With speculation that Cardinals QB Kurt Warner will contemplate retirement this offseason, Warner answered several questions on the subject during his postgame news conference following Saturday’s 45-14 loss to the Saints, perhaps the last time we’ll hear his thoughts on the matter for a while.
“I don’t really have a target date,” Warner said about making his decision. “But I want to get away. I’ve thought about it a lot, and have over the last couple of years. I have some ideas in my head. But you want to get away from the season a bit.
“I don’t hink it will be a long process, a long, drawn-out thing. I would want to let [the Cardinals] know as soon as I know, for sure.”
Warner said his decision will come down to determining what’s best for him and that the vicious hit he took from Saints DE Bobby McCray won’t be a determining factor.
“Yeah, every time you take a hit like that, it makes you think twice about playing this game,” Warner joked.
The hit, though, was no joke. It knocked the 38-year-old Warner from the game to end the second half, although he was able to return. Warner said X-rays were negative, and no bones were broken.
“I didn’t see the guy behind me, he hit me pretty good,” Warner said. “I had the wind knocked out of me. I had some soreness all around the rib cage area. The degree of pain isn’t horrible, just some pain when I breathe.”