Ask almost any Cardinals fan and they’ll tell you the team has not run a successful screen pass since, well, ever.
Often times tried, rarely pretty, the Cardinals seemed to do more harm than good with the play that is designed to suck the defense in before neatly dropping the ball off to the running back who, in theory, runs for a nice gain.
Other teams can do it, have done it. Just not Arizona.
That may change this season because of who the Cardinals will line up under center.
“The number of screen passes that are in the Eagles offense is just unbelievable, and I’m wondering if Ken Whisenhunt is taking advantage of all that coaching that [Kevin] Kolb has gone through to throw screen passes,” Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug Franz said. “Because they threw two screen passes [Thursday] that were just top notch.”
Franz pointed out one that went to running back Beanie Wells, which he says would have resulted in a touchdown in a real-game setting.
“I think we’re going to see a lot of that in the offense because boy Kolb looks good doing it.”
Kevin Kolb takes the snap, backpedaling away from the pass rush. Just when you think the defense is going to bring the QB down Kolb flips the ball over to Beanie Wells who, with a wall of blockers in front of him, takes off for a huge gain.
Can you see it Cardinals fans? You might.