UPDATE: Because of rain, afternoon practice has been moved inside, and because of construction, fans are not allowed to attend.
Kevin Kolb just did his first training camp press conference and coach Ken Whisenhunt talked too. The big talk now is the push to get Larry Fitzgerald’s contract done, and of course, Kolb and Whiz want nothing more than that, and Kolb smiled when he was asked if suddenly the shoe is on the other foot — and after a summer of Fitz trying to let Kolb know he wanted Kolb in Arizona, now Kolb need to make sure Fitz stays.
— Despite the fact Kolb can’t practice until Thursday and will have something like five practices before the preseason opener, Kolb said he definitely wants to play in Oakland Aug. 11. We will see if that happens. It hasn’t come up yet with Whisenhunt. “I don’t care if I make 15 mistakes in a row if I am getting better,” Kolb said, noting that he just wants to be ready for Carolina (and maybe Derek Anderson, who is going to sign with the Panthers) in Week One.
— Whisenhunt said he was going to keep an open mind about cornerback Patrick Peterson starting Week One. But I would doubt it. Even in this crazy offseason, starting a rookie — if he can avoid it — isn’t Whiz’s favorite thing.
— Noting the chance to be the No. 1 running back “is something he wanted,” Whisenhunt said Beanie Wells is “the guy.” But “to say this is a make or break season is a little premature.”
— Finally, Kolb knows he’s falling behind because he can’t practice. “By the time I get in there, I will be eight or 10 installs behind,” he said, adding “I’m not naive enough to think I don’t have a lot of work to do.”
Tags: Beanie Wells, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Larry Fitzgerald, Patrick Peterson
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