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ramblinjim
09-03-2010, 10:07 AM
I wonder if the Steelers would consider talking the Cardinals about him?

Captain Lemming
09-03-2010, 10:20 AM
We have two guys who know our system.
Leihart, knows the Cards system, has Fitz, and is being dumped because he failed there. No I dont want him.

frankthetank1
09-03-2010, 10:34 AM
no thanks. not only is he short on talent and he is short on expierence too. he also doesnt know our offense. i dont see why the steelers would want him. maybe the bills would be interested in him but not the steelers.

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 10:37 AM
No interest at all knowing that Ben is going to be back by week 4 or so. Plus, I am not sure he is a good leader either, which I value a lot higher than others for my starting QB. Ben has made his share of mistakes, but his o-line has his back.

feltdizz
09-03-2010, 10:39 AM
:wft

ramblinjim
09-03-2010, 10:56 AM
Hey, just saying........ Since we don't have a lot to discuss between now and the final cuts, thought I would throw this out there.

:tt2

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 10:59 AM
Hey, just saying........ Since we don't have a lot to discuss between now and the final cuts, thought I would throw this out there.

:tt2

Unfortunately, I think there is a lot more to talk about (of the unfortunate variety . . . Ben, Lefty, etc) than any of us care to have at this point. I would much rather complain about everything being Okie Dokey right now.

drprwnap
09-03-2010, 11:46 AM
I wonder if the Steelers would consider talking the Cardinals about him?

NO THANKS. I'll take my chances with Batch, Dixon and (if necessary)Randel El.

MeetJoeGreene
09-03-2010, 12:46 PM
Matt Leinert????

I would rather have Matt Lauer

http://t35free.t35.com/mattlauer/matt-lauer-0.jpg

rpmpit
09-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Cardinals East??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

phillyesq
09-03-2010, 01:14 PM
For a team that is probably still concerned with image issues, I don't think that Leinart even gets consideration; weren't there pictures of Leinart hosting a party with drunk coeds from a year or two ago? While I don't cast judgment on that, Goodell obviously does, as does the rest of the media. From a publicity standpoint alone, no way Leinart is brought in.

Oh, and he sucks cakes as a QB.

The Man of Steel
09-03-2010, 02:23 PM
I have a natural prejudice against left-handed QB's so I have to say no thanks.

RuthlessBurgher
09-03-2010, 02:26 PM
I have a natural prejudice against left-handed QB's so I have to say no thanks.

Don't make me cut you.

http://teachers.scholarschoice.ca/images/products/25/6-Blunt-End-Left-Handed-Scissors-N17658_XL.jpg

:P

hawaiiansteel
09-03-2010, 03:19 PM
For a team that is probably still concerned with image issues, I don't think that Leinart even gets consideration; weren't there pictures of Leinart hosting a party with drunk coeds from a year or two ago? While I don't cast judgment on that, Goodell obviously does, as does the rest of the media. From a publicity standpoint alone, no way Leinart is brought in.

Oh, and he sucks cakes as a QB.


although i wish i were in that jacuzzi instead of Matt Leinart, i don't think the Rooneys would like his partying ways.

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/leinartdirty1.jpg

phillyesq
09-03-2010, 03:49 PM
although i wish i were in that jacuzzi instead of Matt Leinart, i don't think the Rooneys would like his partying ways.

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/leinartdirty1.jpg

Don't we all.

:Boobs

Discipline of Steel
09-03-2010, 06:23 PM
For a team that is probably still concerned with image issues, I don't think that Leinart even gets consideration; weren't there pictures of Leinart hosting a party with drunk coeds from a year or two ago? While I don't cast judgment on that, Goodell obviously does, as does the rest of the media. From a publicity standpoint alone, no way Leinart is brought in.

Oh, and he sucks cakes as a QB.


although i wish i were in that jacuzzi instead of Matt Leinart, i don't think the Rooneys would like his partying ways.

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/leinartdirty1.jpg


I dont think anyone can blame him for that in particular, we would all be hypocrits. Otherwise sucking at QB and acting like a douche is something else.

Shoe
09-04-2010, 10:51 AM
Look at those floozies. Half of which are probably 2nd grade schoolteachers by now.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
09-04-2010, 11:22 AM
although i wish i were in that jacuzzi instead of Matt Leinart, i don't think the Rooneys would like his partying ways.

http://bumpshack.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/leinartdirty1.jpg

Don't we all.


:Boobs

You know, after looking at the hot tub pic, those girls seemed more Milledgeville than up scale dates (nudge, wink) to me. Meaning, no thanks, I'm even less likely to want this guy on our team, I would just die if there were another "scandal" like that.

I would have thought guys like Ben and Leinart would be hanging with different kinds of girls??? You know, like models, movie stars, etc.??

birtikidis
09-04-2010, 02:24 PM
schefter is reporting that Lienart will be released.

AngryAsian
09-05-2010, 08:14 AM
This encapsulates Leinart's NFL legacy. A CHOAD of the highest order. Not even remotely Steeler's towel boy material... much less Steeler Material. JMHO.



