Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Nov 2005

Green Goes Back to Warner

During the Cards quarterback carousel last season, I mentioned that you shouldn't be surprised to see Neil Lomax eventually named the starter. Thanks to Denny Green, it still could happen.

Posted by: P. Ryan Wilson on 03 Nov 2005

6 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 8:52pm by Vince


by B (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 11:45am

Now I'm a lot more confident in picking Seattle to win this game.

by Pat (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 12:34pm

For good or bad, I don't know why Green ever abandoned Warner. It didn't take a genius to realize the McCown was playing against San Francisco.

Veteran QB, with no young QB to develop waiting in the wings? Stick with one QB, and live with it. You're better off hoping that he develops some consistency and feeling for the offensive line.

by Devin (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 4:05pm

I'm absolutely positive that THIS quarterback change will be the magic bullet that will suddenly make the Cardinals good.

by ABW (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 6:49pm

Warner's been hurt.

I feel bad for Josh McCown. What does he have to do to make people(well, Denny Green) give him a chance? Sure, he's not going to win games for you, but why do the Dilfers and Gus Frerottes of the world get starting jobs and he gets yanked from the starting lineup all the time.

For a guy who's been the starting QB in EVERY SINGLE ONE of Arizona's victories the past 2 years, you'd think he'd get a little more of a chance.

by Joey (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 8:31pm

The only good news is he's almost certain to get another shot as Warner can't seem to stay healthy anymore for longer than a couple games.

by Vince (not verified) :: Thu, 11/03/2005 - 8:52pm

I just watched McCown against Tennessee last night as part of the FO game charting project. And I can COMPLETELY understand why he'd be benched after that. He was awful.

Really, that whole offense is awful. The receivers are good, Arrington looked good at times, but the OL was pee wee level, making physical and mental mistakes all over the place.