Kolb In Trouble?

Posted: 6th August 2012 by FFR Squad in Depth Charts, Position Battles
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“I don’t think it?s a character flaw that Kevin Kolb gets hurt,” Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com wrote after the contest. “Does it hurt when he’s not on the field? Of course. Dave McGinnis used to say ‘Availability is more important than ability,’ and in many ways, that’s true. If you can’t stay healthy, the rest doesn’t matter. But you’re never going to convince me Kolb is less of a person because he won’t ‘tough out’ an injury. Especially in a freaking preseason game. The first one, in fact. I would give tonight to John Skelton, obviously. But this isn’t over, no matter how much everyone wants it to be. We’ll see how Kolb reacts this week. Only a couple days of practice before the Chiefs game.”

Mike Sando:

“Player safety is a legitimate concern, but some hard NFL truths remain. Players cannot earn their peers’ respect from the sideline. They must prove they can play through injuries. Quarterbacks especially must do this if they’re going to win over a locker room. We saw Tarvaris Jackson do that last season in Seattle by playing through a torn pectoral muscle. We saw Sam Bradford do that for the St. Louis Rams, limping through a Monday night game at Seattle despite a high-ankle sprain that easily could have sidelined him. It’s impossible to know whether Kolb could have played through the toe injury that sidelined him last season. It would be irresponsible to suggest Kolb should have returned more quickly from the concussion that kept him off the field for the final three games. There was obviously no sense in Kolb gutting it out in a meaningless preseason game Sunday night, of course. We just know this: Kolb keeps getting hurt, and he hasn’t fared well enough when healthy.”

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