Kolb reportedly a Cardinal

Posted by Darren Urban on July 28, 2011 – 12:04 pm

Multiple reports have the Kevin Kolb trade finished, with the Cards getting the quarterback from the Eagles and dealing, as expected, cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and a second-round pick in return. There has not been an official announcement from either team, however.

Kolb also reportedly will get a five-year contract extension. So there’s the QB the Cards wanted/needed. Given the debate that led up to this whole thing, I don’t doubt that Kolb will be topic 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 in training camp. He’ll have heavy pressure to succeed.

UPDATE: NFL Network is reporting Cards are also looking at San Diego WR Malcolm Floyd to replace Breaston. Floyd is a speed guy (averaged more than 19 yards a catch last season, and more than 17 the previous two years) who would look good opposite Larry Fitzgerald.

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226 Responses to “Kolb reportedly a Cardinal”

  1. By Chris on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    Kolb is not a free agent but still will not be at camp until August 4th…???

  2. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chris —

    RE; Kolb

    If he signs the extension, he has a new contract and has to wait, I believe. He might have to wait to sign his deal. Not sure how that will work.

  3. By Aaron on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  4. By CardsAllDay on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    gave up drc…so much for our secondary

  5. By kirk on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC & a 2nd round pick seems awfully steep still for an unproven QB.
    Seems the cards are putting all their eggs in 1 basket. I personally don’t
    like the move, but know cards had to get someone so I wish him well.
    Too bad for Skelton though. I thought we would have been better off
    with a “Veteran” QB. I don’t think Kolb gets us the division back, at least
    not this season. I hope I am wrong though and that Kolb comes out and
    proves me and others wrong.

  6. By projectloud on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Cromartie will be missed… But we needed a QB as a first prio, what can you do? Go Cards!!

  7. By rhoerner on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Glad it’s done. Now lets go get a cornerback! Cromartie ? Joseph ? Rogers ?

  8. By Lewis on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Eagles made out in this deal. DRC and 2nd round pick, I hope the Card’s see something the rest of us missed cause I think this is a poor trade.

  9. By Devon L on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb better be worth all the hype that the media built up on him. Otherwise we are set back automatically, once again. Not happy until hes proven.

  10. By Sedona Chris on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    while i don’t mind bringing in Kolb, i really hate the thought of giving up both DRC and a 2nd rnd pick for him

  11. By plummerfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    if Kolb was a franchise qb. Then he would be the Eagles franchise QB. WTF.

  12. By E on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well I still think we gave up too much for an unproven QB, but at least we didn’t give up our 1st rounder.. we’re gonna need that to strengthen our OL!

  13. By anthony on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    NOO!!! we should have traded for kyle orton much cheaper and he outs up good numbers and he wins no please tell me this is false

  14. By wow on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    This is just heavy….first we lose Breston…now we lose DRC….this hurts!! I really liked DRC….Lets work on an O-line and WR’s! PLEASE break out some money!

  15. By Jay on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I really do not like this move. I would much rather have Kyle Orton, DRC, and next years 2nd round pick on the roster than Kevin Kolb. Sure, Orton may have cost us a 3rd, but it beats giving up a pro bowl player and a higher pick.
    Do the Cards really think Patrick Peterson will be ready to start opening day? Or will the starters be Toler and Adams?
    If this team is like last years team, finishes last and struggles against the pass I really doubt I will be renewing my season tickets.

  16. By againstthegrain on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    yafreakinhhoooo….. the messiah has come… excuse me if i am way underwhelmed.

  17. By Chris R on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    They gave up so much for some who is so unproven. Dear god, this better pan out or kiss your jobs goodbye Graves/Whisenhunt.

    $20 mil guaranteed supposedly.. what if he’s a failure.. lots of money gone. This deal was probably why the Cards weren’t making a lot of moves in FA. Gotta pay this out first and secure Fitzgerald before you can even work other deals.

  18. By MIKE-G on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren Hope all is well! I really don’t like this deal for Kolb. I believe we gave up too much. He is an unproven commodity in my eyes–I believe it is a gamble. I would have liked to see them with Hasselback and then grooming Skelton. I believe we should focus on being a running team and playing solid defense. Hasselback is the better QB right now and we could have kept DRC and our pick. I hope Kolb proves me wrong!!! Do you think we gave up too much????

  19. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Mike G —

    RE: Trade cost

    It’s more than I would have liked to give up, but they believe in Kolb and wanted to get him. The Eagles didn’t have to trade him, and they had some leverage.

  20. By Brad on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I sure hope this works out….and I hope the Cards go after another CB…but chances are we will sit with Toler and Peterson

  21. By louis navarro on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    OUCH…….he better be worth it or everybody gets fired….me personally I hate it, but I love Tolar a lot at cb,

  22. By CardsFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I have a vision…….. Week 1 kolb has a concussion & loses starting job to JOHN SKELTON & kolb never challenges Skelton for the starting spot again after that!!!!

  23. By Ian on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s about time we got a Quarterback. Wish we didn’t have to get rid of DRC but we still have Peterson to rely on, who has potential to become the next Revis.

  24. By Chris Freeman on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! why give up possibility … scratch that… Are we in the market for a new CB, please say yes. there has to be a reason for DRC to go. I understand hes not a physicle CB an i know he wouldnt fit the horton scheme of defence, but the financial numbers, what we gave up.

  25. By blinkCards on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Whiz is out of his mind so are the bidwills! we just got robbed

  26. By Rick on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    What a TRAVESTY!!! Kolb has more INT’s than TD’s, more losses than wins, and couldn’t keep a starting job when it was handed to him – sounds a lot like a QB we had in camp last year!!! Kolb should avoid playing in the 2nd preseason game because that was ML’s downfall point…

    Oh btw, we gave up a Pro Bowl DB that is 25years old with speed to burn and a ceiling that everyone knows is not in reach yet.

    This deal smells of desparation and if it doesn’t work out Whis DESERVES to be fired at the end of the season!!! ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE TRADE!!

  27. By sigh on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    so pissed… cant.. contain.. sarcasm…

    only DRC and a second round pick for kolb?! I figured, to get a QB with 11 TD and 14 INT, we would need to throw in Adub, Dockett and Beanie as well. We clearly got the better end of the deal here — and I don’t feel at all like I’ve been raped unmercifully by Andy Reid, the Eagles, and our very own front office.

  28. By Joshua SLayton on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am stoked, new guard and new QB! I am not sure why people are worried, he is FAR better than whoever we have on our roster. If he turns into a GREAT QB and I am sure he will then giving up DRC (remember we have Peterson) and a 2nd rd pick, this deal will be the best trade in franchise history. So, cheers to the Red Birds! NFC West champs again!

  29. By brad oneill on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I guess DRC really didnt fit the horton system. We all knew Horton wants hitters on the corners. I didnt think they would be so fast to drop our best cover guy but lets face it, replacing a great cover corner is easier than finding a great qb.

    I hope the team can give kolb time to grow into the position. We need to get our defense off the field and kolb needs to keep our offense on the field which should be withiin his short pass oriented skill set.

    I really don’t see kolb as being any better than lienart was but if he has a better work ethic I am looking forward to the coming year.

    Lets build the line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this guy needs a wall.

  30. By Bryan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    5 years, 63.5 million for a guy that has played in 7 games! What a joke. That is WARNER money! Shows just exactly HOW STUPID this franchise truly is. Just when we FINALLY had 2 capable backs in the secondary, we throw that away and over 63 million bucks too. Kevin is probably already shopping for foreclosed PV Mansions with that kind of FREE jack….Sorry Skelton, you have the size, the arm and from the way you scrambled and both avoided AND took hits last season, I was REALLY hoping that you would get your chance…Stick with the tem though, you will be playing soon after corn-kob gets killed w/o an O Line….

