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“Killer” Leinart coming of age?

In response to the recent news that FOX’s Jay Glazer (whose new line of toys will be released in time for the Holidays, per Taco Bill) had thrown potatoes at the video board in Dallas, a reader suggested that Glazer was merely trying to convert the spuds into “killers.”

That was a reference, of course, to Glazer’s attempt to transform Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart from a “pretty boy” into a “killer” via MMA training.

Though it remains to be seen whether humping a heavy bag will help Leinart between the white lines, something woke the guy up last night against the Packers.

Leinart, who unexpectedly was benched last year in favor of Kurt Warner, completed 24 of 38 passes for 360 yards and three scores in the second half of Friday night’s game against the Packers. (Leinart also threw one interception.)

During Leinart’s two quarters of action, Arizona outscored Green Bay 27-6.

It likely was enough to keep Leinart in the No. 2 spot behind Warner, despite recent rumors that Leinart could be sliding behind Brian St. Pierre.

The bigger question becomes whether Leinart is positioning himself to become the quarterback of the future (product placement!) in Arizona -- and whether the future could be sooner than anyone envisioned.