Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Report: Giants looking at Matt Leinart
By Dan Graziano
The New York Giants are one of three teams looking at Matt Leinart as a potential backup to Eli Manning, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The other teams are reportedly the Oakland Raiders and Buffalo Bills.
I don't think Leinart wants any part of backing up the durable Manning. He's played behind Kurt Warner and he was hoping to get his career off the ground with the Cardinals this season. Now it looks like Derek Anderson is the odds-on favorite to win that job.
Leinart was a brilliant college quarterback who's never displayed the commitment it takes to make it in the NFL. I don't see him being a good fit for Jerry Reese and Tom Coughlin at all. David Carr flamed out in Houston before joining the Giants, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. With Leinart, you get the impression that he has a sense of entitlement based on his paycheck and college success. The Giants don't need a guy like that in their locker room.
Let Chan Gailey deal with Leinart.