GLENDALE, Ariz. – Cardinals fans are eagerly anticipating the return of quarterback Kevin Kolb to the starting lineup today after missing four games with a right foot injury.
Arizona (4-7) was 3-1 without him, but it was their defense, not backup John Skelton, that keyed the turnaround.
The Cardinals have high hopes for Kolb, a Houston alum, after they acquired him in July in a trade with the Eagles and then signed him to a five-year deal.
One area the Kolb should impact is Arizona’s third-down play. The Cardinals rank next to last in third down conversions (30.5 percent). The Rams at 28.6 percent are last.
So is Kolb feeling extra pressure to play well in the final five games?
“There’s been pressure on me since I was a seventh grader in middle school,” Kolb told the Arizona Republic. “I really try to block it all out. I really do. I don’t read stuff. I don’t look at stuff. I don’t know if I’ve ever looked at a blog in my life. To say I never though about it, I’d be lying. But I rea...