Another lost night for Kevin Kolb, and his 0.0 rating

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Well, at least Kevin Kolb didn’t get hurt tonight.

The Cardinals quarterback watched John Skelton start tonight’s game, but came in for the second quarter, and worked with a group of mostly starting players (other than that Larry Fitzgerald guy).

He completed one pass, a 21-yarder to DeMarco Sampson.

For the preseason, Kolb’s now 2-of-9 passing for 25 yards, with no touchdowns and an interception. That makes his passer rating a clean 0.0.

The good news is, Skelton’s not exactly killing it either.

But with every passing game, Kolb’s looking less and less like a guy you can win with, much less invest in.

76 responses to “Another lost night for Kevin Kolb, and his 0.0 rating

  1. Someone send the Cardinals the game tape of last nights Eagles-Steelers game, they may want to look at Nick Foles… he’s cheap, only 2 first rounders and Fitz…

  2. This is how the division will pan out for QB play.
    1. Smith
    2. Bradford
    3. Flynn
    4. Skelton
    5. Everyone else
    8. Kolb

  3. I want to see that list of the highest paid athletes again because it is such an amazing player list + kolb

  4. So this seals the deal right? Between all the QB trades Andy has ripped people off with, the Kolb deal has to be the last that NFL GM’s fall for. Eagles have generated high draft picks and a solid player by trading Feeley, McNabb and Kolb. Come on people, the Eagles QB’s aint worth what you are trading for them. And I say that as a guy who has an Eagles Kolb jersey hanging in my closet.

  5. In other news Philadelphia is loving DRC (even with the green mowhawk) & Mychael Kendricks looked impressive & Vinny Curry looked dominant last night . But don’t worry Arizona we have this guy named Kafka that you’ll love , just give us a 3rd

  6. WoW….just WoW!!

    Andy Reid is a genius in the way he was able to manage Kolb and squeeze high draft picks and players from the Cards for Kolb whos net worth is equivalent to a ham sandwich.

  7. I told everyone that the Cardinals should have cut him before his roster bonus!!!

    I don’t wish unemployment on anyone, but rewards should be based on success; not to prevent mistake admission!!!

  8. Sad thats this is all the eagles have to brag about. also sad they have to keep trading away players to get the better ones from other teams.

  9. Man poor Larry Fitzgerald he wasn’t kidding when he said that the difference between him and Calvin Johnson is the quarterbacks they have throwing them the ball.

  10. Hey Fitzgerald!!! Still think lobbying for Kolb last year AND lobbying for Floyd this year was smart? You’re a great player but you ain’t no GM, let the Front Office do it’s job.

  11. austinjdd says: Aug 10, 2012 11:36 PM

    I’m sure the front office is really regretting not releasing him before he got the roster bonus during the offseason…

    ___________________________

    Exactly….

    The sad thing is they have no one to blame because they chased after Peyton Manning and by the time manning chose Denver Kolb` bonus was due.

  12. I think of all the players in the NFL today, I am the most jealous of Kevin Kolb.

    This is because I can only dream of being paid a $7 million bonus to totally and completely fail at my job.

  13. hulkhogansays says:
    Aug 10, 2012 11:12 PM
    We’ll trade you Kirk Cousins for two #1′s and Larry Fitzgerald brother.

    No, we won’t.

  14. goldrush36 says:

    This is how the division will pan out for QB play.
    1. Smith
    2. Bradford
    3. Flynn
    4. Skelton
    5. Everyone else
    8. Kolb

    That is a list of bad QB’s…What a joke for a division..

  15. I don’t know anyone who thought kolb would be a franchise quarterback except for the cardinals. Can’t believe fitz signed long term with them considering his success and legacy are in the hands of their quarterback situation

  16. I remember when many of the local fans and pundits were skewering Carroll and Schneider for not pursuing Kolb. Where are they now?

    Many times the best moves you make and the best trades you make are the ones you don’t make. One player is not going to turn around a franchise but one bad mover that restricts your cap space, costs you a starting cornerback and a second round draft choice, can cripple the team.

  17. somehow you think Matt Millen is involved with the Cards……mmuhahahahaha….

    and no Matt Barkley isn’t the answer in AZ. Once bitten, twice shy. No more USC busts in the desert.

  18. As a hawks fan i remember when we got matt h from GB and be lost his job to trent dilfer. then dilfer got hurt and matt had to play. he was awfull until the last 5 games then it clicked and 21playoff gsmes followed and super bowl 40. they need to play kolb and stick with it this year. of course i hope flynn gets it game one.

  19. In a division where San Francisco currently dominates, Seattle is getting better (and will probably finish around .500), and St. Louis can only get better, we may have found our dark horse for the #1 pick.

    The good news for Barkley is Arizona isn’t far from Cali.

  20. Both Bartel and that rookie from San Diego State, Lindley, look better than Kolb and Skelton, but Whiz doesn’t have the balls to start either of them.

  21. Larry Fitzgerald deserves better. I hope we get to see him play with an elite QB again while he’s still in his prime. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen this year.

  22. Larry Fitz made a bad decision to sign a new contract with cardinals…he has no quarterback..Fitz should’ve tested free agency…great receiver with no quarterback to take the team to the next level..sad.

  23. The rookie Ryan Lindley looks better than any of them. That Kolb has to compete for the job speaks volumes. Cant see him as a Card past this year. Maybe he’ll get hit next week and knocked out for the year. Game over.

