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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: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 7:59 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

I too find the infatuation with Kolb baffling. Kolb's career record is 3-4 with 11 TDs to 14 INTs and this guy's supposed to be a franchise QB? Statistically, in his limited action, he's more or less a wash in comparison to Matt Leinart who was never given a square shake in Arizona and was run out of town because the coach didn't like him, a move supported by fans because of perceived character issues. Speaking of perceived character issues, how did it work out by replacing him with Derek Anderson? Then a couple of late round/undrafted rookies? Leinart probably wouldn't have been the answer but I doubt the season would have been as big a disaster if they kept a guy who at least knew the system and paid his dues sitting behind Kurt Warner instead of going with the garbage they did in '10. It always amazes me how a handful of decent games can stir everyone into a frenzy to the point of annointing an unproven guy the franchise savior out of desperation. i.e. Caleb Hanie is not a franchise QB despite his erratic but inspiring play in the NFC title game. Neither is Joe Webb. Nor is Matt Flynn just because he almost beat New England. And while he may be decent, I seriously doubt that Kevin Kolb is the second coming of Matt Schaub. All that seems certain is that someone is going to overpay big time for him.


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Since: May 18, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 7:16 pm
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Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 6:39 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Kolb could be an instant success with the Cards with great targets and a good coach. He looked pretty good when I saw him play. He could definitely be successful in this situation. Maybe the Cards should get a troubled back up flashy QB as his back up so if lighting strikes twice the Cardinals win either way.



Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:45 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

I agree with you. Don't get me wrong Im a Cards fan so Im not your normal Card Basher and yes I do want him to land with us, because he's better than anyone we have and probably better than all the qb's who will be on the move. But I think giving up Peterson would be a huge mistake, I know he's never even played a snap at the NFL level but I followed him his entire career and I do think he's gonna be a shut down CB for many years to come. He's gonna be special. I hope we dont make this move Kolb hasnt proven enough or even close to enough to warrant Peterson who was a #5 pick and a 2nd rounder. Kolb also looks better to the eye because there isnt much else out there which improves his stock everyday that passed for teams who are qb desperate



Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:29 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

i'd love to argue this both ways.  maybe i should start a 2nd profile.  Kolb had a tough break last year.  His line stunk, Clay matthews killed him, Vick came in and put on a show (people were whispering mvp, the nfl retired one of his game jerseys,) the line got even worse, Vick got hurt, kolb stepped back in and did well (beat atlanta,) but he couldnt keep vick off the field, few qbs could have in that situation.

Kolb shouldnt be compared to feely. A J was drafted in the 4th or 5th round, during Mcnabb's best years.  there was no hope for him to ever start. he was drafted for future a pick(s).  Kolb was the 3rd qb taken in his draft, behind, ahem, demarcus russell and brady quinn, ahem.  maybe HE should have been taken 1st overall.  he was brought in to learn the system and take over when donovan is toast.  he still could, but reid doesn't have the time to go through 1 or 2 subpar seasons. 

with all that said, I'm not sure i want him.  i know that concussions are serious, but clay matthews made him look like a little boy.  and oh yeah, he had a concussion during game one last year.  i don't think he could make it through the nfc east.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:02 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Michael Vick is a unique talent and the Philadelphia Eagles O-line is subpar.  That is why Kolb is available.  On the right team, he can be a pro bowler.  But then, I thought Commander Cody would pick up right where Warren Moon left off, so what do I know?



Since: Apr 12, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

This would be an absolute steal for the Eagles. I can't imagine Arizona would even entertain it.  Not only would they give up Peterson, but you're talking about an additional 2nd rounder as well!?!?  What has Kolb done to prove he's worth that?   If Arizona wanted a QB so bad, why not draft one with their pick?  That means they are essentially just throwing away a 2nd round pick for nothing.    Sal must be wishful thinking on this one...




Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:43 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Alright everybody. Reality check!  Look no further than Miami plucking AJ Feeley from Philly six or seven years ago in the same scenario.  He was full of potential, great arm, leader in the locker room.  And all that was based on was a whopping two games.  He turned out to be on the All Dolly Parton team.  A  huge bust.  Fans (who are fanatics), need to get a grip on TODAY and not what everyone thinks a FA QB is going to do in the next three to five years.  Yes, I know you think that after five red spins the next one will be black.  But you don't hedge your future on that.  If I have to coach and counsel NFL GM's on how to pick for the future, then memo to all:  don't bet your future on a second team, second tier QB, to lead your team to the second round of the playoffs.  If you do so, you've just shot yourself in the foot and guaranteed to miss the playoffs again. 



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

If the Cardinals want to mortgage their future by giving away(and I use the term loosely) Patrick Peterson and a 2nd rounder in 2012 for Kevin Kolb, then they deserve what they get. I can easily believe the Eagles would jump on that deal in a New York minute. My confusion is why the Cardinals would...Kolb isn't worth a first round gem like Patrick Peterson, let alone another draft pick. The Cardinals GM and owner must have gone to the Jerry Jones scholl of how to ruin the future of your team school. The Cowboys suffered for the Roy E. Williams deal, and still are...so the Cardinals will rue this day if they have already made the deal.



Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:37 pm
 

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Um, Schaub was a trade/deal but aaron Rodgers was a draft pick that sat behind a Hall of Famer for three years.


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