NFL starters don’t usually play much in the first preseason game of the year, but then again, this is not your usual preseason.
The Arizona Cardinals will take the field in Oakland Thursday, just one week after the entire team — including new QB Kevin Kolb — began practicing in Flagstaff.
That’s why the signal caller, and some other starters, will likely see extended playing time in the game.
“I think it’s going to be, obviously, individualized by position,” Cardinals analyst Ron Wolfley said on Sports 620 KTAR’s Doug and Wolf show Thursday. “I think we’re going to see a lot more of Kevin Kolb — that’s not a big secret.
“Coach Whisenhunt has already intimated that he’s going to pay more than the typical starter would in the first preseason game.”