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Finally, Kevin Kolb gets to spend a summer in Arizona.
Forget the discomfort of the triple-digit surroundings. The quarterback is getting his first offseason workouts with the Cardinals, and he and the team hope this means a smoother, less pressurized performance in the coming season.
Kolb acknowledges that he puts added pressure on himself to live up to the five-year, $63 million - $21 million guaranteed - contract he signed with Arizona after the Cardinals traded cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round draft pick to Philadelphia to get him.
That self-induced pressure, the force-feeding of the Cardinals offense once Kolb finally arrived and a pair of untimely injuries made it a first season to forget for the quarterback who now has to fend off John Skelton for the starting job.
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TEMPE, Ariz. The ideal Sunday for many Americans was hell for Ryan Williams.
Unable to play last season after rupturing a patellar tendon in a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, the rookie running back had a front-row seat in coach Ken Whisenhunts suite for the Cardinals' season opener against Carolina.
He hated the view.
I just stopped going to games, Williams...
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IN ONLY SIX months on the job, Mike Leach has seemingly become the most interviewed coach in Washington State football history. Yet in the mountains of media attention he's attracted, there's one question -- a very straight-forward one, in fact -- that appears to have gone unasked. Until now.
Ever since the departure of future hall of fame quarterback, Kurt Warner in 2009, the Arizona Cardinals have been in search of a new signal caller. First it was suppose to be Matt Leinart but everyone knows how that one turned out. In 2010 time was split between Derek Anderson, John Skelton and Max Hall.
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