Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb found it difficult to do much on Friday night to make his case for the starting job. After all, it’s hard to throw when being constantly harassed by the Raiders defense.
In the end, Kolb had as many sacks as completions: three.
After a crunching collision between multiple Raiders and Kolb behind the line of scrimmage early in the second quarter, defensive lineman Tommy Kelly said as he made it to the sideline, “That boy’s scared,” according to the Raiders TV broadcast being streamed through NFL.com’s Preseason Live package.
Kolb completed three of six passes for 22 yards, leading the Cardinals on a seven-play, 41-yard touchdown drive. Kolb’s other scoring drive came via a field goal scored after an interception return by Kerry Rhodes put the ball deep in Oakland territory. Arizona lost nine yards in three plays before the kick.
It seems like it’s only a matter of time before Kolb loses the starting job.