And Kolb’s reaction showed the kind of backbone Kelly accused him of lacking.
“Scared? Scared of what?” Kolb told Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official website. “Taking a hit? I have never been afraid of anyone on the field and that will never change. That includes Number 93 [Kelly]. There’s a fine line between holding in the pocket and trying to escape to make a play.
“Tommy Kelly is too clueless to know the difference. I don’t mind people criticizing my play. Don’t ever question my toughness.”
What has been questioned thus far, and rightfully so, is Kolb’s ability. But if a little fire provided by an opponent is enough to get his attention, it’ll be interesting to see how he responds next time on the field.