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Thursday, June 3, 2010
On the radar: Reading QB situations

By Mike Sando

A player, coach or issue that should be on your radar as training camp approaches.

Uncertainty at quarterback will invite overly intense scrutiny of camp battles that will play out over several weeks, not a single practice or exhibition game.

Matt Leinart
With Kurt Warner gone, Matt Leinart should have a better chance at winning the starting job.
It's only a matter of time, it seems, before someone offers up a quarterback's passer rating during practice as an evaluation tool.

Every team in the division has a new No. 2 quarterback: David Carr for the San Francisco 49ers, Derek Anderson for the Arizona Cardinals, Charlie Whitehurst for the Seattle Seahawks and A.J. Feeley or Sam Bradford for the St. Louis Rams. The Cardinals and Rams will have new starters. The Seahawks and 49ers have starters entering the final years of their contracts.

A few reminders to help sort through the possibilities without losing sight of the big picture: