He was excited just to be back in the practice setting of an NFL camp, but with just three days to absorb enough of Buffalo’s offense to execute a finite amount of plays in Thursday night’s preseason finale proved difficult.
Leinart, who went 3-for-10 passing for 11 yards with two interceptions, was honest in assessing his performance.
“I will not sit here and make any excuses,” he said. ”I could have played better and I didn’t, and you just move on. I was
hoping maybe to get in there in the second half and redeem myself. But you cant turn the ball over in this league and expect to win. It’s tough, but I was thankful to be here. We’ll see what happens. Obviously, after that performance, it can’t be anything good. I wouldn’t think but we’ll see.”
Head coach Doug Marrone admitted that it was far from an ideal circumstance, but one that was out of everyone’s control based on the timing of the injuries Buffalo sustained at the quarterback position. Leinart made no excuses.
“I haven’t played in a while, the speed of the game and all that stuff, but just being a professional, being a football player,” he said. ”Coming in here I expect more out of myself, I have expectations for myself. Whether I was here for three days or three years, you cant do that. There’s not a lot to be said. It is what it is, you just move on and see what happens. I’m just grateful to have a fun week here. And who knows, who knows what will happen.”
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