Arizona Cardinals' quarterback Leinart perfects new, lifesaving skills Print
Written by Admin   
Monday, 10 March 2008 12:54
NFL Headline News

 LOS ANGELES (AP) -Matt Leinart has perfected new skills that may turn out to be a lifesaver on the football field - or anywhere else.
The Arizona Cardinals' quarterback, hoping to raise awareness of how American Red Cross training can save lives, demonstrated CPR and the use of a defibrillator on a training dummy.
Saying he felt it was important for him to be certified since he is ``a father and a teammate,'' Leinart added: ``You never know when it can happen. In football, we've had people pass away from heatstroke or whatever, and maybe it was because there was no one to get there soon enough.
``God forbid something would happen on the football field or wherever it is. But if it does, I'm prepared.''
Leinart spoke at a news conference Monday about the obvious importance of being trained in CPR and AED (automated external defibrillator) and afterward talked about his injury-shortened 2007 campaign with the Cardinals and the upcoming season.
He pointed out that Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning, among other athletes, is involved in raising awareness of Red Cross training.
``If we can get our message across, help get people to learn how to do this, then we're doing our part,'' Leinart said. ``I encourage football people to learn it. I encourage a mom at home to learn it.''
Emergency medical technician Jeff Broadston told how he and his EMT partner used a defibrillator to revive a man who had a heart attack at a recent Anaheim Ducks game in Anaheim.
``When we got to him, he was clinically dead,'' Broadston said. ``When he left us, he was talking. That's the best feeling in the world.''
The left-handed Leinart, a former Heisman winner at USC who was in his second NFL season, fractured his left collarbone when he was sacked on Oct. 7 and missed the rest of the season.
``I'd never had to deal with a serious injury as far as football goes. It was difficult, it was tough,'' he said. ``But as I was kind of accepting what had happened, I took advantage of that time and really prepared myself for the future - which is now.
``I learned from Kurt Warner, I learned from the coaches and I just studied extremely hard to prepare myself. It's amazing how much you can learn from watching film two or three hours a day.''
Leinart had replaced Warner as a rookie five games into the 2006 season, then Warner took over again when Leinart went down last season.
Leinart said playing at USC was great preparation for the pros, but ``The NFL is a whole different game.''
``Guys are bigger and faster, defenses are more complicated,'' he said. ``You put in double, triple the time in the NFL game than in college. In the pros, you have to do that to be successful. And even after that, you still may not be successful.''
Leinart firmly believes he and the Cardinals can be successful.
``We're not anywhere close to where we want to be, but we're moving in the right direction and last year was a confidence-builder for us,'' he said. ``I'm really excited about being a part of the football team in Arizona.
``We've got a special thing going, and I just can't wait to get started.''
 

NFL Team Pages

Recent NFL Discussions

by Blade
Yesterday 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-21-14 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-20-14 9:00 pm

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 480 Kansas City Chiefs 77%
#2 480 Kansas City Chiefs 77%
#3 463 New Orleans Saints 76%
#4 463 New Orleans Saints 76%
#5 491 San Diego Chargers 74%
#6 491 San Diego Chargers 74%
#7 485 San Francisco 49ers 71%
#8 485 San Francisco 49ers 71%
#9 468 Pittsburgh Steelers 67%
#10 488 Denver Broncos 67%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 9/4
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 17/4
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 9/2
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 6/1
GREEN BAY PACKERS 6/1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 15/2
CHICAGO BEARS 15/2
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 14/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com