If Leinart needs any added motivation, he should look no further than this site! He is getting creamed on these message boards. It's too early to tell what the "expert" sentiment towards this team will be. I guess we will see in a couple of weeks when ESPN starts paying attention to the NFL again.
Call me optimistic, but am I the only one that thinks that Leinart and the Cardinals are being underestimated and written off based on a string of games that he started as a Rookie in 2006? Are we really supposed to believe that he would have fared all that differently than say Sanchez did with a vastly superior supporting cast? (at least from an O-Line and defensive perspective). Or is it just because young QBs who fill the shoes of future hall of famers are more heavily scrutinized?
I have been fairly quiet on the Leinart issue because there are so many variables in play - looking at his 2006 numbers without context is neither fair nor logical. It has been mildly addressed here in the Cardinals forum, but I figured I would come back to the well for some Arizona homerism.