u_fig_eater wrote:What I don't get is: If Whisenhunt already knew before the preseason (and according to Boldin, he knew a long time before that) that he didn't like Leinart,
1. Why keep Leinart on the roster? You would know he's going to complain and be a distraction on the bench. Why not trade him before the NFL draft to get some picks, or trade him while the rosters are more fluid?
2. Is Derek Anderson the guy you really wanted to replace Kurt Warner? This is more speculative, but perhaps they could have tried to get McNabb, or for that matter, Jason Campbell? Can't argue this point well, but it just seems like Plan C got bumped up to Plan A.
Great question. No idea, although if I had to guess, I'd say probably a case of too many cooks in the kitchen. Most coaches don't get to choose their roster, per se. And based on the moves made or not made, it can either be stated or implied who the guy with your employee file in his desk wants you to start.
This sounds like a classic case of a coach putting his foot down come hell or high water - and now the team is screwed. I can't believe a team would trade for him right now, because how can the Cardinals possibly keep him on their roster? They'll have to cut him, and then someone else can sign him at a much reduced salary. The organization actually should have traded him LAST year when Kurt Warner was coming back to start. They had to have known at that point that if Warner retired this year, no way were they going with pretty boy.