Man did I miss me some football!
Published: August 11, 2011 @ 9:49pm
I would first like to take a moment and thank all of you that have reached out to me through email, Facebook and Twitter. Your comments have lifted my spirits and made me feel good about the 13 years I had on the air. Life is full of challenges and this is just another in my life. I will be just fine and look forward to my future.
With that being said...how 'bout that football game?
Sometimes you forget how good something is until it's gone and that is how I feel about football finally being back. This off-season was a complete drag. I was so sick of talking about the lockout and whether or not Kevin Kolb was going to be the Cardinals' quarterback. It really made me lose a little love for the sport.
Well, guess what? That love is back in full force after one meaningless Cardinals preseason game. This sport is king for a reason. We all need it in our lives!
A few observations that I took out of the first game. Kevin Kolb looked OK. Not bad, not great, just OK. I do like that he hooked up with Larry Fitzgerald a couple of times, but let's be honest. That play was made by Fitz.
Ryan Williams is going to be the starting running back for this team by Week 2, maybe earlier. I love Beanie Wells and I don't think he played bad, but I just think Williams is the real deal and Coach Whiz will lose patience with Wells quickly.
Max Hall should be the starting quarterback of this team after that 4th quarter drive! Sorry, that was from the hundreds of emails I received last year during the preseason.
Stephen Williams did his annual "I am going to kick serious ass during the preseason" routine. In all seriousness, these young kids performed in the preseason last year and then didn't really do much during the regular season. This year they need to do more all season long.
Todd Heap in one preseason game just became the best tight end the Arizona Cardinals have ever had. I think Heap will be a big asset to the Cards all season long.
I also think John Skelton has a chance to be a very reliable backup and, in case of an emergency, could do just fine in Kolb's place. In all, I was pleased with the teams performance and look forward to the next game.