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Derek Anderson to start once again

Posted on: August 31, 2010 4:30 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember all that squawking by Matt Leinart about how he should be the starting quarterback in Arizona and about how nobody has outplayed him and about how is he supposed to win the job when he’s not given a fair opportunity to compete? So, how did that work out for him?

Not very well, apparently.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt told ESPN Radio today that Derek Anderson will start the team’s fourth and final preseason game.

Click here for a link to the podcast of the Scott Van Pelt Show.

Whisenhunt, when asked about Leinart, said the quarterback job was the toughest position on the field but that he needs a little more from the former USC standout.

“There is a certain quality that you have to have in that position and that is all part of the evaluation process. And I think, more importantly, is how your team responds to that player and how you handle that role. I’m not talking about Matt. I’m just saying I feel like he has made great progress in that area, but, for whatever reason, we have not performed the way we have needed to perform as an offense. We have not made the progress that we as a coaching staff felt that we needed to do. So it’s not so much about that person as it is about trying to find the right combination. Once again, I believe Matt can play. I’m not saying that at all. I am just trying to find the best match for our football team.”

Jeez, when he says he’s not talking about Matt, it sure sounds like he’s talking about Matt, huh?

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