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Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:12 am
Edited on: May 19, 2011 4:08 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

The lockout is probably the greatest thing ever to happen to Kevin Kolb. With each passing day, his value seems to grow more and more.

But, he's been specifically attached to one team in recent days: the Arizona Cardinals. In fact, some are calling Kolb to the Cards a "slam dunk."

"Arizona ... a slam dunk as much as you can have a slam dunk," ESPN's Sal Paolantonio told Peter King (on Sirius Radio, I believe, though I cannot confirm).

There was actually some chatter that a Kolb-Cards deal was already done, with the principle parts being Kolb for Patrick Peterson (aka "2011 first-rounder") and a 2012 second-rounder.

Kevin Kolb: So Hot Right Now
That rumor was probably based on Roger Goodell's recent statements that teams could trade during the brief period in between lockouts. However, Andy Reid shot the rumor out of the sky before it really every took its metaphorical wings and started flapping too high.

Still, even if there isn't a deal now, there's almost certainly going to be one before 2011 starts. There are too many teams that have a need at quarterback -- yes, still! -- and too many good fits for Kolb for the Eagles to wait and try to utilize him as a backup.

And yes, for those wondering, yes, every story about the NFL eventually ends up in some sort of discussion about Kolb's value to other teams.

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Since: Dec 1, 2010
Posted on: May 20, 2011 8:38 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

I am impressed if Arizona lands Kolb.  This is a long term answer.  I agree Peterson will be great, but it is much easier to find another CB during next years draft.  Maybee not with Perterson's talent, but still much easier to fill than a QB position.  This is not an opinion, it's fact.  Look around the league, the teams who are strugling to find a QB, have been desprate to fill this gap for years.

Depending on a Rookie QB is way to risky.  Kolb may not have fully prove himself yet, but he has learned from the best, and has been around in big league long enough to understand the NFL game level.  Greater potential then any Rookie.  

Since: Feb 17, 2011
Posted on: May 20, 2011 7:28 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Yoadog I disagree with you 100%. Do you think the Redskins trading Champ Bailey and a 2nd round pick for Portis was a good trade for them?  I don't even if they thought Champ was going to walk, my point being Peterson and and 2nd round pick for Kolb is way to much.  Peterson is going to be great and shut down corners are very hard to come by while a QB is less hard to find.  Kolb has not proven he is worthy of that kind of trade which is close to signing a player who has a franchise tag on them.  As far as Schuab being a "star" he has yet to make the playoffs and has only had 1 season with a winning record I don't care how many yards he throws for. Eli is only a big name because of his brother the superbowl run was all on the Defense. And as far as Bernard Scott being a "star" you are crazy he is a KR

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: May 20, 2011 5:48 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Call me crazy, but I see Kolb going to the Bears or Bengals. He excels in cold weather and those two places are cold. It's too warm for him out west. 

Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 4:55 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Why is kolb so good. Cause he let a dude that was sitting in jail for 2 years take his starting spot. And take Vick off the eagles this year and they would have a top 10 draft pick. Kolb is overrated why would the eagles trade him if he is so good. Vick is what 32. They will need a qb in a few years . he is flawwed Call me a kolb basher cause i am i also bash the eagles the cowboys and the skins. Go giants

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 20, 2011 3:18 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?


however you want to cut it, be it starting statistics or overall statistics, my point was that Kolb hasn't done enough for me to warrant the kind of return via trade scenarios that some are suggesting. Again, I doubt Leinart would have lit it up but I still think he got a raw deal and AZ was worse off without him in '10. The question I’m interested in concerning KK is how is how desperate are teams going to be to acquire a guy who is essentially still an unproven commodity? I dispute that I’m a Kolb “basher” but I am a Kolb skeptic. I’d probably rather have him than any QB in this years draft if my team wants to make a run NOW rather than later (such as Arizona), but I don’t think his sample size warrants say, surrendering a first round pick (or more) in order to acquire him. I could be wrong and he may be turn out like Schaub or even Matt Cassell, but if he flops or the talent around him isn't enough or injuries or any number of things happen and Arizona ends up having another dismal season despite getting "their guy", then Philly, who is already a strong team, ends up with a top 10 selection and AZ's still mired in mediocrity except now they have even less chips to build with in the future. The window of opportunity closes very fast in the NFL, especially for a QB (ask Leinart, Quinn, Clausen, Brohm etc.) and when the shine of a new QB wears off, people start clamouring for the next shiney new prospect. I'm not hoping Kolb fails but I am wary of giving up the huge amount that it looks like it's going to require to get him.

Since: Aug 30, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:59 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Biggest mistake the Eagles will make in the next 5 years, at least I hope it's the least.  Kolb will shine wherever he goes and Vick will end his career the second time same as the first; a phenomenal athlete most good defenses can contain and control.

The Eagles better plan on drafting another QB next year.  I can't believe they're letting this guy go for Vick.  Isn't the definition of insanity doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result?  We've seen Vick's game, and his injury prone all-out running style, before and this rerun won't end well for the Eagles. 

Hello, Eagles is there anybody in there?

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 20, 2011 12:07 am

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?


I knew I would get some *** like you to comment on one word and that's exactly why I did it. To see someone like you with zero knowledge nit pick through words instead of follow through to the main point. The point is, the one you missed, the Bengals would have no interest in a dud of a RB when they are fine at that position right now. Bernard Scott is a star in a way. One of the best KR's in the league in his two years and Benson has had three really good years in Cinci. Bengals need O-Line help and defensive help not another RB.

AJ Feeley????????? When was he ever expected to do anything in this league? He was a 5th round draft pick and has sat on the bench more than not and some of that as a 3rd stringer.

Watch some film before you run your mouth. Kolb was a 2nd round pick and has a 61% comp. percentage in his playing time with Philly. He has a lot more ability than AJ Feeley. Thank god a person like you isn't a GM. People hating on Kolb will eat their words soon enough. Rodgers, Shaub, Ryan, E. Manning, and Rivers have taken abuse at some point in their careers and have become stars. Kolb will be listed in that group in a couple years.

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:39 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?


I know. No need to state obvious stuff but both those QB's were in situations where they needed to start playing. Did you not know about the Packers fans that didn't think Aaron could be the guy in the '08 off season? There were some Favre lovers that couldnt let go of him. But Thompson made the right decision in the off season and stuck with it. It paid off.

Shaub while in Atlanta was in the same situation Kolb is right now. Big time QB prospect with talent and needs to get on the field asap. Everyone keeps looking at the numbers of Kolb. They need to look more at the talent level he has. He will be a very good QB. This deal will pay off for AZ.

Since: Apr 3, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 11:33 pm

Beanie and a pick to Cincy for Palmer.

Ohio likes Beanie

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 8:52 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Bronson, First off Kolb is 4-4 in his starts with 5 td's and 8 ints in those same starts. If your stating stats about starts only include his stats from starts.  Leinhart had 16 starts (all with cards) in his 5 years (4 with Cards). Leinhart was given a chance to play a bunch of consecutive games and it was not his winning percentage or playing ability that got him gone, it was his abilty to lead a team and his inability to read the defenses, the talent was there but his leadership skills are worthless, the players had no respect for him.
Kolb, on the other hand, is respected and is considered a great leader by the players around him, all he needs is the playing time to get to know the pro game, you do not learn the defense and whats going on any better than by being in there. Thats why so many teams consider him a great prospect at QB, Reid is not an idiot, he wuld not have traded McNabb if he truely did not believe in Kolb, we all know he did not believe in Vick at that time. Kolb can be the real deal.

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