The bottom line? No one knows

Posted by Darren Urban on January 20, 2010 – 4:12 pm

Warren Moon thinks Kurt Warner will be back. Rick Reilly doesn’t.

As soon as Warner actually delivers some new insight and doesn’t just reiterate what he’s been saying all along, I’ll let you know, but nothing has changed. And it wouldn’t, not when the last game was still only five days ago.

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21 Responses to “The bottom line? No one knows”

  1. By spitfire772 on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    I laugh at all these guys who have opinions, especially the ones who seem to KNOW he’s going to retire. Rick Reilly is saying he sounds like a man who could retire, but Kurt has already said he’s not going to make an emotional decision. After a few weeks/months when the season is long over, that’s when he will decide. I hope he comes back, but if he doesn’t, it’s time to thank Warner for all he’s done and move on.

  2. By kauaicardsfan on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    Will you guys continue the pod casts during the ” off season”?

  3. By darrenurban on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Kauai —

    Not on a weekly basis. We’ll probably have one around free agency, around the draft, around minicamp/OTA time. But nothing regular.

  4. By Larry on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply


  5. By Ron Christie on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    One More Kurt if anything let the Fans Bid you Farewell all over the league. I think you can still do it.We all Love You

  6. By Dan on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    If Warner isn’t having “fun” anymore then he should just call it a career. As a big Cardinals fan I’m really going to miss him but he can’t play forever, I really thought he would play out his contract and give it more shot. Either way, it’s been a great 2 years that I will never forget. Thanks Kurt! You were a special QB that’s for sure.

  7. By Miguel Viramontes on Jan 20, 2010 | Reply

    please dont Kurt Warner leave we still needed him and we also needed Anquan Boldin he is part of this team as well

  8. By Aaron Lone-Eagle on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Everyone keeps talking about the retirement of Kurt. I know it’s an important topic, but what about Anquan Boldin. I look back at last year, when they organization was considering trading Boldin, as long as they got a good deal in return, similar to the Roy Williams deal with the Cowbwys. There were no takers, and once again, Boldin, stat wise came in just behind Fitz, being injured and missing a game. Fitz had 9 more touchdowns, but only approximately 70 more yards. Q had less receptions, but more yards per carry, but all I keep hearing about is trading away Boldin, and how great Fitz, Breaston and Doucet are and especially how great they were in the Packers game. It is their job that is what they are supposed to do. That is what they get paid the bucks for. If the Cards trade Q for what ever they can get for him, first of all their making a big mistake and 2nd of all their SLAPPING him in the face. How about we take care of our players and their loyalty to the team

  9. By darrenurban on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Aaron —

    I understand your passion about Boldin, but there is little left to say on that subject right now. That’s why Boldin acknowledged the other day asking for a trade is fruitless because the organization will do what it feels is best. The Cards are better with Q. But the Cards also have to weigh what it would take to make Q happy against what Doucet/Breaston can do and the money they would then be able to put other places. These decisions are a terrible part of the game, but they are reality. it’s why Joe Montana finished as a Chief, why Torry Holt is finishing as a Jaguar, why Emmitt Smith finished as a Cardinal. That’s the NFL. I’m not saying that is what will happen to Boldin for sure, but it’s unrealistic not to anticipate the possibility.

  10. By Rugbymuffin on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    And that is why you have what is called integrity, and the others are just hacks.

    You could easily say “Kurt Warner is going to retire” put it up on a title of an article, and wreap the benefits of a Google search engine. People will think the decision has been made, yet after reading through 5 paragraphs of prentious doodly-squat realize it is just some guys opinion, who really know nothing about the situation.

    You are 100% correct. We will know when Warner tells us, and until it is posted on this website, it is not official.

    Any Cardinals fan knows that 99% of the media is wrong 99% of the times when they are talk about the Cardinals.

  11. By darrenurban on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Rugby —

    I’m not sure your stats are exactly on the mark, but I understand your point.

    Look, my issue with Reilly isn’t the subject, but the context and the way it’s presented on ESPN — and, because it is ESPN, the way the nation takes it as breaking news. Warner didn’t say anything that he hadn’t been saying in the press conference after the Saints game or in the locker room Sunday when the players were cleaning out their stuff. He said Sunday he loved the game but the rest had become work. We all know that. Oh, and by the way, he was saying the same things last year after the season. But it’s treated as breaking news (and some of this, I admit, is probably jealousy, since I write similar things and it gets less attention. Hey, I’m human.)

