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Wondering what surprise player could be dealt for Kevin Kolb

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The Arizona Cardinals remain the favorite to land Kevin Kolb, with conventional wisdom saying they will send at least one veteran player to Philly (and presumably a draft pick) in return.

There has been plenty of speculation about that player, ranging from the highly improbable (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) to the totally illogical (Patrick Peterson.)

Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated has an idea on who the Eagles would like to get, and writes on Twitter that the name “will surprise” you.

So who could that be?  (It’s Fourth of July weekend. We could use some random holiday speculation.)

Well, the Eagles are thin at running back and the Cardinals could spare one.  Our best guess is that the Eagles could be interested in Beanie Wells as a powerful complement to LeSean McCoy or Tim Hightower as a guy who could replace McCoy without changing the play calls.

Arizona has a great special-teamer/third-down back in LaRod Stephens-Howling.  Rookie Ryan Williams figures to have a big role.

Looking at the rest of their roster, the team just doesn’t have depth elsewhere they could easily trade away.  The Cardinals could afford to give up one of their veteran backs.

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62 Responses to “Wondering what surprise player could be dealt for Kevin Kolb”
  1. sdw2001 says: Jul 2, 2011 10:55 AM

    If the Eagles don’t find a way to get a corner out of this, they are insane.

  2. marcus158 says: Jul 2, 2011 10:58 AM

    They can have Fumbletower.

  3. hobartbaker says: Jul 2, 2011 11:00 AM

    Ultimately the Cards decided they couldn’t give up a player for Kolb, but they did send a full set of equipment, along with several footballs, towels, and rolls of tape.

  4. jacksaysfu says: Jul 2, 2011 11:05 AM

    Mccoy had a Great year and we drafted fellow Pitt alum Dion Lewis . We need help on D , our offense is fine . No DEAL !!

  5. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 2, 2011 11:11 AM

    The Eagles may also be looking at the Cards Daryl Washington who is a linebacker. The Eagles are not very strong at the LB position and Washington could be plugged in on the weakside.

  6. crm0055 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:12 AM

    I’d rather keep him for if/when Vick gets hurt and has to sit a few gmes out then trade him for a possition we don’t really need. We need a CB not a RB.

  7. sdffa11 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:14 AM

    reid wouldnt be dumb enough to trade a top flight QB prospect for a running back.

  8. whathappenedtovox says: Jul 2, 2011 11:17 AM

    It’s incredible to me how much cred the national media gives to Sal Paolantonio, who “broke” the story that the Eagles will be looking for players in return for Kolb. Philly fans and media widely view Sal Pal as somewhat of a dope.

    Anyway, the Eagles aren’t looking for players in return for Kolb – They’re looking for the best VALUE. If that means players, fine. If it means draft picks, fine. If it means a combo of the two, fine. But that initial “report” from Sal Pal that the Eagles will only deal for players is a joke.

  9. bluefan204 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:19 AM

    Be strong, Cards! Don’t believe the hype!!

  10. southpaw79 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:20 AM

    Why trade a average QB for a below average RB? Those RBs are (at best) worth a 5th round pick so the Cards are still looking at adding their 1st round pick or a 2nd and additional pics. This sounds a lot like “Here is my best offer, oh, and you can take one of them too”.

  11. rayvens says: Jul 2, 2011 11:22 AM

    I just don’t see the big deal about Kevin Kolb…I don’t want to knock the man but he is not worth all the hype the media is giving him, i see him as a 2tier QB at best.

  12. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 2, 2011 11:24 AM

    The Cardinals are very high on Kolb and I don’t know why. He has not proved that much since he has been in the NFL. He has more interceptions than touchdowns.

  13. southpaw79 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:31 AM

    Tim Shypower or Winnie Smells? I will pass.

  14. deegizzle says: Jul 2, 2011 11:32 AM

    DRC

  15. ninjaneer74 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:37 AM

    I still find it unbelievable that this offseason’s free agent QB class is lead by Kevin Kolb. These are some sad, sad times. Someone get this league some QB’s man. If Kolb is worth a 1st round pick, McNabb must be worth 2.

