Why I don't want Kevin Kolb on the Arizona Cardinals
Published: July 06, 2011 @ 7:14am
We are all on the edge of our seats hoping that sometime this week the NFL owners and players will finally agree on the parameters of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. If that does happen, the majority of NFL teams will kick it into overdrive as they try to fill out their rosters during a speedy free agency period. The Cardinals are one of the teams that have to get busy quick!
That leads me to the concern I have about one of their highly rumored moves. You know the one where they trade for QB Kevin Kolb from the Philadelphia Eagles? The lockout has contributed to our ongoing debate on whether or not the Cardinals will, or better yet should, trade for Kolb.
I have said for years that I don't get the infatuation that people have with Kolb. Is he really that good? Look at the list that this ESPN article compares Kolb to. Not exactly a list that has me excited!
The Eagles are only going to have a couple of suitors for Kolb's services, but two of the main teams are rivals in the Seahawks and Cardinals. I don't even think the Seahawks are really that interested, but they could definitely help the Eagles raise the price for the Cards.
The latest had the Cardinals trading Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for Kolb. That defeats the whole purpose of drafting Patrick Peterson and pairing he and DRC up on the corners. This would be a monumental mistake in my opinion, especially for an average QB. I wish the Cardinals would pursue Carson Palmer from Cincinnati instead. He wants out and trust me he is a far better QB than Kolb will ever be. Make that phone call and at least see what the Bungles say.
I have this bad feeling that my sentiments will, or already have, fallen on deaf ears. I think the Cards have made up their mind that Kolb is their guy and as soon as they can they will make a deal for him. If he becomes a Cardinal I will root for him to succeed because I don't care about being right on this and would hope I am wrong. However, I think I will be saying "I told ya so!"