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Leinart leaves for locker room

Matt Leinart,  C.J. Mosley AP

Sunday’s Houston-Jacksonville game was going just as people expected.

The Texans defense was dominating. Houston’s offense was asking Matt Leinart to do much.  And it was working.

Now we’ll have to see if it can work with rookie quarterback T.J. Yates, because Leinart has left for the locker room with a left shoulder injury.  Leinart was sacked and left the game appearing to hold his shoulder.  Yates made a couple nice plays before a Texans field goal.

Houston leads 20-10 at halftime in a game that is only that close because the Jaguars defense returned an Arian Foster for a touchdown.

Leinart has completed 10-of-12 passes with a touchdown, but for only 59 yards. Houston is dinking, dunking, and letting Foster and Ben Tate do the rest.

Against this Jaguars team, that should be enough. Blaine Gabbert continues to look like the worst quarterback in football.  He’s thrown 19 passes for only 90 yards and an interception. Marcedes Lewis dropped a potential touchdown.

UPDATE: Yates opened the second half at quarterback.  It looks like he’ll be the guy for the rest of Sunday.

UPDATE II:  The Associated Press confirms Leinart will not return.

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29 Responses to “Leinart leaves for locker room”
  1. beavertonsteve says: Nov 27, 2011 2:26 PM

    Leinart is out of the game.

  2. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 27, 2011 2:27 PM

    Leinart just got hurt. F me.

  3. trbowman says: Nov 27, 2011 2:27 PM

    Gabbert’s awful. Same guy at Mizzou. Said it before, scouts fell in love with measurables.

    Yates comes in, with no prep, and looks better than Gabbert. Speaks volumes.

  4. Battle Red Raider says: Nov 27, 2011 2:29 PM

    And the TJ Yates era begins

  5. dawkinseffect says: Nov 27, 2011 2:30 PM

    Time to sign Jeff Garcia to keep the dream alive.

  6. xstaticonradio says: Nov 27, 2011 2:32 PM

    They returned an Arian Foster for a touchdown? That’s pretty impressive!

  7. etoharin78 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:33 PM

    Gabbert is a rookie, what’s Sanchez’s excuse?

  8. wamj2008 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:33 PM

    Did they just pick up Foster and run him into the endzone?

  9. dawkinseffect says: Nov 27, 2011 2:33 PM

    Wait…where is David Carr right now??? How great of a story would it be if the first pick in team history comes back and leads them to the playoffs?

  10. regisphilbin says: Nov 27, 2011 2:34 PM

    Gabbert isn’t that bad. Their WR’s just stink.

  11. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 27, 2011 2:34 PM

    Is Jeff George still available?

  12. kliplee says: Nov 27, 2011 2:35 PM

    “Blaine Gabbert continues to look like the worst quarterback in football”

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    obviously you havent seen a redskins game

  13. checkforecheck says: Nov 27, 2011 2:35 PM

    How do you return an Arian Foster for a touchdown? You just pick him up and carry him to the endzone? Feels like that should be a penalty…

  14. phillysports25 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:36 PM

    “…game that is only that close because the Jaguars defense returned an Arian Foster for a touchdown.”

    I didn’t know you could return Arian Foster’s for touchdowns now?

  15. kingofkings87 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:36 PM

    ” Leinart was sacked and left the game appearing to hold his shoulder. ”

    Actually no, he was backing up waiting for the screen to develop and he got hit by Mincy just AFTER he released the ball.

  16. BurkieInBoston says: Nov 27, 2011 2:36 PM

    Left or Right Shoulder? Just turned on RedZone

  17. lionsplayoffs says: Nov 27, 2011 2:37 PM

    Call up Vinny T

  18. kingofkings87 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:37 PM

    “Against this Jaguars team, that should be enough. Blaine Gabbert continues to look like the worst quarterback in football. He’s thrown 19 passes for only 90 yards and an interception. Marcedes Lewis dropped a potential touchdown.”

    He has played well in this game, and def. doesn’t look like the worst QB in football. Yeah Lewis dropped a TD pass, but Cecil Shorts dropped two easy passes including a sure 1st down on 3rd. Add to that the fact that Gabbert has been on his back for most the game, I can see why he is stuggling.

  19. nationalmediacansuckit says: Nov 27, 2011 2:45 PM

    trbowman
    Yep you’re right. He is awful. You know what he should just take off his pads and walk out of the locker room right now and take advantage of his finance degree. I mean seriously after 8 games he should be in the HOF already.

  20. packerfantastic says: Nov 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    Hmmm. I wonder if they’ll give Brett Favre a call. He already wears Wranglers. I wonder how he looks in cowboy boots.

  21. txndave says: Nov 27, 2011 2:52 PM

    What’s going on man?! Is this preseason again? Serious man someone make it stop!!

  22. fairbanksflame says: Nov 27, 2011 2:57 PM

    Well we are looking at our future right now… TJ Yates!!!

  23. Wisconsin77 says: Nov 27, 2011 2:58 PM

    What is Favre’s phone #?

  24. galvestontexans says: Nov 27, 2011 3:06 PM

    Lets go TJ

  25. northshorejag says: Nov 27, 2011 3:11 PM

    They returned Arian Foster for a touchdown??

  26. lilrob10201 says: Nov 27, 2011 3:12 PM

    So I guess a Arian Foster is another name for fumble ?

  27. stampnhawk says: Nov 27, 2011 3:15 PM

    Paging Jeff Garcia.

  28. joetoronto says: Nov 27, 2011 3:17 PM

    BurkieInBoston says: Nov 27, 2011 2:36 PM

    Left or Right Shoulder? Just turned on RedZone
    *************************************************
    Left shoulder.

  29. reddskeletor says: Nov 27, 2011 3:18 PM

    “Houston’s offense was asking Matt Leinart to do much.”

    You mean wasn’t, right? Also, is it physically possible to carry an Arian Foster into the endzone for a score?

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