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Kevin Kolb wants to avoid another “step back”

Kam Chancellor,  Kevin Kolb AP

The Cardinals scored only ten points in Seattle last week, which is the same total they put up in 2010 when Max Hall and Derek Anderson were roaming the NFC West.

The one touchdown came on a low-percentage throw that Larry Fitzgerald pulled off. The second half was a disaster.  Kevin Kolb’s development in Arizona has become a topic of conversation.

“You don’t want to take a step back,” Kolb said via AZCardinals.com. “That game I probably took a step back.”

Ken Whisenhunt admitted the performance was uneven.  Kolb  said watching film on the game “was as bad as we thought it would be.”

Brock Huard of 710AM in Seattle broke down Kolb’s game-sealing interception this week in a fun video segment. In it, Huard said he was very surprised Kolb made such a basic mistake in not identifying the right matchup.

While Kolb is a fifth-year player, he hasn’t started that many games. There are bound to be bumps in the road this season.

For the money he’s getting, though, he needs to show an ability to move forward quickly after taking a step back.

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40 Responses to “Kevin Kolb wants to avoid another “step back””
  1. favreforever says: Sep 29, 2011 6:48 PM

    “He is what we ridiculed him as! You want to clown his arse, go ahead and clown his arse!”.

  2. borisbulldog says: Sep 29, 2011 6:50 PM

    Why is it that every General Mgr fellates and over pays for an unproven back-up QB?

    Does Scott Mitchell ring a bell?

  3. yeahyeahyeahbono14 says: Sep 29, 2011 6:53 PM

    But stepping forward would require a pass completion, Kevin!

  4. iambadkid says: Sep 29, 2011 6:53 PM

    you know charlie is the letter C, and papa is the letter P. so therefore, michael turner is the atlanta falcons

  5. jakek2 says: Sep 29, 2011 6:54 PM

    Facing the Giants’ fearsome foursome this weekend is not the ideal opponent to think you can right yourself against.

  6. redbeardxxv says: Sep 29, 2011 6:57 PM

    He’ll be taking plenty of steps back this week as the pass rush of the Giants will shred his paper O line. He’s gonna get planted like a tulip. Wonder if he can take the hits Vick couldn’t absorb.

  7. eaglesnoles05 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:08 PM

    Nothing personal, Cards. Just business. And he is certainly an upgrade to your QB situation, so it’s not gonna be TOTAL disappointment.

  8. cw3214 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    Thank you for the 2nd round pick Arizona. We’re going to need it.

  9. rabidmike says: Sep 29, 2011 7:11 PM

    *Sigh*. After 3 games, it is safe to say Kolb is the least of the Cardinals problems. Levi Brown is abysmal and even that doesnt make the rest of the Cards O-Line look any better. Nose tackle Dan Williams is rarely on the field. Coach said he saw some good things from Chester Taylor. I saw 4 yds. on 4 carries, and then he got benched for a practice squad guy. Adrian Wilson has lost a step or 2. Kerry Rhodes seems less capable than that. Jefferson and Peterson have decided that even though they can’t cover, they should “tackle” like a cover corner (I.e. not tackle). Beanie needed “a rest” after two games. Our #2 and #3 WR have a philosophy that if they do nothing the defense will roll even more coverage to Fitz, leaving them wide open. But Calais Cambell looks good. When does he become a free agent?

  10. flavordave says: Sep 29, 2011 7:22 PM

    He was the NFL network play of the week and when I seen it i thought” Is he out of his mind throwing that?” He spun and chucked it off his back foot like he attended the Eli Manning school of QBing over the summer.

  11. cryanr says: Sep 29, 2011 7:43 PM

    When the Cardinals decide to do something about their offensive line, they will be a much, much better team — offensively.

    How can anyone in their right mind expect him to flourish when he is (literally) running for his life on every play?

    And this is coming from a Cardinals fan. Kolb is a good quarterback; he is not the issue, nor is a #2 WR. The offensive line is, and until the Cardinals do something about it, they will not receive the type of play they need from ANY quarterback.

  12. wferg1121 says: Sep 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    cw3214 says:Sep 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    “Thank you for the 2nd round pick Arizona. We’re going to need it.”

    Don’t worry AZ fans they miss alot, check out the offensive lineman they drafted.

