Matt Leinart

The Houston Texans (7-3) have suffered a significant blow following Sunday’s 37-9 blowout over the Bucs, as GridironGrit.com Senior Writer Tanner Thoms reports that Matt Schaub is likely out for the season (right foot) and might not experience a smooth recovery. Matt Leinart, a former first-round-pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals, is taking over the reins in Houston.  This begs the question—can the Texans still get into the playoffs, win the AFC South and have a shot at the Super Bowl? In [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
According to ESPN analyst Chris Mortenson the Seattle Seahawks have signed quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Tarvaris Jackson. Terms of the contract are expected to come down tonight. After news broke that Seattle would not re-sign Matt Hasselbeck, Jackson and Leinart's deals got done. Jackson is expected to receive "starting quarterback" money in his deal while Leinart will compete with Whitehurst for the No.2, 3 spot in the depth chart. We've known for weeks that Tarvaris Jackson would sign in Seattle given his relationship with Darrell Bevell. Matt Leinart was also expected to sign as well because of his connections with Pete Carroll. Leinart, much like Whitehurst, is on his last leg in the NFL. Both are going to get the opportunity to start, but this will most likely be their [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
SEATTLE- The Mariners are currently losing 11-3, so there's not much going on in Seattle. However I found a rumor that was so 2009 I had to find out more. ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio reported yesterday that the Philadelphia Eagles have expressed interest in Brett Favre. Yes, the kid from Hattiseburgh is possibly making a comeback! Woo. In the article Florio also mentioned that Favre recently reached out to the Seattle Seahawks about being the heir to Matt Hasselbeck. Talk about backwards, Favre replacing Hasselbeck? "There was a rumor making the rounds last week that Favre had approached the Seahawks about possibly becoming the successor to Matt Hasselbeck, a move that makes sense given the arrival of former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell as offensive [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , ,
SEATTLE- The foundation of an NFL franchise revolves around the quarterback. For most teams it's hard to find that "true" franchise quarterback. For the last ten years Matt Hasselbeck has been the face of the Seahawks franchise, as well as the teams franchise quarterback. However, at the age of 35 it's a question mark as to how long Hasselbeck's career can continue. Hasselbeck is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent whenever there is a new collective bargaining agreement in place and as of now Charlie Whitehurst and J.P Losman are the two quarterbacks behind him. Neither quarterback have screamed "I'm franchise worthy" but with time Whitehurst could become that guy. He's only appeared in two games for Seattle but one of them got Seattle the NFC West title and into the [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , ,
SEATTLE- With the rumors flying about former USC players that are on the trading block or becoming a free agent (Carson Palmer's idiotic trade demand comes to mind) are going to continue to be linked to the Seattle Seahawks because of Pete Carroll. However it's a name that has been somewhat forgotten since his glorious days in Southern California, Matt Leinart. The former 10th overall pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2006 started his career on a high note but since 2007 hasn't had the opportunity to show his worth. After starting 12 games in his rookie season Leinart played in only 17 games from 2007-2009. [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , ,
It's the time of year that fans love. After all, football is about to finally start. It's also the time of the year many pro football players dread: cuts. But, it is rather amazing how many players that get cut end up being special isn't it? Just ask Kurt Warner. Still, those Cardinals fans out there want to know who was cut from the team, and what it means for the organization as a whole. And believe it or not, more players were cut rather than Matt Leinart, as you will see. 1. The Significant Cuts There were other significant players that were cut aside from a certain quarterback, as I've mentioned. Most notable among these in my mind were three names: Anthony Becht, Herman Johnson, and Cody Brown. Becht was a bit [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , ,
SEATTLE- Ready.Set.Release. The day has come in the NFL where the unemployment line in American will increase by 750. The Seattle Seahawks have created a revolving door at the VMAC (Virginia Mason Athletic Center) this off-season and it's going to get more active as the day moves along. Currently the Seahawks have officially released wide receiver T.J Houshmandzadeh and quarterback J.P Losman from the 75 man roster. Houshmandzadeh's release comes as no surprise after reports came out two days ago that the team was looking to move on and get younger across the board. Losman's release also is not a major shock after the team reported they were looking to acquire a new third string quarterback yesterday. Patrick Ramsey has said to be in the teams interest however a new development [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , ,
If this was a dress rehearsal for the Cardinals, they looked pretty good. Wouldn't you agree? Now, granted, 14-9 is not a sexy score in the least, but hey, a win is a win. And I figured since this was the heralded "third preseason game," I'd try to give a little more analysis. That and the fact that so many people are interested about the QB controversy. But there was a lot more to learn about the Cardinals from this game. 1. Clark Haggans Isn't Finished Disclaimer here: It was the Bears offensive line, and they have not looked good in the preseason thus far. Still, Haggans was the defensive MVP in my mind for this game. Haggans finished with a sack, but that doesn't tell the whole story. He consistently created havoc in the backfield, [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , ,
By far the most unpredictable division in the NFL has to be the NFC West year in and year out. Entering every year at least three teams usually will have a shot at the NFC West title and this year is no different. The Seattle Seahawks made several wholesale changes this off-season highlighted by new head coach Pete Carroll and new general manager John Schneider. Together they have given the Seahawks roster an astounding face lift from 2009. However the Seahawks do have a few questions that need to be answered, mainly on defense. Arizona, after coming off back-to-back NFC West crowns lost several key players this off-season with Kurt Warner retiring, Anquan Boldin being traded to Baltimore, Karlos Dansby and Antrel Rolle leaving via free agency. With the subtractions Arizona didn't [...] Continue reading → | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
This just in--Derek Anderson is your starting QB for the Cardinals third preseason game against Chicago on Saturday. According to the plan, Anderson will play the first quarter, and then Leinart will come in. This doesn't come as a shock, given Leinart's lack of motivational play, and given that Anderson has taken some reps with the first team. Is this the end of Matt Leinart? Is it the resurrection of Derek Anderson? What does this all mean for Arizona? Five Thoughts: 1. Matt Leinart's Job Is Not As Safe As It Was Once Thought Coach Whisenhunt is a guy who doesn't like making changes unless it's necessary (for example, not starting Beanie Wells over Tim Hightower). So you usually don't see rookies starting right away, etc. And he doesn't [...] Continue reading → | , , , , ,
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