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Kolb’s status in doubt for Rams game

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Just when you think Kevin Kolb’s season couldn’t get worse, the Cardinals starter is now battling a foot injury.

Kolb said he is “day-to-day” with a foot injury, according to the team’s website. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that the Cardinals aren’t sure whether Kolb will be available to face the Rams Sunday, a rare game the Cardinals might be favored in.

Generally, a player that finishes out one game tends to play the following week. Kolb stayed in against the Ravens despite the injury, but was seen in a walking boot after the game.

Kolb has struggled this year with his accuracy.  He’s also taking a lot of sacks and has not displayed much pocket presence.

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  1. rcunningham says: Oct 31, 2011 5:09 PM

    He was doomed the day he was named “Kevin Kolb”. If you don’t have a good quarterback name, you’re going to fail regardless of your skills.

    I mean seriously, Brett Favre, Joe Montana, Steve Young, Troy Aikman, Terry Bradshaw, those are AWESOME quarterback names.

    It’s the same reason why Alex Smith was so bad. How can you succeed with a generic name like that?!

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Oct 31, 2011 5:11 PM

    kolb is below average for arizona. DRC is uninteresting in Philly. neither team won

  3. iced107 says: Oct 31, 2011 5:15 PM

    “Generally, a player that finishes out one game tends to play the following week. ”

    You mean like when Sam Bradford got his high ankle sprain with 4 minutes left in the GB game?

    …oh no wait, he finished and sat out the next week.

    This is great news for the Rams defense, looks rejuvenated last week now that more players know the defense, giving them the ability to apply pressure instead of playing soft zone.

    Kolb may not want to play after the 6 sack game against Brees. Avoided a few sacks with his mobility, could easily have been 8 or 9 – wonder what kolb’s gonna look like on a gimpy toe?

  4. qtownchawk says: Oct 31, 2011 5:28 PM

    when it rains, it pours.

  5. horsecore says: Oct 31, 2011 5:34 PM

    What’s that? Another former Eagles quarterback looking like hot garbage on another team!? No way!

  6. 808raiderinparadise says: Oct 31, 2011 5:48 PM

    Kolb’s status for his career and contract in doubt

  7. Nevis says: Oct 31, 2011 5:51 PM

    A get-well game for the Rams? This is actually a genuinely intriguing matchup to me. Who can stop the bleeding first.

  8. Nevis says: Oct 31, 2011 5:56 PM

    PS – It would really crack me up if the Cards backup murdered the Rams. A nice little welcome back to earth for St. Louis, and a huge “uh oh” to the Cardinals FO for blowing the Kolb deal.

  9. buddybowl69 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:01 PM

    Hope Kolb plays, then we’ll have 2 former Eagle back-ups facing it off.

    A.J. Feeley vs. Kolb

  10. steve9932 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:04 PM

    Kolb sucks.. i’m so thankful that the 49ers didnt sign Kolb and retained Alex Smith!! All you Alex haters…. 6-1 enough said…

  11. schmitty2 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:09 PM

    The only prediction that will hold true to this game-Chris Myers and Tim Green will be calling the action

  12. stairwayto7 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:17 PM

    Remember Kolb got traded in July, could not work out with teammates, had no idea what playbook he would have while we all know the rookies were given a playbook as soon as they were drafted and worked out with their wr’s!

  13. goldrush36 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:31 PM

    steve9932 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:04 PM

    Kolb sucks.. i’m so thankful that the 49ers didnt sign Kolb and retained Alex Smith!! All you Alex haters…. 6-1 enough said…

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    That’s certainly a fair point but I’m still mad the Bengals beat us to Dalton. Alex may be playing solid, but he isn’t exactly lighting it up. That could all certainly change but Alex still struggles with the deep ball. I would feel more secure with a QB that can stretch the field a little more. Really I’m not hating on Alex, just think we could do better

  14. goldrush36 says: Oct 31, 2011 6:32 PM

    Also not saying I would rather have Dalton right now over smith, but I would certainly rather have him over Kaepernick

  15. sterilizecromartie says: Oct 31, 2011 6:52 PM

    When are we going to start talking about the Cardinals in the Suck for Luck conversation??

