NASHVILLE TN - OCTOBER 24: Kevin Kolb #4 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass the ball during the NFL game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on October 24 2010 in Nashville Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Welcome everyone to the first day after the day that the rapture didn't happen. All is well. The lockout is still here (note sarcasm here) and Kevin Kolb is still being discussed. The talk about Kolb has been like a roller coaster ride. We have reports of back room deals and talks. We have heard several possible trades proposed -- all that are a lot. We have heard teams in the running. The one thing that has remained constant is the belief that the Arizona Cardinals will be the team that lands him.
Part of all this talk about Kolb that has been a little frightening as a fan is the price it is going to take to obtain and then pay him/. The Eagles want to move him because they know he will walk after the 2011 season and they would get nothing.
One team that came up as a possible suitor for Kolb was the Cleveland Browns. For Philly, they will welcome a bidding war. However, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting that, per a source, the Browns will not be pursuing Kevin Kolb.
It really never made sense to me for Cleveland to be in the picture unless they were already giving up on Colt McCoy.
If this is true, then it could prove to be key in not getting fleeced by Andy Reid. I willing state that I want Kolb in Arizona in 2011 and beyond. I like what he has shown so far, I like that scouts like him, I love that he is loved by his teammates and can lead a team and I love what I hear that he is a workhorse, a gym rat, a film freak.
However, I don't want to give up a first round pick and other stuff.
This is why having teams fall away, when all is said and done and there is a new labor agreement, is a welcome sight.
So if Cleveland is out, I already count it as a small victory for the Cardinals.