Matt Leinart takes a high road, but it’s no easy street

You wonder whether he will pick up the phone. What possible reason would he have to pick up the phone?

As his football team has become a symbol of determination, he has become one of disillusionment.
As the Arizona Cardinals have sprinted wildly through the NFL playoffs, he has stood painfully still.
As the Cardinals attempt to leap upon football’s grandest stage today in the NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he will recede even further into the background.
Visor on backward. Hands on hips. Eyes wandering. His scraggly beard growth once looked so noble. Now, it just looks like he forgot to shave.

latimes.com
1/18/09