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08:02 AM ET 10.28 | Kevin Kolb may not be precisely the reason for the Cardinals trying start, but he hasn't exactly saved it, either. The root of the problem, according to coaches and to Kolb, is the transition from playing in a West Coast offense in Philadelphia to the Cardinals' scheme. The differences are great. ... Asked for a specific example, Kolb said: "We have a lot of route-changing going on during the play. I'm trying to adjust to that on the fly sometimes, and I'm not used to having to do that. I'm used to coming back seven steps, hit your back foot, one hitch, boom, get it (the football) out. Where here it could a three-step, a five-step, or a seven-step on any given play, depending on the look we get."

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October 28, 2011  08:12 AM ET

Kolb will get this offense soon and turn this one around. The reality is that the Cards are a depleted team that needs an over haul.

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October 28, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Kolb will get this offense soon and turn this one around. The reality is that the Cards are a depleted team that needs an over haul.

Nope. Not gonna happen. Had he got the offense in Philly despite the injury he would be the QB instead of Mike Vick. That's Arizona's albatross for the next 5 years.

October 28, 2011  08:27 AM ET
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Really, Cards offense is complicated. Hate to see him in the Pats offense. Sorry to you Pats fans for throwing that out there.

Actually, the Pats offense is complicated. It works because guys like Welker are smart enough to get it. As I fan, I think its complexity and the fact that it works is something to be rather proud of.

On the other hand, there's a certain simpleton who was signed over the summer that is not figuring out the Pats offense.

October 28, 2011  08:30 AM ET

"I'm used to coming back seven steps, hit your back foot, one hitch, boom, get it (the football) out. Where here it could a three-step, a five-step, or a seven-step on any given play, depending on the look we get."

Kevin would be a natural on Dancing With The Stars.

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October 28, 2011  08:51 AM ET
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I'm surprised that certain simpleton hasn't gotten cut yet.

Indeed. It is a puzzle mixed with a quandry, bundled with an enigma and wrapped up in a jersey with a big number eighty-five on it. Maybe he brings really, really good donuts to team meetings.

October 28, 2011  08:54 AM ET

The Eagles can sell ice to an eskimo.

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October 28, 2011  08:58 AM ET

So in other word's Kevin you are either not smart enough to learn the complicated offense or you don't want to learn it...whatever the case maybe remember you are being PAID very well to learn it.

October 28, 2011  08:59 AM ET
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Indeed. It is a puzzle mixed with a quandry, bundled with an enigma and wrapped up in a jersey with a big number eighty-five on it. Maybe he brings really, really good donuts to team meetings.

dot dot dot - big mouth. No fun when you run the wrong routes.

October 28, 2011  09:05 AM ET
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Indeed. It is a puzzle mixed with a quandry, bundled with an enigma and wrapped up in a jersey with a big number eighty-five on it. Maybe he brings really, really good donuts to team meetings.

Bill lost a bet?

October 28, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Bill lost a bet?

Either that or he's trying to win one.

October 28, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Either that or he's trying to win one.

Marvin Lewis: You can't make a silk purse from a sow's ear.
Bill Belichick: Wanna bet?

What he's discovering is that a sow's ear doesn't know right from left when making a cut.

October 28, 2011  09:15 AM ET

Take this with a grain of salt. Andy Ried is looking like a genius when it comes to getting rid of QB's...

October 28, 2011  09:27 AM ET
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Take this with a grain of salt. Andy Ried is looking like a genius when it comes to getting rid of QB's...

Southwest is cutting back on flights to Philadelphia. So, Andy is just making sure he's not carrying extra baggage.

October 28, 2011  09:32 AM ET
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Take this with a grain of salt. Andy Ried is looking like a genius when it comes to getting rid of QB's...

VY ... Coach Reid wants to see you in his office ...

October 28, 2011  09:34 AM ET

So asking Kevin for help with my taxes would be a good idea?

October 28, 2011  09:34 AM ET
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VY ... Coach Reid wants to see you in his office ...

Send for Kafka. Coach Andy thinks it's time for a metamorphosis.

 
October 28, 2011  09:43 AM ET
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So asking Kevin for help with my taxes would be a good idea?

That would be a step backwards. Or three steps. Or maybe five or seven.

Actually, the way the Cardinals are playing reminds me of the Aztec Two-Step.

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