After a preseason performance called “unnerving” by the Arizona Republic, Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart had an eye-opening post-game effort. He skipped his media session.
At the time, Darren Urban of the team’s official website called the absence “disappointing.”
“He knows by now as the starting QB he not only will be talking but doing
it in a press conference setting. He had to know he’d be a big topic
tonight,” Urban wrote.
Leinart apologized on Sunday, saying he was never asked by the media relations department. The staff rightly assumed the starting quarterback knew he would be needed. It is, after all, mandated by the league.
We’ll call it a rookie mistake by the fifth-year player.