    Look, Kurt admitted he was ready to retire the other day, which is why he wants to wait. So he’s going to sound like that if Reilly is coming to his house Monday or whenever it was. Again, we’ll see in two or three weeks, when he has a chance at perspective. The key quote is the one talking about wanting God to take away from him the desire to play — to me, that means he still wants to play, and by his own definition, that would mean he’d keep playing. But we’ll see.

  12. By johnnybluenose on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Kurt comes back but he won’t. Kurt plays for the play-offs now. He won’t go through mini-camp, training camp, endless meetings and a five month season just to play a few play-off games. Or maybe the Cardinals will re-sign him in December, just in time for the play-offs. Let’s hope so.

  13. By Aaron Lone-Eagle on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    I appreciate your insight and honesty regarding Boldin, I hope the organization does what is best for him. It would just figure they would trade him, and I say that because this season when he was not traded and came back, I went and spent a fortune on an authentic Boldin Jersey with the Super Bowl logo on it. That is the last time I will ever but a jersey again. I hope Kurt comes back, but if he calls it a career, so be it. He has nothing more to prove, and in my opinion he is a Hall of Famer. But his health is more important than football. His family is going to be around alot longer than the game for him. Good Luck Kurt and God Bless. Thank you for everything.

    Semper Fidelis Cardinals!!

  14. By darrenurban on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Aaron —

    Nothing is set. We could be here in August, ready for another season that includes both Warner and Boldin. Don’t worry until it’s time to worry.

  15. By jovasquez on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Aaron, I totally agree with you ..he was our only bright spot when we drafted him and He was instrumental in getting Fitz here.No one wanted to play for da Kards then..but BOLDIN did

  16. By Ryan Sherman on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Kurt is God. I thank him if he comes back and I thank him if he doesn’t. Either way he got us out of the garbage dump. Aeneas Williams couldn’t do it and he was amazing. Pat Tillman couldn’t and he was amazing. Jake Plummer tried and didn’t succeed fully. If he retires then we are in for a tough year next year unless the gift of the Gods blesses Matt Leinart or we become the JETS and lead the league in defense and rushing via Hightower and Wells.

  17. By Jesus on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    PAY DOCKETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. By JP on Jan 21, 2010 | Reply

    Darren is, as usual, spot on.
    What Warner was saying to Reilly is no different than what he has been saying since the topic got started–he is going to wait until the emotions and the physical punishment subside and then look to God to give him guidance on what to do. He said he WANTS God to lead him to retire, as it would be a relief and he has nothing left to accomplish. But if he continues to feel the desire to play, he will likely conclude that it is God’s will for him NOT to quit just yet.
    Don’t underestimate the importance to Kurt of what he feels God wants him to do. It is all that counts. Eg, Brenda has been clear her opinion doesn’t matter-its up to the Guy upstairs. Why wouldn’t Kurt continue to make decisions that way? Look at what its done to his life.
    Either way, like many of the Cardinal players have said over and over again, we have been blessed to see this guy play and to have him lead this team and energize this town. We won’t see another like him in our lifetime.

  19. By tim j on Jan 22, 2010 | Reply

    hope kurt comes back and plays,read bolden is going to play out the last year of his contract,i think bolden staying here will make kurt’s decision to come back a lot easier

  20. By Jerry FR: Iowa on Jan 26, 2010 | Reply

    Kurt has been a champion his whole life. We watched Kurt grow into, we in Iowa thinks, the greatest QB in the game. If, Kurt Warner could have started playing in the NFL, when he was first drafted, he would have held most all records in that position, but because he did not come from a well-named school, he was cheated, think about it! Kurt is like having a coach in that position, he elevates all his player’s to a higher level, a very rare quality. In Iowa, his fans are behind him 110%, and that is most of the state feels Kurt will be back to achieve his goals and finalize his place in history. Being an outsider looking in, the Cards actually won the super bowl last year, but the problem was the defense. The Cards defense has problems with the 2 minute defense. Pickup better offensive lineman to protect Warner, and improve the defense in the 2 minute defense, next year is your year. Warner is a quick release QB, and the Cards need that quality in a QB, but think about, giving Warner the time to pass and keep him healthy?
    Go and get them next year Kurt! Iowa is behind you all the way!

  21. By RUBEN on Jan 28, 2010 | Reply

    thank you for the memories…kurt…… are the best…….¡¡¡¡¡

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