Leinart never learned NFL isn’t Hollywood
By Jason Cole

Those who have watched quarterback Matt Leinart go through the motions of his college and pro career consistently come to the same basic conclusion about him.

He lives his life as if he were an actor playing a scripted role. Always has, even from the days before the 2006 draft when he spent more time doing commercials and photo shoots rather than concentrating on what the NFL wanted from him. Somehow, some way, no matter how bad the circumstance, Leinart could flash his winning smile and it would all turn out great.

Too bad sports doesn’t go that way.

On Saturday, Leinart’s career hit the unscripted portion when he was cut by the Arizona Cardinals when no team was interested in trading for him. Worse, few teams are interested in him. The Seattle Seahawks and coach Pete Carroll, Leinart’s coach at USC, have a need and could be interested. Likewise, the Minnesota Vikings and Jacksonville Jaguars are kicking the tires on Leinart.

Leinart’s pretty-boy attitude has worn thin after four years in the NFL. Instead of grinding it out to learn his profession and earn his position, Leinart has lived his working life as if he were getting ready for an audition on ”Entourage.”

”He’s all-L.A.,” one teammate said sarcastically during training camp. The mocking grew as the player went on. ”Dude, he’s so down with the scene.”

The problem is that Leinart wasn’t so down with his teammates. The belief is that every time something got hard, Leinart folded. He is the anti-Kurt Warner(notes), a guy who worked his way from stock boy to NFL MVP.

Warner, who started the past two years and led the Cardinals on the most successful two-season run by the team in more than 50 years, retired after putting on a clinic on mental and physical toughness.

”Kurt was a man,” another player said. ”He’d get the crap knocked out him and never say [anything]. He was playing with half his body banged up, needing surgery, and he’d give you that Kurt, positive-attitude stuff. He was the real deal … Matt? Whatever. He gets a hangnail and he’s whining.”

Other people around the NFL saw the same thing. In 2008, when the Cardinals were about to go on their Super Bowl run, they ran into a buzz saw in New England on Dec. 21. With snow coming down and piling up fast, the Cardinals fell behind early in an eventual 47-7 loss. Warner was ineffective that day in the bad conditions, so Leinart got in early, his first serious action of the season. Instead of playing with urgency (particularly with his former college backup, Matt Cassel(notes), starting for the Patriots at the time), Leinart played as if he wanted no part of the moment. He fumbled twice, got sacked twice, intercepted once and completed only six of 14 passes.

After that game, a New England coach mocked Leinart.

”That’s a good player? That’s a first-round pick?” the coach said, rhetorically, seemingly insulted that someone would give Leinart a smidgen of respect.

Leinart never seemed to understand he was lucky to have had all those great moments at USC. Fact is, the only reason Leinart started over Cassel in college is that Carroll and his coaching staff couldn’t figure out who was better. They went with Leinart, he played well and the rest was history.

That’s how Carroll explained it when NFL coaches were researching Cassel, the Patriots’ seventh-round pick in 2005. And Cassel never complained.

By comparison, Leinart whined and moaned when he was taken tenth overall in the 2006 draft. He even threw former USC assistant coach Norm Chow under the bus back then. Leinart told anyone who’d listen that Chow, who had become the offensive coordinator at Tennessee, had expressed to him privately that Chow wanted Leinart instead of Vince Young(notes), the Titans’ pick at No. 3. That immediately put Chow in a bad position with Young.

Instead of simply thanking the world that he went No. 10, despite his mediocre arm strength, Leinart played the role of victim. He pouted more than former clubbing partner Paris Hilton. He put up some interesting stats as a rookie in 2006. But instead of using that as a foundation to work hard, Leinart showed up in 2007 simply expecting to be the starter. This was the script, after all.

That attitude went over with new coach Ken Whisenhunt about as well as Whoopi Goldberg at a Glenn Beck rally. After five games of the 2007 season and a broken collarbone, Leinart was out as the starter.

Leinart recovered from the injury but became the Hollywood equivalent of an extra. His D-list status was cemented in the minds of many players when he spent the 2009 offseason working out with FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer, who tried to make Leinart a tough guy by giving him MMA training.

Most players and coaches just chuckled. The notion of a sports writer making a football player tough was laughable. The fact that Leinart had to do something to draw attention was perceived as hollow, a man seeking the spotlight without actually doing something.

Perhaps that will change. Early in training camp, Whisenhunt saw promise in Leinart. He took issue with a report of mine that said Leinart was not highly thought of in the Cardinals locker room.

”That’s just not true, he’s had a great offseason,” Whisenhunt said on Aug. 1. Sadly, between that moment and now, Whisenhunt couldn’t put up with all the whining, even if it meant making Derek ”Wild Thing” Anderson the starter. When Leinart complained about not starting in the third preseason game, Whisenhunt was finished with him.

Leinart probably isn’t. Quarterbacks are too tough to find in this league, so somebody will take a chance on him. Hopefully, he’ll get a clue about what the script really takes.