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Whisenhunt: Cardinals “have a lot to offer” veteran quarterbacks

Ken Whisenhunt AP

The Cardinals and Seahawks could both go after the same quarterbacks after the lockout, like Kevin Kolb.

It makes sense, then, that both teams do a little bit of selling to prospective options about why their club is more desirable than others.  And Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt thinks his squad has plenty to offer.

“You know the one thing that we like; we’ve got a lot to offer,” Whisenhunt said on the Scott Van Pelt Show recently, via ArizonaSports.com. “We’ve got a young team, we’ve got some talented players, we’ve got Larry Fitzgerald. It’s something that I would think would be very enticing to a quarterback to know this is a team that’s been very proficient passing the ball in the year’s past.”

It’s a fair point.  Whisenhunt has a successful history of working with quarterbacks like Ben Roethlisberger and Kurt Warner.  They have Fitzgerald and a decent group of receivers behind him.

That would make Arizona attractive to free agent quarterbacks, and it’s worth remembering Kolb could have a small bit of control of where he lands in a trade.  Teams like the Cardinals and Seahawks will want to sign Kolb to an extension, and Kolb will have to play ball with them.

Of course, the ability of a team like the Cardinals or Seahawks to pay the money Kolb desires will matter a lot more than the current roster in place.

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35 Responses to “Whisenhunt: Cardinals “have a lot to offer” veteran quarterbacks”
  1. dmackerman says: Jul 8, 2011 12:28 PM

    Paging Donovan. Paging Donovan McNabb.

  2. raythestabber says: Jul 8, 2011 12:30 PM

    They should offer any and all access to the dorms at Arizona State. Hottest chicks in the country!

  3. bangthedrum22 says: Jul 8, 2011 12:32 PM

    Mcnabb will be the qb of the cards for 2012 .. the iggles want to much for kolb and the cardnials have historically shyed away for deals like that. Mcnabb would be a good move for the cards , he is better than anything they have and he really didnt get a fair shake in wash. Plus he lives in scottsdale az. Makes to much sense

  4. medtxpack says: Jul 8, 2011 12:32 PM

    ya like a guaranteed long off season, haha

  5. trbowman says: Jul 8, 2011 12:45 PM

    McNabb to the Cards ain’t happening….Cards don’t want him. Didn’t want him last year, won’t want him this year…….

  6. whathappenedtovox says: Jul 8, 2011 12:46 PM

    @bangthedrum

    Cards didn’t want McNabb last year – Not sure why that would change this year. And where McNabb takes up residence doesn’t matter in the slightest to the Cards.

  7. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 8, 2011 12:53 PM

    I’d gladly offer Kolb and a 3rd and/or 4th rounder for Patrick Peterson…do it.

  8. minormillikin says: Jul 8, 2011 12:56 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I think the Cardinals should give Max Hall another chance.

  9. rukiddnme29 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:03 PM

    I would rather the Cards take a chance on Kafka then Kolb!

  10. bangthedrum22 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:08 PM

    @whathappenedtovox

    The cards had invested in derek anderson and had max hall Plus i believe matt lienart was still on the roster at the time the mcnabb was available. Now that those experiments have failed and the cards are looking for a vet the mcnabb option seems much more viable. And it shouldn’t matter to the cards where mcnabb lives UNLESS they are selling mcnabb on why he should become a cardinal which is what this article was about.

  11. Soulman45 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:11 PM

    No QB is going to get ether team to the playoff.

  12. laeaglefan says: Jul 8, 2011 1:20 PM

    I hope they make the grass really soft on the Cardinal’s home field, so Larry Fitzgerald won’t get hurt diving after worm burners thrown by Donovan McNabb.

