Former Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart was critical of former coach Ken Whisenhunt when asked about the new Tennessee Titans head coach today.
"I don't think it's a great fit, and I don't think it's great timing, and here's why...You look at his tenure in Arizona -- only two years, he had success, and in those two years, [quarterback] Kurt Warner ran that football team -- I was a part of it." said the former USC quarterback.
"we became a spread offense and we became Kurt Warner's offense. Then Kurt Warner retires, they go 5-11 twice and they go 8-8."
Leinart was cut by Whisenhunt during his tenure at Arizona, since then he has only played four NFL games.
Whisenhunt was named the Titans new head coach this week after a successful year as offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers.
Leinart won the Heisman Trophy and National Championship whilst at USC, although the school was later stripped of the national title following sanctions by the NCAA. Leinart's number 11 jersey was retired by USC.
Whisenhunt was the head coach of the Cardinals from 2007-2011. He led the team to a Super Bowl, which they lost to the New Orleans Saints. He had a 49-53 record at Arizona.
After leaving the Cardinals, Leinart played two games for the Houston Texans in 2011 and then two for the Oakland Raiders in 2012. He is currently a free agent.
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