  13. trbowman says: Sep 29, 2011 7:44 PM

    The Cards have invested in Kolb but have yet to invest in giving him the help he needs. Brandon Keith needs to take a seat on the bench. He’s going to get Kolb murdered out there. Levi Brown, god, longest tenured crappy starter I’ve ever seen in my life. Needs to be replaced via draft but Whisenhunt continues to go to bat for him, for some reason.

    Another receiver wouldn’t be bad either.

  14. laeaglefan says: Sep 29, 2011 7:57 PM

    Andy Reid may have known what he was doing after all in unloading Kolb.

  15. cardsfann1 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    I saw that Tuck is out. Osi is looking like he might not play. Giants d line doesn’t look all that dominating to me now. Eli will throw some terrible passes. More lucky than good so far with him. I think the Cards have a good shot this sunday. Giants secondary is beat up. Fitz and Doucet should have a good day.

  16. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:19 PM

    Playing us won’t help. We may kill him Sunday.

  17. jigwig13 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:43 PM

    Let me say this I live in the south jersey area not an Eagles let me make that clear…but I get all the eagles game so I got to see kolb play his games with the eagles…and this man is a flat out bum…out of all the teams he has play he struggled against good teams he had some passing yards but he threw the ball a lot. He may have only beaten one good team and that team was over rated 2009 falcons at home…sorry cards fans y’all gave up a lot but didn’t get a good deal

  18. skinsrock says: Sep 29, 2011 8:47 PM

    Kevin Kolb will be fine… he’s in a new system, had a short training camp & it takes time… Kolb has talent & he is plenty good enough to play QB at a high level in the NFL.

  19. cmb79 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:56 PM

    As long as his “step forward” happens after Sunday. :-)

  20. KeepitReal says: Sep 29, 2011 9:00 PM

    I suspected he wasn’t going to be as good after he took a few hits and teams had film to game plan against him. Being a good/great quarterback means getting up after being hit in the jaw and stepping forward to complete another throw when you know you’re going to be hit in the jaw again.

  21. donterrelli says: Sep 29, 2011 9:01 PM

    “While Kolb is a fifth-year player, he hasn’t started that many games. ”

    Obviously, there are reasons he’s just now a starter. He wasn’t and isn’t starter caliber.

  22. gasolinejt says: Sep 29, 2011 9:03 PM

    Kevin Kolb: The next Matt Cassel.

  23. howley1 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:06 PM

    The Cardinals deserve this shlep after ignoring his performance in Philly.

  24. escoboltsfan says: Sep 29, 2011 9:20 PM

    He and Cutler have the cutest lil’ double chins.

  25. flyeaglefly says: Sep 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    let’s remember…the Eagles game WAS the Giants Super Bowl….they’ve spent 9 months dealing with/thinking about that All-Time choke job…and the same hangover that befell (is that a word) Philly after the letdown from the Vick-Falcon showdown, will hit the G-Men this weekend…I fully expect the Giants to revert back to Game 1 (i.e. Redskin game) form…Cardinals exploit that shaky secondary and score, ohhhhh, just enough, win 24-16…

  26. goahead9 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    Playing “us”. “We” may. Really?

  27. borisbulldog says: Sep 29, 2011 9:34 PM

    Andy Reid may have known what he was doing after all in unloading Kolb.

    ==================================

    After a 1-2 start with the (wet) “Dream Team”, that maybe the only thing Andt Reid kows so this year!

  28. azredbird4 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:37 PM

    he has had the playbook all of two months….chill

  29. trojanwarrior007 says: Sep 29, 2011 10:08 PM

    Even that touchdown to Fitzgerald was a pure Madden toss up and pray pass.

  30. fthrvic says: Sep 29, 2011 10:26 PM

    Wow, a whole lotta ignorance going on tonight on PFT. I think Fitz has proven over and over that any “low percentage” throws to him become higher percentage throws because he’s involved in the play.

    I was at the game in Seattle and the Seahawks fan next to me stood up and applauded Fitz after he made that catch. Kolb knows where his bread is buttered and we’ve already nearly matched all the total passing yards caught by our tight-ends this year from last year.

    I see positives and negatives, but overall the QB position is not the Card’s problem this year as it was last year.