  31. By uncharacteristicAZ on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am DISGUSTED by this move. I literally nearly threw up upon hearing that it actually happened. Beginning to lose all faith in management. Unfortunately this may be the bad decision that ultimately costs KW his job, I hope not but there it is. We go from having a need at CB to having a need at CB, FANTASTIC. This is insane, we haven’t signed much of anything. We had better have a QUALITY CB option on the horizon. I love Money Mike but he is really not suited to be the third CB. Sorry for ranting just can’t believe we put ourselves in a position to not even have quality mentoring for Skelton in case the number 1 doesn’t work out. I’ll be back later gonna go shoot something (legal).

  32. By cole on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    any ideas on another corner in free agency ?

  33. By John on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, because he signed an extension, how much is he making this year compared to next?

  34. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    John —

    RE: Kolb

    I don’t have the numbers. He was set to make a little more than $1 million this season (because he made more than $10M last year from Eagles on a short-term extension).

  35. By jocards on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If Kolb turns out to be a franchise QB then nobody is going to care one bit about who/what we traded to get him. If he were to go bust then naturally we will have given up too much for him. An NFL team absolutely has to have solid play from the QB position; good CB’s are important but not nearly as important as a QB. We’ll see if Kolb is the guy we all hope he is….

  36. By Alex on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren- Is Chris Carr still a FA? Or have any reports gone out that he’s signed?
    And To The Rest Of You- Calm down guys. DRC will be missed but getting a QB is our first priority. He was a good player yes but we have PP Toler Wilson Rhodes and hopefully Cromartie or some other big name guy in FA. Don’t be all doom and gloom for the season yet.

  37. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Alex —

    RE: Chris Carr

    Have not see where he has signed.

  38. By MikeFlorio on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Steep price……But, it keep me posted and glued to the tv and the website. But, man I was really hoping for something else. I once read the foundation of a team is a QB, LT, and a CB. We have a QB>>Kolb, LT>>??? CB>>??? but we have Ftiz, yay!!!! Unless the cards go get nahmdi or burgess.

  39. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    MikeFlorio —

    RE: Most important positions

    Close. LT yes, QB yes. Not CB, though. Pass rusher. Good pass rusher makes entire secondary better.

  40. By CardinalsFavor on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC appeared to be losing his gusto last season. It’s obvious the coaches see something we don’t and it has now led to a trade.

  41. By Old Man Riva on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think Whiz wants very badly to succeed in AZ and the Bidwills enjoyed that little taste of glory enough to want it all. According to what I read from J. Macklin, Kolb could be the real deal. DBs like DRC are not that hard to replace and 2nd round picks are crapshoots. QB’s who can win are worth their weight in gold (and at $1600 an oz., Kolb is a great investment…lol). I have a feeling once all the pieces are in place, Big Red fans will look back on this day with a big smile on their faces.

  42. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb won’t be the only one **cough-Whiz-cough** under heavy pressure to succeed.

  43. By nycardinals212 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    From what I have read, Kolb can be involved in “classroom activities”, but he cannot practice physically until August 4th.

    By the way, thank you for responding to my comment yesterday. Also, thank you to the other gentleman who referred me to the Fan Zone message boards.

  44. By Leslie on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Having the same feeling from last season with the whole Leinart situation. Atleast DRC made the game interesting.

  45. By YmmyYames on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    In 4 years, are the Cardinals going to be on a Top 10 list of worst trades ever? DRC and a 2nd is A LOT to not have next season. I hope Kolb does well under pressure, because he’s got a lot of it now. Let’s just hope he does well for the team’s sake.

  46. By mark on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    What if they could have gotten Orton for far less. A very good underated QB. To keep the offense happy while Skelton is coming around.

  47. By PACardsfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    WHAT A STUPID MOVE! prob. one of the worste moves they’ve done in yrs.! and not only did they loss a great CB, they gave Kolb too much $!!!!!! Kolb, an unproven QB who;s greed is for the $, vs. DRC, Probowler.:( I smell another J. Russell. I’m almost ashamed to admit I’m a Cards. fan. Kolb better be what they paid for him and start it from day one. Anything else….just a waste of space. Good job Stupid Philly for making the Cards look stupid.

  48. By Steve W on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sounds to me like DRC just wasn’t going to fit into the new scheme of our defense – that is to say, hitting hard out there on the field. Seems like we got good value for him if we weren’t planning on keeping him past this year anyway (I think this is the last year of his contract anyway) and wind up releasing him for absolutely nothing.

    And though Kolb is ‘unproven’ so far, he hasn’t really had a chance to show what he’s got. Let’s hope he proves his worth to everyone inthe coming season.

    Go Cards!

  49. By D-Dub on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    Is there a possibility Cards could still go after a OT like Jamaal Brown, Charlie Johnson, Jonathan Scott or Tyler Polumbus? This new over priced Quarterback will need extra protection now!

  50. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    D-Dub —

    RE: Oline

    I would expect at least one more offensive lineman, yes.

  51. By Chris Freeman on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  52. By Matthew on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, do you know if the cardinals will be interested in Nate Clements if he is released by the niners?

  53. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Matthew —

    RE: Clements

    Last time — don’t see them wanting a 32-year old.

  54. By Bill L on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    HAD to get a Quality QB…..if he is one then cudos and maybe the Cards, bound by the 90% rule, will join the NFL. If this is not the GUY, then who will be held responsible……..and what price will he/they pay. Cards have to spend more than they have been used to………will they demand more responsibility…..time will tell.

  55. By Jesse Robles on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Malcolm Floyd and Nick Barnett!! Lets Go Cards,

    KOLB= DA 2.0!!

  56. By T Mikke on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I very disappointed we gave up a 2nd round pick plus drc. I have no faith in the front office anymore. We had a golden opportunity to put together an awesome team with all the players moving around just after the lockout. We could have kept drc and our pick and went for orton, which would’ve cost us a 3rd and 4th round pick (assuming that’s still the asking price). Hmmmm kolb is 3-4 as a starter with a “qb friendly” coach (reid) in a loaded offense. If this doesn’t work out i wouldn’t be surprised if our GM gets the boot. I truely hope I’m wrong and kolb tears it up.

    Go CARDS!!

  57. By Chris Freeman on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    peterson , toler, ???? <—- Add CB Here

  58. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC = 13 interceptions + 3 forced fumbles in 2 years = GONE.

  59. By Jahstone on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    @Jay – Peterson is a beast…no worries…he’s pro bowl ready.

    As for Kolb, Darren said it best, Philly had leverage, and we need a quality QB…however, he can play at a pro bowl level, and I certainly don’t want to watch games like last year. Vikes game, Bucs game, last game vs SF…etc. etc.

    Don’t give up on the Cards yet, they have upgraded 3 positions.

  60. By Jayson on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    kolb is a great trade. drc is a tough loss, but a necessary one. we got arguably the best player in the draft in peterson to fill the void. most important now, O LINEMEN!! Be Happy about this one!

  61. By SeeingRed on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ummmm,,we havent any starting cornerbacks….Toler is best suited as a nickel and Patrick P hasnt even begun working with the NEW DC…I REALLY hope the Cards have someone in mind to replace DRC…seeing as Ike Taylor aint coming here.

    HUGE gamble trading DRC…good corners dont grow on trees.

    Just sayin..

