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Kevin Kolb says benching was “disappointing”

Kevin Kolb, Ken Whisenhunt AP

Such that there was a lot Kevin Kolb could say, he said all the right things Monday.

The Cardinals’ $65 million mistake, who was benched in favor of former fifth-rounder John Skelton, said simply that he had to put his head down and continue to work, and wait for a chance that may be around the next corner.

It’s disappointing. That’s obvious,” Kolb said, via Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic. “The one thing I’ve learned in this league, it’s full of surprises. You keep pressing forward. If you take time to sulk or feel sorry for yourself, you get left behind and the opportunity’s going to pass you by.”

Kolb knows first hand that opportunities come at unusual and unplanned times. That’s how he ended up playing enough in Philadelphia to catch the Cardinals’ eye two years ago, and how he ended up giving the job back this summer.

But he opened the door for Skelton by getting hurt, and that is a distinct possibility to reverse itself, given the current state of the Cardinals offensive line.

Skelton’s also walking a fine line, knowing he can’t assume the job is his forever, while sitting at the next desk from the guy he just replaced. It’s awkward. So the best thing to do is keep your head down and work.

Kolb said when coach Ken Whisenhunt broke the news, it was a short conversation.

“He asked me if I had any questions, and I said, ‘No, but I’ll be ready if something comes up,’” Kolb said. “I’m a professional; I’ll be working hard.”

That’s all that’s in his control now, until the inevitable thing comes up that always does.

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18 Responses to “Kevin Kolb says benching was “disappointing””
  1. bodhisattva says: Sep 4, 2012 5:31 PM

    Even tempered multi-millionaire Kolb was remarkably cool with barely having to work for the money he’d already banked……

  2. crp63 says: Sep 4, 2012 5:40 PM

    Now that everybody knows your a meager QB,you should really give that cash back….What a fleecing…

  3. nyyjetsknicks says: Sep 4, 2012 5:40 PM

    Don’t want to be benched? Don’t suck. Problem solved.

  4. krakyahead says: Sep 4, 2012 5:40 PM

    When you dont perform at the pro level thats what happens.

  5. freshnsoclean says: Sep 4, 2012 5:53 PM

    If you don’t find yourself and rededicate Kolb, you’re gonna lose everything you had going to be a star.

  6. slammincamnewton says: Sep 4, 2012 6:01 PM

    Funny, because Cardinal Fans said Kolb trade was “disappointing”

  7. virusgvr says: Sep 4, 2012 6:02 PM

    No… Your disappointing Kevin.

  8. 1122world says: Sep 4, 2012 6:06 PM

    He going to end up saving their season when called in 2 weeks

  9. righton989 says: Sep 4, 2012 6:16 PM

    Kevee has $21 Million guaranteed reasons to smile. Great pay for holding a clipboard and an even better payoff for the brillant AZ mgmt that is coughing up the dough.

  10. ghjjf says: Sep 4, 2012 6:26 PM

    His play on the field is disappointing too.

  11. Getoffmylawn! says: Sep 4, 2012 6:29 PM

    Disappointed that he lost the starting job. Happy that the check cleared though!

  12. goldrush36 says: Sep 4, 2012 6:38 PM

    This is sad for Kolb. Wonder if the other bird team in the west will be feeling the same next since they are spouting “superbowl bound” now lol.

  13. milkmandanimal says: Sep 4, 2012 6:41 PM

    Really look forward to watching Kolb and Skelton have another battle for a starting QB job for the Edmonton Eskimos in a few years.

  14. sfraider says: Sep 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    Replacement refs think Kevin Kolb is disappointing

  15. td40 says: Sep 4, 2012 7:08 PM

    Kolb said when coach Ken Whisenhunt broke the news, it was a short conversation.

    “He asked me if I had any questions, and I said, ‘No, but I’ll be ready if something comes up.’”

    Don’t worry. Something definitely will come up. Insurance sales, amusement park ride operator, short order cook.. Something will come up.

  16. yousuxxors says: Sep 4, 2012 10:02 PM

    at least no one will be trading for eagles qbs anymore

  17. Canyonero says: Sep 4, 2012 10:25 PM

    As a Cards fan I had high hopes for Kolb. Maybe he’ll pull it off yet, who knows.

    I just don’t get the sense he really grabbed for the brass ring in AZ.

  18. oilman989 says: Sep 5, 2012 12:29 AM

    Nice. Gee, it was “disappointing” to find out I didn’t win the starting QB job. What’s disappointing is to see the $19 million guaranteed investment – and counting – go to waste on a marginal NFL quarterback.

    I’m torn. The good news? Couldn’t happen to a nicer ownership group. The bad news? It’s gonna cost Whisenhunt his job.

    But kudos to Wiz for putting his best 22 on the field.

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