8-28-10: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings

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Its gameday, and the real question for today is who will treat the 3rd game of the Preseason like its Bull****! Bull****!

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Lets get to the links...

Preseason Game Three: Arizona Cardinals At Chicago Bears, 5:30 P.M. AZT - SB Nation Arizona
Let the controversy begin: Cardinals quarterback Derek Anderson gets the start against the Bears in the third preseason game. Is it the start of a QB battle in Arizona, or just another game?

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:

Cardinals Apparently Demote Matt Leinart; Derek Anderson Will Start Against Bears - SBNation.com
Whisenhunt didn't offer up much of an explanation for the apparent Leinart demotion except to say, "There is thought put into this. We are evaluating not only how Matt handles this but how other players handle it."

Matt Leinart bristles at his benching | ProFootballTalk.com
On Thursday, the Cardinals unexpectedly (but hardly surprisingly) demoted Matt "Three and Out" Leinart for the team's third preseason game. In his place, Derek "High and Outside" Anderson will start against the Bears.

KTAR.com - Clayton: Ken Whisenhunt trying to spark Matt Leinart
The Arizona Cardinals will have a new starting quarterback on Saturday night in Chicago. Derek Anderson is replacing Matt Leinart, that much we know. The next question is why.

Five NFC West fantasy considerations - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Times have changed and the NFC West Gridiron Challenge is back for another season. With that in mind, I'll look into five NFC West developments with implications for fantasy football and beyond:

Cardinals: Love and hate - NFL - CBSSports.com Football
Love/hate impressions from Arizona Cardinals camp.

Matt Leinart Trying Prove Himself In The Desert | Bleacher Report
If you can't handle the heat, as the saying goes, you best get out of the kitchen.

Derek Anderson May Start For Cardinals: 2010 Fantasy Football Impact | Bleacher Report
Every once in awhile some breaking news comes down the grape vine that echoes a possible changing of the guard in power.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Leinart talks about demotion
Matt Leinart met with reporters in Nashville this morning. I took an early flight to Chicago, and Leinart was nice enough to give me a call in Chicago. Here are a few of his comments:

Arizona Cardinals Musical Quarterbacks Chairs A Test We've Already Failed - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
What did Whisenhunt really say yesterday when he announced that Derek Anderson would be starting in place of Matt Leinart? He didn't say he was changing the depth chart. He didn't say that Leinart was done in Arizona, which seems to be the general reaction from the hyperbolic NFL talking heads. All he did was say that Leinart and Anderson were going to switch roles from the previous two preseason games.

Defending Leinart
I’ve had enough of the negativity around our boy Matt. I’ve heard enough of it from the media and by some people that call themselves Cardinals fans.

NFL.com Blogs " Blog Archive Leinart: ‘I have to let my play do the talking’ "
As you would imagine, Matt Leinart isn’t happy about not starting Saturday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears. Despite his current demotion behind Derek Anderson, Leinart still plans on starting the regular-season opener.

Audio: NFC West season preview - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Williamson has been down on Matt Leinart in Arizona for a long time. The Cardinals portion of our discussion began with this statement from Williamson on the quarterback situation: "I can't think of a team right now that has it worse. Maybe Buffalo. Right now, it looks awful bleak from my eyes, the quarterback situation in Arizona."

KTAR.com - Matt Leinart surprised Cardinals make change at QB
Even though Matt Leinart has been benched and Derek Anderson is now the Arizona Cardinals starting quarterback, he still plans to approach the the preseason the same way he has all along.

Mailbag: Why didn't Cards pursue McNabb? - NFC West Blog - ESPN
Ken from Los Angeles writes: As an Arizona Cardinal fan with a firm adherence to the motto, "In Whis we trust," I am shocked no member of the media has questioned Ken Whisenhunt's stated lack of concern about Matt Leinart's performance after Kurt Warner retired.

azcentral.com blogs - Kent Somers - KentSomers - Whiz's (tough) love for QBs
At training camp, a reporter's notebook is a little like the junk drawer we all have it home. Stuff that doesn't fit the immediate task at hand is tossed in there with the idea that it might be needed one day.

All eyes will be on Anderson during Cardinals-Bears game
Derek Anderson, it's your turn. For how long remains to be determined.

Cards camp report (08.27.10): QB job up for grabs Saturday
Saturday’s third preseason game stands to be a make-or-break contest on a number of levels. Five players will be handed their walking papers next week, with final cuts to the 53-man roster just around the corner on Sep. 4.

Matt Leinart lashes out about QB flip-flop in Arizona | National Football Post
A day after being pulled as the starting quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals, Matt Leinart is not happy and doesn’t believe the playing field is even right now.

Leinart interview on Gambo and Ash

KTAR.com - Leinart talks benching on Gambo & Ash
Matt Leinart joined Sports 620 KTAR's Gambo & Ash a day after hearing he was going to be benched for the preseason game against Chicago.

Different, But Still Important
Who takes the third game of the preseason like it’s … not important?

Leinart Talks Demotion

NFL.com news: Leinart defends himself, questions Cards starting Anderson
Derek Anderson, it's your turn. And Matt Leinart isn't happy about it.

Arizona Cardinals' Matt Leinart 'frustrated, disappointed'
Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt's decision to switch starting quarterbacks for Saturday night's game against the Chicago Bears is designed to ignite a starting offensive unit desperately in need of an accelerant. Maybe starting Derek Anderson will provide the spark. Or maybe the demotion puts a flame to Matt Leinart's pilot light, which critics believe tends to flicker.

Which NFC West quarterbacks to draft - NFC West Blog - ESPN
The Arizona Cardinals section focuses first on Matt Leinart because Leinart was the undisputed starter when K.C. put together his fantasy guide. The analysis takes into account Derek Anderson's prospects.

Report: Real chance Cards could cut Leinart - NFL- nbcsports.msnbc.com
NFL Network's Mike Lombardi reports that there is a real chance Matt Leinart will be released at final cuts.

Matt Leinart Benched for Derek Anderson - Officially a Bust | Bleacher Report
I usually give quarterbacks three years of NFL experience before I make any judgments on their ability to play the position.

Leinart Back To The Bench, Anderson Back Under Center | Bleacher Report
Well it looks like we officially have our first quarterback controversy of the year (Brett Favre doesn’t count).

Finally, someone speaks up for Leinart - NFC West Blog - ESPN
It's been a rough week, by NFL standards, for Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart.

Max Hall or John Skelton? About That Other Cardinals Quarterback Controversy - Desert Dirt - SB Nation Arizona
Surprise, surprise, it's another quarterback story!

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