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It’s looking good for Kevin Kolb’s return

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The Cardinals’ plan all week has been for Kevin Kolb to return to the starting lineup and it looks like that’s what will happen Sunday against the Cowboys.

Kolb said Friday that he feels the best he’s felt since getting hurt and doesn’t see any reason why his toe injury would get in the way of his return to action. Coach Ken Whisenhunt stopped short of guaranteeing Kolb will be in the lineup Sunday, but he didn’t offer much reason to believe we’ll get another dose of John Skelton.

“It looks pretty good that he’s going to play,” Whisenhunt said. “I’m not going to say, ‘Yes, he’ll play’ and then something happens between now and then with his foot, because it really comes down to the soreness. But it looks like he’ll play.”

The Cardinals won three of the four games Skelton started, but Skelton didn’t play particularly well in that span. He was at least as good as Kolb was in the first seven games, though, so Kolb will have to step up his game to quiet those second-guessing the decision to trade for him in the offseason and then hand him a contract extension that paid much more than his resume seemed to warrant.

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15 Responses to “It’s looking good for Kevin Kolb’s return”
  1. trbowman says: Dec 2, 2011 6:57 PM

    Kolb is gonna rip it up next season. Hopefully he can gain some momentum in these final games.

    Jump on this bandwagon now, while it’s mostly empty, so you can say “I told you so” next season.
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  2. trbowman says: Dec 2, 2011 6:58 PM

    Get Kolb two new tackles and a #2 WR and look out. Levi Brown + Keith are major liabilities. Roberts struggles with drops and separation. Outperformed by Doucet. Don’t know why he hasn’t been benched.

  3. howley1 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:58 PM

    Career v. Cowboys: 18 of 36 for 162 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs QBR 37.0 6 sacks 1 fumble

  4. qdog112 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:06 PM

    File this fact under, who gives a damn?

  5. trbowman says: Dec 2, 2011 7:17 PM

    “Career v. Cowboys: 18 of 36 for 162 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs QBR 37.0 6 sacks 1 fumble”

    One game where Kolb was working with backups around him. Chad Hall as top receiver, Austin Howard up against Ware. Numerous drops. That game was a fluke.

  6. horsecore says: Dec 2, 2011 8:15 PM

    LOL. Like it matters. It’s the Cardinals!

  7. vahawker says: Dec 2, 2011 8:40 PM

    It’s looking good…unless you are the Cards, then you are looking at Kolb starting for you.

  8. prmpft says: Dec 2, 2011 8:51 PM

    …kolb didn’t throw to fitz BEFORE he got hurt – why the hell does ANYONE think he will now???!!!

  9. mossnomore says: Dec 2, 2011 9:38 PM

    “Career v. Cowboys: 18 of 36 for 162 yards, 1 TD and 3 INTs QBR 37.0 6 sacks 1 fumble”

    How much did ESPN pay you to cite the QBR?

  10. chilomane says: Dec 2, 2011 10:09 PM

    He’s had an injury plagued season, but this move so far looks el busto.

  11. upyoursnfu says: Dec 2, 2011 10:19 PM

    Kolb is just happy he isn’t in Filthydelphia anymore

  12. howley1 says: Dec 3, 2011 12:12 AM

    How much did ESPN pay you to cite the QBR?

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    Nothing. That was his “real” QBR and I got it from NFL.com.

  13. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 3, 2011 3:04 AM

    “It’s looking good for Kevin Kolb’s return”

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    Exactly what DeMarcus Ware and the Dallas Secondary is thinking….

  14. tombrookshire says: Dec 3, 2011 8:57 AM

    I don’t think it would make a bit of difference if it were Kolb, John Skelton or Red Skelton at this point. But Cards fans don’t fret. Trading Kolb for DRC wasn’t a great deal for the Eagles either. DRC can’t play. Reports that he took plays off and isn’t focused, even during games are true. So the Cards have a legit back-up in Kolb and must find or draft a starting QB. The good news is that there are a bunch available in the April draft.

  15. choice1329 says: Dec 3, 2011 2:11 PM

    upyoursnfu says:
    Dec 2, 2011 10:19 PM
    Kolb is just happy he isn’t in Filthydelphia anymore

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    Kolb is only happy that he has been able to con another team out of millions, he should be locked up for grand larceny.

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