Offseason important to Kolb's bid to remain QB

Associated Press  |  Last updated May 29, 2012
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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