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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has no objections to a trade

Mike Williams, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie AP

If the current timeline holds, NFL teams will be able to start making trades on Tuesday.

That could make this is Kevin Kolb’s last day as property of the Eagles as well as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s final day with the Cardinals. One of the longest rumored deals in the history of NFL trades is the one that would send Kolb to Arizona in exchange for the Cardinals cornerback.

We’ve already heard Kolb’s thoughts on the potential deal, but we hadn’t heard much from Rodgers-Cromartie until Monday. He went on WIP-AM in Philadelphia for an interview and expressed no qualms, or excitement for that matter, about a trade to the Eagles.

“It don’t matter to me,” Rodgers-Cromartie said when asked about heading to Philly.

Per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Rodgers-Cromartie also did his best to discredit those who think he isn’t a good enough tackler. He also said he’d look forward to learning from Asante Samuel if he does become a member of the Eagles secondary.

Rodgers-Cromartie toed the line when talking about the Cardinals, saying he’s still a member of the team and will be happy to play for them as long as he’s a member of the team. That’s good since there’s still a decent chance that the two sides won’t be able to come to an agreement on a trade, but Kolb is very likely to be moving and the Cardinals really need a quarterback.

 

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  1. granadafan says: Jul 25, 2011 1:54 PM

    Dominique is the better player, but the QB position is vastly more importaant than the CB position. The trade makes sense for both teams. I just hope the Eagles don’t bring in a grandpa backup QB who name shall not be uttered.

  2. andyb053 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:05 PM

    Jeez if only every NFL player took as humble an approach as this. Just go out and play football and give it 100%, no matter who’s cutting you the checks.

  3. jpb12 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:05 PM

    Bengals for Carson

  4. myeaglescantwin says: Jul 25, 2011 2:06 PM

    Kafka will be the number two. they might go ahead and bring in some clown with experience, but Kafka is the type of dude to outwork someone for a job.

  5. nfl25 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:08 PM

    Kolb has played well in games he started and finished (not counting dallas game cuz that was kolb and the 3rd string vs dallas 1st string). If you look at his overall stats they are pretty bad. Every time the guy throws a hailmary it is picked off and guy plays horrible when he just gets thrown in the lineup at half time. I guess cuz he isn’t mike vick, he cant make the team better because he is so unbelievably talented. He needs a decent team and practice time to be good. So why not take a chance on a guy that played real well in his first 5 starts?

    Loss-Saints
    61% 391yrds 2tds/3ints

    Win-Chiefs-won NFC offensive player of the week
    71% 327yrds 2td/0ints

    Win-Niners
    67% 253yrds 1td/0ints

    Win-Falcons-won NFC offensive player of the week
    79%-326yrds 3tds/1int

    Loss-Titans
    54% 231yrds 1td/2int

  6. scoob766 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:13 PM

    Who wouldn’t be thrilled to leave the cardinals?

  7. xstaticonradio says: Jul 25, 2011 2:14 PM

    The Cardinals are retarded if they make this trade. DRC is a proven Pro Bowl number 1 corner. Kevin Kolb has failed every chance he’s had to be a number 1 QB in the league. Keep DRC and give the Broncos a 3rd or 4th rounder for Kyle Orton, who IS proven.

  8. xstaticonradio says: Jul 25, 2011 2:17 PM

    Kolb has played well in games he started and finished (not counting dallas game cuz that was kolb and the 3rd string vs dallas 1st string). If you look at his overall stats they are pretty bad. Every time the guy throws a hailmary it is picked off and guy plays horrible when he just gets thrown in the lineup at half time. I guess cuz he isn’t mike vick, he cant make the team better because he is so unbelievably talented. He needs a decent team and practice time to be good. So why not take a chance on a guy that played real well in his first 5 starts?

    Loss-Saints
    61% 391yrds 2tds/3ints

    Win-Chiefs-won NFC offensive player of the week
    71% 327yrds 2td/0ints

    Win-Niners
    67% 253yrds 1td/0ints

    Win-Falcons-won NFC offensive player of the week
    79%-326yrds 3tds/1int

    Loss-Titans
    54% 231yrds 1td/2int

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    Look at the teams he played against, holy crap. The only team that he’s played against that had anything close to a pass defense was the Titans, and he was awful against them.

