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Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

Posted on: August 6, 2011 11:41 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Arizona Cardinals have been an active participant in free agency and for good reason: the 2010 starting quarterbacks included Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall, a group that combined for 10 touchdowns, 18 interceptions, a 51 percent completion rate and five wins.

So when offseason rumors about landing Eagles' backup Kevin Kolb became a reality shortly after the lockout ended, it came as a surprise to absolutely no one.

And in just a few days of practice, Kolb has has already made an impression on his teammates. Defensive tackle and alligator caretaker Darnell Dockett got right to the point.

"It's like night and day from last year," Dockett said, according to ESPN.com's Mike Sando. "I don't want to disrespect nobody, but I mean, he's good."

We suspect Anderson, Skelton and Hall wouldn't disagree.

"He's the leader, goes out there and gets the job done," Dockett said. "You can tell the last couple days when he wasn't practicing, he was just so anxious to get out here. That is what you want from a quarterback. You want a true leader that is going to get the ball there and lead the offense down the field, no matter what pressure -- just go ahead and get the job done."

It's early, but this is a huge deal. One of our concerns about any team trading for Kolb wasn't that he could be a legit NFL starter but that it would cost too much to find out. The Cards had to part with starting cornerback and former first-rounder Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a high-round draft pick, and give Kolb a $63 million deal (including $20 million in guarantees).

But maybe for head coach Ken Whisenhunt, no price was too steep after watching Arizona's offense last season.

"I have been impressed with how he has handled himself, his demeanor," Whisenhunt said. "I think he'll quickly adapt and get better as we go, and that is exciting. He has the right makeup mentally and physically to be successful."

You know what might help Kolb get better sooner? A new (old) pass-catching weapon. PFT.com points us to recent comments from former Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner who, appearing on 620 KTAR, made the case for Arizona adding Randy Moss, who is quickly becoming the retired wide receiver equivalent to Brett Favre.

“I don’t think there’s any question he could help,” Warner said, via PFT. “I still think there’s something in the tank for Randy. . . . He has a great relationship with Larry Fitzgerald. That could be a huge plus coming to this organization. I think a deep threat is something that they need. They need somebody that can stretch the field. As good as Larry is, that’s not the player that he is.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 1:23 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'



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Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 7, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

Andre Roberts isn't bad at all. He was just a rookie last year without a QB to help. He has speed and hands. but maybe adding Moss and having Larry to mentor him would help quite a bit. Being a number 3 reciever would help the cardinals and mature Roberts. then if moss retires Andre will have a few seasons experiance and be in the same boat Breaston was last year just with a better QB hopefully. I still dont think it was smart trading away DRC



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:44 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

Not having Edgerrin James is actually a plus.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:28 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

This is practice, wait until a high profile regular season game or playoff game and Dockett finds out that Kolb was head & shoulders above the 3 boobs they had last season, but isn't Aaron Rodgers level for skills & leadership and never will be ? Warner is right though, Kolb doesn't have LF, Boldin, Breaston and Doucet. Even Hightower and Edgerrin James. But Kolb does get Hightower & Wells, even added Heap as a tool/weapon. So in that regard maybe adding Moss helps for a season or two, similar effect he had with the Patriots ?



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 9:09 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

but Philly will have a Super Bowl by then. 

Ok, LeBron



Since: Aug 23, 2007
Posted on: August 6, 2011 8:24 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

I wish Kolb the best.  He was a professional while he was here in Philly, but he is no Mike Vick.  Maybe he will be down the road, but Philly will have a Super Bowl by then. 



Since: Jan 5, 2009
Posted on: August 6, 2011 5:16 pm
 

Dockett on Kolb: 'It's like night and day'

Let's see what he can do...


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