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It's the NFL's Fault

I had really hoped to never write this article. I had anticipated the future of the franchise, the strong-armed lefty that would guide the offense for years to come, would be signed and in camp on time. The Cardinals had plenty of cap room, were tired of looking like a cheapskate team, and Leinart seemed genuinely interested in striking a deal.

However, after four days of intense negotiations, Leinart is still waiting (holed up in AZ for the first three days, but now back home in Southern California) and his agent, Tom Condon has boarded a plane and left the friendly confines of Phoenix behind him.  When the agent leaves, that's a pretty good indication that talks are at an impasse.  While there could be an 11th hour miracle (after...

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