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Wednesday, December 24, 2008
A fresh look at Warner off the field

By Mike Sando
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Those who visit here without coming through the main NFL page might have missed Wayne Drehs' profile on Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner.

The story opens a window to Warner's everyday life. His family points out Warner's limitations, balancing the familiar tales of the quarterback's selflessness. We learn that Warner isn't the best driver. He teenage daughter wishes he were more senstive to her plight. And teammates fear spending time with Warner for fear of being judged.

We also learn how bad Warner's hand was bothering him after the Vikings game. Warner also talks about wanting to be defined beyond football. That's one reason I get the feeling he might retire sooner rather than later. Then again, playing the game probably helps him fund and promote the causes that mean a great deal to him.