  62. By ALONEEAGLE on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I believe this decision will make or break Coach Whiz. Like everyone else, I believe the winner in this trade is the Eagles. I wish DRC well. Week 10 should be interesting against the Eagles. My question is who will step up, DRC or Kolb? I certainly hope it’s Kolb. I do however feel bad for Skelton. I believe he is a good QB with the right tootlidge, which I believe he would have gotten under Orton, but I guess that is water under the bridge. I really hope this trade doesn’t turn out to be a bust. I think the next order of business is O-Line and a new CB!! Then resign Fitz extension. The trade isn’t worth a thing if Fitz goes elsewhere!

  63. By uncharacteristicAZ on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Alex –

    Normally I am the picture of optimism but as of now barring what I see as a miracle this is unforgivable.

  64. By YmmyYames on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Does this put us in the market for a starting cornerback, like Jonathon Joseph? I ask about him because of the connections to the coaching staff.

  65. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ymmy —

    RE: CB

    Yes, I think they need to get a CB.

  66. By Isaak from England on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Is a sad day indeed but we did what was necessary i guess.

  67. By Zero on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am going to miss DRC, he was one my favorite player.

  68. By T Mikke on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I would feel much better about the kolb deal if they could sign asomugha. I know he has some ego issues but whisenhunt could hopefully change that. I hope the front office is paying attention.

  69. By CJ on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    well kolb should be thanking us we gave him what he wanted, a starting job, a great wr core, and plenty of weapons on offense

  70. By azcards24 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    EVERYONE shut up, a couple months ago we couldn’t shut up about how much we needed a quaterback. now we got the best available(think what you all want you know he was)we stayed in the race did probly the only trade that could have been done.If Kolb were in the draft next year i would use a second round on him yes!DRC, look i have his jersey (in black) but lets be honest he COULD NOT TAKLE, we have peterson now (the best overall player in the draft future pro bowl cornerback),there’s still decent corners available we have $$ to spend still, its what fitz wanted(GOOD CHANCE HE’LL RESIGN, and don’t forget andy reed-reid? felt comfortable with KOLB as the stater a year ago if he knows his qb’s sooooo well then we got HIS great prospect, and lost a weak corner with a cool name, but thats already been replaced!!SLOB ON THE KOLB!!!!!!!!!

  71. By gottojet77 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Of all the choices we had, I like this one best. Sad to see DRC go. There will be a lot of pressure to perform but coming from Philly, you’ve got to think he knows pressure. We’ve got the NFC East this year too.

  72. By NM Cardinal on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I thought we were building a team? So let’s give up a Pro-Bowl player. Toler and Adams!! Please, this is stupid, especially if he is Matt Leinart 2.0

  73. By mark on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    what about another wr? with breaston gone there going to be double teaming fitz

  74. By Javi on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC we love you!!! we will always have you in our cardinals hearts!

    SO, darren, is it likely for the cards to sign floyd?

  75. By This Guy on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Have u seen the movie “The Replacements”. That’s what comes to mind right now when I think of the Cardinals. Yet again, the laughing stock of the NFL.
    I just hope that some how we can turn this into a winning season.

  76. By nick on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why is everybody being so ignorant, the cardinals want Fitz to be happy, Fitz expressed he would be most comfortable with Kolb.
    So everybody choose Orton and Fitz for one year and then Fitz is gone or do we make the man happy and get what he wanted so he stays a Cardinal for life.
    If the cards continue being interested in players like Malcom Floyd and Stewart Bradley than i don’t think we will be in horrible shape the only missing piece would be a vet cb and there are a few out there.
    If you want to call your self a Cardinal Fan DO NOT look down on the team just realize it’s what the owners thinks is best and thats it!

  77. By GoCards13 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    It’s going to take some serious moves for the rest of the offseason to get me excited about this team. I hate that we gave up a Pro Bowl corner for a reach at QB. I was looking forward to the DRC-Peterson combination at CB. This weakens our defense and I’m not sure it’s the right fit for our offense.

    Please sign Todd Heap, Tyson Clabo, Jonathan Joseph, Lyle Sendlein and Justin Blalock.

  78. By JB on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  79. By Scharf on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Prove em wrong DRC!

  80. By lg on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  81. By VoiceofReason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    Clayton reports that this is a five year extension, meaning he’s playing under his rookie contract this year. As such, is he able to practice at camp before August 4?

  82. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Voice —

    RE: Contract

    We don’t know that yet. Actually, I will be surprised if the deal wasn’t ripped up. But until we know the details, I don’t know how that will work.

  83. By YmmyYames on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    RE: CB

    Have you heard any talks of any particular ones on the heels of this deal? I can see them kicking the tires on Joseph with the connections. But are there any others that may be a fit? It’s easy to say their starters are Peterson and Toler. But Peterson has yet to be in camp and Toler is a #2 with good tackling and lacks #1 covering abilities. A 4 year deal with decent guarantee for a guy like Joseph at least buys some time for Peterson to get in and learn before Toler’s contract/subsequent tender is up. Just wanted to put it out there as a possibility.

    They need to shift focus to the OL also.

  84. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ymmy —

    RE: Details

    I haven’t heard anything. To be honest, between the blog comments and twitter, I’m talking to fans more than anyone else.

  85. By Soares20 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY?!?!?!?!? Orton was better cheaper and we would have kept DRC and had a beast of a secondary. Congrats front office for having two great off seasons of us losing proven great players and bringing in mediocre players to replace them. I really hope the front office makes me eat my words and Kevin Kolb turns into a Tom Brady and a franchise QB for many years to come. Go Big Red!!

  86. By brad oneill on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    hey isnt there a raider cornerback we should be chasing about now?

    the money being offered hasn’t even reached expectations yet that sounds like the kind of bargain the red birds cant afford to pass up.

  87. By Jesse Robles on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    LETS GO SKELTON!!! LETS GO SKELTON!!! LETS GO SKELTON!! Prove these mofo’s wrong.

  88. By Brayden on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well bye bye season playoffs and everything be lucky if we win five games this year. As usual the cards make another stupid move. oh well same old same old.

  89. By NM Cardinal on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Unless we get any OL help he will be on his back with another concussion

  90. By Brayden on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  91. By Ben on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Great news!!!!

    I LOVE IT!!! Way to be agressive and get the guy you wanted. Pick up Joseph and everything looks even better.


    When can I buy my Kolb jersey???

  92. By UK Card on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Oh Well! OOouch!!!! DRC, & P.P, would`ve been sweet!

    Hope Kolb has strong shoulders, he`s going to be under a lot of pressure, from fans!
    Floyd will be a nice signing! Need a strong Vet. CB, don`t have much faith in Tohler!! Man am going to miss DRC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. By Roger on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Sign.. really.. Graves and Whisenhunt just needs to be fired for giving up so much for Kolb.. Not saying Kolb will suck, but we gave up more then what we should have.. I HOPE the nfl looks into this to see if the cardinals were tampering..

  94. By Cards1Fan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    WTF were the Cardinals thinking a bunch of dumbasses in the front office.Kevin is a slob hes garbage cant handle being under pressure he chokes.Kolb and Whisenhunt will both be on their way out of Arizona after Kolb is on IR which is nothing new on his resume.Hes a big time overrated piece of shit saying he can be just like Aaron Rodgers yeah on the Madden game thats about it.Try staying healthy before comparing yourself to other top QBS.DRC and a 2nd round pick for Slob so much for the stupid Cardinals Management.What a joke thats a big time steal a starter and a starter next year just completely idiotic.Thats the Cardinals for you im guessing Fitzgerald leaves next which wouldnt surprise die hard cards fan.Were back in the Leinart era.