  13. schmitty2 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:27 PM

    Revolving door at RB and poor offensive line with only 1 under contract. Yes Whiz,you have a lot to offer

  14. rabidmike says: Jul 8, 2011 1:27 PM

    I think the Cards will show their hand early but it will be a good one. I think they will sign a veteran offensive lineman (maybe Colon from Pittsburgh) and Marc Bulger. Then they cut Anderson. They have Skelton, Bulger, Hall and Bartell to throw balls in camp and then they can start negotiating with the Eagles and Kolb for an extension. The Cards will be in a position to tell the Eagles that DRC, Peterson, and Washington are off the table. Offer a 2nd and a conditional 3/4. If Seattle offers a 1, so be it, they overpaid. If the another team is willing to give the Eagles a player they want, well the Cards can’t compete with that. I just think a 1st and two 3rds is alot to invest in Kevin Kolb and Charlie Whitehurst. Carson Palmer may be a better fit for them anyway.

  15. panther74 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:34 PM

    @ soulman…you maybe right in your asessment…I see the 49ers coming out in that division…just my opinion.

  16. justbust says: Jul 8, 2011 1:41 PM

    I like Kolb but why isn’t anyone talking about Palmer, come on people. I’d like to see Palmer traded to Arizona, he could start for the next 5 years and play well. I’m a Philly fan but Kolb has only a handful of starts If it were my decision its clear that Palmer is the most elite qb prospect of free agency assuming he isn’t forced into retirement. Just about everyone on the team has said he isn’t coming back, lets just hope brown trades him.

  17. tjacks7 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:42 PM

    @captainwisdom

    I’d gladly laugh you and your ridiculous offer out of the room. Then off you John Skelton and a kicking tee for Desean Jackson.

  18. rabidmike says: Jul 8, 2011 1:48 PM

    They Cards need to win now and going forward, they don’t plan on handing the keys to McNabb, Palmer or Orton for a year or 2. Kolb is the only QB the would be willing to negotiate to a long term deal. Skelton is similar in style to Flacco so it is not strange to think they will bring in Bulger. Plus Bulger knows the offense, McNabb does not and apparently won’t wear plays on his wristband. If they don’t get Kolb, they will have time to evaluate Bulger and Skelton and Hall. If someone emerges that can push Hall to the practice squad (fingers crossed) the Cards will be in position to make that move.

  19. sah0620 says: Jul 8, 2011 1:56 PM

    Bert Favre.

  20. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 8, 2011 1:57 PM

    Kolb is going to the desert

  21. cqheartbreak says: Jul 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    does not matter who the Cards bring in. 49ers will rule the West

  22. goawayeverybody says: Jul 8, 2011 2:35 PM

    It should be Kyle Orton. Trade a 2nd round draft pick.

  23. laeaglefan says: Jul 8, 2011 2:37 PM

    Rumor has it that Kolb has bought a house in Scottsdale.

  24. hendeeze says: Jul 8, 2011 2:48 PM

    a lot to offer such as the leagues worst oline, no run game. a suspect defense. but by the way we also have Fitzgerald! did I mention Larry Fitzgerald?

  25. marcus158 says: Jul 8, 2011 2:56 PM

    cqheartbreak says:
    Jul 8, 2011 2:10 PM
    does not matter who the Cards bring in. 49ers will rule the West

    ______

    Not with a rookie and Alex Smith at QB.

  26. largent80 says: Jul 8, 2011 3:02 PM

    If you have to publicly point out that your team has a lot to offer, that’s a good sign that your team does not have a lot to offer. Either everyone knows it or they don’t. Nice try Whiz!

  27. sj39 says: Jul 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    cqheartbreak says:
    Jul 8, 2011 2:10 PM
    does not matter who the Cards bring in. 49ers will rule the West

    Now that is funny!

  28. rabidmike says: Jul 8, 2011 3:34 PM

    While GORE in a contract year is intimidating, and the Niners should get the college coach bounce, (look for Seattle to slide), Alex Smith is still Alex Smith, Crabtree’s foot still hurts, Ted Ginn still can’t catch or run a route and the secondary is not good. 7-9 is reachable. The Rams should be able to improve to 8-8. Put Seattle down for 5-11. And the Cards with a significant upgrade at QB should be able to manage a 9-7. If they swing and miss a QB again, they’ll be fightin the Hawks for the basement and the 1st overall pick.

  29. netherscourge says: Jul 8, 2011 3:44 PM

    Why is Kolb so desired? No quarterback coached by Andy Reid has ever left the Eagles and won a Superbowl.

