He was the answer to our prayers! A QB, whos name wasn't Derrick Anderson,Matt Leinart, Max Hall, or John Skelton. A QB who had so much hype around him, yet there were 6 maybe 7 games to his name. And what did he do in those games? Post mediocre stats (at best). But for some reason people made him out to be Aaron Rodgers, and we valued him as if he was. We traded away a potential Pro-Bowl CB, a 2nd round Pick then, rewarded his 7 games with a monster contract..
2011 Regular Season Stats:
INT:7 - FUM:5 Turnovers: 12
I never liked the idea of Kolb coming to Arizona (you can read my posts), I thought he was practically a Matt Leinart clone. Below are the reasons why i dont think Kolb is our guy.
WINS:1 - Kolb has managed to gather a whooping win total of........ 1!!! Shocker right? You might say ohh well the defense could have played a little better then we would have won. He has lost us the game 5 out of the 6 times and here is how. Washington, Seattle, New York, (now) Baltimore - Failed to drive at the end of the game (He turned the ball over on the final drive against Seattle and New York). Against Minnesota he put us in a 21 pt hole, 3 Straight incompletions on our own 15, Fumble, INT, all on our own 20.
He cant move this offense in crunch time or in general, the only time he can move the offense is in GARBAGE time.
He doesn't toss the ball deep, he relies on the run after the catch and the checkdown just like Leinart , but we ran him out of town for that.
I have watched him make terrible line calls (audibles and protections) Yes i know our line is TERRIBLE, but he doesn't help them out AT ALL. He holds on to the ball and then starts his happy feet.
Manning, Brady, Brees, Rodgers all of them deliver the ball quickly with precsision thats why they are good, that's why they are payed the most in the NFL. They mask so many problems for their team and O-Line. The only thing i have seen Kevin Kolb show us is that we have more problems when he plays. I don't get why we payed him like he makes a difference on this team, and like he is one of our best players. Speaking of best players....
Larry Fitzgeralds #S: In 2010 with Derick Anderson and our crap O-Line Larry had 35 receptions and 4 TDs.
With Kevin Kolb and our better O-Line Larry has 31 receptions and 2 TDs. This was a GIANT shocker to me, i thought for sure Fitz would help Kolb, and make him look better than he actually was, but its the complete opposite! He has Larry Fitzgerald, one of the best WR's to play the game and he cant get him the ball more than DA? are you kidding me? I just dont get what all of you optimistic Kolb fans are blinded by - the numbers are screaming "WTF did you guys just do"
Our O-Line sucks I know that, but i have yet to watch him help mask their crappy-ness on a drive longer than 3 plays.
Dalton, Newton, Ponder, Gabbert all have just as many wins (this season) and if not more as Kevin Kolb. He has been in this league since 07, but he makes these rookies look like seasoned veterans.
Im just not sure what all of you optimistic Kolb fans are seeing and id like to hear you guys out, so i can feel better about all of this.
I have a few more things to say, but I dont want to make this extremely long. Thanks for reading, please let me know what you think of Kevin Kolb thus far and if any other numbers scare you. Or Please tell me why you think Kolb is our guy.
PS. Now that DRC is gone, it has exposed his value. Our Secondary is equivalent to some random Mountain West secondary Vs Boise Sate. He has never been worked out there they way Marshall and Jefferson did by Anquan. If DRC was getting worked out there, he would have at least grabbed a Pick Six. Marshall and Jefferson cant cover their own shadows out there.