I’ll have much more in a homepage story later, but as expected, Kevin Kolb was one of the many Cardinals to show up for the first day of voluntary strength and conditioning work this morning. And as expected, he talked about being the QB here in the aftermath of the team’s pursuit of Peyton Manning. Kolb was matter-of-fact about the situation. It happens in the business, he said, teams trying to get better. His one request was better communication from the team — not that he didn’t talk to coach Ken Whisenhunt or the front office at all, just that it come sooner.
“I just said, in the future, if you can just communicate with me, I can take it, if this is the route you’re going,” Kolb said. “I’d just rather hear it from (Whisenhunt) than the ticker. And he agreed, and that’s how relationships grow.”
Kolb acknowledged the chase for a different quarterback will probably motivate him, but he also said he has plenty of other things to motivate him. Not a whole lot has changed since the last time Kolb held court in front of his locker the day after the season. The Manning scenario was just another detail.
“It’s their right to go look wherever they need to look,” Kolb said.
“You get fueled by a lot of things,” Kolb added. “It will add a spark, but I am fighting for my job anyway.”
Kolb did admit he had some concern when his concussion symptoms didn’t go away until three weeks had passed after the regular season ended. But he said he was healthy now (he looked in good shape already). He acted exactly how you’d expect — a guy who understands reality, and understands that he is still in position to be the starting quarterback if he can handle his business.
— The Cards’ last two unsigned restricted free agents, running back LaRod Stephens-Howling and safety Rashad Johnson, were working out after signing their one-year tender offers. All told, the Cards had more than 50 players working in the first two groups today. (Cards officially announced exclusive rights guys LB Brandon Williams and Ronald Talley signed as well.)
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