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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.

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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: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:33 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Kolb at least has some proven NFL pedigree
Such as what?

More than Derek Anderson? 

Since: Feb 28, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 3:05 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Good move for the Cards if they do.

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.

It would also explain why they did not draft a QB and also drafted a player in a position of need for the Eagles, which dosen't make Kolb for Peterson and another round 1 that implausible. After all peterson has never played a game in the NFL. Kolb may not have played many but mayber Arizona is taking his potential/value over peterson's at the moment.

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:59 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

By this point, the Cardinals have deals worked out with four quarterbacks.

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:58 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Plus, if the Cards are so hard up for a QB, why didn't they draft one?  They passed on Locker, Gibbert, and Ponder.  Do they REALLY see that much potential in Kolb?  That's amazing. 

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:54 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

C'mon now, whoever thinks giving up a top 5 pick plus a 2nd rounder for a guy whose been in the league for a few seasons now and has shown very little is straight coming to my fantasy league, so that I can take all of your money.

Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 19, 2011 2:36 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

I am a Cardinals fan and if the Cards give up Peterson for Kolb I will burn my jersey in the front yard. The last time we had a chance to take a "Peterson" we passed on him and he ended up being a future HOF running back for the Vikings. Every year it seems that Cardinals fans have to endure the stupidity of the ownership and GM as they continue to make moves to push the team backwards. Patrick Peterson is not NFL proven but the kid has some mad talent and we stole him at pick 5 and now to even entertain trading him for Kolb??????......come on Cards, there are plenty of other options at the QB position....... let the Eagles rip someone else off for Kolb. The kid may end up a great QB but Peterson and a second rounder is robbery. Why don't you give Beanie Wells and a second rounder to Cincy for Carson Palmer?

Since: Nov 24, 2010
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:45 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Let me take a stab at it..  "Sources that whispered to ESPN and SI guys (who remain anonymous) said JaMarcus Russell was working out for the Panthers.  Since he is not a "current player" he can do this.  The Panthers said this was not true."  How did I do?

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:44 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

how do you know what the cards are going to do?  you don't know $hIt! you're just an armchair GM.

Unless there are actual NFL GM's posting, then everyone here is an armchair GM...these posts are for opinions, dumb-arse...

Their defense isn't too bad and while peterson is a solid cornerback, teams will just shy away from his side of the field 

So you think that taking away half of the field isn't incredibly valuable?  Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson are in the Hall of Fame because their took away half of the field and allowed their defenses to limit offenses to a much smaller portion of their playbooks.  There are only a handful of CB's that can do that.  There are bunches of unproven QB's.

Since: Nov 14, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:41 pm

Kolb to Arizona a 'slam dunk' after lockout?

Jfl: Good point, but Kolb didn't even put up Monster numbers! He's thrown more INTs than TDs in his career thus far and his QB rating is 73.2. Why this has annointed him as the answer to the Cards QB woes I have no idea. This will end up biting them in the face if they do this.

Cards need to give their all to get either Palmer, McNabb, or Orton if possible. All three of these guys have impressive enough resumes and are proven NFL QBs. If a proven guy cannot be had, then I guess get Kolb and hope for the best.

But do not give up Peterson if he is as good as advertised. Right now Kolb is a backup caliber QB and to act like he's a proven, elite stud is something not grounded in reality.

Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: May 19, 2011 1:40 pm

"That is the story of Will Brinson's writing..."

It must be quite annoying not to be a news gathering journalist.  Just take what other people pull out of their ***** and type it up.

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