  31. baldeaglejohnie says: Sep 29, 2011 10:41 PM

    wferg1121 says:
    Sep 29, 2011 7:44 PM
    cw3214 says:Sep 29, 2011 7:10 PM

    “Thank you for the 2nd round pick Arizona. We’re going to need it.”

    Don’t worry AZ fans they miss alot, check out the offensive lineman they drafted.

    WOW after three games and no off season, Hope your not a gm out there wferg, i’m pretty sure there not dumping the fireman just yet.

  32. abninf says: Sep 29, 2011 10:52 PM

    laeaglefan says: Sep 29, 2011 7:57 PM

    Andy Reid may have known what he was doing after all in unloading Kolb.
    —————————————————

    Yeah, now Reid has a starting QB who comes out of a game for a bruised non throwing hand and sitting last in the division.

  33. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:32 PM

    cardsfann1 says: Sep 29, 2011 8:14 PM

    I saw that Tuck is out. Osi is looking like he might not play. Giants d line doesn’t look all that dominating to me now. Eli will throw some terrible passes. More lucky than good so far with him. I think the Cards have a good shot this sunday. Giants secondary is beat up. Fitz and Doucet should have a good day.
    —————

    You need to watch your drink if you’ve got strangers at your house while typing this, you’re absolutely out of your mind if you think Tuck playing or not (he’s playing) is going to make things any easier.

    But I do read this as sarcasm.

  34. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:33 PM

    goahead9 says: Sep 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    Playing “us”. “We” may. Really?
    ————–

    You know what they say about limpwrists who pull that card, don’t you? Fall back.

  35. dlmcc1010 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:37 PM

    I never understood everyones fascination with this guy. Granted the Cardinals were desperate and he is an improvement over what they had last year. they needed to make an effort to improvie the position or Fitzgerald would have been looking for the exit. But he has never shown anything to tell me he would be a Kurt Warner for them. He is definitely average. Average may be good enough to win a weak division but you arent beating the elite in the conference with Kevin Kold trying to play hero

  36. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:41 PM

    flyeaglefly says: Sep 29, 2011 9:29 PM

    let’s remember…the Eagles game WAS the Giants Super Bowl….they’ve spent 9 months dealing with/thinking about that All-Time choke job…and the same hangover that befell (is that a word) Philly after the letdown from the Vick-Falcon showdown, will hit the G-Men this weekend…I fully expect the Giants to revert back to Game 1 (i.e. Redskin game) form…Cardinals exploit that shaky secondary and score, ohhhhh, just enough, win 24-16…
    ———

    More like the Miracle for All-Times That Will Never Happen Again last year was the EAGLES’ Super Bowl.

    Far be it for an Eagles fan to bring up THAT matter to a team’s fans that have seen THREE WINS while the Eagles never have and never will.

    Sheeeeeeit, Eagles fans were falling out in the streets of their newly declared “Eagles bars” here in New York on Sunday. It was the Super Bowl for THEM.

    We just wanted you to shut up, but no, we have clowns like you, Lady Gaga and Asomugha making excuses and still running your mouths.

  37. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:41 PM

    Unbelievable.

  38. raideralex99 says: Sep 30, 2011 12:49 AM

    Cardinals 1-2 Eagles 1-2 … I guess Vick took a step backwards too.

  39. chriskrankin says: Sep 30, 2011 2:34 AM

    Kevin Kolb stats 62.5% Passing, 812 Yards, 8.26 yds per throw, 5 Tds, 3 Ints and 93.7 Rating . Michael Vick 59% Passing 605 Yards, 7.29 yds per throw, 4 Tds, 2 Ints and 87.3 Rating. How is Kolb bad? Let’s make a list of QB he has a better rating them: Rivers, M.Ryan, J.Flacco, M.Vick, B.Roth, J.Cutler, S.Bradford, M. Sanchez. He is saying he doesn’t want to play bad again but he is going to be a great player.

  40. eagleswin says: Sep 30, 2011 7:10 AM

    Wow. It’s impressive how the fans have given up on their QB already. He played last week with no running game against a defense that was playing the pass all day with his only legit WR double covered every play.

    The roster is a mess. The cards problems go way beyond the QB. Kolb will be a good QB for the cards but he will not single handedly cover up bad personel decisions made by the front office.

    Imagine how much worse he would’ve been roasted if he hadn’t thrown that pass into double coverage to Fitz. Kolb is in a no win situation with the fans unless he plays lights out.

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