  9. whoknowsnothing says: Jul 25, 2011 2:21 PM

    I hope this trade doesn’t happen!
    DRC for Kolb
    Pro Bowler for a guy who’s never been there
    starter vs a backup

    The Cardinals need to get more in a trade than just Kolb!

    Keep building the defense Cardinals!!!!!!

    I agree, I would rather have Orton than Kolb!

  10. backuppunter says: Jul 25, 2011 2:22 PM

    this scares me every time i read an article like this. i was excited at how good the cardinal’s secondary was going to be this year (possibly). without DRC i am not so sure. Kolb will be a bust i think, but i have been wrong about these types of things in the past. logically i know how important the qb position is but Kolb for DRC, come’on man! Orton, Hasselback, Carson, i just think there are options that are either better or could be attained for less oh well. i hope if they do this i am wrong about Kolb. i’ll be a fan for life. i just want to see the cardinals succeed. i still have a pencil that says St Louis cardinals that I bought at a book fair in elementary school.

  11. bleedgreen says: Jul 25, 2011 2:23 PM

    and to be fair to Kolb, he played well enough to win that game against the Titans. Ellis Hobb(le)s lost that game by essentially letting Kenny Britt score 3 TD’s uncontested in the 2nd half of the game.

  12. kurrmudgeon says: Jul 25, 2011 2:26 PM

    I’d agree with going after Orton if the cost was DRC for Kolb. If the Bronco’s are selling him at that rate it makes far better sense. Seeing how Kolb has less than stellar numbers in his limited starting experience. This is gonna be a crazy week, THANK GOD.. An Entire offseason in a matter of days. Bring it on fella’s..

  13. benh999 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:37 PM

    “He also said he’d look forward to learning from Asante Samuel if he does become a member of the Eagles secondary.”

    He wants to learn how to get blocked all over the field by the slightest shoves and miss tackles in the unfortunate event of a play heading his way?

  14. dyehardskinzfan says: Jul 25, 2011 2:42 PM

    The Iggles are already being aggressive as ESPN.com and D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has rumored them to have already struck deals with Ray Edwards and OLB Stephen Nicholas, seems like Andy Reid and company are all in this year.

  15. rabidmike says: Jul 25, 2011 2:49 PM

    I’m tired of the debate of what Kolb is worth, it is obviously skewed by perceived need. Believe it or not those of us in AZ believe we have a team that can compete for the division, the playoffs, and even a Superbowl depending on the level of our QB play. Yes, even with our other flaws, we haven’t been in love with our offensive line for well over the past 3 years and in 2 of those years we got knocked out by the the eventual Superbowl winner. Our pass rush is also questionable but then so is New England’s and the New York Jets’. That being said, I think Adam Schefter is a sensationalizing self serving rumor monger who has no basis in reporting this deal is 100% done. DRC is going to take this position because a. he has no knowledge that he has been traded and b. he knows he is starting for either team. Kolb on the otherhand has expressed excitement about possibly playing for the Cards because a. it would move him from back up to starter (i.e. big money) and be he WANTS to create a market for himself (i.e. big money). I believe there is no deal, that Orton, Hasselbeck, and possibly Palmer are still in play. I have know idea which is the best choice for the Cards but as a fan, I hope they know and I hope they get their guy, rather than throw a dart, regardless of the price. There is a significant Free Agent market for DBs, for example (never gonna happen) DRC for Kolb then we sign, Nmandi, Ike, Jonathan Joseph, or DRC’s cousin – Antonio, was the trade worth it in that event? There is also a decent market for offensive lineman and linebackers. If the Cards can get a Tyson Clabo or a Marshall Yanda and a Manny Lawson or a Matt Roth along with a FA DB, say Carlos Rogers, combine that with DRC for Kolb – you still think the Cards finish in the bottom half of the league? Fear the Redbird.

  16. cardsfann1 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:49 PM

    Orton has got to be the pick. Kolb is not worth the price of DRC and a high pick. For the love of god please don’t trade away a high value guy for a unknown career back up.

  17. gf15hy3 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:50 PM

    How about orton and a 3rd ( or possibly just a 4th) for mr. Drc????

  18. cardsfann1 says: Jul 25, 2011 3:05 PM

    Orton would come to the desert happily for the price of a third round pick. We would have DRC and PP7(Peterson) and Toler as our nickleback. A no brainer to me.

