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Kevin Kolb listed as No. 1 quarterback, suffers bruised thigh

Kevin Kolb AP

The good news for Kevin Kolb is that when the Cardinals put out their first official depth chart of the 2012 season today, he was the No. 1 quarterback, ahead of John Skelton. The bad news is that hours later, Kolb had to leave practice early with a bruised thigh.

The thigh injury is not believed to be anything serious, but it points to a consistent problem in Kolb’s career: When he’s named a starting quarterback, it’s just a matter of time before he gets hurt. Today it was just a matter of hours.

Kolb limped off the practice field and spent some time with a trainer after another player’s knee collided with his thigh. After he got out of the training room, Kolb was feeling good enough to sign some autographs for the fans who attended today’s practice.

The designation of Kolb as the No. 1 quarterback on the depth chart means he’s expected to start the Hall of Fame Game against the Saints on Sunday. Assuming he’s healthy enough to play.

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37 Responses to “Kevin Kolb listed as No. 1 quarterback, suffers bruised thigh”
  1. sbdt says: Jul 30, 2012 10:05 PM

    Oh god.

  2. whatchutalkingabouthillis says: Jul 30, 2012 10:09 PM

    Eagles fan here so any Kolb setback for me is boffo, just excited for SOME football, even though its just the HOF game.

  3. normtide says: Jul 30, 2012 10:10 PM

    Who else they got?

  4. gmsalpha says: Jul 30, 2012 10:11 PM

    Well, a bruised thigh is better than the bruised ego he’ll have after Week 4 and he’s been replaced by John Skelton.

  5. robertb655 says: Jul 30, 2012 10:13 PM

    Even Fitz said they don’t have a #1

  6. seahawkgoat says: Jul 30, 2012 10:14 PM

    Skelton finally hit his target!

  7. gunndlewittlebaum says: Jul 30, 2012 10:16 PM

    “The thigh injury is not believed to be anything serious.”

    Neither is Kolb being listed as the number one quarterback.

  8. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jul 30, 2012 10:19 PM

    Drama. Way to stir it up.

  9. pacificnw7722 says: Jul 30, 2012 10:21 PM

    “Kolb had to leave practice early with a bruised thigh.”

    Are you kiddin’ me???

    The Saints D will take this clown apart……

  10. wtfru2 says: Jul 30, 2012 10:25 PM

    He felt good enough to sign autographs. Problem was no one wanted it!

  11. LoCoSu@%s says: Jul 30, 2012 10:28 PM

    Glass

  12. atmedic8daily says: Jul 30, 2012 10:34 PM

    ” the Hall of Fame Game against the Saints on Sunday…”

    Are we really here??..?? Whooo Hooo!

  13. onegamedoesnotaseasonmake says: Jul 30, 2012 10:54 PM

    ok folks, the door is wide open for this headline…

  14. comatrip1 says: Jul 30, 2012 11:03 PM

    I bruised my thigh once. Then I realized I was a man and rubbed some dirt on it. Then went back to what I was doing.

  15. mp4philly says: Jul 30, 2012 11:07 PM

    The biggest question regarding this article: Who on earth wants Kolb’s autograph?

  16. bbernas says: Jul 30, 2012 11:14 PM

    I was going to leave a witty comment about Kolb and how the Eagles screwed the Cardinals over, but then I remembered the Cardinals were just in the Super Bowl a few years ago :(

  17. bennyb82 says: Jul 30, 2012 11:36 PM

    All fun and games until someone bruises a thigh

  18. scoobaj says: Jul 30, 2012 11:53 PM

    the cards have more than a charlie horse to their cube to worry about, like the hawks and 9ers defenses that will eat them alive this year

  19. joecb91 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:02 AM

    By the way, Skelton threw two interceptions in practice today and was overthrowing everyone. Kolb was throwing quite well.

  20. sonopazzo6 says: Jul 31, 2012 12:19 AM

    Giddy Eagles fan here…….can’t help snickering over DRC and how we robbed Arizona…..I could be wrong, but I don’t think so!!!

  21. mancave001 says: Jul 31, 2012 1:05 AM

    Really sad to see the comments on Kolb. He’s never had a chance to be starting QB for a season with any real preparation. I also find the comments in the article and otherwise on him being injury prone to be off base. The concussion vs. GB in 2010 was brutal—the result of a HORRENDOUS O-line at the time. Then he got injured last year. It happens, but it doesn’t make him any more prone to injury than anyone else. No one should question his toughness or desire. The guy hunts wild boar for Pete’s sake. Give him the year…then we’ll see if he can develop into the franchise player the Eagles saw when they drafted him.

  22. joepescisballs says: Jul 31, 2012 3:11 AM

    People who say Philadelphia screwed the Cardinals aren’t looking at the big picture. Getting Kolb enabled the Cards to sign Fitz to a long term deal. Without Kolb Fitz would not sign an extension and then it was very possible the Cards would lose him the following off-season. That would be devestating on many levels.

