A guy comes to your team touted as the savior of the Franchise. Guess what Card's fans? We now have a Franchise QB who is going to run our offense and instill confidence in the Team and organization. And guess what? The organization feels so confident in him? They are willing to give him a lot of money to come here.
Then the fan base? Because of high expectations? Buys it,hook,line,and sinker! Then reality rears it's ugly head! Come to find out? This player is not a Franchise QB. This player? Is not even a good starting QB. This player? Is now getting benched in preference to a 5th rounder? Really? Then the fan base becomes deeply resentful at such player and the organization that signed him. That is not,a really good way to start with a new team. Wouldn't you say?
This is the the precarious scenario that is Kevin Kolb. A guy that was credited success before he actually earned it. Is it really all his fault? Partly yes. But the system and this team is to blame as well. Too many expectations can and will suffocate any one who tries to live up to something so lofty. Even Tom Brady? Got to ply his trade under (no expectations) Did that play a role? You betcha!
Is Kevin Kolb a Franchise QB? More than likely not. What is he? We quite frankly? Have no clue. I will be the first to admit at still having residual resentment. But I realize now? This was not all his doing. I really believe Kevin Kolb want's to be good or even great. Will he? He might, if he is given the chance to grow into his role. I now realize. My expectations were way too high for this guy. Guilty as charged. Not all my fault though.
So now as a fan? I can now be more realistic in my expectations of what Kevin Kolb is going to be. He has won 4 games for us. That is the bottom line. After all? How many Tom Brady's and Peyton Manning's are there? We have wins. I am happy with that!