I wouldn't say it would be entirely up to Matt, but whether or not that team will believe in him/hoist him onto their shoulders as their leader. Cards fans have told me that a lot of players on that team really despise Matt, and when Warner came in (and performed) they literally debased Leinart to 'towel' boy 'respect'.
Oh, and it's going to be a rough year for that entire offense (they're transitioning into a mid-00's Steelers system), and that team has no legit 'one-two' punch "separation" anymore (where we saw naked-slot receivers looking like pros in the playoffs). Hell, Leinart could barely beat the Rams last season, even when Matt had Boldin in sub-par condition!
Originally posted by Kalen49ers:
Originally posted by 49ers_4ever:
We beat them when they had all the stars you listed. Fitz always has to be accounted for. Breaston is average, and they do not have any threats beyond that which Manusc will plan for. Leinart will recieve special treatment for disrespecting Our Beloved Team. He will spend allot of time either on his back, or running for his life. I cannot wait to see it!
What made Warner so good was his poise, there could be hell on earth all around him and he would still stand up in the pocket for as long as possible. Leinart really doesnt scare me at all.
Yeah, and Warner's accuracy was practically comparable to Steve Young, and Otto Graham. Kurt tormented the NFC West (practically throughout this entire decade) in passing accuracy, TDs, and Yards.
[ Edited by SnakePlissken on Jun 2, 2010 at 10:30 AM ]