The Arizona Cardinals are coping with big changes this preseason, as former first round draft pick Matt Leinart is now the starting quarterback and young receivers like Steve Breaston and Early Doucet are stepping up since Anquan Boldin was traded to the Baltimore Ravens in the offseason. Meanwhile, Kurt Warner is dealing with life as a civilian now that his days as an off-and-on elite NFL QB are over. Yes, life’s much simpler now for the former Ram, Giant and Cardinal, as he’s left to ponder what he and his once-Gozerian wife Brenda will do with their twilight years.
Kurt’s first paying retirement gig has been as a broadcaster for the Iowa Barnstormers Arena Football franchise, as he was inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame in May. Warner also played for the Barnstormers before becoming a NFL feel-good story and Super Bowl MVP for the St. Louis Rams. And that feel-good story is now the center of so many possibilities for the Warner family, which includes his seven children. Or as Travis Henry calls it – amateur hour.
The next time someone asks if Kurt Warner’s a god, you say yes, Pro Football Talk:
Warner, set to broadcast some NFL games, says he’s been offered reality shows that would follow the experiences of his family, but is wary of it becoming overwhelming. Warner has also talked to movie producers interested in making Warner’s life story. Kurt’s wife Brenda wants Denzel Washington play the lead.
“It would probably challenge Denzel in ways he’s never been challenged before,” Warner said.
Screw it, I don’t even have anything smartass to add to that. I want to see Denzel take on this role and play Warner in his life story. Hell, I hope they do a whole White Man’s Burden plot twist and get Jake Gyllenhaal to play Isaac Bruce, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Trent Green, Matt Damon as Marshall Faulk, Shia LeBeouf as Tory Holt and Samuel L. Jackson as Dick Vermeil.
WITH LEATHER EXCLUSIVE – I just got an advance copy of the script:
Warner: “Coach Vermeil, I don’t know if I can do it. I don’t know if I can replace Trent and be the starter.”
Vermeil: “I DON’T EVEN THINK YOU MOTHER F*CKING KNOW HOW MOTHER F*CKING GREAT YOU REALLY ARE! I MOTHER F*CKING BELIEVE IN YOU!”