  95. By jocards on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I know I was not the only person that noticed that DRC took a big step backward last season….Don’t get me wrong I think he is a good player but reading some of these posts you’d think he was a shut down corner…sorry I don’t see him that way.

  96. By NYCARDSFAN on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC’s future is just about as vague as Kolb’s. I saw a lot of missed tackles and avoidance of contact. He did make some nice plays like the interception agains dallas on christmas. But overall, I think his injury the year before has him acting a bit timid. Its the 2nd round draft pick that irks me.

  97. By edwin on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i guess we are back in the 90s and early 2000 again because the cards dont heard what the fans have to say. even though they say the they are doing all of this for us. lie lie lie because if they were doing this for us then they would know that eagles was asking for to much kolb. now let switch side say if the cards was trying to ship kolb to the eagles and they asked for drc and 2nd round pick from the eagles they would hang up and laugh. i’m not a fan of the patroits or the steelers but one thing they know how to do is draft and dont over pay for a trade and over pay a free agent. come on cards open your eyes keep drc and give up a 2nd rd and another 2 nd rd pick next year because they dont want kolb there either. if kolb doesnt get the job done u guys better not blame wiz. for this problem.

  98. By BigCardFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Do you know who Kolb reminds me of?

    Vince Young, Albert Hanysworth, Dereck Anderson, Alex Smith, David Carr, Ryan Leaf, Charlie Whitehurst, and Donovan McNabb (recently)

    Guess what they all have in common?


    Sorry John Skelton, you have just been replaced by a clone of Ryan Leaf. I hope you find a place where a team can use your talents. In 20 years I expect to see your name in Canton

  99. By BigCardFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    plus I don’t think being a Matt Leinart 2.0 or DA 2.0 is necesarily a good thing.

  100. By Bob Diesel on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    you do realize when you say he is going to be D.A. 2.0, or Matt Leinart 2.0, that means he is going to be better than those to players right? What we don’t want is for him to be is 1.0. so 2.0 is a good thing. It wouldn’t be toler and adams, it would be toler and peterson, Hopefully we give marshay green a chance to get in some dime packages. Mike adams is a very good nickle corner, and A.J. Jefferson is in his second season.

  101. By Peter in Canada on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    On the surface I agree with those who say the price is high. However

    If DRC doesn’t fit Horton’s schemes then he is not as big a loss as the naysayers are claiming

    PP is ready for prime time. I don’t believe it will be Toler /Adams. It will be PP/Toler or Free agent/PP

    It is the money that bothers me. If this guy thinks he is worth a guaranteed 30 mill he is delusional. He is a prospect and nothing more. As a previous poster said that is Warner money and he made us playoff winers. This guy has not shown he is fit to varry Warner’s gloves. If he is religious he might be allowed to carry Warner’s bible however.

  102. By cards for the win on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i think this is a very steep price for Kolb! i would of given up hightower or beanie and a second and keep DRC, but our defense will be better this year if our offense can sustain drives. so if kolb plays well our D wont tire and then get destroyed!

  103. By houseofcardz on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


  104. By Nat on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If the Eagles and Cardinals go to the playoffs, I bet Kolb will throw an INT to DRC.

  105. By former ticket holder on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Gave up my tickets this year. Looks like I made the right decision. DRC even up, I could live with. I think KW better be right this time.

  106. By Brian on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Apparently the dude who predicted the end of the world was right because all of you are ready to jump off a bridge. Think about this logically 1) Cards needed a QB for the future, not just for the QB position but also for the franchise as well all know Fitz was gone after this season if we didn’t get someone to throw him the ball. They have been high on Kolb for some time now and Larry even gave them his nod of approval. This is a big step in retaining the face of our franchise. 2) DRC does not fit into Horton’s scheme. He is fast but is not a sure tackler which is something our CBs will need to do. That’s why they felt he was expendable. There are corners available that we can sign as FAs to fill that void and still move Toler to nickel. If that’s the case, then we really only gave up a 2nd round pick as we would have needed to sign DRC to an extension soon anyway since his 6th year was voided. 3) Now that QB is out of the way, the front office can focus on putting the pieces together since FA can’t officially sign until tomorrow anyway. I’m sure they have been on the phone negotiating w/ FAs and not just focusing all of their attention on this Kolb deal.

    Have a little faith!

  107. By R.C. on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    More time defense will be on the field. good luck secondry. Kolb???? Better be what he is worth……..

  108. By cahongisto on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    ok moving on and saying to heck with the cost … now lets protect this guy… steelers released max stark and we know whiz loves ex steelers he can play left tackle put college in at left guard sign lyle back to play center move keith to right guard and put levi at right tackle boom make shift line hopefully keeping kolb up right … also the floyd idea is a good one since he is a huge target and would make it so kolb can throw to larry floyd or that big te we drafted and all are over 6’4 so how could he miss any of them haha

  109. By joe67 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Why are so many Eagle fans upset and saying all they got was a soft corner and a 2nd round pik???
    According to the fans down there we got DA cuz he was cheap and ownership is cheap. Now they spend MONEY on a qb that can arguably be a top 5 and THEY ARE STILL WRONG. Of course we are going to get some more players. WAIT TIL THEY ARE FINISHED AND THEN MAKE YOUR ASSESSMENT!!!!

  110. By Mike on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The fans seem to be 80% against this trade.
    Personally — I hate to see DRC go but what is a GM going to do?
    You have to give to get in this league — good news is…We have money to protect our investment with some free agent OL and money to get a Horton style CB now. — Make the move Rod!

  111. By gang6230 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    good move you do what you have to do in order to get where you r going. i think the cards staff believes that Peterson is a ready stater, a veteran could work for now and there will be plenty of out there. the wr Floyd would be a good move. hey Darren any new on the signings of the draftees?

  112. By redcity on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    stupid stupid worst trade in franchise history i hope this blows off in there face we dont new a new qb we need new ownership new gm an a new couch what a nightmare

  113. By eric c on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I still don’t like trading away DRC but it’s done and we have our QB…we better win now and later,win BIG.

  114. By D-Dub on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    Do you think Jamaal Brown or Tyson Clabo would be a strong possibility?

  115. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    D-Dub —

    RE: Brown/Clabo

    Strong? Don’t know about that. They still need an offensive lineman.

  116. By CardsFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    What about a Tackle like Tyson Clabo??? Is he among the list of Tackles were looking at???

  117. By uncharacteristicAZ on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    T Mikke –

    Nnamdi has ZERO character issues. He is a stand up guy. However, I don’t want him in AZ to expensive. A guy like Jonathan Joseph would be great though.

  118. By John on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Now if we wind the clock back a few years ago, the Houston Texans made a similar trade for an unproven QB, who, at the time was Michael Vick’s back-up, and it was Matt Schaub. He turned out very well in Houston and we shouldn’t doubt Kolb’s ability he just needs time to adjust to the offensive scheme and working with his recievers and linemen. Albiet upgrades are still needed in many spots but they will come in due time, I just don’t see why everyone is so down on Kevin Kolb.

  119. By Brian R on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren… This is how I feel right now —-> x . x <– dead….

  120. By Brandon on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Hi Darren do you think the cardinals will get Antonio cromartie?
    Thank you

  121. By Ernie on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, any ideas why we went with a tight end like king instead of more passing friendly locals like miller or heap?

  122. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Ernie —

    RE: TE

    Whiz wants a solid blocking tight end. Has been looking for one since he got here.

