Originally written on Buffalo Wins  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Really? REALLY!? So, in essence, the Bills decided to re-sign Ryan Fitzpatrick's uglier step-brother. I'm sorry, but if this isn't a #becauseitsbuffalo type of signing, I don't know what is. Kevin Kolb was awful with the Cards. You wanna tell me about how his offensive line was terrible, fine. I got news for you, Kurt Warner did pretty damn good behind that same line in 2009. Kolb also had arguably the best WR in the game catching his passes. He completed less than 60% of his passes last season and against probably the worst defense in Bills history, he threw for a measly 128 yards. Look, I understand the POV of someone who likes this move. It is a veteran guy who could possibly start if a rookie QB isn't quite ready. You can even throw in the rhetoric about how he had a terrible OL and a bad running game. I also understand how people really want to believe Marrone and company are really changing the culture of the Bills and any move they make this offseason will be greeted as if they are on the cutting edge of change. As I wrote last week, I'm not there yet because I want to be an asshole because of their ******** and lying to the fans. I'm also not a fan who is going to act like sheep just because we have a few new sheriffs in town. I'm not someone who is going to follow the crowd, mainly because I've seen too many instances of this franchise failing the fan base in the past. You wanna believe, that is fine and I respect that because it is better than the alternative of believing the Bills are doomed to fail like they always do. However, the organization will never get the benefit of the doubt from me until they turn it around on the field...and signing a guy who was a crap sandwich in Arizona just doesn't make me jump for joy. It just bites me in the ass because he's Kevin Kolb and he's coming from a franchise that has almost been as big of a laughing stock as Buffalo. He is Arizona's modern day version of Rob Johnson when it comes to hope, salary, compensation and being unproven when they got him, only to then get burned in the ass. Is that who you want to be starting on Sundays? Plus, I wanna see what these incentives are for his contract and what his base salary is. If the base salary is something like 4-5 million, that could have went to other pressing needs besides Leodis McKelvin. I just don't get the point of signing another veteran QB who we all know is only going to keep the seat warm for a rookie incumbent. When you look at the numbers, Jackson and Kolb are pretty much the same over their careers.     Kolb     +3 TD/INT ratio.     Rating of 79.8.     153 yards passing per game.     Jackson     +3 TD/INT Ratio     Rating of 77.7     139 Yards passing per game I should mention that Jackson has appeared in 51 games while Kolb has played in 34. Jackson is 17-17 as a starter while Kolb is 9-12. However, Jackson did guide his team to the playoffs in 2008. The point is that Jackson was more than enough to throw in as a camp body with a rookie QB. Now we will probably have 3 guys duking it out for the starting job in which reps in training camp and preseason will be hard to come by, especially since you'll have the backups playing with a QB fighting to be the starter. It happened in 2010 when Trent Edwards got first team reps and Fitz/Brohm were throwing the ball to UB guys in Rochester. That is why you can't have too many guys fighting for the QB job. Two and that's it. Again, I may be making a bigger deal of this than I should, and yes, I wish I could be like some of you who can forget about the past and just look at the Bills offseason as a prism of optimism... but Kevin Kolb? Just...why do the Bills always seem to sign crappy leftovers from other teams who the laughing stock of that franchise? Or better yet, we couldn't we go out and sign some of the big names who were out there to begin with? If they went out and signed a #2 WR or at least a LB who didn't lose their job last year, I'd be in a better place with signing Kolb. But since this free agency season has gone about like a fart in church for me, I've become a bit disenchanted. It is embarrassing, man. I gotta tell fans in NYC that Kevin Kolb is fighting to be the starter? A guy who had to fight the immortal John Skelton off when they were having their epic training camp battles in Arizona? Ugh! Today, I got a text from my former roommate who is a giant Eagles fan and he was totally giving me **** about signing Kolb. This isn't the first time this has happened and will probably not be the last. Just..I know rebuilding is suppose to suck, but does it really have to be this embarrassing?
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