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08:02 AM ET 05.26 | It is quite likely you'll remember Dennis Green's "crown 'em" rant well before the stat line of the QB -- Matt Leinart -- that Monday night. Leinart fell by the wayside because of a shoulder injury and QB Kurt Warner's stellar play. Leinart started 11 games while throwing for 2,547 yards, 11 touchdowns and 12 interceptions during a promising rookie year. He became the first quarterback in NFL history to throw two TD passes in the first quarter of his first two starts. People overlook Leinart's second career start -- a 24-of-42, 232 yard, two-touchdown performance -- against the Chicago Bears, a defensive-led Super Bowl team, on Monday Night Football. Dennis Green's post-game meltdown is remembered instead.

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May 26, 2011  08:04 AM ET

Also recall the 4th quarter meltdown that Leinart was part of in that game.

Don't overlook that.

May 26, 2011  08:17 AM ET

In a QB-thin year like this one, someone will pick him up cheap....if there is a football season.

May 26, 2011  08:25 AM ET

Leinart has EARNED his bad rap.

May 26, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

In a QB-thin year like this one, someone will pick him up cheap....if there is a football season.

Agreed. Too many teams are needy at QB. I wouldn't be disgusted if the 'Skins picked him up, assuming they don't pass up somebody better to do it. When Grossman and Beck are your only alternatives Leinart doesn't look so bad.

May 26, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Maybe he just needs coaching or maybe he just sucks. We will find out.

May 26, 2011  08:39 AM ET

If Leinhart gets a retread it can't be long before someone gives JaMarcus Russell a call. Apparently he can toss a whole box of donuts at the TV when ESPN is on from across the room while on his knees.

May 26, 2011  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Maybe he just needs coaching or maybe he just sucks. We will find out.

Given his track record... I'll say he sucks.

May 26, 2011  08:42 AM ET

Leinhart is a bad rapper, I thought he just sucked at football

May 26, 2011  08:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Maybe he just needs coaching or maybe he just sucks. We will find out.

We have already found out...... he sucks!

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May 26, 2011  08:51 AM ET

He is awful. He couldn't even cut it with the great WR core at Arizona. I know I wouldn't take a chance on him.

May 26, 2011  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Leinart has EARNED his bad rap.

ding ding ding - correct!
Leinart was given plenty of chances, and had great receivers on those Cards teams - he played himself off the team, and into his own draft "bust" status

May 26, 2011  09:01 AM ET

In that game Green decided to run the ball instead of continuing to throw and E James ended up with a record for lowest yards per rush avg - and to top it off their kicker missed a makable FG to end the game. I remember late in the third quarter Kornheiser said that if the Cards end up losing this game, the owners should close down the stadium and sell pizzas! The next play Leinart got sacked, fumbled and Chicago scored it's first of three def/sp teams TD's to win - hilarious. As a Bears fan, that is one game I won't forget - we never should have won that one.

May 26, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I remember late in the third quarter Kornheiser said that if the Cards end up losing this game, the owners should close down the stadium and sell pizzas!

Shows you what Kornheiser knows. Arizona is Burrito Country.

May 26, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

In a QB-thin year like this one, someone will pick him up cheap....if there is a football season.

Maybe, as a backup.

May 26, 2011  09:06 AM ET

no people remember that he is a sissyfied junk thrower that will never have a career worth my corn cob pipe in the NFL .

May 26, 2011  09:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Maybe, as a backup.

35rd stringer and Maybe to hold the extra points.

May 26, 2011  09:20 AM ET

Is he still on the Texans bench?

May 26, 2011  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Leinart has EARNED his bad rap.

Exactly...that's about all that he has earned thus far!

 
May 26, 2011  09:38 AM ET

**** it come on to Washington... You'll fit right in with rex.

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