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Please, Please Don't Compare Matt Leinart To David Carr

First, I'd like to congratulate all of the fantasy football junkies out there who, back in July, selected Matt Leinart to be a number one QB, tabbed him as someone capable of having a 'breakout season,' only to see him bomb in camp, get released and then sign with Houston as a temporary third-stringer. Seriously, way to go.

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Shifting topics, I'd like to address the idea that Leinart is somehow comparable to former first-round bust David Carr. Yes, they were each selected with a high draft pick. Yes, they were each studs in college. Yes, they each care way too much about their hair. But that's where the comparison ends, because David Carr was, at the very least, capable of winning a starting job for more than a scattered seventeen games. And amidst all of the Carr criticisms that have surfaced in the past, he managed to put together a few decent seasons behind a shaky (though slightly underrated) offensive line.

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Carr was never the star QB that Houston thought he could be, but he certainly wasn't a weak, whiny girly-man either. And, most embarrassingly, he never missed a wide open receiver by ten feet, only to blame the receiver for not "finding the ball."

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Speaking of comparisons, if Leinart's nowhere near as good as David Carr, Battle Red Blog wonders if he was even as talented as - gasp! - John David Booty.

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Another thought for you on this, Matt Leinart Day...would have been a completely insane notion in 2006, but it's not a totally unfair question now: Is Matt Leinart a superior NFL QB than John David Booty? Given the evidence, you can't just laugh off that query, can you? Seriously, how does the addition of Leinart make the Houston Texans better? Or is this simply another case of Gary Kubiak, QB Guru, thinking he can fix another QB?

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Terrible. Just terrible. Make us laugh, Leinart. Give us some comedic material. That's the most we want to see from you. Nothing more.

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