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By winning Cardinals job, Warner proves he has a future

The Cardinals gave Kurt Warner the chance to compete with Matt Leinart for the starting spot, and the 37-year-old quarterback made the most of the opportunity, writes John Clayton.

Originally Published: August 25, 2008
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

When I visited Cardinals camp in Flagstaff, Ariz., three weeks ago, it was Kurt Warner's turn in coach Ken Whisenhunt's quiet quarterback competition.

Whisenhunt never minced words this offseason. Matt Leinart was his starting quarterback, but everyone around camp knew what that meant: It was Leinart's job to lose. He lost it with a three-interception performance against the Raiders and weeks of regressing into bad habits in his dropback from center.

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