Posted by Will Brinson
Matt Leinart should, by all accounts, be excited that he has an opportunity to take over a professional football team. Injury and poor play derailed his first chance and, worst case, he could be in Tavaris Jackson's shoes.
Actually, scratch that -- worst case is he could be given this chance and decide to make things with head coach Ken Wisenhunt personal. Which is exactly what he did with some recent comments. (No, not the ones he made last week -- he actually kept giving Wisenhunt reasons to not give him playing time after "Whiz" announced that he wasn't sure who was starting yet.)
According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic , "I feel like I've outplayed the competition, training camp, preseason," Leinart said. "I think my plays speaks about that. For me, this goes beyond the football field."
Well, gee -- that's aggressive. Not aggressive, however, is choosing not to go to your coach with his problems (which he is pretty clearly airing in the press).
"No, it is what it is," Leinart said. "Like I said, I think I've done enough. I need to get better, like I said last week. But I don't know if there have been equal opportunities. Obviously, I haven't played as much as I'd like."
Darren Urban of the Cards' official blog quotes Leinart as saying, "I really want an explanation."
Here's a piece of advice: just ask.
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