  123. By KC on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I haven’t been this excited since we got Matt Leinart!!! Of course Kolb DESERVES a Warner-type salary! Kolb is even better than Mike Vick; oh wait, he was Vick’s backup. Kolb will make more money for 1 practice session than I will make all year. Hey, let’s all go buy a Kolb jersey to pay for his salary! F that. I’m done being the NFL’s idiot. I’ve been loyal to this team and the NFL for decades; Has the NFL ever been loyal to me and the fans? Loyal to money. They don’t give a crap about the actual fans. Just keep raking it in by raising ticket prices and jersey prices, even during a recession. This is some pricey entertainment to watch “my” team lose 70% of the time. Can I trade in my 2 Leinart jerseys? I didn’t think so.

  124. By Eric on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    You whinners, always threatning to “not renew my season tickets”. Please do, because when Kolb is successful, where are you jokers going to be? Cheering him on, probably saying “I knew all along this was a good idea. Whiz is a genious!”

    DRC was WAY overated. I for one am sick of watching him miss tackles, blow coverage, cry everytime he does get hit, which is certainly not anything hes trying to do, and hot dog around the field. When he was lucky enough to find the ball, he was good, but he screwed up way more than he didn’t.



  125. By Tucsonaaron on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well there goea my DRC super bowl jersey 🙁

  126. By Nick Pepe on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I trust what the staff is doing. Let the rest of the roster be built before we throw stones

  127. By EvanM on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Warner had a pick problem when he came to us and the staff straightened it out. Give Kolb a chance (and try trusting Whiz for a change). How deep is YOUR love, BG’s? Not feeling it from the faithful…

  128. By UC on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Just adding to the chorus of boos. Regardless of whether or not Kolb succeeds in AZ, this trade smacks of desperation on the Cardinals’ part. Having Sam Bradford in the division, and with the arrival of a head coach known for developing QBs, a person with half a brain might think it’s a good idea to have solid cornerbacks, much less the outstanding ones the Cardinals were about to have. But the Cardinals Way is to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory, so clearly this line of thinking wouldn’t fly very far within the organization. But kudos to Andy Reid for, yet again, making the inept management of others teams overpay for his players.

    The only thing I like about this trade is that King Whiz has no way to back out of it. He obviously got someone he considered to be “his guy”, so he should be fired if it doesn’t work out. My concern is if Michael Bidwill is agreeing with King Whiz’s nonsensical personnel moves. If he’s just giving King Whiz enough rope to hang himself, then that’s his decision to make. But if he really thinks King Whiz has been making the right personnel moves over these last two seasons, then it won’t matter that a new Bidwill is running the team, because, other than the fortunate confluence of Kurt Warner and Todd Haley, this looks just like the same old Cardinals.

  129. By cards62 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    We all had our favorites we were rooting to come to our Cardinals. I wanted Palmer, Orton, Kobb in that order based upon cost. I am fine with Kobb, but like most of you I am disappointed as I think we gave up too much.

    This is not Kobb’s fault so lets all root him on and hope he goes into the hall of fame wearing Cardinal red. I think this trade was a done deal a long time ago and this is why we drafted Peterson and I have no idea why we drafted Williams.

    If I ever enter a poker competition and Graves and Whiz are at one table and Andy Reid is at the other table take a guess at which table I am going to sit down and bet my own hard earned money.

    Go Cards check QB off our list and add CB to our list.
    add WR to our list.
    keep 2 LBs on our list
    Check guard off our list keep 2 more OL

    Remember lets see how we look in a couple of weeks but stay positive fellow fans as of now I feel better about 2011 than 2010 so see we are improving.

  130. By Cameron on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Although I believe it was a bit much to give up for an unproven qb, look at the options at CB in the free agency market compared to the QB market. There is no comparison, so we could still go out and pick up a Jonathan Joseph or Antonio Cromartie to help fill the hole left by DRC.

  131. By Frustrated on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    What was Kolb’s record as a starting qb?

  132. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Frustrated —

    RE: Kolb starting record

    It was 3-4.

  133. By aussiecardsfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    this was the only move to make. no other available QB is THE answer. kolb has a chance to the guy for a long time. we had to roll the dice. IF he becomes our franchise QB this will be a steal. taking orton and keeping DRC would be nothing but a band-aid. drafting gabbart or any other rookie and not having peterson would mean another 5 win season or two… for now we have a chance. bold move for whiz and co… he is betting his job on this guy and i like that attitude. BUT we still need to add some more players. keep spending AZ!

  134. By VoiceofReason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    But assuming John Clayton is right — that Kolb is playing under is current deal this season and has signed a five year extension (so we have him locked up for six years total), could he under the new CBA practice before August 4?

    My understanding of the rule is that players signing new contracts cannot practice until August 4. I would imagine, though, that players playing under their current contract (which is being extended) can practice beforehand. So a little creativity is needed here.

  135. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Voice —

    RE: When to practice

    I think they are trying to work around the situation right now to get him on the field. I don’t know. We will see Saturday.

  136. By jocards on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    You are saying that Kolb is another Ryan Leaf but you’re putting John Skelton in the HOF?!?!? Exactly what is it that lead you to either of those conclusions?

  137. By Nick Pepe on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    And the jersey number will be……????

  138. By Fulton on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well we have some of the best scouts and i am sure the cards wouldn’t make this move unless they were sure it would improve the team so i look forward to the future. Even if Kolb doesn’t work out i do think that Skelton will become a good QB.

  139. By thegoat on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Im a eagles fan and i cant tell how happy i was when he got hurt n vick took over. Kolb is another Romo. hell look good in a win and horrible in a lost.hes turns the ball over too. if you look at his college tape hes been that way his whole career.He has no line or run support in AZ.You gave up 2 sure knowns for 1 unknown.YOu guys got raped like the Skins did and Fitz will not resign.

  140. By silverback_dk on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    That is a high price, but at least not as CowGirls paid for Roy Williams….I like it because i has a bigger upside than Orton. If it pans out with Kolb being af franchise QB your looking at championships, if not, at least we died trying (and so will Graves and Whiz). Orton would in my opionion have been the safer bet, but I don’t see the same upside (not the same fire and poor acuracy on third down) and 8-8 seasons does not give any glory….

  141. By BIIRDISTHEWORD on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    ……MIXED EMOTIONS….DRC was a good corner NOT GREAT…he did have great moments but to me was inconsistent…Kolb is still unproven but he is still good…but just like everybody in the sports world has said to compete in the NFC WEST you have to be good not great…we just gotta wait and see how good the o-line is going to be…thats where it all starts..protect kolb…KOLB TO FITZ…for a TOUCHDOWN….

  142. By gottojet77 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I thought we were Cardinal fans here. Kolb was the right choice all things considered. Lets focus on some O-line and D support and move forward. Give up your season tix and I will scoop them up. See ya’ll in Flagstaff on Friday and Go Redbirds!

  143. By in fitz we trust on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    guys u are misunderstanding this deal!!!! DARREN PLEASE CLARIFY TO US FANS!!! ive read that WE got the 2nd round pick and KOLB for DRC!!! the eagles DID NOT get our 2nd pick, WE GOT THERES!!!! LOL thats what im reading an if thats the case, that was a steal!!! kolb was a 2nd pick drc was first plus bro bowl caliber, eagles walked to the difference by giving US there 2nd pick. HATS OFF TO WHIZ FOR MAKING THIS DEAL WORTH IT FOR THE CARDS!!! DARREN PLEEEEZ CORRECT ME IF IM WRONG

  144. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    In Fitz —

    RE: Trade

    The trade was Kolb for DRC and a second-rounder.

  145. By Dan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    All you over opinionated “cardinal fans” need to have some patience. Why is everyone so down on this trade, we are obviosly not done assembling the team. Its funny to hear how sure you guys are of yourselves about how this trade is doomed from the start…. Learn some loyalty, so what if the trade doesnt pan out it, doesnt change the fact that im a cardinal fan for life.

