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Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Posted on: November 27, 2011 4:52 pm
 
M. Leinart might have broken his collarbone Sunday (AP).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

It appears that the Texans might have lost their second quarterback for the season in back-to-back games. Two weeks ago, it was Matt Schaub and a foot injury, and today, in Houston’s 20-13 win against the Jacksonville, backup Matt Leinart was knocked out of the game with a possible broken collarbone.

"I think there's probably a pretty strong possibility I won't be coming back this season,” Leinart told reporters afterward, indicating he had broken his left collarbone for the second time in his career.

Leinart had played decently in place of Schaub, going 10 of 13 for 57 yards and a touchdown. But after throwing an incomplete pass, he was driven to the ground midway through the third quarter and appeared to hurt his shoulder. Fifth-round rookie T.J. Yates relieved Leinart and managed the game well enough to keep the Texans in front.

Now, it looks like next week’s starter could be a competition between Yates and Kellen Clemens, who signed as the third-string quarterback last week. Since the Texans probably don’t want to play emergency-emergency quarterback Owen Daniels, better known as a tight end, Houston likely will sign another quarterback this week.

Last week, Jeff Garcia, Trent Edwards and Brody Croyle worked out for the Texans, so signing one of those three wouldn’t be a surprise.

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Comments

Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Jeff George is probably pulling the cobwebs out of his trainers at this very moment...



Since: Aug 13, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Leinart is better with one arm than Sanchez is with two.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:17 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Brett Favre available?  Terry Bradshaw? John U.?



Since: Oct 30, 2007
Posted on: November 27, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

EGADWhy is Jeff Garcia trying to play?



Since: Dec 22, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 8:20 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Where's Vinny Testaverde when you need him?



Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Matt Leinart - Breakin' hearts and holdin' charts since 2006. Goodbye funny man. What a complete disaster of a player. Worthless for four years in Arizona, finally gets a shot to do something and this happens. Where's Kurt Warner???



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: November 27, 2011 6:19 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

I think garcia can be good for the rest of year, only five more games and probable playoffs. he's always been a good bootleg qb and thrived in a similar situation in philly, although he is 41 but better than kellen clemens...



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Oh yeah, rccola.

Think he did get a break. Just another bad one.

And for the Texans, this is getting hard to watch as with every step forward the team makes is matched by misfortune.

And these bad breaks are not easy to shake off or get around with solid leadership. These are real test of team will and coaching smarts to adjust to a player(s) new to the NFL or to this team at the most important position.

And the defense is not the type that can just shut down other teams through pure force. Wade Phillips units alway fade the longer they are left on the field. As with the 1st half when Leinart was mostly "Captain Checkdown", the Houston D was unable to stop the Jags cold. A sound QB on the Jags would have gotten more points.

If the Texans offense can't move the ball on a regular basis, the Houston defense will be on "D fence" much too long. And that will not be good.



Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Just feel bad for the guy can't get a break



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: November 27, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Leinart confirms he might be done for season

Wow Jeff Garcia. Is he still married to the Playboy Playmate, Carmella something? Sure, bring him in....


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