The honeymoon is over for Kevin Kolb
Published: September 26, 2011 @ 8:59am
Seattle Seahawks' Kam Chancellor, left, celebrates his interception as Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) holds his head as he walks off the field late in the second half of a NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 13-10. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
It's kind of like the movie Toy Story. Kevin Kolb was the toy that didn't get played with in his other house, but once we got him he was happy to be the top toy and get the top toy attention. The problem I am starting to see is that the toy sometimes looks cooler in the box and then once you get the toy out and start to play with it, it doesn't work as well as you think it should.
That is where I am at right now. The Arizona Cardinals are 1-2 on the season. Even with that hand me down toy at QB last year the team was 2-1. The team has lost two straight on the road and probably should have won both games, and if they did I wouldn't even be writing this column. However, I am writing this column because all that matters to me are wins and losses, and right now the Cardinals have more losses and that just won't cut it.
This division is terrible once again and it seems like a race to 8 wins to be called champion. Now I will say the blame should not fall completely on the shoulders of Kolb; he has actually been ok through 3 games and there are plenty of other problems this team is facing.
The interception on the last drive, to me, is what separates the good from the not so good. That was the drive Kolb needed to get for us to love our new toy again. Go get a win, get this team into first place and start carving your own niche in this town. Instead, today a lot of people are uttering the phrase "same old Cardinals."
The bye is in three weeks and the best the Cardinals can be is 3-2 going into it. After that you have Pittsburgh and Baltimore waiting for you, and if you thought it was tough to move the ball against Seattle just wait!
I don't want to see this season go in the wrong direction again. Last year was not fun at all and this year is supposed to be different, and it's all because of the new toy that didn't get played with at his old house. Kevin Kolb, please go win some games so we don't have to put you in the attic with all the other defective toys we have had!