8-27-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

NASHVILLE TN - AUGUST 23: Matt Leinart #7 of the Arizona Cardinals watches from the sidelines during a preseason game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on August 23 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Arizona 24-10. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

We all know that the Leinart thing is the only story out there right now, so lets just get this over with. Also, I have a video of Leinart from the Packers Preseason game last year at the bottom of this article, just because I'm hoping he does something like that on Saturday.

Derek Anderson to start against Chicago Bears
Derek Anderson will start at quarterback on Saturday night in Chicago.

Leinart talks about not starting
Quarterback Matt Leinart just talked about getting demoted behind Derek Anderson. Not surprisingly, he isn’t happy, but he said he still planning on starting the regular-season opener:

Anderson to start at QB in Chicago
For a game at least, Derek Anderson is the starting quarterback for the Cardinals. Coach Ken Whisenhunt said that today after practice, although he emphasized this is simply flipping the script from last week – when Anderson played with the first unit after Matt Leinart came out of the game.

It'll be tough for Matt Leinart to recover - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's not an ideal situation, but this is what happens when a team doesn't have an established quarterback. There's no sense in trying to fool players in the locker room. Arizona has too many veterans for that. Whisenhunt will give Anderson an extended look, see how he plays, see how Leinart reacts, see how the team reacts and then make his decision for the regular season.

Report: Cardinals have not discussed dumping Matt Leinart | ProFootballTalk.com
Matt Leinart may be getting a reputation for playing it too safe, and at least one national analyst thinks that may force the Cardinals to cut the cord with Leinart. Before the season.

Chat wrap: Leinart, Rams' defense, more - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The latest NFC West chat flew by -- thanks for keeping it moving. Transcript here. Highlights below:

Matt Leinart benched for Saturday; could be done in Arizona | ProFootballTalk.com
For the second time in three years, it looks like Ken Whisenhunt is giving up on Matt Leinart as a starting quarterback before the season even starts.

Derek Anderson Will Start For Cards Against Chicago - SB Nation Arizona
Derek Anderson will start for the Arizona Cardinals when they face off against the Chicago Bears on Saturday. Coach Ken Whisenhunt insists the move does not signal anything permanent.

History lesson with Whisenhunt, QBs - NFC West Blog - ESPN
News that Derek Anderson would replace Matt Leinart as the Arizona Cardinals' starting quarterback for the third exhibition game stands as a significant blow to Leinart. It also shows coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn't offer much special treatment for quarterbacks. He's not afraid to make changes at the position.

Four Downs: NFC West preseason Week 3 - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Derek Anderson gets the start, and that means both he and Matt Leinart will be under additional scrutiny. Much was made, and rightfully so, about coach Ken Whisenhunt's decision to replace Leinart with Anderson to start this game. But nothing has necessarily changed for good. If Anderson struggles and Leinart finally breaks out, Whisenhunt will look like a master motivator. If Anderson outplays Leinart, hey, Whisenhunt must have known what he was doing all along.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - A dilemma at quarterback
Kurt Warner retired months ago and hasn't thrown a pass all summer. But he's partly responsible for the Cardinals' current uncertainity at quarterback.

NFL.com news: Anderson to start Saturday for Cardinals; Leinart likely staying
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said he will start Derek Anderson at quarterback in Saturday night's preseason game against the Chicago Bears, but a league source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that doesn't mean Matt Leinart will be dumped at this point.

Cardinals to start Anderson at QB on Saturday
At this point, Anderson’s stint with the first-team offense is on a trial basis, but it’s hard to believe it won’t come at the expense of Matt Leinart’s confidence. Coach Ken Whisenhunt insists that the motive for the change is simply a reversal of roles to see how each player reacts, but it could be a sign of things to come.

Cards camp report (08.26.10): Team taking advantage of extra practice
While at least a portion of fan base is already in panic mode, coach Ken Whisenhunt isn’t and continues to see progression from his team.

Hot tub era coming to a close in the desert? | National Football Post
Cardinals QB Matt Leinart heads to the bench for Saturday’s preseason game.

KTAR.com - Gambo: Leinart is not Whisenhunt's guy, never has been
Let's get one thing straight on this quarterback change for Saturday's pre-season game against the Chicago Bears.

KTAR.com - Derek Anderson to start Saturday against Bears
The Arizona Cardinals are making a change at quarterback -- at least for Saturday night.

Wolf's Copious Thoughts from Dark Corners - Thu.
Wolf breaks down the news that Derek Anderson will start the third preseason game over Matt Leinart.