  16. pflynn20 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:48 AM

    Let me guess. The Eagles are thinking about bringing in a RB (who they won’t use anyway) in the Kolb trade because Hightower or Wells will be a cheaper option than resigning Jerome Harrison who is probably better than both. Sounds about right to me. Joe ‘Nickels’ Banner baby…

  17. MVQB7 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:49 AM

    If the eagles were to get Wells for Kolb they would definitely need tape. One sided medical tape for his knees and two sided sticky tape for his hands.

  18. MVQB7 says: Jul 2, 2011 11:51 AM

    Trading Patrick Peterson for Kevin Kolb would be like trading D. Revis for Colt McCoy lol. Gimme a break !

  19. boknowsvt says: Jul 2, 2011 11:51 AM

    The Eagles may be wise to ask for a running back as I have a feeling they might be down one after their first meeting with the Giants.

  20. azcardinal32 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:00 PM

    Ive been saying all along, its gonna be a 2nd and Hightower for Kolb. I laugh so hard everytime I see what some of the eagles fans think they are going to get. Patrick Peterson? LOL get real. DRC? You’ve gotta be kidding me. And @eaglesfootballfan, you do realize that Darryl Washington was our 2nd round pick last year right? no fricken way do the cards give him up for anybody.

    Eagles fans, I suggest you try living in the real world sometime.

  21. ickeywoods says: Jul 2, 2011 12:02 PM

    “The Arizona Cardinals remain the favorite to land Kevin Kolb, with conventional wisdom saying they will send at least one veteran player to Arizona (and presumably a draft pick) in return.”

    I think they will probably sent the veteran player to Philly. C’Mon 3Gs.

  22. ickeywoods says: Jul 2, 2011 12:03 PM

    *send not sent. I’m as bad as you Greg!

  23. illwillthemick says: Jul 2, 2011 12:07 PM

    i hop to god they dont want hightower he’s a bum.. as well as beanie cause beanie couldnt run half the plays in the playbook here.. crossing my fingers they dont want either of them!!!

  24. wethog66 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:08 PM

    Surprise player? How about Haynesworth straight up for Kolb? Pretty please?

  25. ICDogg says: Jul 2, 2011 12:10 PM

    Darnell Dockett

  26. laeaglefan says: Jul 2, 2011 12:12 PM

    The Eagles are better off keeping Jerome Harrison than any of those crap RBs the Cardinals would send them for Kolb.

  27. justincorrect says: Jul 2, 2011 12:15 PM

    “Top flight”?

  28. jjrs89 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:16 PM

    Kevin Kolb will suck no matter who they trade for him

  29. sasquash20 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:22 PM

    No way do the Eagles make that move. They have McCoy who had a very good year last season. And backing him up is Jerome Harrison, and Dion Lewis. The Eagles would never take a stiff like Wells.

  30. gregski79 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:31 PM

    Can someone remind me of what Kolb has accomplished in his 4 years in the NFL to warrant a high return?

  31. dallasux says: Jul 2, 2011 12:54 PM

    The birds are NOT short on RB, Mccoy is a top ten back right now and young. Beanie wells is a damn bum,a nd AR wont use a big back anyway.

  32. halo81 says: Jul 2, 2011 1:07 PM

    You guys are evil geniuses. The Eagles are going to trade what they think is a franchise QB for a backup RB.

    Brilliant!

  33. arzcardinals says: Jul 2, 2011 1:15 PM

    It’ll be 2 and Hightower. If more is demanded we toss a 3 at Orton and are just as happy.
    Orton has more experience and only 1 year older.
    The 2 can go to a 1 if he makes the Pro Bowl.
    We ARE NOT trading DRC, Washington or PP7.

    PS Philly fans…loved playing you in the NFC Championship Game…signed every Cardinals fan!

  34. Bubby Brister says: Jul 2, 2011 1:18 PM

    They want a secondary featuring the scary likes of Asante Samuel, Nnamdi Asomugha and Adrian Wilson.

  35. tjacks7 says: Jul 2, 2011 1:21 PM

    Wells for Kolb sounds fair to me. Both are average, at best, at their respective position.

  36. mrfusion123 says: Jul 2, 2011 1:21 PM

    The names that would “surprise” you are Beanie Wells or Tim Hightower? Really?

    The Cards have two players on their roster that would surprise me and both are due for a big pay day that Arizona has shown in the past they aren’t willing to dole out

    Larry Fitzgerald
    Darnell Docket

  37. GG Eden says: Jul 2, 2011 1:26 PM

    John Skelton is the answer.

