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Kolb "elite" at extending plays?

Anyone else hear this on Doug and Wolf today? Steve Tasker, the guy from CBS who did color commentary for the game came on the show today and had some good things to say about Kolb.

Here are some of the quotes, with notable parts bolded.

"With the offensive line the Cardinals have and with the struggles the tackles have had, going up against a tough front four that the Bills can throw out there, Kolb kept them in the game Sunday," CBS NFL analyst Steve Tasker who called the game with Bill Macatee said Monday. "That game could have gotten out of hand if not for his wheels."

Kolb's wheels tallied 66 yards on five carries, including a 22-yard scamper on 1st-and-20 that set up the Cardinals' late game-tying score.

Jay Feely's franchise-record 61-yard field goal might have gotten the headlines, but Tasker told Arizona Sports 620's Doug & Wolf that it was Kolb's intuitiveness and ability to improvise that even gave Feely the chance at an attempt.

"That run he had for 22 yards was an absolute back-breaker for the Bills' defense," said Tasker, who called Sunday's game with Bill Macatee. "That was the difference maker. That was a huge, huge spot for him to do that in. He had done that all game and it really frustrated several of the Bills' players."

"Look, his ability to extend plays is pretty elite," said Tasker. "Now he doesn't have an elite arm and because of the limitations the guys in front of him have, he's not going to be able to drop back and have an elite year throwing the football. But, the guy is getting it done under some pretty tough circumstances."

Any thoughts on this? During the offseason/preseason I did say that I thought Kolb was a better athlete than Skelton but Skelton used his mobility better. This year, Kolb has been so much better with his mobility extending plays and getting the pass completed and eluding sacks. He isn't able to make defenders bounce off of him with his size like Skelton does, but he has done a great job scrambling around and making something out of nothing.

With the way the offensive line is playing right now, I think we are better off with Kolb just because he can move around better and scramble away from pressure better right now. Skelton does still have very good pocket presence, but it sounds like the ankle could be an issue for him mobility wise for a while (he said he still can't roll out very well) the other teams defense could just tee off on him and he wouldn't be able to elude it very well.

In the end it might not matter though, since it looks like we will keep having to shuffle both guys in and out of the lineup due to them getting killed by the O-Line...

<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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