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first_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away I have a question for Cardinals fans: What did Kevin Kolbdo deserve getting booed Wednesday night? We’re nottalking about a game, and we’re not even really talkingabout a practice. We’re talking about a minicamp workoutat Fan Fest! Kolb probably thought he was back at LincolnFinancial Field instead of University of Phoenix Stadium.Besides, when did you turn into Philly fan?Of course last season was a disappointment. Kolb would bethe first to tell you he should’ve thrown more than ninetouchdowns and fewer than eight interceptions in only ninestarts. He’d also tell you he should’ve made more thannine starts. I’m guessing he didn’t overly enjoy battlingturf toe and head injuries last season. I’m going to alsoassume Kolb didn’t enjoy feeling like a sitting duck inthe pocket because his left tackle didn’t/couldn’t blockfor him. Sure he had happy feet, but wouldn’t you? D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Kolb would’ve also benefitted from offseason workoutsafter being acquired from Philly last season. Save your“Cam Newton did just fine without OTA’s and Minicamp, andhe was a rookie” comments. Kolb is not Newton. Not evenclose. Newton has a legitimate chance to be a Hall ofFame quarterback. If he stays healthy, I believe Kolb willbecome a solid NFL starter (think along the lines of RichGannon) that can help a team win games, but will probablynever carry a team. It’s not like Kolb came to Arizona with a sense ofentitlement. Sure he got a nice contract, but he also knewthe Cards were somewhat desperate for someone who couldgive them a chance to win games. He didn’t demandoutrageous money. He came in, said the right things andput in the work to try and hastily learn a brand newsystem.Even Larry Fitzgerald commented during training camp howimpressed he was with Kolb’s work ethic. Of course youwant that to translate to the field, but things don’talways work out that way.I know the fans who booed Kolb in June are the same oneswho’ll be sporting No. 4 jerseys in November if he’shelping the Cards rack up wins. They also might be thesame people who demand patience when they’re struggling ina particular area of their life, but aren’t as forgivingtoward others. Assuming Kolb begins the season as the starter (and Ibelieve he should), he needs a strong start. This is afranchise that has high expectations and it should. IfKolb comes out and struggles, then feel free to expressyour frustration. But to lob jeers at a guy in his firsttrue offseason when he’s coming off a head injury is a bitmuch. Don’t be lame, Cards fan. – / 33 What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more