  38. CKL says: Jul 2, 2011 1:42 PM

    gregski79 says:
    Jul 2, 2011 12:31 PM
    Can someone remind me of what Kolb has accomplished in his 4 years in the NFL to warrant a high return?
    __________________________________
    He has as many playoff wins under his belt as Cutler did when HE was traded for all that swag. :D

    Seriously, people talked like this about Schaub as well when Hou traded for him, and Kolb has more experience IIRC. At the point Schaub was traded I think he had mostly one monster game against my team (Pats) for judgment purposes along with a little bit of other play time.

    DRC wouldn’t be a good get for Phi anyway since he would be playing opposite Samuel. They are similar type players…gamblers.

  39. dogluverssuck says: Jul 2, 2011 1:43 PM

    I thought Kolb was the future …… Oops

    Vick was a running back….Oops

    Vick can’t read defenses….Oops

    Vick is washed up…..Oops

    Vick will never be a starter……Oops

    Vick would never make another Pro Bowl…Oops

  40. thehighhat says: Jul 2, 2011 1:54 PM

    Regardless they will end up in the cellar of the NFC Worst again where they historically belong.

  41. stairwayto7 says: Jul 2, 2011 2:03 PM

    Surprise player will be Derek Anderson!

  42. fthrvic says: Jul 2, 2011 2:06 PM

    @mrfusion123…Dockett got his payday last year and consistently claims all over Twitter that he’s a Cardinal for life, even shooting down followers who beg him to come to his hometown team the Redskins (probably because they’re the Redskins). The Eagles aren’t getting Fitz for Kolb, unless they also throw in all of their first round picks over the next 10 years. The whole idea is to get a QB for Fitz.

  43. bisugadaddy says: Jul 2, 2011 2:21 PM

    Mrfusion:

    You must be confused. Docket signed a contract extension during this last season, and if you think a kolb for fitz trade is realistic you really are sniffing something.

  44. adamc0nley says: Jul 2, 2011 2:54 PM

    There’s no way the Cards would give DRC or Patrick Peterson away. They’re shaipng up to have one of the best up and coming secondaries in the NFC, espeially with Adrian Wilson at safety.

    I’d say bite the bullet, give up the picks and move forward.

  45. marcus158 says: Jul 2, 2011 3:15 PM

    eaglesfootballfan says:
    Jul 2, 2011 11:24 AM
    He has more interceptions than touchdowns.

    ______________

    So would you if you only had 7 starting games in 4 years. So would Peyton Manning.

  46. melonnhead says: Jul 2, 2011 3:52 PM

    You guys are evil geniuses. The Eagles are going to trade what they think is a franchise QB for a backup RB.

    —————————————————————-

    If they thought he was a franchise QB they’d keep him.

  47. melonnhead says: Jul 2, 2011 3:54 PM

    So would you if you only had 7 starting games in 4 years. So would Peyton Manning.

    ——————————————————————–

    If I only started 7 games in 4 years and it was Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick keeping me on the bench, I’d start to question whether football was really what I need to be doing.

  48. bluefan204 says: Jul 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    gregski79 says: Jul 2, 2011 12:31 PM

    Can someone remind me of what Kolb has accomplished in his 4 years in the NFL to warrant a high return?

    Nothing, but good luck selling that to Eagles fans, not to mention the Eagles’ FO. They have him so overrated and so overvalued that it’s hilarious.

  49. typhilly21 says: Jul 2, 2011 5:01 PM

    Yes the Eagles fans are so crazy. Our team is so bad at evaluating offensive talent that they have broken their single season points record in 3 consecutive seasons. I’m so sure will get swindled imto trading for an offensive player by a notoriously cheap 5-11 team with no QB, no OL and marginal RBs. If they swap a player it will be from the defensive side. Cards fans (among others) are off their meds if they think the eagles are eyeing anyone on the offensive side of the ball.

  50. melonnhead says: Jul 2, 2011 5:19 PM

    Yes the Eagles fans are so crazy. Our team is so bad at evaluating offensive talent that they have broken their single season points record in 3 consecutive seasons.

    ————————————————————–

    And lost their last three playoff games, averaging 18 points per game in the process.

