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Emil Steiner

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Spoiled for Choice


To me this question should read: Which falling star should you hitch your wagon to? And the answer is neither. It's like asking Casey Jones to be your engineer or hiring Jack Kevorkian as an EMT.

But if I have to pick, I guess I would go with Leinart, and not because of his stellar play on the field but instead his shenanigans off of it. Issues of partying can sometimes be resolved with a square dose of religion or a strong kick in the pants. Those who get themselves right often find strengths and talents that exceed expectations; to wit: Titan's starting quarterback Kerry Collins.

The kind of behavior Vince Young has exhibited makes me a little more nervous. It's erratic and seems darker. He isn't doing the classic young, dumb celebrity routine, he's more like the washed up, unbalanced artist. And, given his recent ESPN interview he has given no sign that he has or is willing to face whatever demons drove him to disappear last season.

Both Leinart and Young have regressed in the face of adult adversity -- the Trojan back to the fraternity behavior of college and the Longhorn back to the college campus itself. For obvious reasons, these are their comfort zones -- their happy places. Young was a God at Texas, as of course Leinart was at USC, but based on their behavior Leinart seems more accepting of his lost omnipotence.

By Emil Steiner  |  June 12, 2009; 4:17 PM ET  | Category:  Arizona Cardinals , Draft , Emil Steiner , Quarterbacks , Reggie Bush , Tennessee Titans Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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