Originally posted by KRS-1:
Originally posted by mcbaes72:
You gotta wonder who that was...a starter or some unknown bench warmer. Either way, doesn't matter because they're correct. I look forward to destroying the Cards w/ him as their starting QB. Leinart couldn't even throw a TD pass last season, but he's good at throwing several INTs. When you can't put up decent #s w/ Boldin/Fitz are your primary WRs, you know you suck!
Leinart did not play much last year but in the few chances he got he did a decent job of making his reads and finding his open targets. He never really has had much of a chance to play since his rookie year so it's kind of unfair to say he sucks because he isn't putting up decent numbers. It's hard to improve when you are the backup QB and are not getting significant game reps. Truth of the matter is his completion % was good and was on par with Alex Smith who certainly hasn't fared any better as a pro to date.
Leinart's future in the NFL as a starter will ride heavily on this season and I'd bet Whiz starts to run the ball a lot more to take pressure off of Leinart. The offense will also be a little different seeing as Leinart's skill set is different than Warner's.
I don't think ML will be great but he can be serviceable starter in the meantime for them and I would not count them out of the NFC West title race. It is still there division to lose.
I dunno, I think even S. Hill is a better QB than Leinart. True he played the back up role to Warner, but he's been there for several yrs now. I'm not much of a Smith supporter, but he's the better of the two QBs in comparison. Yeah, he's serviceable, but the Cards won't be airing it out next season. To change offensive scheme to a more run-oriented style makes it easier to plan against them. It'll force Leinart to throw to beat us when they're behind in pts. and I don't think he's got the drive or skill to defeat us through the air.
So, since the Cards won the last two yrs, it is their division to lose...and lose it they will since they're no longer a passing threat type of team. I like our chances to win the NFC West and we should finish w/ at least 5 wins in our division alone.