Kurt Warner Reaffirms Retirement via Twitter as Cards Look Awful
Warner is learning how to use a Mac.
And he ain't coming back.
While the Warner-less Arizona Cardinals were flailing away on offense during their 24-10 preseason road loss at Tennessee, the ESPN "Monday Night Football" crew couldn't help but wonder whether the former Cards star and two-time NFL Most Valuable Player was watching -- or cringing -- at what Matt Leinart and the rest of the Arizona offensive unit was doing.
Make that not doing.
As in, no points for the starting unit for the second straight week.
Warner, who retired during the offseason after leading Arizona to a second straight NFC West title, was playing around on Twitter earlier in the evening, asking friends for help with iMovie in trying to splice together some clips from a speech.
Apparently, at least one eye (and ear) were directed at the television.
OK, y'all... I am watching game... I am not coming back... and I would still appreciate your help! LOL, sorry guys, u know def of 'retire'?
Unfortunately, Cardinals fans do. The finality of Warner's exit -- unlike a certain other middle-aged QB headed for Canton and in the news these days -- is not in question. That has to be a troubling thought heading into 2010 as both Leinart and Derek Anderson, who signed as a free agent via Cleveland, have struggled to make things happen in the passing game.
Disclaimer: Larry Fitzgerald did not play against the Titans and caught just one pass the week before against Houston.
Still, coach Ken Whisenhunt has to be concerned that his first offense, with Leinart at the controls, has just four first downs and no points through two preseason games, with the former first-round pick -- 10th overall in 2006 -- hitting 10 of his 13 passes for just 67 yards. Against the Titans, Leinart's three series were all three-and-outs.
The fellas in the "MNF" booth took note.
As did Warner to their comments.
Shout out 2 my guys Jaws, Coach G, and Mike Tirico thanks for the love! Sorry, but I am done, maybe I will join u in the booth sometime! LOL
Warner's ensuing post.
how do I export my video clips to quicktime? do I need pro?
Right now, looks like Cards need one ... under center.