  16. Canyonero says: Oct 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    Am I the only one who sees the hilarity in Niners fans ripping Kolb for sucking after a handful of games and saying how happy they are with Alex Smith — who is finally playing decent after 5 sucky years??

    Get back to me on Kolb in 5 years, San Francisco treats.

    That said — yeah, Kolb isn’t good right now. He dashes out of the pocket for dear life on every play. I have to put that on coaching (sorry Whiz) but I believe it’ll get straightened out.

    Maybe not this year..

  17. azbadinals says: Oct 31, 2011 7:02 PM

    I wonder what will happen if/when John Skelton QBs vs. the Rams and we get a win.

    Skelton has better pocket awareness than Kolb. He has had a hard time learning the playbook (if you listen to the coaches). Although, I think the playbook may be partially to blame for the terrible quarterback situation we’ve been in since Kurt Warner retired.

  18. iced107 says: Oct 31, 2011 7:05 PM

    I think the Rams win this one..

    that defense finally turned it around and steven jackson has these guys playing with fire and intensity…now they have some confidence, and chris long looks like a beast out there along with laurenitias..

    if i was a betting man, i’d take the rams

  19. edavidberg says: Oct 31, 2011 7:11 PM

    When are teams going to stop throwing millions at players before they prove themselves? Kolb has a wet noodle and runs around like he’s got his head cut off. Rob Johnson and Scott Mitchell are going to end up with better careers than him.

  20. laeaglefan says: Oct 31, 2011 7:28 PM

    Kolb will eventually follow the footsteps of A.J. Feeley. Meaning…he’ll eventually return to the Eagles as a backup…be it Mike Vick’s backup, or someone else. Feeley had his chance as a starter, and he failed miserably. Expect the same from Kolb. Guys like that are decent backups, when they don’t have to carry a team on their back, but when its all on them they just don’t have what it takes.

  21. goldrush36 says: Oct 31, 2011 7:38 PM

    Canyonero says: Oct 31, 2011 7:00 PM

    Am I the only one who sees the hilarity in Niners fans ripping Kolb for sucking after a handful of games and saying how happy they are with Alex Smith — who is finally playing decent after 5 sucky years??

    Get back to me on Kolb in 5 years, San Francisco treats.

    That said — yeah, Kolb isn’t good right now. He dashes out of the pocket for dear life on every play. I have to put that on coaching (sorry Whiz) but I believe it’ll get straightened out.

    Maybe not this year..

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    Well last time I checked, Alex didn’t have a receiver with even 1/5 of Fitzgerald’s heart and talent, and he sure as hell didn’t have any type of decent coaching direction whatsoever. His best coach he had in any form was Norv Tunrer who was gone after just 1 year. There is a far cry from the team Smith was drafted to vs “AZ will now be the very heavy favorite to run away with the division” You know all that hype that was spouted off once the deal was made. I know this hurts for you, but it’s a fact.

  22. johnnyshore says: Oct 31, 2011 7:47 PM

    If anything, Kolb being out may actually help the Cards. It’s obvious Andy Reid pulled a fast one on arizona, and the sooner they start someone else, the closer they are to finding their actual qb of the future. It’s about time they admit they got screwed on that trade.

  23. greymares says: Oct 31, 2011 8:41 PM

    the kid has absolutely no offensive line in front of him a banged up running back and 1 freakin receiver. cut the kid some slack and hope he survives until you get a football team.

  24. 2ndaryinsanity says: Oct 31, 2011 9:27 PM

    Bad news for Arizona…looks like they got ripped off by the Eagles and made it worse by signing Kolb to a big contract (despite the small fact he hadn’t played enough to determine if he’s got the talent to be a good QB).
    Good news for Arizona…it’s not too late to enter the Luck sweepstakes. The question is, can they afford to draft him when they’re stuck paying Kolb? Another positive…Luck probably wouldn’t mind having Larry Fitzgerald as his receiver.

  25. colt13 says: Oct 31, 2011 9:29 PM

    Don’t blame Kolb, blame Levi Brown.

  26. obamablowz says: Oct 31, 2011 9:56 PM

    If he wasn’t drafted by the Eagles with all the drama behind McNabb….nobody would know who Kolb is.

