Kolb’s big step coming back from injuries

Posted by Darren Urban on November 23, 2011 – 2:10 pm

I’ll have more later, but quarterback Kevin Kolb was back to taking reps in 11-on-11 Wednesday, estimating that he had taken “35 to 40 percent” and even jumped in with the scout team some just to get more work. He said it was “like Christmas” to be out there, although there is certainly no guarantee he plays Sunday in St. Louis. Coach Ken Whisenhunt stressed it was only Wednesday and a lot can happen the rest of the week. Kolb, as has been said before, is just anxious to play, period. John Skelton, who will start if Kolb can’t, acknowledged it is tougher to prep for a game when the quarterbacks are splitting reps, and it just means both players have to be that much more focused.

But Wednesday was still a big step for Kolb in his comeback from his foot injuries.

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24 Responses to “Kolb’s big step coming back from injuries”

  1. By Austin on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    Glad to see he’s making progress. I personally would like to see Skelton get in one more start to hopefully redeem himself. I think it would be a big confidence booster for him. I would hate to see him go back to the bench after such a dismal performance.

  2. By Ottis Anderson Fan on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply


    Calavisi’s intros to Cardinals Underground are just flat out awful and painful…more painful than watching the Cardinals loose. Any way to cut them out?

  3. By Phoenixraven1 on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    Come on Kolb!

  4. By Scott H on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    I’ve come to the conclusion that I really have no idea who SHOULD be the QB going forward. And I’m tired of thinking about it and just jumping back and forth to whoever has the hot hand. Dammit, SOMEONE needs to step up and take over this position! Kolb, Skelton, I don’t care. Can SOMEONE just start playing well on a consistent basis and give us a reason to believe??? I just want to end this season with a clear sense of who the QB is going forward. If we don’t know that ( for a second consecutive year ), we’re nowhere.

  5. By zahid on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    i agree with austin

  6. By wsphxcardsfan on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    Otis is right, Calvisi is a hack. : )

  7. By ben on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    is this guy gonna be another matt lienart for this team? i sure hope not but ouch a bruised foot is a devastating injury. sorry i couldnt keep a straight face typing this, Come On Cards finish 500 i believe

  8. By Darren Urban on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Ben —

    RE” “Bruised foot”

    It’s a turf toe, bone bruise and torn ligament. I hope you could keep your straight face reading that.

  9. By tom on Nov 23, 2011 | Reply

    calvisi is a joke…. he gets so into what hes saying that half the time he doesnt make sense! its like shut up and let the other people talk! and he always has these stupid childish nicknames! what the @#$% is pauly pigskin? please darren tell him hes the joke of the show! i heard he won some award… thats scary

  10. By Alex Mullane on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    its obvious that our chances of winning the division are gone, but is there even a sliver of hope for a wild card? dont quote jim mora on me, its just that its hard to watch each game nowing that we arent in the play off run

  11. By Darren Urban on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Alex —

    RE: Wild card

    It’s going to take 10 wins at least to get a wild card, I think. You can do the math.

  12. By Christo on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    The below quote SHOULD have been from our current Coach:

    “We have consistently communicated that we are always looking to create competition and depth within our team,”

    “We feel adding Kyle to our roster reinforces that goal, and we look forward to having him as a member of the Chiefs.”

    Chiefs coach Todd Haley.

    I like Kolb, was a huge supporter of the move. Cost to get him, salary doesn’t bug me at all. There is zero reason why an 8 and 19 in the last 27 team shouldn’t have pursued a QB, who to this date is statistically better than Kolb. That’s what Orton is.

  13. By Rowlan on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply


  14. By TucsonTim on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    From a podiatrist on bone bruises

    So how long does a bone contusion take to heal? Might take even longer than a fracture in that the bone is effected by a crush (contusion) injury. So plan on months for complete healing.

    Of course that was a reply to an average joe. I’m not sure why a bone would heal faster in an elite athelte (think Beanie), these guys just play thru the pain. Amazing.

  15. By Chuck 1 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    This team will be lucky to finish 6-10.

  16. By Christo on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply


    We wouldn’t be lucky to finish with 6 wins . . that would be unfortunate. We do have 3 winnable games left, STL, SEA, and CLE; however getting to 6 wins does nothing for us. We need to hope we lose those games.

    Crushes our draft position from Top 5ish to outside Top 10.

    It also might trick the Bidwill into thinking Whis has what it takes.

    Could also have this team layback in the off season, through FA, trades, etc.

  17. By Kurt on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Calvisi’s idiotic intro now gives us someone to throw under the bus, that last underground started with a thud.

  18. By Eric Hutchins on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    GO KOLB!

  19. By Sarah on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Playing St Louis just seems boring !

  20. By Steve on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    The pain from a bone bruise is terrible. Had one several years back, and as Tucsontim said, took months to heal,and in fact, that area still just does not feel “right”.

    To mock an NFL player EVER is foolish, what it takes to even become a player is amazing, but to mock an injury? Clearly someone who has never played a physically demanding sport in their life.

  21. By Chuck 1 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply


    Unfortunately, even if the Cards draft around #5, based on his past performance, Graves will probably make the wrong choices.


    Please don’t sign any FBS QBs (see Skelton).

  22. By dynasty1717 on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply


    Couldn’t agree more with Christo. I feel like we should have picked Orton off of waivers. Do you know if the Cards even considered it?

  23. By Darren Urban on Nov 24, 2011 | Reply

    Dynasty –

    RE: Orton

    As I said before, I don’t know why you would get Orton when you are trying to see if Kolb is your guy.

  24. By Barry Bond on Nov 29, 2011 | Reply

    What has happen to the Cardinal’s PASSING game the last 2 games? John Skelton’s performance in the 49er and Rams games stunk? The worst I have seen since following the Cardinals? His quarterback rating went to hell both games according to ESPN? Thanks to DC Ray Horton his new defense this year continues to improve as the season goes. Good job Ray. Special teams have been good to. Please do not ruin our short success of winning Skelton and put some touchdowns on that scoreboard NOW! I am looking forward especially to the rematch 49ers game in Glendale week 14, I can’t wait! Lets finish strong and build on a play off season in 2012. Go Cards Go!

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