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Warner Calls It A Career

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So Kurt Warner finally called it a career.

News of Cardinals QB Kurt Warner’s retirement quickly spread throughout the NFL on Friday, and when it reached two of his teammates at Pro Bowl practice in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., they were sad to hear it.

“That’s a bittersweet subject for us,” Cardinals safety Antrel Rolle said Saturday. “I’m happy he’s going out his own way, making his own decisions, but at the same time, he’s going to be missed. He’s been my inspiration and one of my leaders I look to in tough situations, and he’s a great overall person, on and off the field.”

Said Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett: “We’re definitely going to miss him — his leadership and the way he brings it to the game for our team. But at the end of the day, he has to do what’s best for him.”

I’m sure you’re heard the story of his job at a grocery store to arena league to NFL MVP elsewhere, so I’m going to talk about something else. I’ve been hearing in the media about how Warner is a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer.

Is he?

The guy had a great run, but HOF? The guy was good and all, but according to Wikipedia he only really played eight seasons in which he started more than half the season. And when he played for the Rams and Cardinals he have a bevy of talent to throw to, so it’s not like he was playing in offensive systems that held him back.

For some reason, I compare him with former Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers, who had a short career but made such an impact he got into the Hall of Fame. Did Warner make as big an impact in his time as Sayers did in his time? Dunno. I wasn’t around back in the ’60s. However, if Warner does get in the Hall of Fame, I’m not going to go, “OMG WTF?!?!”

Truth be told, I’m glad Warner is getting out when he’s getting out. If he feels it’s time to go, then it’s time to go. Not everybody is capable of this, especially when there is still an ability to produce All-Pro numbers.

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Written by kkktookmybabyaway

January 31, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Posted in Sports

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