Hey Cardinals: When it comes to Kevin Kolb, just say no

May 31, 2011, 2:22 PM | Updated: Oct 27, 2011, 6:25 pm

Kevin Kolb appears to be the favorite, not only to become
the Cardinals next starting quarterback but also in the
minds of Cards fans in general. With so many options out
there – some of which have Pro Bowls and 20+ TD seasons on
their resumes, I can’t help but wonder why that is.

Trust me, I get it. Kolb is better than anything the
Cardinals had last year. Still, is that enough of a reason
to pay a king’s ransom for a player, because he’s better
than the Derek Anderson/Max Hall/John Skelton triumvirate?
Hell, I’m a better soccer player than my mother (sorry
Mom), but that doesn’t mean my team should be happy to
have me on board.

But I digress.

Unfortunately, the very fact that Kolb is not Derek
Anderson seems to be enough for many people, including
ESPN’s John Clayton. However, even as one of the strongest
advocates of Kolb to Arizona, Clayton, basically said that while Kolb
may not be great, he’s worth the risk because he’s not

Clayton’s terrible reasoning notwithstanding, how can
anyone say, with certainty, that Kolb is, in fact, not
terrible? While a career rating of 73.2 isn’t terrible,
it’s less than five full percentage points above
Anderson’s, and there’s not much about 11 career touchdown
passes against 14 interceptions that screams greatness.
Incidentally, this
thinks Kolb’s statistics are more A.J. Feely than
Aaron Rodgers.

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Hey Cardinals: When it comes to Kevin Kolb, just say no