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Kevin Kolb slow to adjust to Cardinals system

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that according to coaches and quarterback Kevin Kolb, the transition from playing in a West Coast offense in Philadelphia to the Cardinals’ scheme has been tough a phase to conquer.

Kolb has noted that the differences are great, from the defensive reads to the footwork required to make throws.

Asked for a specific example, the former Cougar legend said: “We have a lot of route-changing going on during the play. I’m trying to adjust to that on the fly sometimes, and I’m not used to having to do that. I’m used to coming back seven steps, hit your back foot, one hitch, boom, get it (the football) out. Where here it could a three-step, a five-step, or a seven-step on any given play, depending on the look we get.

“It’s something I’ve been dealing with since I got here. It’s nothing new.”

It’s something the Cardinals think the Houston alum would have improved upon if the lockout had not eliminated off-season work.

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2 Responses to “Kevin Kolb slow to adjust to Cardinals system”

  1. Harvey W says:

    It’s not footwork that is his problem, it is his arm!! He misses open receivers on a regular basis every game!!!

  2. JOE FA says:

    I know that Kolb is really catching it. But I don’t think it’s piling on him to note the problem. He is a backup QB, and will never be a top NFL QB. There is nothing wrong with that. Not everyone can be a Brady. He was brought here by Whis with the prospect of being the answer to all of the Cardinals scoring problems. In reality he has several problems. He doesn’t plant his feet well when he throws and he looks the ball to the receiver. The other team can see his eyes. And having a weak line for protection doesn’t help much. Kolb is catching it when the problem really lies at the feet of the coach and GM. Whis made a name for himself with a team built by someone else and on the arm of Warner. That team is gone. Players were traded or not resigned. There were QB’s available in the draft, but Whis didn’t want them. I afraid the 1 and 5 season is going to make last season look good. And Kolb will continue to be the scape goat. At least he will take it to the bank. Oh well, as the guy in the commercial say’s, “It’s the NFL, baby.”

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