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Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

Posted on: June 24, 2011 1:46 pm
Edited on: June 24, 2011 3:00 pm
 
D. Rodgers-Cromartie is rumored to be traded to Philadelphia (Getty).Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The Cardinals, without question, need a quarterback for 2011. The Eagles, without question, would like a cornerback to play opposite Asante Samuel.

So, what would make more sense than a trade for Eagles QB Kevin Kolb and Cardinals CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie?

And with all the rumors, started by a Philadelphia radio station, that have occurred the past couple days linking these two teams together for an impending trade, it almost seems like the swap is just about complete.

Except it’s not, according to Arizona’s official website.

Writes Darren Urban: “To begin with, the Cards, who have been looking to solidify their third cornerback spot, finally seem to have that lined up with (Patrick) Peterson, DRC and Greg Toler. That becomes an issue all over again if DRC is dealt. Peterson hasn’t even proven he can play cornerback yet – remember, there are some who think he’ll be better suited as a safety, a la Antrel Rolle – and giving up the team’s best current corner is a pretty big risk in today’s pass-happy NFL. Also, for whatever DRC’s faults might be, his resume is still more complete than Kolb."

And so continues the idea of Kolb as the biggest potential acquisition of the offseason. But, like Urban, I don’t see why the Cardinals would make this move, especially since nobody really knows if Kolb is any good. That’s the point that’s baffling to me. Kolb has started seven games in his career and has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns. Is that enough to know for sure? Would you want to give up one of your starting cornerbacks to take a chance that Kolb is that much better than Derek Anderson or John Skelton or, if the Cardinals go the free agent route, Marc Bulger?

I don’t see why Arizona would take that chance. It doesn’t sound like the Cardinals will.

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Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 5:19 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

I agree with getting another option rather than Kolb but to say "Go get Andrew Luck" is just asinine unless you really think AZ is going to be the worst team in the NFL. 
Very realistic chance. Arizona is easily the worst of the NFC West now and an 0-6 in the division wouldn't shock me, because St. Louis and Seattle have both passed the Cardinals and Arizona can't beat the 49ers despite a talent advantage. The Cardinals' schedule, if they play, will probably yield a 2-7 mark through the first nine games, with 4-5 looking like a best-case scenario and 1-8 being very possible since one of the wins is in Minnesota. The back end is substantially easier, but if the Cards start out the year lousy, they might as well just go for broke and get Luck.

If the season happens (I'm holding out hope it doesn't, because the Cardinals are better off just taking the year off rather than actually playing), a large part of me is hoping the Cards blow the first game to Carolina, which would put us well on the way to grabbing Luck.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

I agree with getting another option rather than Kolb but to say "Go get Andrew Luck" is just asinine unless you really think AZ is going to be the worst team in the NFL.  This is highly doubtful as their division alone should yield 2-3 wins and they'll probably sneek 2-3 more.  Even at 4-5 wins, no way they are the worst team in the NFL record wise.  They would have to trade a ton to move into the top spot in the draft especially if Buffalo, Cinci or Wash are up there.  Best bet would be Carolina having the top pick again which is very possible.  They obviously should not need another QB after drafting 2 with their last 2 top picks.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 3:28 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

Well, if the Eagles are done playing footsies and are serious about a sb run, they'd send Kolb, a pair of 1st round picks and a 2nd for DRC. The Falcons set the market for teams making a serious run for the SB, so if Philly is done being cute, they should bring the bank to get DRC. AZ has other options, do the Eagles really want to spend $20M a year for Nnamdi when they can spend that cap $$ on making the run this year? 



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:32 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

Kolb is a huge gamble and the Cards don't need to set their franchise back further. Wait until next year where you have Barkley, Jones or Luck to designate your franchise quarterback. Suck it up this season and get a veteran. Bulger, Moore, McNabb or Delhomme would be suitable starters and have them mentor the new guy when he comes next season. That would be the safest route, or you can take your chances on Kolb. On a side note, Kolb's career stats are almost identical to Matt Moore's, who is a free agent and would come a lot cheaper.



Since: Jun 17, 2011
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:31 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

I guess if you read the tea leaves with all the media push, the Cards probably had discussions with what they would offer the Eagles for Kolb and the Eagles don't like it, so they are dropping these little bits of info to the media to try to move the needle on Kolb. It's turning the AZ fans off on Kolb to be honest.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:23 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

The Cards would have to sweeten the deal a little. They are asking for a young starting QB. Rodgers-Crommartie would not be enough for me. I would want a starting OL or DL too. QB is the most important position on the field. It is worth the price.
You're joking, right? The Eagles would have to sweeten the deal here. If Kolb is all we got for DRC, I'd be beyond ticked. I'd want at least a second-day pick coming along with Kolb in that deal, and even that might not be enough since we can get a decent quarterback in free agency without giving up a player. If the trade is Kolb for DRC straight up, the Eagles made out like bandits and I will want Rod Graves' head.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 24, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Would the Cards trade DRC for Kolb?

Very bad idea to make this deal. Take a chance on Marc Bulger or Kyle Orton. If it works, great. If not, go get Andrew Luck.


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