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Ravens' game highlighted Arizona's QB dilemma

While the Ravens' quarterback switch from Steve McNair to Kyle Boller on Sunday has created chatter here about how Baltimore coach Brian Billick may juggle his two QBs, the real raging controversy was created on the other side of the field, where Arizona came up just short, 26-23.

McNair and Boller are 1A and 1B statistically and Billick is indicating that future use of Boller is likely to be associated with helping McNair avoid aggravating what certainly is a delicate muscle strain.

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But for the losing Cardinals, the contrast couldn't have been more stark. Starter Matt Leinart was a deer caught in the headlights, helpless in the face of the Ravens' defense. Veteran backup Kurt Warner looked like the league MVP and Super Bowl champion that he was when he played with the Rams, and nearly pulled off an extraordinary comeback.

In the aftermath, the tap dance that Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt is doing in the Valley of the Sun is so artful that it's really quite amusing to watch. What Whisenhunt is selling out there is that Leinart will continue to start unless they want to use the hurry-up offense and then they'll go to Warner because he's better at that very limited portion of the playbook.

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Does that sound like, "We're going with the first-round draft pick until we get behind and then we're going to ask the vet who we think is only going to be here a couple more seasons to save our butts?"

Just for the record, here are the passing lines for these guys against Baltimore.

Leinart: 9-for-20, 53 yards, 0 TDs, 0 interceptions

Warner: 15-for-20, 258 yards, 2 TDs, 0 interceptions

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