Matt Leinart was right.
He knew the Turk was coming. And the Turk apparently has arrived. Courtesy of Leinart’s Twitter feed.
“Tough game. Tough situation. No excuses. Thanks [sic] you to the Bills organization!” Leinart said, which most likely means his five-day stint with the quarterback-strapped team has ended.
So why did Leinart do it? It was, if nothing else, a chance to generate some game film and to remain in the conversation for the needs that will arise once quarterbacks get injured during the season.
And here’s where we finally share a snarky (sort of) comment made earlier during camp by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, regarding the fact that Leinart won the Heisman over Peterson in 2004.
“I look at that [Heisman] trophy now and knowing that Matt Leinart has it, with how his career went, I would rather him have it,” Peterson said. “At least he has something positive to look back on and say, ‘I won the Heisman.'”
Good effort, but not quite as biting as Maurice Jones-Drew saying that half the guys drafted before him (which includes Leinart) now work at Target.
Hopefully, Leinart didn’t channel Johnny Paycheck on his way through the red-framed sliding-glass doors.