  24. Cardinals GM is having a Migraine.. Wisenhut might be gone by mid season . kolb played couple good games on the eagles, why is it a surprise to anyone that he sucks .Somebody said this,but I could see the cardinals panicking and trade fitz or trade away their draft picks for a ryan mallet or kirk cousins.

  25. This is how the division will pan out for QB play.
    1. Smith
    2. Bradford
    3. Flynn
    4. Skelton
    5. Everyone else
    8. Kolb
    ————————————————

    You’re delusional if you think Smith is going out perform Bradford in a similar offense to what he ran when he got ROY. 3 step, 5 step drops. very few of those 7 stop drops and a new o-line coach to boot.

    There’s a reason why Bradford is called a “franchise qb” and smith is just “a game manager”

  26. When this guy was in Philly he sucked… Why did the Cardinals give this loser so much money? Just stupid.

  27. I’m not Kolb fan by any stretch, but if it’s like the first game against the Saints, he didn’t have time to even look upfield before the swarm was on him.

    No quarterback will have much success under those conditions.

  28. I’m confused.

    I see a lot of posts in praise of Andy Reid…but…

    Wasn’t it about 7 months ago there was a mob calling for his firing?

  29. Given I have a rooting interest in another team in the division, I hope that’s the case, but c’mon, 9 attempts is hardly enough to make judgement. From what I heard, he was dealing with poor blocking and pressure most of his time on the field.

  30. I think he’s still concussed from his Eagles days.

    Confused? They’re praising him for the trade itself and were calling for him to be fired because of his game-day preparation and/or coaching ability.

  31. Kolb needs a great O line to have any success. He had that in Philly in his 2 games of which Arizona based a trade and a lucrative contract. Dummies. Actually personally thought Kolb would be OK. now it’s a faint hope

  32. You’re delusional if you think Smith is going out perform Bradford in a similar offense to what he ran when he got ROY. 3 step, 5 step drops. very few of those 7 stop drops and a new o-line coach to boot.

    There’s a reason why Bradford is called a “franchise qb” and smith is just “a game manager”

    ———————————

    Smith will outperform Bradford because of offensive scheme continuity, better blocking, and more weapons. Bradford may have more talent but he can’t perform when STL can’t keep him upright even with a new oline coach. I’ll take the “game manager” in this situation everytime.

  33. Goldrush says:
    This is how the division will pan out for QB play.
    1. Smith
    2. Bradford
    3. Flynn
    4. Skelton
    5. Everyone else
    8. Kolb

    —————————————-

    Sam Bradford is 10x better than Alex Smith. All Smith did, aside from that great pass against the Saints, was manage the offense & not lose games. He had every chance to beat the Giants but didn’t. Bradford was hampered with injuries all year & still put up respectable numbers. I will guarantee you right now that Bradford will significantly outplay Smith. You & the rest if your fair weather fans were ready to run him out of town before last year & now he’s the best QB in the NFC West? C’mon buddy. He’s not that good; he’s the 49ers’ version of Mark Sanchez; he can manage a game well but will never carry his team.

  34. Iced

    Im not even a fan of a NFC. West team but the Jury is stiil out on Bradford, he could turn it around and become a franchise QB or just as easily continue to tank and be another 1st overall bust.

  35. this is the projected order of qb’s in nfc west:

    Flynn
    Smith
    hoyer
    Bradford
    Everyone else

    Kolb will be cut and sign somewhere like
    jacksonville

  36. For all of you that are feeling sorry for Fitzgerald, don’t. He’s the one who lobbied for Kolb. He could’ve had Orton there. He could’ve had other QB’s had he lobbied hard enough.

    He gets what he asks for.

  37. How can Kolb look so much better when he was in Philadelphia? Was the supporting cast that much better or is Andy Reid just that much better than Whisenhunt?

  38. I’ve met him, talked to him and got his autograph while he was on our team. He’s a real nice guy but fact is fact, Arizona got fleeced by the birds. Michael Kendrick’s and DRC for kolb. Poor Fitz!

  39. If the Cards cut Kolb, Andy Reid might bring him back as the backup to Vick. Then next offseason he can trade him to the Cards again! Where’s Jim Hart when you really need him?

  40. As a Ravens fan, my favorite memory of Kevin Kolb is the 107 yard TD throw he made to Ed Reed in ’08, hahahaha

  41. If you guy’s hate K.K. so much Us Eagles will gladly take Kolb back , but with that ridiculous salary we’re gonna need you to include Patrick Peterson & a 2nd round pick …

    In all seriousness we love Kolb here in Philly .The Eagles ended up with a starting CB (DRC) , a starting strong side LB (Mychael Kendricks) and an impressive 2nd round DE rookie (Vinny Curry) who was an absolute beast in that Steelers game . Although it looks like the Eagles absolutely fleeced the Cards right now , I think if Arizona gets Kolb some protection he may still be a solid QB . I’ve seen a lot of him at Houston & he was decent in Philly . The guy just needs a solid line or he gets them happy feet

  42. “I remember when many of the local fans and pundits were skewering Carroll and Schneider for not pursuing Kolb. Where are they now?”

    You realize they may have done the exact same thing by getting Flynn right? I’m not saying Flynn will be bad but they took a big chance on an unproven, virtually untested, career back up. It might work out for them but lets not anoint them geniuses for not making one move, when they made a similar move a few seasons later.

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