The Arizona Cardinals Matt Leinart learned very quickly how to take a negative situation and turn it into a positive outcome. In 2004, he was the teams first round draft pick, fueled by his winning the Heisman Trophy presented to the outstanding college football athlete. Enter Kurt Warner to the Cardinals line, who was quickly assigned the starting quarterback by Arizona coach Keith Whisenhunt.
Leinart choose not to mope or become a distraction to the team’s success. “It took me a little while just to sit back and say, ‘You know what, I can be a distraction. I can be all mad and point the finger and be that guy who is not supportive.’ Or I can say, ‘I’m going to be a good teammate. I’m going to support Kurt and work my butt off and prepare every day like I’m the starting quarterback, ‘” Leinart says. His attitude is adjusted because he understands that experience is the best teacher thinking, “I’m not a bad quarterback. I just happen to be on the same team with this guy, Kurt Warner!”
What else do you think is important to keep your job? Marsha