Arizona Cardinals' Quarterback Dilemma Remains Following Loss to Seahawks

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Rookie QB Max Hall.
Arizona Cardinals rookie quarterback Max Hall went undrafted in the 2010 NFL draft, and we saw why during the Cards' 22-10 loss to the Seahawks yesterday in Seattle.

Hall was atrocious.

Going 4 for 16, with an interception and no touchdowns, Hall deserved the 13.5 passer rating he earned for the game.

"I am obviously disappointed in how I played," Hall said after the game. "But you have to give credit to them. They played well."

Hall missed open receivers and under-threw the ball fairly consistently, which are some of the same reasons once-starting-quarterback Derek Anderson was ridin' the pine the last two games. 


Like Anderson before him, Hall gave fans a painful reminder that Kurt Warner is gone and he's not coming back. He also reminded fans that because Warner retired, the quarterback situation in the desert is dire.

Hall was banged up in the third quarter after a huge sack by Seahawks' defensive end Chris Clemons. It was a welcome blow for Cards fans.

Hall was taken out of the game and replaced by Anderson, who actually looked pretty good...briefly.

Anderson orchestrated a quick touchdown drive to put the Cards within 12 points of the Seahawks. The rest of the drives led by Anderson were less impressive.

Following the touchdown drive, Anderson -- a one-time pro-bowler -- just couldn't get the ball in the end zone. 

Anderson struggled with all the same things that found him holding the clipboard two weeks ago -- not seeing open receivers and missing Larry Fitzgerald consistently.

Between the two of them, Hall and Anderson threw to Fitzgerald a total of 30 times. He only caught the ball three times for 30 yards because many of the balls thrown to him were off target.

Hall's awful performance again raises the question that has plagued the Cards all season: who will be the team's starting quarterback?

Coach Ken Whisenhunt sounds like he's sticking with the rookie, despite the dreadful performance.

"Let's be frank," Whisenhunt said after the game. "You understand that with a young quarterback in this type of environment, you're going to have to grow and learn with some of those things. And we understood that."

Our guess is Hall gets one more shot to "grow and learn" before Anderson's back in action. That shot will come next week when the Cards host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Easbrand
Easbrand

Wanted to let you know that we’re giving away the chance to meet wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in Phoenix on Tuesday (11/2)! Winner will get a peek behind the scenes of an EAS video shoot and meet Larry in Phoenix. Details on how to win are on the EAS Facebook page, http://facebook.com/easbrand.

~Luke at EAS

Eric
Eric

Garcia is not available. UFL players have to finish their season before they can jump to the NFL. It's in their contracts. It's not as easy as you think.

david s
david s

all i have to say is, JEFF GARCIA IS PLAYING IN THE UFL, and is available.....

Stone
Stone

Writing with the Caps Lock button on doesn't help get your point across. That's especially true when there is nobody named John Stockwell.

Eric
Eric

It doesn't matter if you're undrafted or not in the NFL. Guys that are high picks end up with worse careers most times compared to low-round picks and undrafted guys. Kurt Warner and Tony Romo can attest to that. Derek Anderson is not the answer, we know what his track record is. Hall is unproven and we still don't know how he's going to turn out. Typical knee-jerk reaction from fans say he will be a failure. We don't know that yet. Let him take his lumps and see how he responds. We don't have any other option.

Stevsmux
Stevsmux

Can we figure something out here before we lose Fitzgerald because who wants to stick around with no one to throw you the ball. I'm sure there are some quarterbacks in the UFL or free agents cause when Fitz leaves were back to pre Warner sucking again these two QBs look like high schoolers

G8GUY2NO
G8GUY2NO

HALL WAS, IS, AND STILL WILL BE A FAILURE. HE WENT UNDRAFTED FOR A REASON, HE SUX. I THINK JOHN STOCKWELL WOULD BE A BETTER QB THAN BOTH ANDERSON AND HALL.

Schadenfriend
Schadenfriend

Thanks for your obviously informed opinion. I suppose you mean John Skelton?

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