    And Andy Reid didn’t become Brett Favre’s QB coach in Green Bay until the year AFTER they won the Superbowl. He was the O-line coach that year.

    So tell me. Where are Koy Detmer, AJ Feeley, Doug Pederson, Mike McMahon, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia at now?

    How many Superbowls have they racked up since they left Philly?

    KOLB BUYERS BEWARE!

  30. calihawk says: Jul 8, 2011 4:03 PM

    cqheartbreak says: Jul 8, 2011 2:10 PM

    does not matter who the Cards bring in. 49ers will rule the West.
    _____________________________________

    Maybe 20 years ago.

    The Seahawks rule the west for the last decade.

  31. mrplow3 says: Jul 8, 2011 4:04 PM

    Whats with all you name droppers spouting Mcnabb’s name? Ill give ya two reasons it’s silly:

    1. Wisenhut told Kurt Warner, who in turn told Dan Patrick last month that he has zero interest in Mcnabb.

    2. Mcnabb is washed up and terrible now.

    If you wanna drop a silly name drop one that would atleast be fun to watch like say, Daunte Culpepper. Atleast he still can chuck a pretty deep ball down field for Fitz to snatch from opposing defense. I know it’s a million to 1 shot but it’s fun to dream.

    I’d take a fat gimped Culpepper launching bombs over a fat gimped Mcnabb launching worm balls any day of the week.

  32. mrlynch33 says: Jul 8, 2011 4:44 PM

    Cardinals winning the west? Haha…Even if they got Kolb it doesn’t matter. Kolb hasn’t done anything in the NFL as of yet and all ha would have is Fitzgerald. Poor O-line, awful defense & questionable RB’s. Did anyone else see the 49ers Cards Monday night game….the only game where singletarys awful offense actually worked. Every play a handoff right up the middle for at least six yards.

  33. rabidmike says: Jul 8, 2011 5:09 PM

    Cards o line is simple to figure out, the discussion begins and ends with Levi Brown. Drafted in 07, played his first 3 years at his natural right tackle. Cards werent real concerned with running the ball. In 2010 they moved him to LT put a leader who played one year too many next to him in Faneca and Warner left so he struggled. With an effective guard next to him and a better QB behind him, this could be a make or break year for him. I think the Cards will sign at least one veteran lineman which could change the production of the entire unit.

    As for Reid’s record for QBs, I think that says more about Andy Reid, than any of the QBs he has worked with. If you remember the Cards traded up into the 2nd round of the 07 draft and took Alan Branch just ahead of the Eagles selecting Kolb. With the coversion to a 3-4 and Matt Leinart on the roster, Branch was perceived as a bigger need than QB. Much the same way tackle was perceived as a bigger need than running back and Brown was selected with Adrian Peterson available. Whiz has stated he regrets the decision to draft based on need ahead of talent. So, I would be interested in knowing what the Cards draft grade on Kolb was and did need trump talent again with the selection of Branch. If so, Kolb could be their target from a talent perspective, and not from a ” oh, no, we need a QB, who do the talking heads say is the best choice” perspective.

  34. samoanjungle says: Jul 8, 2011 6:02 PM

    Carson Palmer?

  35. december77 says: Jul 8, 2011 6:47 PM

    netherscourge says:Jul 8, 2011 3:44 PM

    Why is Kolb so desired? No quarterback coached by Andy Reid has ever left the Eagles and won a Superbowl.

    And Andy Reid didn’t become Brett Favre’s QB coach in Green Bay until the year AFTER they won the Superbowl. He was the O-line coach that year.

    So tell me. Where are Koy Detmer, AJ Feeley, Doug Pederson, Mike McMahon, Donovan McNabb, Jeff Garcia at now?

    How many Superbowls have they racked up since they left Philly?

    KOLB BUYERS BEWARE!
    ==================================

    Of those QBs you listed, only Feeley was thought to have a possible future. The rest were all past their prime and on the declining side of their careers.

    Who the hell traded for Koy Detmer, Doug Pederson and Mike McMahon hoping they were going to lead them to the Super Bowl??

    Buyer beware on Kolb because of his youth, not because Doug Pederson didn’t win a SB after he got cut lol! Laughable…

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