TEMPE, Ariz. Media outlets called it a blockbuster trade. Cynics are now calling it a block-bust trade. Time will tell which label is closer to the truth, but the early returns on the offseason deal that sent quarterback Kevin Kolb from Philadelphia to Arizona for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick are far less than what the Eagles and Cardinals envisioned.
Rodgers-Cromartie is playing a little more than half the defensive snaps while adjusting to a new role in the slot one in which he got beaten on at least three occasions in a crushing loss to Chicago on Monday Night Football that dropped the so-called Dream Team to 3-5.
I aint depressed, Rodgers-Cromartie told CSN Philly. Am I mad? I mean, yeah, I would like to be outside. But as far as getting down and beating myself up about it, I cant do that. Its out of my hands. All I can do is keep working and keep trying to get this nickel down.
Without the benefit of offseason workouts, Kolb has struggled ...