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I feel genuine sympathy for Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Wisenhunt. After all, the man has an incredibly difficult decision to make.

On one hand, you have Kurt Warner.

The quarterback, who went from stocking shelves at the supermarket to winning the Super Bowl, has been a model of consistency throughout his career.

Warner, a two-time NFL MVP, was one touchdown shy of the franchise record in touchdown passes last season (27), despite starting only 11 games. Oh, and he did it with a torn ligament in his elbow.

Then there is the golden boy, Matt Leinart.

In two seasons with the Cardinals, Leinart has missed 12 games because of injury, thrown more interceptions than touchdowns and displayed less than desirable leadership qualities.

Yes, I could see why this would be a tough one.

Warner has earned the right with both his play and his leadership to be the quarterback for the Cardinals.

Leinart expects the job to be his and staked his claim to it when he threw three interceptions against Oakland last week.

Warner is the right choice for the job. That means the Cardinals, being the Cardinals, will probably give it to Leinart.

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