The Question At Quarterback
Anderson to start in Chicago as Whisenhunt sorts depth chart

Looking for answers
"You want answers?" "I think I’m entitled." "You want answers?!?" "I WANT THE TRUTH!" "YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!"

Who Takes The Third Game Of The Preseason As BS, Derek Anderson or Matt Leinart? - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Back in 2006 then Arizona Cardinals head coach Denny Green said something that was laughed at at the time, but now is apropos.

Whisenhunt on Anderson starting vs. Bears

Cardinals blew it by not having better Plan B for Leinart | ProFootballTalk.com
For the second time in three years, the Arizona Cardinals have been willing to admit after the start of preseason and before the start of the regular season that they screwed up in making Matt Leinart the team's starting quarterback.

Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart: Is Matt Leinart Headed To The Bench? | Bleacher Report
This just in--Derek Anderson is your starting QB for the Cardinals third preseason game against Chicago on Saturday.

Ex-QBs: Cardinals make right call in benching Matt Leinart - NFL - Sporting News
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart has been benched again, and plenty of former NFL quarterbacks understand why.

Matt Leinart's job in jeopardy? Derek Anderson to start next game vs. Bears - The Huddle: Football News from the NFL - USATODAY.com
Is the Matt Leinart "era" already coming to an end in Arizona?

Leinart sitting down - CBSSports.com
The Arizona Cardinals will start Derek Anderson at quarterback in Saturday's preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Don't automatically think it's the end of Matt Leinart.

Matt Leinart's Running Short of Time to Prove Himself to Arizona Cardinals -- NFL FanHouse
Everything always went so smoothly for quarterback Matt Leinart when he was at USC. The Trojans won. He was lauded as one of great college quarterbacks.

Arizona Cardinals' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie visits TSU again | tennessean.com | The Tennessean
Cardinals cornerback and former Tennessee State star Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has put his time in Nashville to good use.

NFL.com news: Cards downplay move to start Anderson over Leinart vs. Bears
Whisenhunt said Anderson will play approximately the first quarter in a flip of how the Cardinals used the quarterbacks against the Titans. The coach said it was an opportunity to see players in different roles as they also switch up at linebacker, cornerback and on the offensive line to evaluate personnel.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Analyst take: Leinart isn’t best fit for offense "
The Cardinals need to ask themselves: What are we built to do? Ken Whisenhunt’s offense was never designed to be a small-ball team, and that’s the type of quarterback Leinart is. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not a good fit for that offense and what they’ve been successful doing. The Cardinals want to pound the ball, use play-action, and take some shots down the field.

(They were a small ball team last year Jamie.... And from what I've heard your idea of what the offense is going to be is what Leinart is going to do if he is the starter.)

Scout.com: Cardinals: Receiver Well Running Dry
One of the biggest surprises for the Arizona Cardinals during training camp was the play of their young receivers. Undrafted rookies Stephen Williams and Max Komar have been pushing hard for roster spots and second-year wideout Darren Mougey stood out with his work in Flagstaff. These players and others have had chances to shine with Larry Fitzgerald and Early Doucet likely on the shelf until the start of the regular season.

Fitzgerald Injury Update

The Big Red Rage with guest Calais Campbell
Calais Campbell joins the Big Red Rage with Adrian Wilson to talk about the week in Nashville and the upcoming game at Chicago.

Arizona Cardinals' Ken Whisenhunt set to see how changes unfold
There will be some new names among the Cardinals' starting units on Saturday in Chicago, but coach Ken Whisenhunt isn't saying how long the starters will play in the third preseason game.

Brian Urlacher won't play against Cardinals
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals as he nurses a left calf muscle strain.

azcentral.com blogs - Paola Boivin - PaolaBoivin - Anderson: the lesser of two quarterback evils
Wake-up call? This is a bullhorn-in-the-ear call.

Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Regrets - SB Nation Arizona
Did the Cards screw up the QB position this offseason?

Arizona Cardinals Reportedly Interested in Jets QB Kellen Clemens
The Arizona Cardinals are beginning to look like a fitting landing spot for QB Kellen Clemens, who the Jets have been trying to trade since this year’s NFL Draft.

Derek Anderson to start for Cardinals at Chicago - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Matt Leinart has been benched after just two preseason games, this after the Arizona Cardinals gave him the starting job following Kurt Warner’s retirement. It could be just a temporary move—or maybe not.

Cardinal-ga-naku- Matt Leinart .flv (via kareganku23)

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