8-24-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

That was a disappointing game. And looking at all of the Links, everyone thinks Leinart is awful. Oh well, on to Chicago...

Arizona Cardinals see few positives in preseason loss to Tennessee Titans
If the Cardinals starting offense plans to search for shiny objects when watching replays of Monday night's preseason game against the Titans, it's going to take hours of sifting.

Observation deck: Cardinals-Titans - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Coach Ken Whisenhunt and the Arizona Cardinals gave quarterback Matt Leinart little help Monday night during a 24-10 loss. The Tennessee Titans did Leinart no favors by blitzing against an offensive line that wasn't game-planning, this being preseason.

Leinart And Anderson Fail To Stand Out For Cardinals - SBNation.com
If the Arizona Cardinals were hoping that one of the team's prospective starters at quarterback would offer a performance indicative of a leader under center, they must have been sorely disappointed.

Not at all what Matt Leinart needed - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals suddenly have life on offense after switching from starting quarterback Matt Leinart to backup Derek Anderson.

Post game notes: Cards-Titans | National Football Post
Let’s run through some notes from Monday night’s Cardinals-Titans preseason game in Nashville…

Leinart talks after loss to Titans

Whisenhunt Talks after Tennessee Game

Video: Sport Science -- Larry Fitzgerald - NFC West Blog - ESPN
No one can accuse Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart of hanging out receiver Larry Fitzgerald in this ESPN clip. Fitzgerald did the hanging voluntarily, proving he could catch passes while suspended upside-down. Not bad.

No Time To Panic
Matt Leinart insisted he wasn’t concerned, but took the blame for the starting offense’s inability to move the ball Monday night. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he wasn’t happy about the inertia, but said he wasn’t panicking about the situation.

Titans aftermath
Obviously, the storyline coming out of Monday night’s game is the quarterbacks. It’s always the quarterbacks.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Monday night thoughts and notes
It's always hard determining how much significance, if any, to attach to preseason performances. Some teams game plan; some don't. Some teams show entire defensive packages; others would rather have their mothers seen in mini-skirts.

NFL 2010 Preseason: Titans Vs. Cardinals | Bleacher Report
During last night's game I saw some good and some bad things. The matchup between these two teams was sluggish at the start, with two consecutive 3-and-outs for both offenses.

Derek Anderson gets his chance | ProFootballTalk.com
During Monday night's game between the Cardinals and the Titans, Arizona starter Matt Leinart exited at the end of the first quarter. But the rest of the starting offense remained. And backup quarterback Derek Anderson entered.

Larry Fitzgerald looking good for Week 1 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Darren Urban's tweets from LP Field in Tennessee suggest Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald won't be limping into the regular-season opener on that sprained knee.

Fitz running well before the game
As I noted earlier on Twitter (if you’re not hooked up to twitter.com/cardschatter, do it!), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was running the length of the field and cutting, and catching some passes after running a route. In other words, he seems to be heading in the right direction to be ready for the regular-season opener in St. Louis.

Cards-Titans practice should be open
I have had a few people ask me about the Cardinals’ practices in Nashville this coming week and whether the public can watch.

Beanie Wells: "I am a lot more comfortable out there and able to play full-speed ahead as opposed to last year" | Fanster.com - All Sports. All Phoenix.
The 2010 Arizona Cardinals are entering an era of uncertainty after Kurt Warner decided to hang up his cleats at the conclusion of last season. After primarily being a passing team for the last three seasons and with Warner gone and Matt Leinart behind center, the offensive line and running backs will need to step up and become a dominant force running the football. Chris "Beanie" Wells, who was a rookie last season, is on the verge of becoming a star after having a terrible first half of last season only to rebound and get better as the season progressed.

Matt Leinart, Eminem, Rihanna And Arizona Sports Fans - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
In the car today I spent the better part of five minutes (like four and three quarters) pondering Eminem's new hit song, "Love the way you lie."

Top Five: Reasons The Arizona Cardinals Will Win The NFC West - SB Nation Arizona
The Cardinals are going to win the NFC West. And Scott Howard is going to tell you why.

Matt Leinart And The Arizona Cardinals Get No Respect - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
The old saying is any publicity is good publicity as long as they spell your name right...so this must qualify as more bad publicity. Thanks ESPN.