  19. buckeyefan1026 says: Jul 25, 2011 3:15 PM

    DRC was quoted saying “It doesnt matter if I play in Arizona or Philly, just SHOW ME THE MONEY!”

  20. thechosenone6 says: Jul 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    I’d rather receive a lifetime supply of corn on the cob in this supposed trade than the insanely, unjustified overhyped kevin on the kolb.

  21. rabidmike says: Jul 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    Where are the Eagle’s fans on this? You guys are supposedly playing more Cover 2 this year, not a great fit for DRC and inexperienced safeties.

  22. zeussuperman says: Jul 25, 2011 3:45 PM

    xstaticonradio says: Jul 25, 2011 2:14 PM

    The Cardinals are retarded if they make this trade. DRC is a proven Pro Bowl number 1 corner. Kevin Kolb has failed every chance he’s had to be a number 1 QB in the league. Keep DRC and give the Broncos a 3rd or 4th rounder for Kyle Orton, who IS proven.

    —————–

    Chances Kevin Kolb has had to be a starter in the NFL: One.

    Chances Kyle Orton has had to lead his team to a Superbowl: Well I’m too lazy to look up when he was first named a starter, but it’s a hell of a lot more than one.

  23. diehardcard says: Jul 25, 2011 3:46 PM

    Stupid east coast bias. The only ones that want this trade to happen are Kolb, the Eagles, and Eagle fans. No one seems to put any thought into why the Cards would do this besides “they need a QB.” Yeah, sure they do, but that doesn’t mean they should pick the most expensive option just because it would make sense for Philly. What kind of success is a QB in a new system going to have with this short offseason? The chances of success are low so it doesn’t make sense to give up so much for someone that doesn’t have a good chance to succeed. Anyone notice how every single one of these rumors has started in Philly? No one here in AZ wants this to happen. No one.

  24. polishrod says: Jul 25, 2011 3:47 PM

    rabidmike says:Jul 25, 2011 3:27 PM

    Where are the Eagle’s fans on this? You guys are supposedly playing more Cover 2 this year, not a great fit for DRC and inexperienced safeties.

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    I haven’t seen enough of DRC to know how well he operates in M2M vs zone, but the idea of young safeties being better at M2M then zone is crazy.

    Most NFL safeties can not turn and run with a guy running a 4.3 and certainly 1-2-3 year guys are going to have a real tough time because they have little experience covering an NFL route tree. To top it all off, about 80-90% of NCAA teams play some sort of zone with their safeties (Cover 0, 2 or 3).

    I mean, how much easier can it get then the Cover 2? So easy, the Eagles moved their Offensive Line coach to teach it.

    This is a crazy, crazy off-season

  25. zeussuperman says: Jul 25, 2011 3:47 PM

    Kolb might not be good, but it’s pretty clear that not many Arizona fans watched any of the games he played in.

    And the Titans won that game because the Eagles CB (Ellis Hobbs) blew out his leg during the game and didn’t tell the coaches, so only AFTER Kenny Britt went for 125-150 yards in one quarter was Hobbs benched.

  26. zeussuperman says: Jul 25, 2011 3:50 PM

    benh999 says: Jul 25, 2011 2:37 PM

    “He also said he’d look forward to learning from Asante Samuel if he does become a member of the Eagles secondary.”

    He wants to learn how to get blocked all over the field by the slightest shoves and miss tackles in the unfortunate event of a play heading his way?

    ————–

    From what I understand, DRC does that well enough already…

  27. nfl25 says: Jul 25, 2011 3:59 PM

    Look at the teams he played against, holy crap. The only team that he’s played against that had anything close to a pass defense was the Titans, and he was awful against them.

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    so every qb that played atlanta last year lit em up like kolb did? kolb started and finsihed 5 games. thats not a lot. most qbs dont do that well in their first 5 games. also the tennesee game was about to be a win and we fumbled at the goaline, kenny britt went out of control and kolb thre 2 picks when the game was out of hand. i dont know that he will be a stud, but i dont know how anyone says he sux

  28. zeussuperman says: Jul 25, 2011 4:48 PM

    It’s ironic that the same people who are crying that Kevin Kolb is overrated hail guys like John Skelton and Kyle Orton as “the answer.”

