Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Derek Anderson Expected to Get the Boot This Week. Break Out the Champagne
|Derek Anderson, seen here in the midst of a giggle-fest with lineman Deuce Lutui as his team is down 18 points in the fourth quarter to the San Francisco 49ers.|
Of the countless boners made by the Arizona Cardinals last season, paying cry-baby quarterback Derek Anderson any amount of money to do what he did (D.A.'s suckiness is well-archived here) tops the list as the most costly. Thankfully, it seems he's getting shown the door.
ESPN's Adam Schefter, a reliable NFL insider, is predicting that Anderson will be cut from the Cards before the week is over. Schefter predicts linebacker Joey Porter will also get the boot.
The Cardinals picked up Anderson (to the tune of $7.25 million for two years) just before training camp last season. He beat out Matt Leinart for the starter job, and has sucked ever since.
Anderson earned a pitiful QB rating of 65.9 for the 2010 season, which isn't surprising considering he only completed 51.7 percent of his passes, only threw seven touchdowns to his 10 interceptions, and was sacked 25 times.
In addition to completely sucking all season, we haven't forgotten about Anderson yuckin' it up with lineman Deuce Lutui as the Cardinals were getting the shit kicked out of them by the San Francisco 49ers last November -- and the ensuing S-bomb filled press conference.
See the transcript of D.A.'s tirade below:
"It wasn't funny. I wasn't laughing about anything ... Okay, that's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. That's fine. I'm not laughing about it -- you think this is funny, I take this shit serious. Real serious. I put my heart and soul into this shit every single week. I'm just telling you what I do right now what I do every single week! Every single week I put my freaking heart and soul into this! I study my ass off! I don't go out there and laugh! It's not funny. Nothing's funny to me. I don't want to go out there and get embarrassed in front of everybody. I'm telling you right now -- Deuce and I were talking!"
The outburst prompted Magic Johnson to say on national television that if he were a teammate or coach of Anderson's, he would have "beat his butt, or killed him."
With Anderson's departure from the team apparently imminent, the Cards are left with Max Hall, John Skelton, and Richard Bartel -- who, between them, have have the combined experience of 12 NFL games.
In other words, the quarterback situation here in the desert is still dire (come back, Kurt...please).