Matt would struggle. This makes me want to check out the PFT magazine even less than before.

  4. CarlHess1 says: Aug 9, 2010 1:48 PM

    Its easy to pile on Lienz right now

  5. Nagasakee says: Aug 9, 2010 1:55 PM

    Announcer: “Starting QB for the Arizona Cardinals…Sage Rosenfels”
    once you know who is back.

  6. Maddog says: Aug 9, 2010 2:00 PM

    ZombieRevolution says:
    August 9, 2010 1:36 PM
    I was the only PFT scribe to predict that happening in…
    Careful with too much patting on the back, a quick check of various internet sources and despite the presence of LF quite a few people predicted Matt would struggle. This makes me want to check out the PFT magazine even less than before.
    ——————————————–
    He wasn’t “patting on the back” saying that Leinhart would struggle. He was saying he was the only one to predict the Cardinals would win the division, and now he’s starting to worry about his pic after what people are saying about Leinhart’s struggles.
    If you’re going to bash Rosenthal, at least do it for legit reasons. Like 99% of the other posters in here do.

  7. AlphaBean says: Aug 9, 2010 2:20 PM

    @ZombieRevolution:
    Read his statement one more time. Pay attention to his reasoning for why. I thought what you did at first, as it is an ambiguous statement… but you’ve got the prediction wrong.

  8. 90ragtop says: Aug 9, 2010 3:09 PM

    “In general, Leinart has distanced himself from Derek Anderson during camp”
    ************
    Not sure what you meant by that. Do you mean that he is playing better than Aderson (but still sucks)? Or are the two of them not getting along?

  9. edgy says: Aug 9, 2010 3:28 PM

    Citizen Strange says:
    Matt Leinart simply doesn’t have an NFL caliber arm and Anderson does. It’s as simple as that
    *****************
    Really, what you call that pop gun that’s playing in New Orleans?

  10. FumbleNuts says: Aug 9, 2010 9:56 PM

    Should be an interesting battle.
    I would give the edge to QB Derek Anderson when all the dust settles.

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