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Monday, September 6, 2010
Los The Fallen
The first edition of Los The Fallen was a tough write for this blogger because it was about one of my favorite NBA players. This second edition, not so much, this is a gloating "I told you so" to all the people who told me that Matt Leinart would be a great pro, LOS DOH!
Matt Leinart played his college football at USC and was a college great. Coached by the incomparable Pete Carrol, he had a stellar collegiate record of 37-2 as a starter, he led SC to back to back championships in 2003 and 2004 and also won the Heisman Trophy in 2004. Then he made the biggest mistake of his career... He chose to take his talents to the NFL, hahahaha...
With the 10th pick of the 2006 draft the Arizona Cardinals selected Matt Leinart. Leinart was supposed to be one of the 3 stars of that draft class, Reggie Bush and Vince Young being the other 2.
2006 was an understandable learning curve year for Leinart, but in 2007 ageless wonder Kurt Warner proved he can still sling the ball around the field the same way that made him a great story with "The Greatest Show on Turf". That was the beginning of the end for the former Heisman winner, as Leinart's playing time was limited to Warner concussions and various other small injuries that come with age. Warner would retire at the end of last season, and finally The Leinart can return to the field, hahahahaha...
Leinart's soft delivery and woefully under-thrown deep passes for an offense that likes to stretch the field has made him a casualty in Arizona. Journey man Derek Anderson is now the starter for the Cardinals and Leinart was released on Saturday. Sir Leinart is now backing up Matt Shaub in Houston, which I personally don't get. Why would you complain about not getting the starting job, but then sign to be a backup? LOS DOH! I'm sure there are greater things at work here, but on the surface it looks quite retarded. Good luck Sir Leinart, I always knew the intangibles would not translate to NFL stardom, but I do hope you salvage your career somehow.