Adam Snyder expresses support for Kevin Kolb as Cardinals QB


Four different quarterbacks took snaps for the Arizona Cardinals last season as the team struggled to find consistency under center.

Kevin Kolb, John Skelton, Ryan Lindley and Brian Hoyer each had a chance to start at quarterback last season for the Cardinals. Kolb was the most effective of the group as he earned three of the team’s five wins on the year and posted a team-best 86.1 passer rating in six games played.

Kolb was lost for the season when he sustained a serious rib injury in a 19-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 6. Kolb has largely been considered a bust since the Cardinals acquired him from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade prior to the 2011 season. Arizona kicked the tires on possibly trading for San Francisco 49ers (soon to be Kansas City Chiefs) quarterback Alex Smith and could pursue Matt Cassel as well. However, Cardinals guard Adam Snyder believes Kolb has the ability to get the job done.

Kolb replaced an injured Skelton in the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks and led a critical scoring drive to give the Cardinals a 20-16 victory. With Kolb as the starter, Arizona began the season 4-0 with a win over the Patriots in New England as well. In six games, Kolb had completed 60-percent of his passes and threw for 1,169 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Cardinals have to get better quarterback play next season no matter how they decide to  address the problem. Whether it’s just getting better play from Kolb or the other quarterbacks on the Arizona roster or bringing in someone else to try to improve, figuring out a way to see better performance under center will be one of the biggest keys to the Cardinals’ off-season.

15 responses to “Adam Snyder expresses support for Kevin Kolb as Cardinals QB

  1. Snyder is overlooking the fact that Kolb has played less than 50% of the games he was signed to play because he is always injured. I’m sure Kolb is a great guy but the fact remains that the team needs a QB who is durable and who will provide some consistency, in addition to being able to avoid being sacked and getting the ball downfield to his elite receiver. Kolb is missing an important quality and that is being hearty and fit. This is a business and employees have to be able to show up and perform the job they were hired to do. Excessive absence or sick days is grounds for dismissal.

  2. uhhh I dont get it? so he beats the pats in ne, has a great start and posts great numbers. then he gets hurt and sits the season all the sudden the cards have nada at the qb position??? he seems like a fine fit to me just give him a chance sheesh

  3. The problem with Kolb is he’s one of the most injury prone QBs in the league. He played well last year. I’d like to see him get another chance, but Arizona needs a better backup plan barring another Kolb injury.

  4. If you can win a Superbowl with Trent Dilfer as your QB, you can win a Superbowl with Kevin Kolb as your QB…

  5. Reality is that Kolb was productive enough to win with a good defense and a very bad OL – but he was far from great. But he was injuried again and while I think he can be good with a good OL, he has to be able to stay healthy even when hit less. But they have to draft someone to develop within the first 2-3 rounds – Hoyer might be an OK veteran back-up. And fix that OL – the guards Snyder and Colledge might be the worst parts, since Levi Brown was playing very well in 2011 and the two rookies improved a ton.

  6. I still say the trade is going to prove better for the Cardinals. What did DRC get the Eagles?

  7. His stats thru the games he played were not very bad at all and the team was winning. He was almost 60% comp and had 8 TD’s with 2 picks in 6 games played. And the biggest thing is he knows where his bread is butter….Fitzgerald had 430 of his 798 yards and 3 of his 4 TD’s when Kolb was playing.

    Of course the biggest thing is staying healthy and they need a plan if he does get hurt again but I don’t think the guy should just be written off by the team and the media.

    Besides, what other option is really that great? Cassell?

  8. I still say Kolb can be a great QB. He’s had no consistent playing time and is constantly under threat of losing his starting job for reasons unrelated to his performance. He needs time and something around him. I’m telling you Cardinals fans, you should be lobbying to have him be the starter in week one.

    –Eagles fan

  9. Kolb will be back if he restructures his contract with a pay cut else the Cards will let him go. Cards also need to use an early round picks on a qb to develop.

  10. Snyder is a classy guy but an average (not terrible) guard. Nice to see him sticking up for a disenfranchised QB. He has experience in that regard, trying to protect Alex Smith for years.

  11. As a huge Card fan I take exception to AS’s tweets…..
    It is very tough to be a “great leader” when you do not actually play in the game with the team you so call lead.

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