Quarterback Matt Leinart has been in the NFL for four years, but many people, including some teammates, aren't sure how he'll fare as a starter. Leinart has played behind Kurt Warner the past two years, and his playing time was minimal. When he did play in 2009, he struggled. Leinart long has been a polarizing figure for fans, who seem to either love or hate him.
February 12, 2010
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt has defended backup quarterback Matt Leinart after each of his three appearances this season, but there's no disputing that Leinart has failed to impress. His best opportunity came Sunday in Arizona's 21-13 victory over the St. Louis Rams. The Cardinals led 21-3 when Kurt Warner left because of a concussion just before halftime.
November 23, 2009
The Cardinals are ranked 11th in the NFL in offense, but there is plenty of room for growth over the second half of the season. The passing game already is dangerous, and the elements of that threat have been together for some time. What's been lacking is a consistent rushing attack, and the club is showing signs of being on the verge of developing that, too.
November 19, 2009
Receiver Anquan Boldin has limped through the past three games after suffering a sprained ankle against the Texans on Oct. 11. Boldin deserved considerable credit for playing through the injury, but it might be time to give him a week off. He hasn't been able to finish the past two games, and the injury likely won't improve much until he gives it some rest.
November 4, 2009
The Cardinals likely won't know until later in the week if receiver Anquan Boldin will be able to play Sunday against the Giants. Boldin suffered a sprained right ankle in the first half against the Seahawks last week. He played in the second half, but the Cardinals limited his time because they were well ahead.
October 21, 2009
The Arizona Cardinals defense earned a gold star for their ability to stuff the Texans game-tying goal line attempt in the fourth quarter to keep the Cardinals 28-21 lead and improve to 2-2. The Cardinals take their first home win of the season thanks to strong performances from all over the depth chart.
October 11, 2009