Chris Miller takes over as Arizona Cardinals QB coach

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ten years after retiring as an NFL quarterback, Chris Miller is back in the huddle.

This time, he's coaching the Arizona Cardinals' quarterbacks.

Miller didn't miss the concussions that interrupted, and ultimately ended, his playing career. But he missed competing at the sport's highest level.

Miller was hired during the offseason to replace Jeff Rutledge, who was fired in a shake-up of coach Ken Whisenhunt's staff.

Miller takes over a quarterback group that includes a mature starter -- two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner -- and backup Matt Leinart.

Warner won the first of his two NFL MVP awards in 1999, when Miller retired after a three-game stint with Denver.

Miller's bigger project is helping to develop Leinart, the Cardinals' first-round pick in 2006.

He's tinkering with Leinart's footwork and delivery and Leinart says he can already see improvement.

Like Leinart, Miller was a first-round pick. Atlanta drafted him 13th overall in 1987, and he made the Pro Bowl in 1991.

Miller and Whisenhunt were teammates on the Falcons in 1987 and 1988.