clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Cardinals Post-Game Reaction: Leinart On The Hot Seat

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

Here's what the rest of the world is saying about the Cardinals dismal preseason performance. Needless to say, Matt Leinart hasn't won over many skeptics despite playing with no Larry Fitzgerald and a limited running game.

If you are looking for good news, though, don't forget Ben Graham's eight punts for 343 yards. Go punting!

  • In Wiz We Trust? - Revenge Of The Birds
    You know, I remember last year when we were going through these same preseason blues. Trying to remain faithful was trying, to say the least. Well, here we go again. I was only able to watch a little bit of the game, I woke up local time shortly after 3am, turned the game on and watched Matt's last possession and about 15 minutes more of the game before switching it off to get a couple more hours of sleep. Yeah, the gameplan is basic and, yeah, we don't like to show much of our hand, but .... damn it! IT"S HARD TO KEEP THE FAITH SOMETIMES!!!
  • - Green: I trust Ken Whisenhunt and you should too
    The haters, as they're known in the desert, may ultimately be right; Leinart may stink, the offensive line may be giant turnstiles and the defense may be a total sieve. But I believe the Cardinals will be fine, and my reasoning can be summed up with two words, one name: Ken Whisenhunt.

  • Tennessee Titans 24 Arizona Cardinals 10 Quick Recap - Music City Miracles
    I will say this, I feel a lot better after the first two preseason games this year than I did last year. I know the preseason means nothing, but this team looks a lot more focused than the one did last year that was supposed to be a Super Bowl contender. Here are some quick observations from tonight's game.
  • NFL Preseason: Cardinal QBs Struggle To Stand Out Against Titans In 24-10 Loss -
    On the other side, Vince Young had a respectable evening, going 9-for-13 for 128 yards. Young was forced to recover his own fumble on one play, but threw the ball effectively enough early to make the defense back off the line against Chris Johnson. As a result, Johnson was able to cap a touchdown drive with an 8-yard run.
  • blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Monday night thoughts and notes
    It doesn't appear the Cardinals have found answers to their two biggest questions on defense: at one inside linebacker spot and left corner. I would be surprised if rookie Daryl Washington wasn't starting at inside linebacker by Sept. 12. I think Greg Toler will move into the starting left corner's job at some point, but that contest appears tighter.
  • Cards can forget about calling Kurt Warner |
    So while coach Ken Whisenhunt could be tempted to bend a knee in the hopes of bringing Warner back, it likely would take a lot more money than the Cardinals ever would spend even to get Warner's attention. Instead, the Cardinals should have offered up a much smaller chunk of money to Marc Bulger. Better still, they should have traded for Donovan McNabb.
  • Word From the Birds Blog
    Obviously, the storyline coming out of Monday night’s game is the quarterbacks. It’s always the quarterbacks. There’s nothing I can write to convince people who already believe Leinart is an epic fail that’s it could be otherwise.
  • Pre-Season Game 2 Recap: Cards lose 24-10 » Cardinals Gab
    Individually, Calais Campbell and Joey Porter both looked pretty sharp. Porter stuck his nose in there a few times and Campbell made a nice stop on 3-1 to force a Titans punt. If Campbell starts playing the way I think he will, he should have a monster season this year. Rookie LB Daryl Washington made a nice tackle for a loss, but he appears to have some trouble getting off blocks at times.
  • Cardinals Offense Fails to Impress -- NFL FanHouse
    Whisenhunt had expected that his offense would click, and it didn't. As for his defense, Whisenhunt was hoping that Arizona wouldn't give up any big plays, that they'd make the Titans earn any points they'd get. That part worked out well enough. The Titans roughed up the Cardinals for TDs, but none of them came for more than 8 yards out.
  • Six Points: Cardinals dominated in Music City | - All Sports. All Phoenix.
    The only juices that were flowing while watching the Cardinals get dismantled 24-10 by the Tennessee Titans were the ones in my mouth. You know how your mouth starts watering a lot right before you vomit? Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about. Here’s six things that stood out to me while watching the Monday Night Football broadcast from Nashville.
  • - E: More questions, not answers for Cardinals
    So here we are entering the all-important third pre-season game with no substantial quarterback answers, simply more questions. Larry Fitzgerald told ESPN's Michelle Tafoya during a sideline interview Monday, "You can't replace a Hall of Fame quarterback." Certainly not from what we've seen so far, Fitz.

  • Word From the Birds Blog
    In terms of Matt Leinart specifically, “It’s not just the quarterback,” Whisenhunt said. “I wish Matt had thrown the ball better on the post, I wish he would have thrown the ball better to Stephen. But once again, the blame is not all on the quarterbacks. A lot has to do how the line played, the way we didn’t do some things that we should have done that would have made his job easier. That’s the thing you have to be careful about, making a quick judgment on the quarterback when we haven’t been as successful as we would have liked to have been.”