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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: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:37 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Kolb at least has some proven NFL pedigree. probably would have been better last year if the Eagles actually had an offensive line that didn't have him running for his life, that's part of the reason Vick replaced him.
Then the Cardinals will need to protect him too. Just me, but Kolb came out in the opener vs Green Bay like it was a preseason game. No sense of urgency. It's why he got run down, didn't sense the pursuit, missed flipping the football out to an open receiver as he bought time. Almost certain it was McCoy that was the open player. And Jackson's concussion, could he have left Jackson any more vulnerable against the Falcons ? Jackson broke open in the middle of the field and the ball needed to be delivered at that time, not out by the numbers on the field where the Falcons defense waited for him and leveled him in the collision. LF might have a problem with that when it's he who is the one getting blown up ?

Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:31 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

If you have to say "the kid from division 2", then he probably isn't a star running back.  Cedric Benson isn't really one either.  One good year doesn't make you a star.  To all the Kolb lovers, I give you A.J. Feely.  Ask the Dolphins how that one worked out.  

Since: Sep 20, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:28 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Here's the deal on Kolb from an Eagles fan.  Pros: Good accuracy, well liked by teammates, works well within West Coast system, excellent backup QB.  Cons: Mediocre arm strength, throws INTs under pressure and prone to INTs when trying 4th Qtr. comebacks. 

It's possible some of his INT problems might be coachable to an extent.  If so, he might be good enough to QB a Super Bowl team built around the 1990 Giants (Hostetler), 2000 Ravens (Dilfer) paradigm.  That's a guy who doesn't LOSE the game for you when you have an awesome defense and running game, and good luck building that kind of team generally.
But if you're looking for a QB who makes lots o' big plays and who is creative, a guy who you can build a great team around, he is not and never will be that kind of guy.

Which is why he is available.

Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:26 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

t-jack good? you just made my day there. t-jack sucks balls. cardinals would be taking a step back with him.

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:16 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

You were probably a guy that thought Aaron Rodgers and Matt Schaub were bad deals as well.

Since: Jul 22, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:12 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

How can you blame them for not drafting a QB?  Leinart really scared them away from doing that.

Kolb can throw the ball and throw it well....I know you can say this for most QBs but as long as he is protected well, he will get the ball to Fitz and co....and often....and long....

Since: Jul 1, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 4:10 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

If you don't have a good QB you will not win in this league. The Cardinals want to keep Larry Fitzgerald and his top choices for the Cardinals to trade for were Bulgar and Kolb. If you bring in a rookie QB or Tavaris Jackson and the offense struggles again like we know it would then guess who goes bye bye to the NE Patriots in 2012? Fitzgerald. Kolb is going to be a very good QB in this league. If you think otherwise you are crazy. Anderson was a bum coming in last season and that is just fact. He was never even going to be a poor man's version of Warner.

Secondly, to an earlier poster, why would the Bengals want Wells? They have two star running backs on their depth chart. The kid from Division 2(Scott I think his name is) and Benson. This trade would be huge for the Cardinals.

Since: Jan 9, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:55 pm

Dumb if true.....

Having a guy like Peterson and then just giving him up for Kolb would be stupid. A pick or two next year would be much smarter. Other QBs can be found if necessary but Peterson can help shut down the side of a field for the next 10 years.

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:47 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

but but but Kolb is white

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:40 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Id like to point out that Tarvaris Jackson has better numbers, more starts and more wins than Kevin Kolb.  Oh and he'd be for free.

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