  27. sinclairsrevenge says: Oct 31, 2011 10:10 PM

    I dont know whats uglier,……kevin kolbs play or kevin kolb

  28. westcoastredbird says: Oct 31, 2011 10:15 PM

    The Cardinals have the two worst offensive tackles in the NFL. Levi (Teflon) Brown, who was actually chosen before Patrick Willis and Brandon (Pegleg) Keith. If these guys can’t be “coached up” by HOFer Russ Grimm then they don’t belong on an NFL roster much less starting. Aaron Rogers couldn’t be successful in Arizona with these two turkeys trying to protect him. Kevin Kolb is running for his life on every play that isn’t a run. It looks like the Cards will have to draft a left tackle to protect there investment. Kolb/Skelton/Bartel won’t make it to the end of the year but there two matador tackles will.

  29. whoknowsnothing says: Oct 31, 2011 10:22 PM

    Kolb deserves some of the blame for his performance this season, but whats up with the offensive line?

    The Cardinals have never had a good O-line, pass block has always been an issue. Levi Brown is a bust, Keith should not be there blocking for anyone, this is a reason why Kurt Warner left, he didn’t want to get knocked around anymore.

    If Kolb sits out Skelton is going to have to work on his quick release to survive his game in good health.

    Daryn Colledge, Lyle Sendlein are good additions, but they need to cut their losses with the other three and find replacements next year.

  30. ninerboi says: Oct 31, 2011 10:37 PM

    Nothing is wrong with his foot. He’s being “held” because he sucks. Alex Smiths stats were better than Kolb’s BEFORE Harbaugh…he had more picks than touchdowns and a lower completion rating with a FAR superior team coaching staff and stability than Smith had. Kolb is being exposed now, just as I said he would…which is exactly why I wanted a dumba$$ team in our division to trade for him. Thanks for giving away a first rounder and a pro bowler Arizona. We love ya!

    Signed,
    Niners Fans

  31. goldrush36 says: Oct 31, 2011 11:23 PM

    westcoastredbird says: Oct 31, 2011 10:15 PM

    The Cardinals have the two worst offensive tackles in the NFL. Levi (Teflon) Brown, who was actually chosen before Patrick Willis and Brandon (Pegleg) Keith. If these guys can’t be “coached up” by HOFer Russ Grimm then they don’t belong on an NFL roster much less starting. Aaron Rogers couldn’t be successful in Arizona with these two turkeys trying to protect him. Kevin Kolb is running for his life on every play that isn’t a run. It looks like the Cards will have to draft a left tackle to protect there investment. Kolb/Skelton/Bartel won’t make it to the end of the year but there two matador tackles will

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    Haha seriously? I mean I really hate to defend the Packers in any way but have you seen the line Rodgers plays behind? Dude has more hits in a season than The Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, and Michael Jackson have combined for over a lifetime. He is just that damn good. If he really got the constant time to pass most of the other “elite” Qb’s always get, there wouldn’t even be a discussion for the best QB in the league. I don’t like this since he could’ve been a niner, but it’s true…. Then again he mav have struggled with the circus show that has been 49ers coaching the last decade too. Anyway Alex Smith is constantly pressured and hit yet he is playing at a much higher level than Kolb so comparing Kolb’s struggle to what Rodgers could do under pressure is off the planet level insanity

  32. goldrush36 says: Oct 31, 2011 11:26 PM

    * A Packer in any way* Sure as hell not defending their line

  33. henrykissingerisgod says: Oct 31, 2011 11:39 PM

    Who cares. One and done in the playoffs for the niners…Alex smith is not winning a playoff game…brace for it now niner fans

  34. savojah says: Oct 31, 2011 11:47 PM

    Alex Smith sucks. Niners are just finding ways to win. They’ haven’t been dominating right now. And that is because of Smith. How good Gore is running right now, with receivers like Crabtree and Edwards, he should be lighting it up. He blows.

    This game next weeks game STL vs AZ, you have the opening game for the SUCK FOR LUCK season. Just to think after Fitzgerald saying he liked him when they worked out, this would be the case. They traded for him, then signed to a huge deal. No one expected him to be this bad. Andy Reid looks very good right now…

  35. unclel30 says: Nov 1, 2011 12:29 AM

    Glad we stayed with Vick!

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