    Kolb’s gonna win a lot of football games in the NFL. If not for the Cards, then against them as a Seahawk.

  29. december77 says: Jul 25, 2011 7:05 PM

    diehardcard says:Jul 25, 2011 3:46 PM

    Stupid east coast bias. The only ones that want this trade to happen are Kolb, the Eagles, and Eagle fans. No one seems to put any thought into why the Cards would do this besides “they need a QB.” Yeah, sure they do, but that doesn’t mean they should pick the most expensive option just because it would make sense for Philly. What kind of success is a QB in a new system going to have with this short offseason? The chances of success are low so it doesn’t make sense to give up so much for someone that doesn’t have a good chance to succeed. Anyone notice how every single one of these rumors has started in Philly? No one here in AZ wants this to happen. No one.
    ===========================

    The Eagles shouldn’t trade Kolb for DRC when they can get a better CB like Nnamdi, Joseph, etc without having to give up anything. They already have a poor tackling CB in Asante Samuel. They don’t need another. Also, Kolb is ready to back up Vick if/when he goes down. Kolb knows the gameplan better than Kafka or any new guy they bring in to back up.

    Orton has done nothing with all the opportunities he’s had in his career. Why give up a 2nd/3rd round pick for him? Orton won’t take you anywhere, and you’re not willing to roll the dice with Kolb. So since you’re gonna lose anyway, I say keep the pick and stick with Skelton. That oughta make Larry Fitzgerald really happy lol!

  30. eaglesdynasty says: Jul 25, 2011 7:35 PM

    “He also said he’d look forward to learning from Asante Samuel if he does become a member of the Eagles secondary.”

    He wants to learn how to get blocked all over the field by the slightest shoves and miss tackles in the unfortunate event of a play heading his way?

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    or….maybe…..he wants to learn the finer points of baiting a QB and reading combination routes from one of the best ballhawks in the NFL. Maybe he wants to learn how to make the big play defensively from a player that is one a 5 year pace for INTs that is on a HISTORIC LEVEL. Deion Sanders, Rod Woodson, Champ Bailey, Darrell Green, Mel Blount, Darren Sharper, Charles Woodson and Ronnie Lott….know what they have in common? They cant come close to touching Samuel’s INT pace on a 5 year level

    In fact the only players, in the history of the NFL, that can are Ed Reed, Emlen Tunnel, Nighttrain Lane and Paul Krause….thats it. no more.

    Im not suggesting Samuel is a better player than greats like Blount, Sanders, Woodson, Bailey etc…..but I am sick of everyone trying to be trendy and downplay Samuel’s abilities. Yes, he isnt a good tackler and at times doesnt go 100% in on run support. Yea at times he can give up big plays and isnt a All Pro in man coverage. But he was brought here to be a playmaker and he has done that on a pace that only a handful of Hall of Fame players have ever been able to do. Lets give at least a little credit where its due and stop just copying what you hear other people post because it makes you look uninformed and its getting overplayed

  31. andyreidisfat says: Jul 25, 2011 8:13 PM

    First comment, Anyone who thinks Samuel isn’t a good player, look it up by the numbers ( one of philly.com’s writers took a graph of stats off a website, I couldn’t tell you witch one, use google it works ) Samuel is the best corner in the league as far as protecting against the pass. And as far as being a tackler yeah in the past he did tend to go for the big hit or get blocked off but last year he did as well as 90% of the elagues corners in this department. Anyone in the league would love to have Samuel on their team. Not to mention he is perhaps the most clutch playoff corner in the league at this point in time.

    Now on to this trade. though i would be happy with DRC because with better players up front he will be an even better corner (lets be real the Cards barring a major trade or miracle signing are still going to be lacking up front in the D0) but i am still holding out hope that the deal is for Dockett and the Eagles intend to move him to DT. I thinkthe Eagles could get better value signing a guy like jospeh who is a more pyshical corner.

    The other thing is where did this idea the Eagles were going to use mre cover 2 come from ??? is it their D cordinators history to do that ?? becuase last time i checked he was line coach. Did the “Team” tell you this ?? My guess is they are looking to get more agressive judging by how they drafted.

  32. eaglesdynasty says: Jul 25, 2011 9:38 PM

    Personally, as far as the trade goes I am hoping for something along these lines:

    Eagles: Kevin Kolb, Winston Justice, Mike Patterson and/or Mike McGlynn

    Cards: Either DRC or Darnell Dockett AND Daryl Washington plus a mid round pick.

