- Matt Leinart plays horribly Saturday night in what all coaches regard as the most important preseason game. He had been neck and neck with Kurt Warner up to this point. So it would seem that Warner's going to win the job.
- The next day, Mort reports that he has a "source" that told him Warner will be named the starter.
- A beat writer for the Arizona Cardinals acknowledges Mort's scoop and keeps digging ... only to find nothing concrete.
- Now this:
"I haven't read the paper today or seen the Internet," (Head Coach Ken) Whisenhunt said. "Do we have a quarterback? ... It seems like Chris Mortensen is making the decision on our quarterback for our football team. ... But nothing has changed."Also contained in the above article was that no decision on the starting QB in the desert has been made, and that Leinart's pathetic display Saturday night would not be a huge portion of the ultimate decision.
Let's cut to the chase here. It looks like the writing is on the wall for Leinart. Kurt Warner will probably be the starting quarterback. Being an educated football fan is all you need in this situation, and it appears that's all Mort had himself. If just making guesses on things that seem to be shaking themselves out, sign me up as a "dialed in" reporter.
I'll start with this: I have it on good word that Steve Slaton is going to start the season as the Texans number one running back. You know, a "source" told me.
I might try more later, as I can see why Mort does it. It's really cool!