NFC West penalty watch: Warner on time
December, 24, 2009
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
NFC West penalty watch: QuarterbacksKurt Warner finished the 2008 season with 11 penalties, third-most in the NFC West and more than the division's other quarterbacks combined. Eight of the 11 were for delay of game. Even backup Matt Leinart had two penalties for delay in the final two games. Warner has only three total penalties this season, two for delay.
I'd like to hear Todd Haley's thoughts on the subject. Are the Cardinals getting plays into the huddle more quickly with coach Ken Whisenhunt taking over for Haley, now the Chiefs' head coach, as primary play caller? The Chiefs' Matt Cassel has eight penalties, including four for delay. Cassel had three penalties, two for delay, while with the Patriots last season.
The chart ranks NFL quarterbacks by most penalties, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
|Carson Palmer, CIN||9||1||0||0||10|
|Brett Favre, MIN||6||0||0||3||9|
|Matt Cassel, KC||4||2||0||2||8|
|Mark Sanchez, NYJ||3||2||1||2||8|
|Tom Brady, NE||6||1||0||0||7|
|Philip Rivers, SD||6||0||0||1||7|
|Jason Campbell, WAS||2||2||0||1||5|
|Alex Smith, SF||5||0||0||0||5|
|Peyton Manning, IND||3||0||0||1||4|
|Jay Cutler, CHI||1||1||1||1||4|
|Drew Brees, NO||3||1||0||0||4|
|Shaun Hill, SF||2||2||0||0||4|
|Eli Manning, NYG||4||0||0||0||4|
|Joe Flacco, BAL||2||0||0||2||4|
|Kurt Warner, ARI||2||1||0||0||3|
|Tony Romo, DAL||1||2||0||0||3|
|Marc Bulger, STL||3||0||0||0||3|
|Josh Freeman, TB||3||0||0||0||3|