    The Cards would get their potential franchise QB, which could in turn allow them to keep their elite all pro WR and keep him happy. They also get a solid starting OT with experience who could come in and be a starter at RT right away and likely a improvement plus either a solid, versatile young O-lineman who could start for them or a experienced solid veteran DT to help soften the potential lose of Dockett.

    Eagles get either Dockett who fits Washburns system to a T as a under tackle or DRC who improves a very weak No.2 CB spot but we also land 2010 2nd rounder and inside linebakcer Daryl Washington out of TCU. Washington had a very good rookie year and is a athlete rangy linebacker who could come in and start at MIKE or WILL allowing Chaney to take SAM or MIKE and Fokou SAM or WILL with Clayton in there battling for WILL as well. A Chaney/Washington/Fokou LB group would be the most talented and highest upside group we’ve had in a long time.

    obviously to get this done Whisenhunt would have to really believe in Kolb and see solid value in Justice + McGlynn/Patterson because he isnt going to just trade guys like Washington, dockett or DRC for just anything.

    For me though I definitely would try to bundle a package that would allow us to bring in Washington in the deal….could be a hard sell but if we can drudge up enough desire for Kolb from several teams they may just try to out-bid eachother and drive his value way past what it normally should be, and considering that the NFL is a moe QBcentric league than ever before and options for aquiring young, possible franchise QBs right now for the 2011 season are beyond limited could in fact drive that price way way up.

  33. norcaleagles says: Jul 25, 2011 11:01 PM

    Ha! You cardinal fans are pretty high on DRC, arent you? He’s known around the league to have a very poor work ethic and march to the beat of his own drum. If he’s as good as you guys think he is, then why is a young, mid-20s CB about to be on his way out of town. You dont just get rid of great, young CBs in the NFL. Something must not be as great as you guys think. And I’d be willing to bet that Philly wont make a straight up trade. The only way Philly will make the trade is if they get a draft pick as well.

  34. eaglesdynasty says: Jul 26, 2011 12:31 AM

    xstaticonradio says:
    Jul 25, 2011 2:14 PM
    The Cardinals are retarded if they make this trade. DRC is a proven Pro Bowl number 1 corner. Kevin Kolb has failed every chance he’s had to be a number 1 QB in the league. Keep DRC and give the Broncos a 3rd or 4th rounder for Kyle Orton, who IS proven

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    this post seems to be either just based on blind bias or simply coming from someone uninformed. So, Im sorry xstaticonradio but im gonna hit you with a fistful of knowledge and reality right now, dont take it personal!….

    firstly, how has Kolb “failed at every chance” hes had again?? first chance he got was in his 2nd year in the NFL in Baltimore, against a top 3 defense in the NFL. The Eagles 5+ time pro bowl QB Donovan McNabb was playing so awful against Baltimore’s D that he got benched at halftime. So Kolb is thrown into the fire halfway through a game against an elite D in their home field in his first real playing time. The Eagles offense is one dimensional as is Andy Reid’s play-calling putting further pressure on Kolb. Anyone who uses that game against Kolb is just ridiculous, there are very few QBs who under those circumstances could have had any success. In reality our entire offense was getting beat and our coaches out-coached, if our veteran pro bowl QB was performing at a sub 50 QBrating how did we expect a 24 year old to perform in his first start? moving on…..

    In 2009 Kolb started 2 games, played significantly in another. In the two games he started he went up against DPOY cantidate Darren Sharper as well as pro bowl caliber CBs like Jabari Greer, Tracy Porter, Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr. In those 2 starts Kolb threw for 728 yards, 4 TDs, 3 picks, completed 64% of his passes and had a 96 QBrating. He also added another TD with his legs, accounting for 5 TDs and 728 yards in his FIRST TWO STARTS AS A PRO!

