TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona Cardinals
coach Ken Whisenhunt knows starting quarterback Matt Leinart
is unhappy splitting time with Kurt Warner
Whisenhunt also knows his two-quarterback scheme has helped the Cardinals
(2-2) match their best start in 20 mostly dismal seasons in Arizona. And that's why he has no thoughts of changing the game plan, which calls for Warner to come off the bench occasionally and lead a no-huddle attack.
"I think we have two guys that are unique in that we have two unselfish guys that have a very good relationship," Whisenhunt said on Monday. "I also feel like we have, in a backup quarterback a former MVP, former Super Bowl winner that is a good football player, and he's shown that he can do that." Questions about the quarterbacks dominated Whisenhunt's weekly Monday news conference, even though the Cardinals
were coming off their most notable victory in recent memory, a physical 21-14 win over previously unbeaten Pittsburgh in Glendale.
are 2-2 for only the sixth time since they moved to Arizona in 1988. They visit winless St. Louis this week.
Many of the questions have arisen because Leinart has made no secret of his displeasure with the scheme.
"I'd be lying if I said I was happy with the way things are going," Leinart said Monday. "But at the same time, it's pushing me to become a better football player."
Leinart said he's "been real supportive of the situation." But he added, "I want to play. I want be the starting quarterback. I want to play every single play." Leinart, the Cardinals
' first round pick in 2006, went the distance in the first two games, throwing two touchdown passes and three interceptions as Arizona lost to San Francisco and defeated Seattle.
sounds like leinart will be sharing time for awhile..