Turns out that during the Cardinals’ final preseason game last year Matt Leinart was caught on a sideline microphone ripping Coach Ken Wisenhunt and the organisation. Leinart was speaking to an unnamed teammate that was wearing a microphone, unbeknownst to Leinart.
The Cardinals found out about it, and though they say it didn’t contribute to Leinart’s release, it surely couldn’t have helped.
Leinart probably should have picked a better venue to voice his frustrations, but his actions are understandable. Leinart was a golden boy QB in college, but things never quite went his way in the NFL. By the end of last summer, the writing was on the wall for his career with the Cardinals, and Leinart thought that he was getting the short end of the stick.
Still, this is the type of thing that other teams don’t want to hear. Leinart is still in the league as a backup QB for the Texans, but his employer will not be happy to hear that Leinart has a history of complaining about his job. If he wants any chance of starting again, Leinart would be best served by keeping his mouth shut.
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