    Then came 2010, the ONLY time Kolb has entered a season as the started and worked a offseason as a starter. Week 1 we faced the Packers and their no.2 overall defense. Anyone who actually watched that game realizes that the Eagles offensive line….starting at center (where we missed jamal jackson and had Mike McGlynn a natural guard out of position at center and in his first NFL start), moving to right guard (a revolding door or horrible play between Nic Cole, Max-Jean Gilles and Reggie Wells) and ending with Winston Justice at RT who was getting consistently beat vs. the run and pass……was playing horrible. Kolb is a pocket passer but was unable to step up and make his reads due to constant pressure up the middle. He was constantly throwing with pressure in his face and off his back foot. He was taking huge hits, running for his life and not getting protected. As we have seen MANY times before if a pocket QB doesnt have even enough time to make his 3 or 5 step drops and make his progressions then he will fail, no matter how talented—–we saw it several times with future HOF’r Peyton Manning vs,. the Pats in the playoffs, we saw it with a offense being called the “BEST EVER” in the Super Bowl when league MVP Tom Brady couldnt find time and was getting harassed by a dominating d-line. Then Kolb got knocked out of the game, again due to horrible protection and Vick came in. Obviously Vick is the most athletically gifted QB in the NFL and that ability helped him compensate for the o-line which allowed him to run around, buy time and make plays, something no pocket QB can consistently do.

    THEN, Vick got knocked out week4 against Washington and Kolb started the majority of that game, along with week 5 vs. San Fran and week 6 vs. the eventual No.1 seed in the NFC Atlanta Falcons. In those 3 starts Kolb threw for 780 yards, ran for another 39 giving him 819 yards of offense in 3 starts. He threw for 5 TDs with only 2 picks. completed a outstanding 72% of his passes had a 104 QBrating twice winning NFC offensive player of the week (BTW, whoever said the Falcons secondary was weak was very uninformed. Dunta Robinson is a pro bowl caliber no.1 CB—he missed part of the game, as did Desean so that evens out. Brent Grimes was a very good no.2 CB and William Moore one of the better young safeties—they combined for 10 INTs in 2010 and Thomas Decoud gives the Falcons another solid young safety).

    In week 6 vs. the Titans Kolb certainly had a down week and didnt play well. Although the Eagles defense went down early and played horribly forcing the offense to play catch-up and become one dimensional against a talented Titans secondary which definitely hurt Kolb’s ability. In a very OFF day Kolb still managed 230+ yards and a TD pass as well as another 18 on the ground. After that game Vick came back healthy

    the last time we saw Kolb in significant action was week 17 vs. Dallas. Kolb was playing with the 2nd and 3rd string offense while Dallas D was still playing all their starters and going 100%. Kolb was being protected by Austin Howard, King Dunlap, Max-Jean Gilles and Reggie Wells. He was throwing to Riley Cooper, Jason Avant and Clay Harbor meanwhile hes playing agaisnt Demarcus Ware (who dominated all game agaisnt our backups), Mike Jenkins and Wade Phillips attacking defense. Kolb had a awful day but lets be realistic about the circumstances.

    So…..in REALITY Kolb has started (or played the vast majority) of 7 NFL games. combining 5 of those his stats look like this: 1,498 passing yards (300 per game), 1,538 total offensive yards (over 300 per game), 9 TDs (1.8 per game) accounted for 10 total TDs (2 per game), 5 INTs (1 per game), completed 67.2% of his passes and had a 101.3 QBrating for those 5 games. The combined record of those teams was 42-38, and featured a eventual no.1 seed in the NFC and a eventual Super Bowl champion team as well.

    In the 2 other starts Kolb didnt play well: He threw for 393 yards (197 per game), 420 total offensive yards, threw 2 TDs and 5 INTs, completed 52.3% of his passes, and had a 47 QBrating.

    The thing you must remember is that in one of those bad starts Kolb JUST HAPPENED to attempt 48 passes—his highest number by FAR in 2010. Thats not a coincidence. The Eagles defense faltered, Kenny Britt exposed Ellis Hobbs and Andy Reid abondoned the run early and tried to play catch-up all game allowing the Titans defense to pin their ears back and attack Kolb while also knowing exactly what was coming and having no respect for the running game. As I already stated the other bad game was week 17 when the Eagles starters were resting and Kolb was playing with backups against Dallas starters.

    Even if you dont take those situations into account, Kolb played very well to great in 5 of his 7 starts. The Baltimore and GB games cannot be used against him unless you dont watch football and only look atstats.