Video: Matt Leinart's job security - NFC West Blog - ESPN
ESPN's Adam Schefter suggested Derek Anderson could be gaining on Matt Leinart in the race to start at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals. It's a subject worth discussing because coach Ken Whisenhunt has benched Leinart before, albeit in favor of Kurt Warner, not Anderson.

In the Red Zone with Ken Whisenhunt (TEN Preview)
Coach Whisenhunt talks about the Monday Night Football game against the Titans with Doug and Wolf on Sports 620 KTAR

Young, Leinart set to cross once again on common path | Nashville City Paper: Nashville's Online Source for Daily News
Forget the notion that there’s any sort of rivalry between quarterbacks Vince Young and Matt Leinart. The more appropriate word is empathy.

What to watch: Cardinals on Monday night - NFC West Blog - ESPN
What to watch from the Arizona Cardinals' perspective when the team visits the Tennessee Titans on ESPN's "Monday Night Football"

Video: Cardinals-Titans preview - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico preview the Arizona Cardinals-Tennessee Titans matchup on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" -- with Gruden comparing the Cardinals' Beanie Wells to a young Eddie George.

Pre-Season Week 2 Preview: Cardinals @ Titans " Cardinals Gab
The Cards didn’t have to wait long for their national stage because they will be featured on ESPN for their second pre-season game, when the Cardinals will meet the Tennessee Titans.

WR Stephen Williams Continues to Impress " Cardinals Gab
Do you know who Stephen Williams is? No, well that’s alright. Almost no one outside of Flagstaff does, but that doesn’t mean it will necessarily stay that way.

A Tale of Two Quarterbacks: Leinart and Young " Cardinals Gab
It was the best of times, it was the worse of times. Both Vince Young and Matt Leinart could have uttered those words during their respective pro careers to date.

Cardinals Now - Cardinals pre-season review #2
Well another game is in the books

Titans' Young again beats Cardinals' Leinart, this time in preseason - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com
Vince Young 3, Matt Leinart 0.

Report: Matt Leinart in danger of losing job - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "the door has been opened" for Matt Leinart to lose his starting job.

Preseason Game Two: Titans Overpower Cardinals, 24-10 - SB Nation Arizona
The Cardinals were unable to put up much of a fight against Vince Young and the Titans. The Tennessee defense looked stout and shut down the once-formidable Arizona offense.

Waiting For Warner: An Arizona Cardinals Playlet - SB Nation Arizona
No, Kurt Warner's not coming through that door, but it doesn't mean three Cardinals players couldn't try.

Kurt Warner Tweets About Comeback - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Kurt Warner is not walking through that door.

The Crucifixion of Pat Tillman -- NFL FanHouse
There's a heartbreaking scene -- there are plenty, in fact -- in the midst of the recently released documentary "The Tillman Story." The surviving members of Pat Tillman's family -- his parents, two brothers, and widow, Marie -- are assembled along a sideline during a pregame ceremony at Arizona State University's Sun Devil Stadium. Tillman's retired Sun Devil uniform number, 42, has just been unveiled.

Fitz On Target To Return Against Rams
Hall gets first preseason work in loss to Titans

Arizona Cardinals expect Larry Fitzgerald for opener
Receiver Larry Fitzgerald missed Monday night's game because of a sprained knee, but the Cardinals still saw some encouraging things from him at LP Field.

Cards can forget about calling Kurt Warner | ProFootballTalk.com
After last night's three-pack of three-and-outs from quarterback Matt Leinart and a couple of flashes of promise, but not nearly enough, from backup Derek Anderson, Cardinals fans have to be hoping that Kurt Warner can be lured out of his First Annual Retirement. It's not happening.

NFL Videos: Cardinals vs. Titans highlights
Matt Leinart had an unconvincing game starting at quarterback as the Titans defeated the Cardinals 24-10.

[if you even want to watch it]

NFL Preview-Palooza! Who Are The 10 Most Annoying Humans In Pro Football? - SBNation.com
The NFL season is less than two weeks away, and comes not a moment too soon. And to celebrate the occasion, we've been rolling out NFL preview material all month. Tomorrow, we'll count down the ten coolest players in the NFL. But today? The villains.

[I just felt like including this...]

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