Leinart and Warner Still Battle for Starting Job, but What About St. Pierre?
In yesterday's Arizona Republic, Bob Young writes that Whisenhunt seems intent on keeping his word; after not taking a snap in the Cards' first preseason game, Warner started against the Chiefs finished 6 of 9 for 54 yards.
Leinart also fared well, going 7 of 11 with a touchdown (and one fumble), so unlike, say, the Ravens, Whisenhunt has a good quarterback problem. (John Harbaugh, on the other hand, is probably wondering how soon until he can name Joe Flacco the starter, and just face the consequences that come with putting a rookie under center.)
Young then goes through the trouble of making the case for both players, but I think his first point in support of Warner pretty much says it all: "Warner threw for 21 touchdowns in the final eight games last season. That's getting it done."
Worst case, Whisenhunt could go with a Steve Spurrier-inspired hybrid, but I'm not convinced Leinart has done enough (anything?) to win the job outright. By the way, if Whis was truly trying to make Arizona "Pittsburgh South," Brian St. Pierre would get his chance at the gig.