With all the attention in training camp going towards the quarterback battle, a few questions remain about other aspects of the Cardinals’ offense.
More specifically, the offensive line and its inability to protect the quarterback.
The Cardinals allowed the second-most sacks of any team last year, finishing with a grand total of 54. The sacks were highlighted by a hit on Kevin Kolb, which left the quarterback with a concussion.
Offensive lineman Daryn Colledge, now in his second year with the team, understands that the line needs to do a better job at keeping their quarterback from harm.
“No excuses from us, we’ve got to do better,” Colledge said on Arizona Sports 620’s Burns and Gambo. “We need to be faster in the first quarter and in the first half of all our games. Everybody can do something a little bit better to help this offense.”
Colledge realizes that an offensive line’s performance can be magnified when given negative results, which is why the seven-year pro would rather his unit go unnoticed and give the attention to the other players.