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I'll go ahead and tell you what you'll hear within the next few days.
You heard me.
I have several reasons for this:
1. Anderson fits the offense.
With the Cardinals looking to possibly run more, Anderson's arm will just fit the offense better. He can stretch the field and open things up for the run game, much like Warner did.
Call it a gut feeling.
2. Anderson is tougher.
Anyone who watched the game may not have noticed, but Derek faintly reminded me of someone Saturday night:
Anderson hung in the pocket several times to complete long passes downfield, which I thought was huge.
3. Anderson looked better against Chicago.
He looked more confident, and in my mind, he played a better game.
Throw out the stats for a second, and think about the game:
Leinart was 9-10 sure. But most of those throws were underneath with the Bears playing backed off because it was inside of two minutes.
He took what the defense gave him. And that's not wrong.
But Anderson took chances. He didn't have as much time as Leinart did, but he still delivered passes beyond the first down sticks.
And Anderson had more incompletions, but two were drops by running backs, and one was a smart throw away pass.
4. The Signs Point to Anderson.
Why sit Leinart if he wasn't going to the bench?
If he were still the starter in Whisenhunt's mind, why risk sitting him?
So there you have it.
For those of you who want an answer to the QB controversy, there it is.
I could be wrong, but the signs seem to all point to Derek Anderson as your 2010 starter.