NFL analyst blasts Arizona Cardinals Kevin Kolb

Aug 6, 2012, 10:17 PM | Updated: 11:45 pm

To say Kevin Kolb had a rough night Sunday would be an
understatement.

Just two of the four passes thrown by Arizona’s starting
quarterback were caught, with one of them being hauled in
by Saints cornerback Malcolm Jenkins. Not long after that
Kolb exited the game following a hard tackle that left him
with what has been diagnosed as a rib contusion.

The poor performance coupled with yet another injury has
many questioning if the 27-year-old can ever be an
effective NFL QB, though NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi
has felt that way for a while.

“When I watched Kevin Kolb play with the Philadelphia
Eagles I would always say…I was more impressed with what
[Eagles coach] Andy Reid did to make him look good than I
was with Kevin Kolb actually looking good,” Lombardi told
ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd Monday. “And I
think that’s the challenge as an evaluator you must go
through: is this the player or is this the scheme
enhancing the player?

“Clearly in Philadelphia it was that Andy was doing the
right things for Kevin Kolb.”

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) pass the ball under 
pressure from Arizona Cardinals Calais Campbell (93) during the first 
quarter of the Hall of Fame exhibition football game, Sunday, Aug. 5, 
2012 in Canton. (AP Photo/Scott Galvin) Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling is tackled by 
New Orleans Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins (27), rear, and 
New Orleans Saints defensive back Roman Harper (41), bottom, during 
the first quarter of the Hall of Fame exhibition football game against 
the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP 
Photo/Scott Galvin)
New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (28) turns the corner 
past Arizona Cardinals' Willam Gay (23) during the first quarter of the 
NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football game against the Arizona 
Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott 
Galvin)
Back Judge Mark Wetzel, left, looks for the end of a TV time out as 
New Orleans Saints punter Thomas Morstead (6) waits to kick off 
during the first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football 
game against the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, 
Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
New Orleans Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael. center, 
talks with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) during the 
first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football game against 
the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP 
Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Referee Craig Ochoa, left, talks with field judge Rusty Spindel (105) 
during the first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football 
game between the Arizona Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, Sunday, 
Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
New Orleans Saints play the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter of 
the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame exhibition football game, Sunday, 
Aug. 5, 2012, at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tom E. 
Puskar)
New Orleans Saints defensive back Roman Harper (41) waves a towel 
as the Arizona Cardinals kick off to begin the NFL Hall of Fame 
exhibition football game, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP 
Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Jack Butler, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on 
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, is driven across the field during a ceremony 
honoring the new members of the hall before the Hall of Fame 
exhibition NFL football game between the Arizona Cardinals and New 
Orleans Saints on Sunday, Aug. 5, in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. 
Puskar)
Arizona Cardinals running back LaRod Stephens-Howling runs the ball 
during the first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football 
game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, 
Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt, left, watches as 
Arizona Cardinals linebacker Paris Lenon (51) heads to the bench after 
being injured during the first quarter of the Hall of Fame exhibition 
football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in 
Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The 2012 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees are honored before the 
NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football game between the Arizona 
Cardinals and New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, 
Ohio. From left they are: Dermontti Dawson, Curtis Martin, Chris 
Doleman, Cortez Kennedy, Jack Butler, and Willie Roaf. (AP Photo/Gene 
J. Puskar)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) is helped by a team 
trainer after being hit by New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sedrick 
Ellis (98) during the first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition 
football game, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott 
Galvin)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, center, heads to the locker 
room with a team trainer after being hit by New Orleans Saints 
defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis (98) during the first quarter of the NFL 
Hall of Fame exhibition football game, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in 
Canton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Scott Galvin)
New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs during the 
first quarter of the NFL Hall of Fame exhibition football game against 
the Arizona Cardinals, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012 in Canton, Ohio. (AP 
Photo/Scott Galvin)

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