  146. By realtor scott on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i just projectile vomited

  147. By realtor scott on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    REDCITY —– I dont think the Cards need a new COUCH but I do, let me know if you know of any leather COUCHES for sale

  148. By G.W. on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I really hate to see drc go BUTon the other hand I can’t take another season with DEREK HIGHBALL,NO HEART ANDERSON AAAWWWWWW!

  149. By thegoat on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If you guys still need a rb, wr, de, cb, lb

  150. By gottojet77 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Really…you all are acting shocked although this was the worst kept secret in the NFL over the last few months. This was going to happen. The office was focused and get it done. We knew Breaston was gone…again no secret. Sad to see Steve go.

  151. By CZarr on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    I think Michael Fabiano actually looked like he wanted to yell out how badly we got burned in the middle of his announcement about the trade. Instead he just implied that the offensive line kept him propped up and that this might not have been a good deal.

  152. By ProSportsPhoenix on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kolb is 3-4 in seven career starts in place of injured Donovan McNabb in 2009 and Michael Vick last year, but was twice the NFC Offensive Player of the Week and has thrown for 325 or more yards in three of his seven starts. His 61 percent career completion percentage is second-best in franchise history behind only Vick. Kolb, groomed under McNabb as the Eagles’ quarterback of the future, lost his starting job after he got hurt on opening day, and Vick emerged as an elite quarterback in his place. (Reuben Frank

    2010 STATS
    Att189 Comp115 (61%) Yds1197 TD7 Int7 Rat76.1

    A real QB for a soft DB, great job.
    Lets Roll

  153. By thecoopdogg on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Poor management of the entire process by the Cardinals. The Eagles took us for a ride. Could have gotten Kolb and given up only 2nd or 3rd round pick or waited and given up nothing next year. He is in last year of his Eagles contract, and they were not going to resign him. Should have signed one of the other QBs to a short term deal, and then Kolb for much less next year if we still wanted him. Very disappointing and frustrating.

  154. By NJAzCardsFan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren- Why wasn’t the franchise tag used on Breaston???

  155. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    NJAz —

    RE: Breaston

    They didn’t think he was worth it.

  156. By mahonri trejo on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    hope we get malcolm floyd hes good DRC only had one good season theres good CBs still out there maybe the cards can shock everyone and bring in ASOMUGHA

  157. By Alberto Sordi on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Did Joseph the corner from Cincy sign with anyone? I saw Orton play for the Bears and he would start out strong and then fade away. He is a game manager and not a quarterback to take a team to the next level. His numbers are padded.

  158. By jamal on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    who is is giong to replace drc? they mind as well should have gave the eagles a first round pick

  159. By Tony Hernandez on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC is scared to hit anyone im glad that lil sissy is gone.

  160. By YmmyYames on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    You’re doing a great job. Keep up the great work!

  161. By Travis McCollum on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Good thing we just resigned Matt Leinart to the team so we could finally give him is chance. What a Joke this trade was. Just goes to show you that this Team FO has no talent.

  162. By cards62 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    To John concerning your comparison to Matt Schaub.

    This is a very good comparison and you make a point for a lot of us who are upset that we gave up too much for this trade, which I do not think is your intentions.

    Atlanta traded Schaub for the 8th pick of the draft and 2 second round draft choices to the Texans and they gave up the 10th pick in the draft and Schaub. So basically they received 2 second round picks for Schaub.

    We gave up a second and a pro bowl caliber player. I am not saying DRC is prime time, but other players voted him to the pro bowl at a very young age which tells you the man is good. He bulked up this year and it just would have been nice to see what he could have done this year with PP, Toler and Horton coaching. DRC is young and guys our offense was so bad last year I think our defense lost hope last year like most of us fans did including me. I knew we were going to be horrible before the first game just like most Cardinal fans. DRC was not perfect, but he played very well the previous 2 years including playoff games, which are what count the most. I am a Kolb fan but we gave up too much.
    Go Cards!

  163. By Brian on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren- reports that the Eagles gave the Cards a 2nd round pick as well. If that’s the case, then I’m all for the trade even though I hate to see DRC go. Can you confirm?

  164. By emm7777 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    you must be pounding your head against your desk, Darren. I do not envy you right now. Is there a toxic gas leak at the team headquarters, cause these guys are not thinking straight.

  165. By stephn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren any word about Malcom Floyd?

  166. By Michael R on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to the Eagles said that they will be sending the Cardinals a 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft as well. Do you know if this is true?

  167. By G.G. in Cali on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    “More time defense will be on the field. good luck secondry. Kolb???? Better be what he is worth……..”

    Are u kidding me??????… would be next to impossible for our defense to spend more time on the field than they did last year. DCR is getting way too much credit on one good year. This is a good move to secure a franchise QB.

  168. By DeVeau on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    I’ve heard rumor that he 2nd round pick for Kolb is conditional, any truth to this?


  169. By Chris R on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Third paragraph down.. Eagles to send a 2012 2nd rounder to us??? Wha?

  170. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chris R —

    RE: Compensation/ story

    It’s wrong.

  171. By bryan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    im a fan from new england and i love the cards fav player ever since u were a rookie larry fitz nut greta move for a qb hope it works out but u gave up way to much hope ur looking to pick up a greta cb to cover ur losses good luck

  172. By Cards4Ever on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Who do you believe will become the #2 to Larry Fitzgerald. Also, what do you think kolb’s TD to interception ratio will be

  173. By Scott H on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I’m a fanatical fan like everyone else, but…I just don’t see how we are doomed and consigned to hell for all eternity because we gave up DRC. Are people serious about this??? This guy is NOT a shut-down corner, he doesn’t take away “half the field” like truly great CB’s do, and he’s not a good tackler.

    If we’re going to look at this trade TODAY, then yes, the Eagles look like the winner. OK. People can think what ever they want but NOW is not the time to define this trade. Kolb hasn’t played a down for the Cardinals, DRC hasn’t played a down for the Eagles. Like MOST trades, the real assessment can’t happen until we see how it all shakes out. Kolb could come here and become a top tier QB in this league. DRC could go to Philly and get torched. These, too, are possibilities. Aren’t they???

    BTW, is there any guarantee that this 2nd round pick will be a great player for the Eagles? Is there any guarantee it would have been a great player here? Seems to me we’ve had a few 2nd round picks over the years that amounted to nothing. Again, these are also possibilities but many people don’t recognize them. Ya know, I can already see it coming…2nd quarter of the Cardinals first game with Kolb and people will be losing their minds!

    All that being said, this organization better not be done with personnel moves just because they got Kolb. Breaston and DRC left holes that need to be filled with more than bargain bin replacements. This Kolb trade better just be the beginning of more moves to come.

  174. By VoiceofReason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Like the trade or not, fans, Kolb is an instant and substantial upgrade over the quarterbacks we had last season. It was a move that simply had to be made.

    Now the Packers, Steelers, or Patriots would sign Bulger as well to backup and push Kolb. I imagine $2.5 to $3 million per year would get that done. Let Bartel and Hall walk. Do the Cards now raise their managerial game to the next level?

    Also, like the Malcolm Floyd possibility… Would also like to see them get another corner.

    Finally, Shawn O’Hara anyone?

  175. By stephn on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I was wondering if Arizona is actively pursuing Floyd to fill the void that Breaston left

  176. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Stephn —

    RE: Floyd

    NFL Network dropped his name. Don’t know if it’s serious.