    On top of everything Kevin Kolb is a talented player, he has good size, very good mechanics and a fundamentally sound and quick release, good footwork and very good accuracy. He is a smart player and natural leader with enough athleticism to move around the pocket or pick up a first down if given room. He has learned from one of the very best QB coaches and developers in the NFL in Andy Reid and great secondary QB coach in Marty Morninwheg. Kolb was a great college QB who put up terrific numbers and was drafted high in round 2. He was brough along slowly, the right way, and was able to sit and learn from the best Eagles QB ever in Donovan McNabb. You absolutely know if nothing else Kolb will give you 100% of what he has and show up to the game as prepared mentally and physically as humanlly possible with a great desire to win. He has played great in the MAJORITY of games, and when given time to prepare as the starter and playing with the first team, as well as playing in a at least semi-balaned offense he has played well EVERY TIME he is given that very basic assistance.

    Does all this add up to Kolb being a sure thing? ABSOLUETLY NOT. It does however show that Kolb has played at a high level several times and more often than not, has alot of natural ability and definitely has the potential to be a pro bowl caliber starting NFL QB. I have no idea how you can say Kolb “FAILED AT EVERY CHANVE”?!? Kolb actually succeeded far more than he failed, hes one of very few QBs to throw for over 300 yards in his first two starts, he also won NFC offensive player of the week twice in only 7 starts. Hes thrown for over 300 yards and accounted for at least 2 TDs in 3 of those 7 starts. I have watched EVERY snap Kolb has taken as a Eagle and followed him in college, I was a huge Kolb supporter last season and continue to be. If I was a Cardinals fan I would be very optimistic about Kolb’s chances. If the Cards can build a good-great offensive line to add to the weapons Kolb would have (Fitz—2nd best WR in the NFL imo, plus Breaston+Doucet) he would be a very consistent QB with several great games a season imo. I could easily see him going to the Cardinals (if they can protect him) and be a QB that throws for 4000+ yards, 27-35 TDs and around 14-18 INTs (he will make some mistakes and at times the ball leaves his hands too late allowing defenders to jump routes—one major thing he needs to work on).

    Now…..as far as DRC goes he does have HUGE potential and natural ability. Hes a former first rounder, hes almost 6’3″ and runs in the low 4.3 range, his leaping ability is insane and his reach is outstanding. He looked great for a rookie and improved on that in 2009 but in reality he really had a down year in 2010 and his lack of fundamentals to go along with his freakish athletic ability lead to a down year. He accounted for far too many penalties, gave up too many big plays and made less big plays, broke up less passes and overall had a sub-par year. He was FAR from a pro bowl no.1 proven CB in 2010 and in fact he is in limbo right now. He definitely needs to focus on the small things and refine his technique because it seemed as if offenses gameplanned around some of his weaknesses and neutralized him to an extent in 2010.

    On top of that the Cards just drafted the best CB prospect since Charles Woodson who imo is a lock to become a top 3 CB in this league for a long time, and Toler is a solid CB as well, lowering the impact of losing DRC. Plus this is a QB centric league, more so now than ever. The Cards are the least talented team in the NFL at QB with no realistic starters, yet they have a offense with serious weapons and play in the wekaest division by far. Making adding a high caliber QB the possible difference between winning the division, playing a playoff game at home and resigning the best player to wear the Cards uniform in this decade (fitz) to finishing with 4-6 wins, missing the playoffs and finishing at the bottom of a terrible division and possibly losing their elite receiver…….so obviously the value is far different based on position and need. On top of that the options at QB are very limited. Matt Hasselbeck is in his late thrities and dealing with consistent injuries, Donovan McNabb hasnt played well for several seasons and is declining fast, Vince Young is weak mentally and has no desire, Kyle Orton is a solid starter but he has no upside or potential left—he is what he is, a good game manager but a QB who needs an elite team around him to ever be seen deep in the playoffs……..None of those QBs or ANY of the other options that are realistic have the youth, upside, potential, value or proper grooming of Kolb. Kolb is the only one that could be a LONGTERM answer and could be a franchise QB……that possibilty and the lack of that possibility in any other QB cantidate combined with his youth, character, work ethic and leadership is what makes Kolb as valuable commodity right now.

    you are obviously free to your opinions but at least put some thought into it and watch Kolb play and take a realistic look at his ability, potential and what hes been able to accomplish so far in very few chances. Any QB needy team would value Kolb over DRC—-unless Al Davis is running the show that is! lol

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