Coach Ken Whisenhunt said today that quarterback Kevin Kolb will probably play a little more than a first-team QB would normally in the first preseason game. That works for Kolb, who wants to play as much as he will be allowed. It’s definitely going to be an interesting game Thursday night just because of the utter lack of preparation given the offseason and the delay for just-signed vets.
QB Kevin Kolb was asked about the need to play more. “That’s a good question,” he said. Kolb stayed up in Flagstaff over the weekend to work on learning the playbook, even as many of his teammates went down the hill for a little rest.
“I don’t want to make a bunch of mistakes,” Kolb said, but he admitted he’d rather make them now than later.
— Andre Roberts is the No. 2 receiver, Whiz said. But “everybody wants to talk about the No. 2 receiver and we don’t really get caught up in the No. 2. We run so many different packages where we use three receivers or even four receivers and there are a lot of times we tailor special packages to fit the individual strengths of the receivers. There could be different games where it is a different player because we feel that’s the best fit for what we are trying to get done.”
— Whiz talked about how “daunting” the task is to play a game with so much yet undone. They were just trying to explain how the “hands” team works on kickoff returns this morning, something they would have covered long ago at a more leisurely way had they had an entire offseason. He’s not worried too much about Kolb though. “It’s not like he’ll be wide-eyed,” Whisenhunt said. “He’s been through this before.”
— He noted the major competition that will be going on at most positions. Like I noted yesterday, that first depth chart only means so much.
— Whisenhunt said he has seen what S Rashad Johnson can do in the nickel and dime packages. Now, with Adrian Wilson on the shelf, Whisenhunt wants to see how Johnson performs in Wilson’s place on first- and second-down base packages.
Tags: Adrian Wilson, Andre Roberts, Ken Whisenhunt, Kevin Kolb, Rashad Johnson
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