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The next Cardinals QB of the future?

Posted on: September 5, 2010 9:22 am
M. Hall was the best QB that Arizona had in the preseason, coach Ken Whisenhunt said (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The biggest beneficiary of the entire Matt Leinart/Arizona saga is the quarterback who now is being looked upon as the Cardinals potential QB of the future. And he’s a rookie who was undrafted out of BYU. So, don’t worry if you hadn’t heard of Max Hall before Leinart was released.

Not many people had.

"Coach (Tom) Landry used to say there were guys who had 'it,'" Danny White, a former Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowler (and Hall’s uncle), told the Arizona Republic . "If you asked him what 'it' means, he'd say 'I don't know. Just “it.”’

"You might sit back and watch Max play, and after his team wins you'd say, 'Well, the defense played great. The running game was going good. That's just luck.' You know what? It isn't luck.

"There are guys who other guys just feed off of. The way he played the other night (in the Cardinals' final preseason game) was prototypical Max Hall. All of a sudden, the whole team was playing better - the special teams, the defense, the offensive line. You can't explain that."

Coach Ken Whisenhunt said Hall was the best of the team’s four quarterbacks in the preseason, and apparently he inspired more confidence in his teammates than Leinart ever did.

Now, it stands to reason that starter Derek Anderson, who hasn’t been very good since 2007, won’t have a huge margin of error once the season begins. So tell me: why did all 31 other teams pass up the chance to draft Hall, a potential starter this season?

From the story:

"The draft isn't an exact science," White said. "It works for defensive linemen and receivers and linebackers.

"But so much of the quarterback position is intangibles - leadership, confidence, decision making – that you can't measure.

"A quarterback has a lot of options. Throw to the primary receiver. Check down. Throw it into a tight spot or throw it away. Move around to buy time. Run with it. And he has to factor in field position, the time, the score.

"Max factors those options so fast, as well as anybody I've seen. And he's right most of the time."

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The next Cardinals QB of the future?

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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: December 18, 2010 6:58 pm

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

I like to come back on these threads usually to see how stupid some of comments that I have made or even satisfy my ego and justify what is the truth in what I say. In this particular thread I was proven right again. The cards have failed miserably. And it had everything to do with the QB of that team. I told you that that morman would fail. And boy did he. He SUCKS! He will never see another oppurtunity in the NFL. Let's hope. Oh and if your going to mention KKK like I am associated with or something. Take a good look idiot. For all the mormans you mentioned they are all WHITE with the exception of the 2 from Hawaii(I think?). HMMMMm.....And you for got to mention the best morman to play the game(Steve Young). Wake up. Its a business and a cult. The team I believe was paid to play the kid. Just my opinion.

Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2010 1:34 pm

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

Hey worldbme,  Please keep your bigotry between you and your KKK buddies.  Being a Mormon doesn't have anything to do with football.  Here are some Mormons that have done OK in the NFL: Eric Weddle, Haloti Ngata, Todd Heap, Deuce Lutui, Austin Collie, Kevin Curtis, Chris Cooley, Samson Satele. Brett Keisel.  Please take your hate elsewere.

Since: Oct 16, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2010 11:43 pm

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

Yea, they unloaded a bunch of money in Leinart, but cme o n, he has been given so many opportinities to step up and never really took the leap.  There are so many players in the league that get overlooked because they didn't go to Southern Cal, Notre Dame, etc, etc, and a lot turn out pretty good.  Max may end up a bust. but d the Cards really have anything to lose?  Wanrer is gone, Anderson isn't the answer, nd they didn't do anything the help the QB position in the draft, so where's the big gamble.  Let's see where he is in about eight weeks and check back in on the value of the move.

Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: September 6, 2010 2:05 pm

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

Just wanted to say how stupid this comment is, on several levels.

I was about to run down my list of counter points, but it would take too long, and I don't have the time.

Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: September 6, 2010 9:53 am

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

This is a joke right? Max Hall? Ha ha haha. The only reason they kept this guy is because they didn't want to pay Leinart. Very, Very simple.
Its funny how everyone is talking about the rookie salary cap being "adjusted) or "russell rule." Well you know what? It takes stupid people to pay that  outrageous money anyway. And it takes more stupid people(cardinals organization) to not give the guy oppurtunities to perform. Backing up HOF'er Warner is not exactly oppurtunities. Its too bad and I hope the Cards stink! I think they will in the easiest division in football.

BTY...Max Hall is a former High school product of AZ. And also a MORMON. So dont expect great things. He is a follower. Not a leader.  A little politics were played here I imagine. Hall wouldn't make it on any other roster in the NFL. Matt Leinart got a raw deal from the cardinals.

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: September 6, 2010 3:11 am

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

exactly right but who would vote on the heisman winner, the fans? no that would just be which school has the most fans. i think the coaches should vote for it. there still might be some favortism of coaches voting for their conference but what happens when a conference has 4 guys who could be considered. if the coaches voted that would also elimanate any notre dame player from ever getting it and i wouldnt mind that.

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 6, 2010 1:08 am

The next Cardinals QB of the future?

...and who votes for the Heisman? 840 media members, all past Heisman winners (BTW - I wonder if OJ can do it from the Lovelock Correctional facitlity in NV), and 1 fans vote.

Tells me the Media knows jack sh*t about an athlete, especially when it comes down to QB's.

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