  177. By VoiceofReason on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    By the way, Jerry Colangelo always used to say that you have to give up something to get something. Here, we had a 26 year old quarterback who has been coached by quarterback guru Andy Reid (see Matt Hasselbeck and Donovan McNabb, as examples) since 2007.

    While I shared the love for DRC and, hopefully, he’ll play out his contract with the Eagles and then come back here, this deal was about being proactive. Taking a risk.

    My view is — good job, Cardinals.

    Now, celebration should have lasted about ten minutes. Now get back to work and get a WR, address interior line, and get a vet MLB. Good teams make bold moves. Great ones make more than one.

  178. By Kyair Butts on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, do you think it’s a possibility the Cards, given this unique shortened time period, would ask Warner to come back as an offensive consultant of sorts to help Kolb work through the offense he excelled in for several years? In your opinion, would it be worth reaching out to Kurt to help Kevin out from watching tape, working with Larry, his knowledge of the division, etc. thoughts?

  179. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Kyair —

    RE: Warner

    He has no desire to coach.

  180. By John S on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I think the Cards came out wayyyy on top here. I could care less if DRC went to the pro-bowl and im sure he is a nice guy, but the only thing he had was speed. His tackling was probably the worst ive ever seen and id be willing to bet he ends up with another injury this year. Glad the Cards didn’t give away a first round. Great job Cards what a great day and looking very forward to this season.

  181. By mancosman on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    San Diego fans smiled a great relief for Oakland’s Jamarcus Russel fiasco, following San Diego’s boom-doggle with Ryan Leif. Now, Oakland fans have a cheesy smile regarding the Kolb trade… Unforunately, I agree with previous fans, Kolb’s inability to escape preasure will lead to an immediate confusion — and thus he gets to be a highly over-paid clip board carrier. Philly would have accepted 2nd rounder and a can of Coca-Cola in a heart beat.

  182. By azcards24 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    According to the Eagles said that they will be sending the Cardinals a 2nd round pick in the 2012 draft as well is that a mistake or….. ?????????

  183. By theuglitruth on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well…the Cards are going to nee way more than Kolb to compete…they need to get to work. Fill the BIG holes that left and assure the players, and the fans that they are serious this year. Don’t start pussie footing around now.

  184. By Knight Dwellr on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    DRC and a Second is a high price to pay but it will work out. I cant belive that everybody seems to forget how many TD’s DRC gave up for being greedy going for the pic and trying to run down the WR heading for the End Zone did anybody remember those games, I like DRC have he’s 259.00 Reebok Arizona Cardinals Customized Authentic Team Color Jersey and yes he will be missed but now we Have the QB, Kolb the WR Fitz, Now we need to get Todd Heap. OL needs one guard is not going to cut it. This trade gets the Playoffs back in the Valley. Go Cards Great Trade

  185. By Bean Tower on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I hope all of you Nay Sayers make it to the bottom of this comment section so you can read the words “SHUT THE FU@K UP” You little bitches complain about management not being aggressive enough year round and when they finally make a move to improve all you can do is complain. Close your mouths and be happy. We gave up nothing for this QB. If he doesn’t turn out no big deal. We lost DRC who was a soft corner who had a big year against an easy schedule. Can’t wait to see him play against some of the receivers they have lined up for him this year. We trade down from where ever we are in the first round and we got a new second round pick. Life is good. Kolb Will be great. Shut your mouths ladies and let the men work.

  186. By azlongboarder on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    i’m pretty pissed about this trade but it’s not the end of the world. we don’t know how kolb will perform yet. besides he has fitz. i’m disappointed about drc but i was getting pretty tired of watching him get smoked all the time and he can’t tackle.

  187. By Knight Dwellr on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Needs more than One free agent Guard in the OL to help.

  188. By EvanM on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Plexico Burress and Todd Heap now, please!

  189. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    OK, Gang.

    I was one of the fans who preferred Orton because of my belief that Orton could be just as good as Kolb and that Orton wouldn’t cost the high price that Graves and Whiz paid for Kolb.

    HOWEVER, now that the trade has been made, it’s time to get on board and support Kolb.

    I suppose that Max will be #3 (unless Whiz let’s his infatuation with him to make him #2!!!).. Ugggghhhhh.

  190. By Tyler on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    John Skelton,
    I hope you beat out kolb so we can drop this scrub and get a compensatory pick some how.

    I hope that second round pick for kolb was in the MLB draft. If thats true then we still need something for DRC. This franchise better have something I don’t know about.


  191. By brad oneill on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Stephen williams? anyone remember how great this guy looked in the pre season last year. Roberts looked awful in the preseason but he came on about halfway through the season. Max komar shined every opportunity he was given. Doucett got hung out to dry by a bad pass and spent the year with an injury. but he looked great in the past and will probably look great now.

    I hate that we have lost breaston but its not like we don’t have people for kolb to throw the ball too.

    I hope patrick petersons agent doesnt use our lack of corners to hold out for more money. peterson will really hurt us if he doesnt give himself enough time to learn our defense.

  192. By chickenstax on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply


    Can you give me a reason why you think the team would blanche at paying Breaston, a guy who has been pretty consistent for the last 3 years, knows the system, plays hurt and loves the team because he was a little dinged up last year but still only missed 4 games in 4 years and instead are interested in Floyd, who’s 2 years older at age 30 (a year where WR’s start to tail off), misses on AVERAGE 6 games a year and averages 400 yards per season?


  193. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chicken —

    RE: Floyd

    Reports from Kent Somers tonight are that NFL Net was wrong and team isn’t looking at Floyd.

  194. By Joe Chaundy on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am very pleased with this. Last season everyone was hollering for a QB and We have one now and everyone is still unhappy. Can you please give the kid a chance and stop being so negative???
    Remember how bad Orton looked last year against our Cardinals and our defense was bad. He had one good year. He was horrible when he was with the Bears and you wanted him??
    We got the best QB available and Fitz seems to like him also. Could make for a dynamic connection.
    I remember at numerous games people getting on DRC for falling asleep and getting burned and missing tackles.
    I like DRC as much as everyone else as a person but we can do better. Yes, he had some interceptions but also gave up alot of TD’s.
    I am actually a true cardinals fan and supports the team.
    Funny how all of you are already writing off Kolb and the season. Your obviously not “true fans”.
    Everyone needs to stop complaining before you even see him play and start supporting YOUR ARIZONA CARDINALS!!!

  195. By Tbru on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Bringing in Kolb is as much about keeping Fitz happy as it was upgrading the QB spot. I don’t think you can say any price is too high to keep Fitz happy. Sure I like DRC when his head is in the game, but that wasn’t always the case. I think P2 will make us forget about DRC pretty quick. I don’t see us being a Super Bowl team this year, but kind of think it is put up or shut for Wiz and Graves. I think we have to win 8-9 and get back to respectability.

  196. By azirish on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    got a lineman, got the qback, now get him another target to throw to, i.e. Malcolm Floyd! This would make our receiving corps very scary!

  197. By georgiebird on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    The Cards got themselves into a bind working toward this deal. They should have gone for Orton first and then Kolb at a much reduced price. Orton, Kolb and Skelton could have competed for #1. During the year or later in training camp Orton e.g. could have been moved and any draft choices recouped.
    I’m not that worried about the loss of DRC- he’s a very similar player to Antrel Rolle- SOFT. Rolle was exposed as a fraud in the NFL East and so will DRC.
    The Whiz Graves team has got to start making some strong moves. To date the loss of Breaston, Rolle, Dansby etc can be understood as not being worth the asking price.
    But still the question remains- when is the Whiz/Graves team going to make the big time moves that will get the Cards back in the playoffs??

