Ken Whisenhunt was hired by the Titans on Monday to fix a Tennessee offense with plenty of questions at the quarterback position. His fine work with Philip Rivers in San Diego and his trip to the Super Bowl with the Cardinals in 2008 helped make Whisenhunt one of this winter's top coaching candidates, but one former quarterback from his Arizona days panned the hire. "I don't think it's a great fit, and I don't think it's great timing, and here's why," Matt Leinart told Fox Sports Live this week, per ArizonaSports.com. "You look at his tenure in Arizona -- only two years, he had success, and in those two years, Kurt Warner ran that football team -- I was a part of it. "Every single Monday, Kurt Warner would come in and implement 20 to 30 new plays, which he would say, 'I want these in my game plan.' 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." (The potentially bitter) Leinart warned: "The Tennessee Titans do not have a quarterback right now." As we mentioned on Wednesday's "Around the League Podcast," Whisenhunt deserves credit for the development of Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, where he helped the Steelers quarterback to a 22-3 record over Big Ben's first two seasons.
Leinart says Kurt Warner -- not Whisenhunt -- ran Cards
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