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New England Patriots
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By ROB MAADDI AP Pro Football Writer Kevin Kolb waited three years to replace Donovan McNabb as the starting quarterback for the Eagles only to keep the job just one half.
Two years later, he has a chance to prove they gave up on him too soon.
''I'm trying to prepare myself, make sure I'm not too excited, too hyped,'' Kolb said Wednesday. ''As a quarterback, you have to be settled in. I have a lot of respect for those players and coaches.''
Kolb will lead the Arizona Cardinals against Philadelphia in a matchup of 2-0 teams on Sunday. He's doing his best to treat this like any other game, though it certainly has a personal flavor.
The Eagles selected Kolb in the second round with their first pick in the 2007 draft, even though McNabb was firmly entrenched as the starter. Coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg groomed Kolb to be McNabb's successor. Kolb studied hard, prepared, took ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Playing a former team always gives players an extra bit of motivation in the week leading up to gameday. Playing a former team that also bailed on you as a player gives you even more of a kick in the rear.
This weekend, the Arizona Cardinals are matched up against the Philadelphia Eagles, Kevin Kolb's former team. Life hasn't exactly been easy for Kolb since being displaced...
The Patriots looked out of sync offensively all game on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, and it cost them, as the Cardinals surprised the Pats with a 20-18 win. According to an opposing coach, the New England offense played a hand in, well, slowing the New England offense. ProFootballTalk.com points out that Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton is now saying that the Patriots...
TEMPE, Ariz. Larry Fitzgerald admitted to a bit of stage fright. But this was no ordinary performance for the Cardinals wide receiver. On Thursday, Fitz swapped his familiar No. 11 jersey in favor of a tuxedo as he conducted the national anthem at the Phoenix Symphony.
I was nervous, but it turned out to be a lot of fun, Fitzgerald said Friday. Well have to do it again.
Last week: 23 (+7)
The Cardinals are one of only 6 undefeated teams left in the NFL, but they’re by far the weakest of the bunch. They’ve been outgained in each of their first 2 games, but won anyway, and have a negative yards per play differential and are tied with Jacksonville for the worst yards per play rate at 4.2. They’ve got a nice defense, but I still don’t...
Since 2008, the Cardinals have blocked 15 kicks, more than any other team in the NFL. They've blocked so many, in fact, that they almost expect to make a big play every game. "It's a little bit like blood in the water for sharks," kicker Jay Feely said. "You get a little taste and you want more." There are a handful of reasons for the Cardinals success...
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Attention Juan Castillo: Whatever you do this week, make sure Larry Fitzgerald's whereabouts are accounted for on every single snap he's on the field. And make sure you relay this to Nnamdi, DRC, Nate Allen and Kurt Coleman as well.
In case you didn't realize, Larry Fitzgerald absolutely loves playing the Eagles. We all know he's one...
The Arizona Cardinals somehow beat the New England Patriots to improve to 2-0 last week.They were beat out in every single statistical category. The magic will run out this week against the Philadelphia Eagles as they will finally be unable to overcome the statistical deficits.Philadelphia Eagles (2-0): Michael Vick is second in the lead in passing yards (688) behind only Eli Manning...
EAGLES vs. CARDINALS (Sun Sept 23 4:05 PM ET)
The Cardinals are a surprising 2-0 start and they shocked the Patriots on the road last week.
Still, their passing offense and rushing offense does not rank in the top 25 in the league.
The Eagles are also 2-0 and they looked much better than their season opener in last weeks win over a solid Ravens team. Michael Vick...