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Tempered expectations

With the Kolb signing Cardinals fan expectations have soared. While as easy as it is to want to jump on the Kolb-is-great bandwagon, I am reminded of other overreactions of QB's since the exodus of Kurt Warner

Anyone remember "Maximania" after the the defense won the New Orleans game? Despite having a bad game which included turning over the ball that somehow was recovered for a TD the fans and media fell in love with him. He was a "winner." Even Kurt Warner fell victim to the hype that surrounded Max Hall. The Seattle game the following week brought many back to reality when the Seahawks picked Hall two times for TD's and the Cardinals had to bring a benched DA into the game to try and save it. 

How about that Matt Leinart guy? Sure, sure, say he wasn't given an opportunity. But consider this, if a terrible QB like DA was pushing him in camp coupled with the fact that he just  recently resigned with the Matt Schaub led Texans rather than take a shot at the starting QB spot with Seattle, you have to assume he's a baddie and comfortable being a backup. 

Despite the reminders, I am not stating that Kolb will be bad but rather reminding Cardinals fan that we have been here before and should not fall victim to the hype again. I'd hate to have to read through all the doom and gloom articles that will explode on this site when Kolb has his first bad game. 

So far Kolb has shown promise and that he can be streaky. This is what Cardinals fans should expect this season from Kevin Kolb. Some really good games and few that leave you shaking your head. 

Remind you of anyone?

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

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