  51. melonnhead says: Jul 2, 2011 5:22 PM

    “I thought Kolb was the future …… Oops”

    So did the Eagles… oops

    “Vick was a running back….Oops”

    Still is… Oops

    “Vick can’t read defenses….Oops”

    Still can’t… Oops

    “Vick is washed up…..Oops”

    Well he was, but he made a pretty good comeback last year. We’ll see if he can keep it up.

    “Vick will never be a starter……Oops”

    Nobody figured the Eagles would sign him but there you go. Oops!

    “Vick would never make another Pro Bowl…Oops”

    Vick will never win a Super Bowl.

  52. typhilly21 says: Jul 2, 2011 5:37 PM

    Also, I’m an eagles fan and not a huge fan of kolb. So I don’t particularly think he is equal to the worth of any of those top tier defensive guys unless we send a pick with him. Get a pick sign a FA CB and be done with this kolb nonsense

  53. packerfan12 says: Jul 2, 2011 5:39 PM

    I think the Cardinals would be insane if they gave up either Rodgers-Cromartie or Patrick Peterson for Kolb. I think with Whisenhunt as his coach and the system they run he could MAYBE develop into a good QB, but from what I have seen if a team has just a decent pass rush, he doesn’t make the best decisions and could cost his team the ball.

    With the division that the Cards are in, they probably aren’t going to win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, and from what I have seen so far, Matt Barkley is probably just yet another overrated USC QB, so if the Cards make a move I would understand, but if they give up Patrick Peterson I think they may regret it in a few years down the road.

  54. murabma says: Jul 2, 2011 7:08 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the next Rob Johnson!……

  55. tinbender2000 says: Jul 2, 2011 7:54 PM

    A late 2nd rounder and a surprise player named Ham Sandwich.

  56. paulbrownsrevenge says: Jul 3, 2011 1:39 AM

    I think rodgers-cromartie for Kolb would be a decent deal for both teams. arizona drafted peterson, so at least they have a replacement. throw in Weenie Bells for the heck of it.

  57. mikeyhigs says: Jul 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    azcardinal32 says:

    “Ive been saying all along, its gonna be a 2nd and Hightower for Kolb. I laugh so hard everytime I see what some of the eagles fans think they are going to get. Patrick Peterson? LOL get real. DRC? You’ve gotta be kidding me. And @eaglesfootballfan, you do realize that Darryl Washington was our 2nd round pick last year right? no fricken way do the cards give him up for anybody.”

    So they will give a 2nd round pick and a player but not give up Darryl Washington because he was… a 2nd round pick? It sounds like you failed to use logic in your argument.

  58. whoknowsnothing says: Jul 3, 2011 3:12 PM

    If the Cardinals trade for Kolb it should be for a 3rd round pick and maybe a 7th. Kolb has not done anything to have a team give up anything less than a 3rd round pick. The Cardinals are better off drafting another QB in next years draft especially if they fail to solidify the position this season.

    Luck, Barkley, Lindley, L. Jones, and a couple of division II QB’s will be there next year for them to pick and choose who they want.

    Kolb might as well sit on the bench and receive that pretty nice pay check he is getting. 7 starts in 4 yrs and is still on the bench.

  59. warner2fitz says: Jul 3, 2011 11:49 PM

    I still say that giving up on Beanie Wells after 2 yrs is ridiculous!!! He played very well as a rook & looked beastly at times & battled injuries in yr 2. Haven’t the Cards learned their lessons with Hearst, T Jones in the past? IMO Beanie will be a very good NFL Rb shortly…patience Big Red!!!

  60. bartendercardfan says: Jul 6, 2011 12:46 PM

    Kolb won’t have the time he needs to throw the ball here in az, because we don’t have an offensive line. he’s better than anyone we have now, but he hasn’t proven anything yet. His price is too high. I say play this year with a free agent quarterback like bulger and make an aggressive play to land Andrew luck.

  61. drindt says: Jul 8, 2011 3:53 AM

    This just in…..Eagles fans believe they are getting every franchise player from every team in the NFL. (For free, because theyre the Eagles)….Give me a break! No other team in the entire league has a fanbase that speculates things as rediculous as Eagles fans. Its effin annoying, fills up every website I read.

  62. drindt says: Jul 8, 2011 4:05 AM

    pre·ten·tious……Adjective: Attempting to impress by affecting greater importance, talent, culture, etc., than is actually possessed. See also; Eagles fan.

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