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Warner's return to Arizona a no-brainer

Posted on: March 4, 2009 2:15 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2009 2:22 pm

So the Kurt Warner deal is done. Wow, what a surprise. Is there anyone out there who didn't think Warner would re-sign with the Cardinals?

I know his agent said he was intent on negotiating with San Francisco, but let's be real, people: Warner belonged nowhere but Arizona and he wanted to go nowhere but Arizona. So let's fess up and call that trip to the Santa Clara what it really was: A negotiating ploy. And it worked. The Cardinals upped their offer to Warner's satisfaction, and everyone lives happily ever after.

I don't care whether the 49ers made him an offer or not -- and they insist they did not --Warner never was going there. The 49ers' top receiver turns 37 this year, and he's "50-50" to return, anyway, according to the team's GM. In Arizona, Warner has Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston, a team just coming off a Super Bowl and, most important, peace of mind. This was a no-brainer we saw coming from the start.


Category: NFL

Since: Mar 4, 2007
Posted on: March 8, 2009 10:04 am

Warner's return to Arizona a no-brainer

Wise choice.  His career would have ended on a sour note in San Fran.  Now he just has to air it out to Larry!

Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: March 6, 2009 8:54 pm

Warner's return to Arizona a no-brainer

You were a former grocery boy who was given a shot by the St. Louis Rams and you rewarded them.  It looked like your career was over and the Arizona Cardinals allowed you to ressurect it.  Loyalty is a forgotten trait among today's athletes and while we knew Kurt Warner would be back with the Arizona Cardinals, was the FA dance necessary?  All it did was give you a vacation to SanFrancisco and a free meal. I am sure you could have afforded it.  While I applaud your decision to take less than you originally desired and stay with the Cardinals but this shouldn't have taken more a day and he never should've had to leave the Cardinals complex.  I know it is the name of the game supposedly but the Cardinals gave Warner a chance and he thrived.  It should have been an easy decision based on mutual respect.  Good Luck to Warner and the Cardinals!  Can the grocery boy kid pull off another miracle before its over?  We'll see.  Regardless, the man belongs in Canton and it would be a shame if he didn't make it.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2009 7:42 pm

Warner's return to Arizona a no-brainer

I'm a 49ers fan and I'm fairly glad he stayed in Arizona...partly because I don't think Warner was a good fit for the Niners offense, and partly because it just didn't feel right; even if they are in the same divison, I don't really want to see them revert to the "same ol' Cardinals."  I've always liked Warner, even as he kicked my team's butt: in St. Louis and Phoenix.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2009 2:47 pm

Warner's return to Arizona a no-brainer

Thank God for that. I'm a Rams fan... a very grateful Rams fan who appreciates what Warner did for us. With that said I would not want to see him sign with any other team, including ours. He needed to stay there because it was the best situation for him to play two more years, wait the five years, and then go to the Hall... where he belongs.

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