- TOP PLAYERSOffensePABLO S. TORRE | August 20, 2012
- TAMPA BAY buccaneersENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYSJune 28, 2012
- Faces in the CrowdJune 11, 2001
ENEMY lines WHAT A RIVAL COACH SAYS
"THE ARIZONA players are going to rally around Kevin Kolb. He's tough. He's gritty. He'll win that locker room.
He doesn't have the strongest arm in the league, but he has a strong enough arm to make most of the throws. He's smart, he sees the field well, and he'll get the ball out on time.
Kolb is a good player. How good? That is yet to be seen. I do know that he will fit in fast in Arizona. He'll be good for Larry Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald didn't have a bad year last season. He still had 1,100-something yards. But the upgrade at quarterback from Derek Anderson to Kolb is going to help Fitzgerald. I bet you see numbers from him this season that you saw a few years ago.
The second-best receiver on this team will be Todd Heap. I say receiver, but we both know he's a tight end. With his receiving ability, he can open up the offense a little bit. He's a very crafty guy. That was a great pickup for Arizona. If he stays healthy—and health has been a big concern with him—he could be a very productive player.
I guess Andre Roberts and Early Doucet will battle it out to start opposite Fitzgerald, but neither has shown me much.
If the Cardinals' front office felt good about Beanie Wells being the starting running back, they would not have drafted Ryan Williams so high. They are sending a message to Wells: You need to be physical. You need to understand the blocking schemes and the protections. And you need to quit your crying.
I absolutely believe that Williams will beat out Wells and be the starting back very early in the season."