Quarterback Matt Leinart was benched by coach Ken Whisenhunt in favor of Kurt Warner in Arizona. (Christian Petersen / Getty Images)
Matt Leinart is no fan of Ken Whisenhunt, who benched the quarterback in Arizona in favor of Kurt Warner.
Leinart, when asked on “Fox Sports Live” how he thought Whisenhunt would do in Tennessee, where he was introduced Tuesday as head coach, said: “I don’t think it’s a great fit, and I don’t think it’s great timing, and here’s why. You look at his tenure in Arizona — only two years, he had success, and in those two years, Kurt Warner ran that football team — I was a part of it.
“Every single Monday, Kurt Warner would come in and implement 20 to 30 new plays which he would say, ‘I want these in my game plan.’ We became a spread offense, and we became Kurt Warner’s offense. Then Kurt Warner retires, they go 5-11 twice and they go 8-8.”
Asked if he likes Whisenhunt, Leinart laughed and asked, “Do I like Whisenhunt?”