    The only part that really hurt was the 2nd round pick. Losing DRC was no big deal; they guy is a headcase that refused to tackle. Plus we have a pretty deep cornerback corps, so no big loss.

    Bottom line: this deal kept Fitz. I’d do it again any day.

  23. robkiss1234567890 says: Jul 31, 2012 4:04 AM

    A lot of pressure now that you have both Michael Floyd AND Larry Fitzgerald..tough road ahead if you can’t win with those guys. Well written article btw.

  24. kegowhisky says: Jul 31, 2012 5:52 AM

    A bruised thigh has to be less painful than the bruised brain the Cardinals’ staff had when signing Kolb at all, never mind the huge salary…

  25. staffordsyear says: Jul 31, 2012 6:06 AM

    I was my local sports bar last year and talkin with this guy who kept reffering to him as kevin kolb ya know like colb? So i told him its not colb its pronounced like cobb..it was kinda annoying,anyway thats my 2 cents..football on sunday!

  26. 49erstim says: Jul 31, 2012 6:33 AM

    Keep flying under the radar Kev. That way your bounty won’t be enough to make any of those clowns wanna take you out…allegedly.

  27. choice1329 says: Jul 31, 2012 7:57 AM

    Kevin Kolb is nothing more than a bum, he won’t make it out of the preseason let alone the season. Whoever is responsible for paying this fool all of that money needs to fired right along with Kolb. This bum has been given the starting position twice, and he’s still fighting for it……something about that just doesn’t sound right. The Cardinal organization needs to file charges against Kolb for grand theft.

  28. eaglesfanalways says: Jul 31, 2012 8:08 AM

    I would still take Kolb over the turnover machine we have here in Philly…

  29. norcalmafia says: Jul 31, 2012 9:19 AM

    Maybe its really a bruised ego?

  30. taintedsaints2009 says: Jul 31, 2012 9:35 AM

    what’s that evil laughter sound i hear coming from the east coast?

  31. kuta82 says: Jul 31, 2012 9:43 AM

    Ok. Cards players..ya’ll have a fragile QB lol..Please don’t push or shove him even jokingly because we all saw how easily he can break..lol..oh my what a soft one!

  32. dwoofer says: Jul 31, 2012 10:20 AM

    It shocks no one that Whisenhunt made Kolb #1. Whisenhunt’s continued employment lives or dies with how Kolb performs — Bidwill already told him that last year.
    I get so tired of hearing how Kolb never had an offseason to get ready to play. Well, neither did Cam Newton or Andy Dalton, but as I recall, they did a bit better than the veteran Kolb.
    The Cardinals fans are VERY TIRED of the quarterback issues and the Whisenhunt/Kolb love fest. It will not take very much poor play on Kolb’s behalf to get the fans SOLIDLY against both Whiz and Kolb.
    Some QB had better step up and get the job done, or QB’s and coaches will be flying out the door — and in the middle of the season.

  33. laeaglefan says: Jul 31, 2012 10:40 AM

    Eagles fans complain about Mike Vick not being able to stay healthy for 16 games. What are the chances of Kolb staying healthy for 16 games? Or even 10 games? At least Vick wouldn’t have been caught from behind like Kolb was by Clay Matthews when he got the concussion that cost him his starting job with the Eagles.

  34. truths4all says: Jul 31, 2012 10:46 AM

    @ scoobaj

    Why do you have to lie for Kolb? It was Kolb who threw for 2 ints and not Skelton. Opinions are OK, but keep your lies for the police and your priest. There is no lying in football. Anyway, we will all find out soon if Kolb’s West Coast Offense skills will translate into mastery of the Card’s complex offensive system. If not, Kolb will simply become a highly paid backup who will then get to live out his life as a wealthy family man without his brain in noodles as he shouldn’t get anymore concussions on the bench.

  35. 9ersfaithful says: Jul 31, 2012 12:19 PM

    Aren’t quarterbacks not supposed to be hit during training camp?

  36. mancave001 says: Jul 31, 2012 3:37 PM

    choice1329 says:
    Jul 31, 2012 7:57 AM
    Kevin Kolb is nothing more than a bum, he won’t make it out of the preseason let alone the season. Whoever is responsible for paying this fool all of that money needs to fired right along with Kolb. This bum has been given the starting position twice, and he’s still fighting for it……something about that just doesn’t sound right. The Cardinal organization needs to file charges against Kolb for grand theft.
    ———————–

    A bum? That is a completely inaccurate description, whether or not you like him. He got injured and replaced after TWO QUARTERS in Philly behind the worst OL in team history. Vick was playing out of his mind, and Kolb lost his job. Last year, he had no offseason after being traded and a bad team to boot. He also happened to get injured.

    The fact is that we don’t know what Kolb will be yet. We won’t know until he has a full season, and full offseason to prep.

  37. theuglitruth says: Jul 31, 2012 7:38 PM

    Kolb has been in the league for 5 years based on his “potential” and hasn’t proven anyone right.

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