Found June 14, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
PLAYERS: Kevin Kolb
TEAMS: Arizona Cardinals
One of the league’s worst kept secrets last year was the play of Kevin Kolb. After the Cardinals acquired him Philadelphia, and shelled out $21 million in guarantees as the hopeful franchise quarterback, Kolb fell way short of living up to to expectations. Though he appeared in just nine games, his numbers were the definition of pedestrian: 146-of-253 (57.7%) for 1,955 yards, nine touchdowns, eight interceptions, and three lost fumbles. Most importantly, he led the team to just two victories. Cards fans don’t forget. And, apparently, they don’t forgive, either. According to beat writer Darren Urban, Kolb was booed during Wednesday night’s minicamp practice, also known as “Fan Fest 2012.” Darren Urban @Cardschatter Yes, unfortunately. RT @_Fresh90s: @Cardschatter was Kolb really booed? #INeedAnswers 14 Jun 12 Reply Retweet Favorite There were an estimated 15,000 fans in attendance, so one can imagine how loud the boo birds were chirping. No matter t...

Boobirds target Kolb at Cardinals Fan Fest

Whatever goodwill the Cardinals established with their fans via last year's 7-2 finish apparently hasn't carried over to Kevin Kolb. The Cards' 65 million man, who played just one of those final nine games (an overtime win over the Cowboys), was booed Wednesday night during a practice at University of Phoenix Stadium that doubled as the team's annual "Fan Fest...

Kevin Kolb booed at Cardinals fan fest

Darren Urban of confirmed that Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb was indeed booed at a fan fest. Yes, unfortunately. RT @_Fresh90s: @Cardschatter was Kolb really booed? #INeedAnswers — Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) June 14, 2012 Fans responded to Urban and made it clear that Kolb needs to earn their respect. @Cardschatter @_Fresh90s Kolb’s got a lot of work to do...

Cardinals in no rush to name a starting quarterback

The Cardinals are one of several teams holding a competition for starting quarterback this offseason. They traded a 2nd round pick and a starting cornerback for Kevin Kolb last offseason and gave him a 5 year deal worth max 63 million, but John Skelton arguably outplayed him last season, putting up similar stats and going 6-2, as opposed to 2-6 for Kevin Kolb. When asked about the...

Whisenhunt: No rush to settle QB competition

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Cardinals notebook: Whiz stressing momentum

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Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt challenges Beanie Wells

Beanie Wells led the Cardinals in carries last season and the 2009 1st round pick had his first 1000 yard season, rushing 1047 yards and 10 touchdowns on 245 carries. However, he had offseason knee surgery and has yet to practice this offseason, a bad sign for a player with a history of injuries. Today his Head Coach, Ken Whisenhunt, challenged him by saying that he better “bust...

John Skelton battling Kevin Kolb for starting job

Getty Images According to ESPN’s John Clayton, John Skelton is giving Kevin Kolb “a battle” for the starting quarterback job. I have a feeling that even if Skelton doesn’t win the starting job in training camp, he could end up taking over during the season if and when Kolb struggles. I personally believe Kolb is an overhyped player that got more money then he deserved.

Cards seeking cohesion on offensive line

TEMPE, Ariz. -- While the quarterback competition and the depth chart at receiver are garnering the most attention during spring and summer workouts, there's another component of the offense could have just as much impact on the Cardinals offense this season. With new additions via free agency and the draft, the Cardinals are working to blend the offensive line into a cohesive...

Mike Leach still hates Craig James

If there is anyone that is still reveling in Craig James’ embarrassing failed bid for US Senate, it is no surprise that it is Washington State head coach Mike Leach. Leach still blames James for his ouster at Texas Tech, after he locked the former analyst’s son in a shed after he complained of migraine [...]

BREAKING: Leach lands his 4-star QB

ONE OF THE TOP quarterback prospects in the West, Phoenix's Tyler Bruggman, is coming to Washington State to run Mike Leach's Air Raid offense, he tells The decision ends weeks of speculation around him that had narrowed in focus to Washington State or hometown Arizona State.

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