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Thoughts on Max Hall, rookie of the week

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Max Hall emerged from Week 5 as the rookie of the week in NFL.com voting.

Results were announced Friday. Two days earlier, I asked Matt Williamson of Scouts Inc. what he thought of Hall and the Cardinals' prospects this season with the undrafted free agent under center. His thoughts:

I think it's very easy to be Max Hall right now. There are no expectations at all. You are not the heir-apparent to Kurt Warner. You are the undrafted kid who is in there by default and in a way, that is who Derek Anderson was in Cleveland that first year. The only time Anderson has done well was when there were zero expectations and you’re better than the crappy guy before you. All Hall has to do is be as bad as Anderson or Matt Leinart. The bar is so low.

They like the way he plays. I see that. I think he is smart, really scrappy and easy to root for because of his story. But I haven’t seen anything from him to say he is the answer. I don’t know if Larry Fitzgerald is healthier now, but Hall has fed him the football and that will make you look good. You have one good player and Hall recognizes they have to get the ball to him.

At least Hall can make a play with his feet. Their offensive line, to me, is very poor. For Derek Anderson to be successful, he has to be behind a very good offensive line, he has to have big receivers like Kellen Winslow and Braylon Edwards. Fitz fits that mold. But Anderson needs time. And then when bodies are falling around him, his footwork and mechanics fall apart, he can’t get out of the way of anybody. I think (Anderson) is a No. 3 in this league. I don’t think he is a No. 2.

Earlier: my thoughts on Hall following the Cardinals' 30-20 victory over New Orleans.