  198. By Andy on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Who all got realesed besides DA and Hayes?

  199. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Andy —

    DA and Hayes were the only cuts.

  200. By georgiebird on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I seemto have heard on a couple of reports that the Cards and Eagles traded 2nd round picks in the Kolb deal- have you?

  201. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Georgie, Everyone —

    RE: Eagles 2nd round pick/reports

    The story was wrong. Please pass it on.

  202. By R Robles on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Wow what everyone else said alotta hate towards the trade Im with them.How come we didnt go after Garrard that would have been better. So dissapointing well Kolb better do his job & very very well im like others not impressed by him yet. Darren who has been released from Az? Is Porter being cut or offered a new contract pay cut?

  203. By Bryan St George on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, do you know if the 2nd round pick is conditional?

  204. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Bryan —

    RE: Pick

    No, it’s the Cards’ second-round pick.

  205. By Phillyfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    I am an eagles fan checking out your comments on the deal the cards are getting a very good qb don’t go by kolbs stats of td vs ints 3 ints came against green bay in which the defense was getting torched so they had to pass all game 4 came against the ravens in the second half when mcnabb was benched he makes plays down field and gives his receivers a chance to make plays not to mention in his starts offense averaged 28 pts a game both teams got what they needed

  206. By jeffcardinalfan on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    well, im very happy that we have upgraded the ol with the addition of colledge…the new rb had BETTER BE GOOD cause with no PASS RUSH andVERY young secondary we had better lead the league in time of possession…nfl network just reported that we might be interested in the other cromartie ar corner and it would be nice to get the ex-charger wr to replce breaston…my prediction is that kolb plays decent, but that we really regret giving up what we did…skelton will be the starter by the middle of the 2012-2013 season…please let us get some pass rushers and a veteran corner!! i hear we r bout 30 mil under the cap so we got the dough to go get some players…

  207. By Carl on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    If Kolb doesn’t win us a super bowl then this trade is an automatic failure. If we just traded a 3rd round pick for Orton instead and kept DRC this would have been such an amazing team that could have won a super bowl I think.

  208. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    T Mikke (and others who think that Graves might lose his job over the DRC/2nd round pick/Kolb trade:



  209. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Darren, do you think that there’s a possibility that the Cards might bring in Bulger (at a reasonable price) to add quality to the QB ranks (and release Hall and Bartell)?

    I doubt it, but just wonder what you think.

  210. By Darren Urban on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Chuck 1 —

    RE: Bulger

    No, they won’t. They like Skelton and they want him to be the backup. And I think they think Bartel can be a good No. 3.

  211. By Scott H on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Big CardFan –

    Kevin Kolb is the second coming of Ryan Leaf? Seriously, dude…the mind is a terrible thing to waste. I quote Dean Warmer from Animal House – “Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.” You may not be fat but…you got the other 2 covered!

  212. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    To nick,

    From nick: “Why is everybody being so ignorant, the cardinals want Fitz to be happy, Fitz expressed he would be most comfortable with Kolb.
    So everybody choose Orton and Fitz for one year and then Fitz is gone or do we make the man happy and get what he wanted so he stays a Cardinal for life.”

    And, nick, what happens if Kolb isn’t the QB that Fitz thinks that he is and the Cards suffer another 6-10 season??? Do you think that Fitz will stick around???

  213. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Edwin had a good poinit.

    Rather than give up DRC and a 2nd round pick, why not give up a 2nd and a CONDITIONAL 1st or 3rd (in 2012) if Kolb performs as Graves and Whiz apparently think that he will?

  214. By Chuck 1 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    To Nick Pepe,

    By Nick Pepe: “I trust what the staff is doing. Let the rest of the roster be built before we throw stones.”

    And, how did the staff do last year??? 6-10

  215. By mk024 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    goodbye DRC. won’t miss you. there isn’t much difference between you and a shadow on defense. big red gives more effort. and take your teenage ninja mutant turtle book bag/purse combo with you. is it too late to renew my season tix?

  216. By hernandez38 on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    Well I hope that the red birds do good this year I think kolb will need a few games to get the system down. we need to get back to the winning ways it was nice.
    Go cards.

  217. By BIG RED on Jul 28, 2011 | Reply

    To me the media made this trade by making Kolb look like a superstar. And the Cards took the bait, how stupid of them. I just hope it back fires on them, and let the QB that really should start, which is JOHN SKELTON. Also if Skelton leaves when its his time I just hope that he comes back and beats the Kolb team.

  218. By RED C on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    WORST TRADE EVER. DRC is too good to be traded to someone who hasn’t proved himself. i would like this deal if they got someone like mark sanchez or tony romo. The Eagles spent everything on him. Money, trading mcnabb and ended up with michael vick. terrible deal. DRC can catch. he can run, tackle, deflect passes, and is a great person. wish him the best and i hope these people in the front office know what they’re doing

  219. By PhillyFan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    MAN!! I see alot of glasses half empty here… Anyway I’m a Philadelphia Eagles Fan and Philadelphia native stopping by to fill up your “glasses” if you will. If Arizona can get Kolb some protection I guaruntee he will shine! This guy has put up 300 plus yard games multiple times and had to play sometimes when the chips were down too(see Mcnabb benching). He was also NFC Offensive player of the week one of his starts and most of his ints were due to coming into bad situations. To think the value is to high (QB vs. CB) is nuts,also know that you have a yes I’ll say it Aaron Rodgeresque type qb. A 2nd rd pick on top of that was also fair in my opinion. His first start for the Eagles was a disaster due to (concussion) because our Oline had serious,serious problems. Vick came in and had to run for his life….Kolb is as good as advertised…Believe it.

  220. By PhillyFan on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Oh, one more thing… kolb is pretty mobile too. Not Vick mobile, but he’s going to suprise you! Also for all those saying that Kolb is a Matt Leinert copy or something, are completely way off! Matt Leinert was a bum and he wasn’t mobile and had a weak arm! Not to mention Matt Leinert was an undeserved diva! Kolb is actually good, can run, and has a pretty decent arm! I guess those loooooong touchdowns to Desean Jackson and company that you can watch on youtube are fake lol Here’s To your deserved success Kolb, I wish you all the best! Your a class act for sure!!

  221. By T Mikke on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Chuck 1-

    Why do you think think Graves can’t be fired? Unless his last name is bidwell anyone is expendable lol

    I just think if this trade doesn’t work out someone is losing their job. Like you said, possibly whiz, but definitely someone.

    I like what albert breer from the nfl network had to say about this trade. Here’s the link..

  222. By Nick Pepe on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Chuck- this is the NFL. Not every year is going to be gravy. And yup, I trust the staff. Do I think it was too much, yes I do. But, if they say he’s man, then he’s the man.

  223. By T Mikke on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Darren,

    Channel 3 news this morning said the cards are trying to land braylon edwards. Any truth to this rumor?

  224. By Darren Urban on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    T Mikke —

    RE: Edwards

    I have not heard Edwards name.

  225. By Tbru on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    We gave up too much. We should have kept the same exact roster as last year, turn those 5 wins into 2. How dare Mr Graves tries to improve this team. A Super Bowl appearance what seems like 100 years ago should be enough why try to improve when we have sentimental attachments to mediocre players.

  226. By Scott H on Jul 29, 2011 | Reply

    Carl –

    Oh, so now Kyle Orton is a Super Bowl winning QB??? Did that just magically happen because DRC went to another team in a trade for a QB you don’t like? Because if that’s not it…then you obviously know something that NO ONE else does! C’mon, man…come back in from the ledge…really, it’s OK…

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